Manuscript Collection

Bratton Family Papers - Accession 144 - M70 (85)

Bratton Family Papers - Accession 144 - M70 (85)


Bratton Family



Accession 144 - M70 (85)

Inclusive Dates



Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

47 pieces



Historical Note

The Bratton Family was a prominent family of York County, SC in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Col. William Bratton played a major role in the Battle of Huck's Defeat during the American Revolution.

Today, Historic Brattonsville is an historic site with three homes built between 1776 and 1855 by the Bratton Family and in 1971 was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Scope and Content Note

This Bratton Family Papers consist of news releases describing the Bratton family at their homestead in York County, SC, the architectural history of the homestead, the decoration and furniture of each room, a newspaper clipping describing the diary of Dr. Rufus Bratton (1821-1897) who was a surgeon for the Confederate Army during the American Civil War, and an edited version of the diary covering the life of Dr. Rufus Bratton from 1821 to 1870.


The Bratton Family Papers were given to the Archives by Mr. Joe Rainey on November 8, 1977.


York County S.C., Local History, Historic Preservation, Brattonsville, Dr. Rufus Bratton, American Civil War


For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Bratton Family Papers - Accession 144 - M70 (85)

LC Subject Headings

Bratton family; Bratton family--Homes and haunts--South Carolina--York County; Bratton, James Rufus, 1821-1897--Diaries; Historic buildings--South Carolina--McConnells--History; Historic buildings--South Carolina--York County--History; Architecture--South Carolina--McConnells--History; Architecture--South Carolina--York County--History