BRATTEN/SPAUGH--Looking for information on the ancestry of John R. BRATTEN or BRATTON (born about 1848 in Clifty Township, Bartholomew County, Indiana; died after 1880) and Iva SPAUGH (born about 1849 in Indiana; died 10 November 1884 in Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana), who married 27 September 1866 in Bartholomew County. They had children:
--Monta V. (born about 1867 in Indiana)—married Herman RETHWISCH on 7 November 1889 in Bartholomew County.
--Edward E. (born about 1870 in Indiana)—married Cassie B. ARMSTRONG on 7 December 1892 in Kankakee County, Illinois.
--Luella M. (born about 1872 in Indiana)—married Robert H. GIBSON on 19 January 1889 in Bartholomew County.
--Irwin F. (born about 1879 in Indiana; died after 1880)
John R. Bratten was the son of Robert Bratten (born about 1817 in Virginia; died 1870-1880) and Sarah ?? (born about 1816 in Ohio; died 26 March 1885 in Clifty Township, Bartholomew County), who were next door to John R. in the 1870 and 1880 Bartholomew County censuses. Robert and Sarah Bratten had other children:
--Elizabeth (born about 1839 in Indiana)
--Nancy Jane (born about 1852 in Indiana; died 3 May 1885 in Clifty Township, Bartholomew County)
John R. Bratten may have remarried after Iva’s death. I would also like to find out more about his children—I only know about his son Edward E.
Contact: Winnie Koukol (2464 E. 29th Rd., Unit 25, Seneca IL 61360; firstname.lastname@example.org)