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Major General Humphrey Atherton

Male 1608 - 1661  (53 years)


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  • Name Humphrey Atherton 
    Prefix Major General 
    Born 4 Sep 1608  Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service Continental Army Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Humphrey Atherton was admitted as a freeman at Dorchester on May 2, 1638. He began his Massachusetts military career as a member of the artillery company in 1638, was promoted to Lieutenant in 1645, to Captain in 1650, to Major 1652,and to Major General in 1661. 
    Died 17 Sep 1661  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Humphrey Atherton Obituary.
    Humphrey Atherton Obituary.
    Excerpt from: "History of the town of Dorchester, Massachusetts" by a committee of, The Dorchester Antiquarian and Historical Society. Published by Ebeneezer Clapp, 1859 Boston (Dorchester, Massachusetts. Pages 191 & 192.

    This obituary calls into question the commonly assumed date of his death and makes the claim that the date engraved on his headstone is one day early.
    Buried Dorchester North Burying Ground, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1676  Nagel
    Last Modified 12 May 2017 

    Father Edmund Atherton,   b. 1576, Winstanley, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1613, Winstanley, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary Catherine Rudd,   b. Abt 1580 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Abt 1605  Winstanley, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2425  Group Sheet

    Family Mary Wales,   b. 30 Apr 1613, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1672, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Children 
     1. Catharine Atherton,   b. 28 Sep 1628, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1684, Dorchester, Boston, Suffoke, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    +2. Elizabeth Atherton,   b. Abt 1630,   d. 20 Feb 1710, Dorchester, Boston, Suffoke, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
    +3. Isabell Atherton,   b. 23 Jan 1630, Winwick, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1661, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
    +4. Mary Atherton,   b. 30 Apr 1636, Dorchester, Boston, Suffoke, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1692  (Age 56 years)
     5. Margaret Atherton,   b. 30 Apr 1638, Dorchester, Boston, Suffoke, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1672  (Age 34 years)
     6. Rest Atherton,   b. 26 May 1639, Dorchester, Boston, Suffoke, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1708, Dorchester, Boston, Suffoke, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     7. Consider Atherton,   b. 1640, Dorchester, Boston, Suffoke, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1687, Dorchester, Boston, Suffoke, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     8. Increase Atherton,   b. 2 Jan 1641, Dorchester, Boston, Suffoke, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1642, At sea, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     9. Thankful Atherton,   b. 28 Apr 1644, Dorchester, Boston, Suffoke, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1719, Dorchester, Boston, Suffoke, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     10. Reverend Hope Atherton,   b. 30 Aug 1646, Dorchester, Boston, Suffoke, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1677, Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     11. Watching Atherton,   b. 24 Aug 1651, Dorchester, Boston, Suffoke, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1672, Dorchester, Boston, Suffoke, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     12. Patience Atherton,   b. 2 Apr 1651, Dorchester, Boston, Suffoke, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1691, Dorchester, Boston, Suffoke, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     13. Jonathan Atherton,   b. 27 Sep 1662, Dorchester, Boston, Suffoke, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1721  (Age 58 years)
    Family ID F1159  Group Sheet