Biographical Sketch of Paul Brattrain
Lane County delegate
Paul Brattrain was born in Randolph County, North Carolina. He moved with his family to Tennessee when he was very young and later went to Illinois were he became active in politics. In 1838 he moved his family to Iowa and while there participated in the Iowa Constitutional Convention of 1844.
In 1852 he came to Oregon with his wife and eight children. Joining other family members who had come to Oregon in 1849 and 1850. He settled in Lane County and made a donation land claim of 160 acres. He served as Lane County clerk from 1854-1859.
He was a delegate from Lane County to the constitutional convention and was a member of the Committee on Executive Department.