Atherton One Name Study

Albert H ATHERTON[1]

Male 1828 - 1913  (84 years)


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  • Name Albert H ATHERTON 
    Born 23 Oct 1828  Arcadia, Morgan, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Physician/Merchant 
    Residence 1860  [2
    Died 12 Jun 1913  Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • From Find a Grave:
      Dr Albert Atherton
      Birth: Oct. 23, 1828
      Arcadia
      Morgan County
      Illinois, USA
      Death: Jun. 12, 1913
      Pleasant Plains
      Sangamon County
      Illinois, USA

      Family links:
      Parents:
      Jonathan Atherton (1803 - 1866)
      Ann Johnson Atherton (1809 - 1888)

      Spouse:
      Sarah Ann Hayes Atherton (1835 - 1907)

      Children:
      Edward Jonathan Atherton (1869 - 1928)*

      Siblings:
      Albert Atherton (1828 - 1913)
      Mary Atherton (1833 - 1835)*
      Theopholis Atherton (1838 - 1839)*
      Lucinda E Atherton (1842 - 1844)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Burial:
      Pleasant Plains Cemetery
      Pleasant Plains
      Sangamon County
      Illinois, USA

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      Originally Created by: BjJ
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    Person ID I24810  Atherton One Name Study
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2016 

    Father Jonathan ATHERTON,   b. 3 Feb 1803, New Paltz, Ulster, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1866, Arcadia, Morgan, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Anna JOHNSON,   b. 20 Feb 1809, Dutchess, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1888, Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 1 Apr 1824  Pickaway, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F612  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Ann HAYES,   b. 8 Feb 1835, Mount Joy, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1907, Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 28 Aug 1856  Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Sarah Ann Hayes
      in the Illinois, Marriages, 1851-1900
      Name: Sarah Ann Hayes
      Gender: Female
      Spouse Name: Albert Atherton
      Marriage Date: 28 Aug 1856
      Marriage County: Sangamon
      Comments: This record can be found at the County Court Records located at Springfield, IL.
    Children 
     1. Elma Celinda ATHERTON,   b. 22 Jun 1857, Cartwright, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1938, Cartwright, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. E Franklin ATHERTON,   b. 1859, Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1863, Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
     3. Albert H ATHERTON, II,   b. 1862, Cartwright, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1917, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     4. Mary Alice ATHERTON,   b. Sep 1864, Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1915, Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)
     5. Augustus Henry ATHERTON,   b. 18 Aug 1866, Cartwright, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1937, Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     6. Edward Jonathan ATHERTON,   b. 24 Mar 1869, Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1928, Richmond Heights, St Louis, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     7. William E ATHERTON,   b. Jun 1871, Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1952, Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
     8. Leroy ATHERTON,   b. Abt 1875, Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1876, Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
     9. Charlotte Mabel ATHERTON,   b. 28 Feb 1877, Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1947, Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2016 
    Family ID F611  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Oct 1828 - Arcadia, Morgan, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Aug 1856 - Sangamon, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Jun 1913 - Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Albert Atherton 1828-1913
    Albert Atherton 1828-1913
    with wife Sarah Ann (Hayes) Atherton 1835-1907

