Lucy Atherton

1791–1852 (Age 60)
Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Lucy

When Lucy Atherton was born on 23 October 1791, in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Joseph Atherton, was 41 and her mother, Hannah Farnsworth, was 38. She married Capt Wilson Gleason on 14 July 1812, in Westmoreland, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 13 September 1852, in Westmoreland, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Westmoreland, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

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Lucy Atherton
Capt Wilson Gleason
Marriage: 14 July 1812
Lucy Atherton Gleason
Fortunatus Gleason
Jerome Atherton Gleason
Lavilla Gleason
Clementia Gleason
Joseph Humphrey Gleason
Lorbuetus Gleason
Albert Jackson Gleason
Sarah Ann Gleason
Loring Wilson Gleason

Spouse & Children

14 July 1812
Westmoreland, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States


  • Lucy Atherton Gleason


  • Jerome Atherton Gleason


  • Lavilla Gleason


  • Clementia Gleason


  • Joseph Humphrey Gleason


+5 More Children

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+3 More Children

World Events (7)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 3

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 9

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 17

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place near Manchester named Atherton, from the Old English personal name Æðelhere + Old English tūn ‘settlement’.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Lucy in entry for Jos.H. Gleason, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Lucy Gleason in entry for Jerome W Gleason, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • Lucy Atherton Gleason in entry for Sarah H. Gleason Cleland, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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