Nathaniel Atherton

1773–1855 (Age 82)
Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Nathaniel

When Nathaniel Atherton was born on 1 January 1773, in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Joseph Atherton, was 22 and his mother, Hannah Farnsworth, was 19. He married Jemima Daniels on 4 February 1801, in Westmoreland, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 4 August 1855, in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

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Nathaniel Atherton
Jemima Daniels
Marriage: 4 February 1801
Emily Atherton
Persis Atherton
Nathaniel D. Atherton
Arathusa Atherton
Joseph Atherton
Humphery Atherton
Humphrey Atherton
George Atherton

Spouse & Children

4 February 1801
Westmoreland, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States


  • Emily Atherton


  • Persis Atherton


  • Nathaniel D. Atherton


  • Arathusa Atherton


  • Joseph Atherton


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World Events (7)


Age 3

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 3

New Hampshire is 9th state.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 27

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.

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)

  • Nathaniel Atherton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nathaniel in entry for Otis Atherton and Mary Roberts Webster, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Nathaniel in entry for Otis Atherton, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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