This webpage provides the definitive list of past and present famous Brattons and there have been quite a few along the way
The World's Top Cop is a Bratton
A Nobel Prize Winner is a Bratton....OK... a Brattain.. for inventing the
The writer of the evergreen classic Teddy Bears Picnic is a Bratton
The earliest English Law expert/author is a Bratton...tho' often shown as Bracton
Two Brattons bookend WWII ...one heavily involved in Pearl Harbour which suddenly began the USA's late involvement in the War and the other in the dropping of the atomic bombs that swiftly brought the War to its slow conclusion
The Actor and Musician who, understandably, chose the stage name Creed followed by, not so understandably, Bratton
Perhaps he figured anything was better than W.C. Schneider
Jon Bratton on Bratton Road, which leads to the village of Bratton in the heart of Britain
I'm Jon Bratton, the webmaster and I tell you this because it is only polite to introduce myself. I tell you this, also, and mainly, because technically my name now heads this list of Famous Brattons. Self promotion is important isn't it Susan Bratton?
*Henry de Bratton ( shown often as Henry de Bracton for some unknown reason since he was called Henry and came from Bratton)..He was the author of De legibus et consuetudinibus Angliae [on the laws and customs of England], a broad, philosophic treatise that is often called the most important work on English law
* William J. Bratton( Bill ) formerly Chief of Police, Boston, then, famously, New York (zero tolerance ) and now Chief at LAPD. He is probably the most successful contemporary Bratton,
If that's not enough, Bill also managed to be in the movies... he played the part of Mayor Nick Conlin in "People I Know" (2002)
* John Walter Bratton..writer of Teddy Bears Picnic 1907 and another 250 or so songs.
Top Fighting Family
* Col. William (1773-1850) and Martha (1749-1816) Bratton click HERE Famous Revolutionary War Colonel and his heroic wife
In 1766, William Bratton and his wife Martha purchased 200 acres in what is now Brattonsville, SC. The Brattons had eight children, farmed, owned slaves, and were members in the Presbyterian Church. William served as Colonel in the militia during the Revolutionary War and fought at the Battles of Mobley's Meeting House and Huck’s Defeat. He also served as a local judge, district sheriff, and state legislator. Taking advantage of the home’s location at the junction of several important roads, the family opened a tavern in 1786.
Dr John Simpson Bratton (1789-1843) inherited William and Martha's farm and built it up into a major plantation owning, at it's height, 139 slaves
* Brigadier General John Bratton was William and Martha's grandson. He fought in the Civil War
Lewis and Clark Expedition