Manuscript Collection

Bratton Family Papers - Accession 202 - M89 (114)

Bratton Family Papers - Accession 202 - M89 (114)


Bratton Family



Accession 202 - M89 (114)

Inclusive Dates

1903,1962, nd


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

Collection Size

21 pieces



Historical Note

The Bratton Family is a prominent family of York County, SC and Col. William Bratton played a major role in the American Revolution Battle of Huck's Defeat.

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 a Yorkville Enquirer account (1903) of the unveiling of a monument by the King’s Mountain Chapter of the D.A.R. in commemoration of the Battle of Huck’s Defeat at Brattonsville, a newspaper account concerning the influence on Thomas Dixon and his writing the Klansman(Charlotte Observer, July 14, 1963); a biographical sketch of James Rufus Bratton, and a description of Brattonsville.


The Bratton Family Papers were deposited with the Archives on July 28,1978, by the York County Nature Museum via Anne Martin.


Brattonsville, American Revolution, Thomas Dixon, James Rufus Bratton


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

Bratton Family Papers - Accession 202 - M89 (114)

LC Subject Headings

Bratton, James Rufus, 1821-1897; Dixon, Thomas, Jr., 1864-1946; Historical markers--South Carolina--York County; Monuments--South Carolina--York County; Historic sites--South Carolina--McConnells; Historic sites--South Carolina--York County; South Carolina--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Campaigns; South Carolina--History, Local; York County (S.C.)--History; Ku Klux Klan (19th century)