I am so embarrassed. I really jumped to conclusions on this one. I tried to delete the message but found no way to do so. The Joshua who married Nancy Porter remained in Md and is buried there. Their marriage date was 9/15/1804. Our Joshua was already in Ga by that time. There are a wholebunch of Brattens in the same area. Some changed there names to Broughton and some remained Brattens. According to one site, six brothers and cousins came to Md. They all settled around the same area where we find our Joshua's father, Belitha. Belitha is on the 1783 tax list as being in Acquango, Wo County, Md. James("Black Soil"), John and Jesse are also there. James and John are brothers and served in the militia 1748 and 1749. They are supposed to be the son's of Wm Bratten. A Wm Bratten born 1725 died 1792 was the witness to the will of Belitha Grey born 1755. He married Pearcy Truitt. In 1790 census Belitha Truit lives in the same area is Bolitha Bratten. (Spelling as found.) Belitha being a rare name I'm wondering about a conection. But I haven't found anything yet. Belitha served in the militia 1779 and 1780 in Wicomico Co, Md. In 1753 Soloman and Wm Baker along with James Bratten inhereted "Black "Soil" from Wm Jones. If I could find that Belitha sold "Black Soil" before going to Ga, that would confirm James as his father.