  • Notes 
    • Jonathan Atherton
      in the 1850 United States Federal Census
      Name: Jonathan Atherton
      Age: 45
      Birth Year: abt 1805
      Birthplace: New York
      Home in 1850: Morgan, Illinois, USA
      Gender: Male
      Family Number: 910
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Jonathan Atherton 45 [Farmer]
      Ann Atherton 42 [b. NY]
      Albert Atherton 22 [Student b. Illinois]
      Athalia Rusk 14 [b. Illinois]
      Seaberny Mastick 8 [b. Illinois]
    • A Atherton
      in the 1860 United States Federal Census
      Name: A Atherton
      Age: 31
      Birth Year: abt 1829
      Gender: Male
      Birth Place: Illinois
      Home in 1860: Subdivision 17, Sangamon, Illinois
      Post Office: Pleasant Plains
      Family Number: 2530
      Value of real estate: View image
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      A Atherton 31 [Physician]
      S Atherton 24 [b. Pennsylvania]
      C E Atherton 3 [b. Illinois]
      E F Atherton 1 [b. Illinois]
    • Albert H Atherton
      in the 1870 United States Federal Census
      Name: Albert H Atherton
      Age in 1870: 41
      Birth Year: abt 1829
      Birthplace: Illinois
      Home in 1870: Cartwright, Sangamon, Illinois
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: Pleasant Plains
      Value of real estate: View image
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Albert H Atherton 41 [Retina Physician]
      Celinda E Atherton 36 [(Sarah?)Keeping House b. Pennsylvania]
      Albert H Atherton 9 [b. Pennsylvania (Illinois?
      Mary E Atherton 7 [b. Pennsylvania (Illinois?)]
      Augustus A Atherton 5 [b. Illinois]
      Jonathan Atherton 2 [b. Illinois]
      Sarah A Atherton 12 [b. Illinois] [Comment - Whose child is this? Are they mixing up mother/Daughter]
    • A. H. Atherton
      in the 1880 United States Federal Census
      Name: A. H. Atherton
      Age: 51
      Birth Year: abt 1829
      Birthplace: Illinois
      Home in 1880: Cartwright, Sangamon, Illinois
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
      Marital Status: Married
      Spouse's Name: Sarah Atherton
      Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
      Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Occupation: Merchant
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      A. H. Atherton 51
      Sarah Atherton 45 [Wife M Housekeeper b. Illinois (parents b. Pennsylvania)]
      Elma Atherton 21 [Dau b. Illinois (as were parents)]
      Albert Atherton 17 [Son b. Illinois (as were parents)]
      Mary Atherton 15 [Dau b. Illinois (as were parents)]
      Aug Atherton 13 [Son b. Illinois (as were parents)]
      Eddie Atherton 11 [Son b. Illinois (as were parents)]
      Willie Atherton 9 [Son b. Illinois (as were parents)]
      Lottie Atherton 3 [Dau b. Illinois (as were parents)]
    • Albert Atherton
      in the 1900 United States Federal Census
      Name: Albert Atherton
      Age: 71
      Birth Date: Oct 1828
      Birthplace: Illinois
      Home in 1900: Cartwright, Sangamon, Illinois
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Marital Status: Married
      Spouse's Name: Sarah A Atherton
      Marriage Year: 1857
      Years Married: 43
      Father's Birthplace: New York
      Mother's Birthplace: New York
      Occupation: View on Image
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Albert Atherton 71 [Bank President]
      Sarah A Atherton 65 [Wife M 43 yrs 9 ch b. alive 7 living b. Pennsylvania]
      August H Atherton 33 [Son S Grocer b. Illinois (as was Father, Mother b. Pennsylvania)]
      Edward J Atherton 31 [Son S Student b. Illinois (as was Father, Mother b. Pennsylvania)]
      Mabel Atherton 23 [Dau S b. Illinois (as was Father, Mother b. Pennsylvania)]
    • Atherton Albert
      in the 1910 United States Federal Census
      Name: Atherton Albert
      Age in 1910: 81
      Birth Year: abt 1829
      Birthplace: Illinois
      Home in 1910: Cartwright, Sangamon, Illinois
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Marital Status: Widowed
      Father's Birthplace: New York
      Mother's Birthplace: New York
      Native Tongue: English
      Occupation: Physician
      Industry: President Bank
      Employer, Employee or Other: Wage Earner
      Home Owned or Rented: Own
      Home Free or Mortgaged: Free
      Farm or House: Farm
      Able to Read: Yes
      Able to Write: Yes
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Atherton Albert [Atherton] 81
      Mable Albert [Atherton] 33 [Dau S b. Illinois (as was Father, Mother b. Pennsyvania)]
    • From Find a Grave:
      Dr Albert Atherton
      Birth: Oct. 23, 1828
      Arcadia
      Morgan County
      Illinois, USA
      Death: Jun. 12, 1913
      Pleasant Plains
      Sangamon County
      Illinois, USA

      Albert Atherton, was born Oct 23, 1828 to early settlers of Central Illinois. His father was a prominent citizen of Morgan county. A successful farmer, he was able to cultivate a future for his family.

      Albert went to Illinois College, where he studied the necessary subjects to become a medical doctor. After teaching a few lectures in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Atherton came to Sangamon county. He, along with other settlers, created a small suburban area outside of Springfield, IL, and christened it Pleasant Plains. Albert became the town's trusted physician.

      He later married Sarah A. Hayes and had many children.

      About 1870, Albert put aside his medical license and decided to focus on his store. He also went into the banking field, establishing the Pleasant Plains State Bank.

      As one of the chief organizers, he was named the Bank President. Years later, he allowed his son, E.J., a position in his bank, as assistant cashier.
      ALBERT ATHERTON, M.D. Dr. Albert Atherton is now practically living a retired life in Pleasant Plains after long and active connection with the medical profession and with other business interests. He is a native son of Illinois, his birth having occurred in Morgan county on the 23d of October, 1828. His father, Jonathan Atherton, was born in Dutchess county, New York, in 1803, and was a son of Rev. Theophilus Artherton, who was likewise a native of the Empire state. The family is of English lineage and was established in New York at a very early epoch in its history. They were relatives of the Harpers, so well known as publishers. Rev. Theophilus Atherton, on removing westward about 1820, took up his abode in Pickaway county, Ohio, where he was engaged in the work of the ministry as a pioneer preacher of the Presbyterian church. He also engaged in teaching school and opened up and carried on a farm. Under the parental roof Jonathan Atherton was reared, and after arriving at years of maturity he wedded Ann Johnson, a native of New York, born in Dutchess county. Her father was Richard Johnson, another of the early settlers of Pickaway county, Ohio. The marriage occurred about 1824 and in 1826 Jonathan Atherton removed with his wife to Illinois, becoming one of the first settlers of Morgan county. There he carried on farming on a tract of wild land, which he developed into a good farm, and upon that place he reared his family and spent his remaining days. His death occurred there about 1862. His wife survived him for several years and spent her last days with her son, the Doctor, at Pleasant Plains. She had three children who reached mature years, the surviving members of the family being Dr. Atherton and his sister Alice Jane, who is now the wife of B. Howard, of South Dakota.

