How Many Brattons are there?
Places in UK called Bratton
Places in USA called Bratton
Brattons on the Web
and for those interested
The Family Tree of the Gateshead Brattons
One of the famous Brattons was US born John Walter Bratton who wrote the music for Teddy Bears' Picnic. Among the 250 songs he wrote, are these words, which are worth quoting since the Brattons are on both sides of the pond (and the antipodes)
There's a bridge of friendship stretching over the sea
Like a rainbow from shore to shore
There are Yankees by the dozens reaching out to British cousins
While bravehearts meet, their lips repeat
Let's get together, everybody sing:
"I wish I was in Dixie" and "God save the King"
Let's get together, put an end to grief
Sing "Yankee Doodle came to town" and then "The Mapleleaf"
Our flags entwined will remind mankind wherever they may be
That while the eagle soars and the British lion roars
We will march to victory
My name is Jon Bratton. I say this because, when I visit a website, I want to know who created it.
(In truth, I say this so that the Googlebot will spot my name and give me immortality.......one crawler to another) I live in Low Fell, Gateshead, England
This site is for Bratton ego surfers
(the name for saddos like me who search for their own surname on the web)
as well as genealogists, family tree, family crest and family history fans, Loxley Munsey and Steel family members, and some folk from Felling, Sacriston and Langley Park
Who owns a UK number plate like this ?
"You can always tell a Bratton....but you cannot tell him much"
And this is the brass plaque that I, Jon Joseph Bratton, inherited from Uncle Joe
Here's some quirky things to wet your appetite
This is a Bratton Lane Shirt
And this is a Bratton Tub Chair
And this is Brattons Clam Chowder
(It is believed that Bratton's was a restaurant but it is now an established recipe..google as Brattons Clam Chowder..no apostrophe... gets the best result)