WILLIAMSBURG, June 17, 1773.
Last Saturday The Rev. John Bracken was chosen Rector of Bruton Parish, by a Majority of the Vestry.
Virginia Gazette (Purdie & Dixon) June 17, 1773
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John Bracken was 26 years old and not long ordained when he was chosen to be the Rector. He was to fill the post for the next 45 years. He married Sarah Burwell of Carter's Grove in 1776.