Biographical Sketch of Jonathan H. Brattain
Jonathan H. Brattain
Linn County delegate
Jonathan Hill Brattain was born in Bedford County, Tennessee. He moved to Iowa as a young man and married Mary Ellen Trimble in Van Buren County in 1839. He came to Oregon in 1846 settling initially in Linn County and claiming land under the Provisional Government’s authority. With the passage of the Donation Land Act he and his wife made a claim of 640 acres and successfully pursued farming.
He was elected a delegate from Linn County to the constitutional convention and served as a member of the Committee on Executive. He served in the convention with his older brother Paul who was a delegate from Lane County.