Lewis Bratton

Brief Life History of Lewis

When Lewis Bratton was born on 2 November 1801, in Bath, Virginia, United States, his father, Captain James Bratton, was 55 and his mother, Rebecca Hogshead, was 44. He married Martha Baker Dunlap about 1836, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 14 May 1838, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Bratton Cemetery, Bath, Virginia, United States.

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Lewis Bratton
Martha Baker Dunlap
Marriage: about 1836
John Mitchell Bratton
Martha Rebecca Bratton

Sources (7)

  • Legacy NFS Source: James Lewis Bratton - Individual or family possessions: birth: about 1795; Bath, Virginia, United States
  • Lewis Bratton, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Suvis Bratton in entry for John W Bratton, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"

World Events (8)


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

1803 · The U.S doubles in size

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places called Bratten (in Shropshire, Somerset, and Wiltshire) or from Bratton Clovelly or Bratton Fleming in Devon. The Shropshire and Somerset places are named with Old English brōc ‘brook’ + tūn ‘settlement’. The Wiltshire and Devon names are from Old English brǣc ‘newly cultivated ground’ + tūn.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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