Esther Atherton

13 January 1764–3 March 1852 (Age 88)
Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Esther

When Esther Atherton was born on 13 January 1764, in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Oliver Atherton, was 42 and her mother, Rachel Godfrey, was 33. She married David Atherton on 11 June 1786, in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 3 March 1852, in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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David Atherton
Esther Atherton
Marriage: 11 June 1786
Silence Atherton
Mary Atherton
Louisa Atherton
Eben Atherton
Charles Atherton
Martin Atherton
Martin Atherton
Emily or Amelia Atherton
George Atherton
Mary Atherton

Spouse and Children

11 June 1786
Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 12

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 12

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 23

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

Name Meaning

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

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

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Sources (3)

  • Esther Atherton in household of Ebon Atherton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Esther in entry for Mary Atherton, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Esther in entry for Martin Atherton, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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