Interesting ideas and story. I do not have additional info for oyu, but do think I am related to this Bratt Line. My name is SAndra Bratt. My father is James Edward Bratt III. There are numerous James, Daniels, etc..in the paternal Bratt line, adn many were grocers, though many were also watermen adn engineers. Curious about his though, and owuld love to help you int he reaserch.