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Accession 398

Inclusive Dates



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

Collection Size

500 pieces, .25 linear feet



Scope and Content Note

The Bratton Family Papers consist of photocopies of bills of sales, financial records in the form of ledger entries for services rendered and for goods bought and sold, promissory notes, subpoenas, papers concerning tuition and fees for Mrs. Dupre Female Academy, the Virginia Female Institute, and the Kings Mountain Military School, and correspondence relating to The Bratton Family. 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 a 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.

Additional Notes

The original documents (Bratton family papers, 1764-1983) are housed at the Caroliniana Library at the University of South Carolina.


The Bratton Family Papers were donated to the Archives via Mr. Wade Fairey on January 15, 1981.


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

Bratton Family Papers - Accession 398

LC Subject Headings

Bratton family--Archives; Historic sites--South Carolina--McConnells--History; Historic sites--South Carolina--York County--History; York County (S.C.)--History