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Welcome to my Bratt Family Genealogy Site! Here you will find Bratts and related families. My family surname can be traced for five generations in Vigo and Clay County, Indiana. I have also included a list of the links I use frequently to keep updated... There are photographs, stories, maps, and things of interest about Terre Haute, Indiana, Cory, Indiana and Riley Indiana.
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The files for individuals in my database are now located on Rootsweb. You can search by family or individual, see below. The story of the Bratt family represented here begins in England in the 1600s. It is a compilation of stories from the family, from rigorous study by several family members and is documented wherever possible. It is, however, a hobby and not meant to be used for anything else.
This agrees with other accounts which state that on 10 April 1834, Abraham Bratt, Martin's uncle, his wife Sarah and children, Mary, Samuel, Lydia and Jonah, along with his brother, George, nephews Enoch and Job Bratt, left their homes in Willenhall England and on 15 April sailed from Liverpool, on the ship, Oneida, for America. They arrived in New York, 23 May 1834. This history comes from the Canadian side.
Abraham, Martin's uncle and Enoch, Martin's brother, moved with his family to Ontario, Canada near London between 1840 and 1851. His (Abraham's) son, Samuel's children Jesse and Harriet and Harriet's husband, John Carrothers then proceeded to the Regina area of Saskatchewan, a place called Bratt Lake.
George and Job lived near Terre Haute Indiana for a time and then proceeded to the Christian County (north-central) area of Illinois. Job married Sarah Wilkinson in Illinois. He and his children later moved to Nebraska near Arapahoe (south-central).
Jonah Bratt, Jr's son, my great-great grandfather, Martin Bratt sailed to America with his wife Mary Moreton Pearson and their daughters Rhoda and Ann, arriving in Terre Haute, Indiana in March 1840. Martin and Mary had 4 sons, Alfred, Jonah Morton, John Pearson and Job.
The database on Rootsweb began with just my family but now includes numerous families who married into the Bratt family in and around western Indiana. I want to thank Marge Bratt Fisher and all the wonderful people on the web who have added to the hobby I enjoy.
Last Update on 12/01/2006