      In the county of his nativity Dr. Atherton was reared to manhood and at the usual age he entered the common schools, while later he attended the Illinois College at Jacksonville. In early manhood he engaged in teaching for several terms, but regarded this merely as a preliminary step to other professional labor. Wishing to make the practice of medicine his life work, he began studying in Arcadia and afterward pursued a course of lectures in St. Louis in the winter of 1851_2. On completing the course he was graduated with the class of 1853, and he then located for practice in Sangamon county, Illinois, establishing his home in Cartwright township. He has since remained in this county and for twenty years was in active practice. In the early days his patronage extended over a wife territory and he made long drives in order to alleviate human suffering and aid in the restoration of health. He was one of the active and successful members of the medical fraternity of the county until about 1870,w hen he largely put aside professional cares.

      During the time of the Civil war Dr. Atherton was a stanch and loyal defender of the Union cause. He has been an earnest Republican since the organization of the party in 1856, yet has never been an aspirant for office. After coming to Sangamon county he purchased land, made improvements thereon and developed a good farm near Pleasant Plains, where he now has an excellent and valuable property, comprising one hundred and sixty acres of good land. He also established a drug and grocery store in Pleasant Plains and continued in that business for several years. About 1880 he became one of the organizers of a bank, which was conducted under the name of Tracy, Beekman & Company, but is now carried on under the firm style of Atherton, Richardson & Company. They do a general banking business, this being one of the solid financial institutions of this portion of the state. Whatever Dr. Atherton undertakes receives his earnest consideration and the assistance of his well directed labors, and, as a result, is carried forward to a successful completion.

      The Doctor was married on August, 1856, to Miss Sarah Ann Hayes, a native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, who was reared and educated there. Her father, Augustus Hayes, was a native of that county and became one of the early settlers of central Illinois. Unto the Doctor and his wife have been born seven children, who are yet living: Elma C., the wife of Robert Zane, of Jacksonville, Illinois; Albert, who is married and is a business man of Jacksonville; Mary Alice, the wife of George Harnett, of Springfield; Augustus, who is married and lives on his father`s farm; Edward, who is married and holds a responsible position in the bank at Pleasant Plains; William, who is married and carries on a farm; and Mabel, the youngest, at home. They also lost two children: Franklin, who died at the age of four years; and LeRoy, who died in infancy.

      Dr. Atherton is an active and devoted member of the Methodist Episcopal church at Pleasant Plains. He and his wife have been residents of this county for more than half a century, being identified with its growth and development in many ways. In his profession he won distinction and success and in the conduct of his business affairs he has displayed excellent ability that has result in prosperity.

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      Grandfather Atherton often drove out to the farms to check up on the work being done and see, for himself, how things were going. Many of the farms around the Plains were cultivate and tended farm hands from Kentucky - the others living in town.
      On some of these trips, Albert Atherton would came by our home and ask the boys if they would like to drive out with him. Of course they always wanted to go - never down a chance like that to help `drive` out to the farm.
      We had a very large yard and the boys had a large dog and a play wagon with shafts. They would hitch up the dog to the wagon and Tracy would say to Wilbur - making his voice sound deep and scruff, `Come on, Bill let`s go out to the farm!` and both would pile into the wagon with Wilbur saying, `Alright Sam, I`ll go.` The they drove the dog to the back of the lot, go out and looked around then started to ride back. The dog seemed to enjoy the stunt as much as the boys.
      The name `Bill` stuck to Wilbur and to the present day he is known everywhere as `Bill Atherton`. His father had a brother, William, who was called Bill and that may have had its influence, too.

      He was one of the first residents of Pleasant Plains along with his Father-in-law, Augustus W Hayes. Owned many farms and lots.
      Family links:
      Parents:
      Jonathan Atherton (1803 - 1866)
      Ann Johnson Atherton (1809 - 1888)

      Spouse:
      Sarah Ann Hayes Atherton (1835 - 1907)

      Children:
      Edward Jonathan Atherton (1869 - 1928)*
      William E Atherton (1871 - 1952)*

      Siblings:
      Albert Atherton (1828 - 1913)
      Mary Atherton (1833 - 1835)*
      Theopholis Atherton (1838 - 1839)*
      Lucinda E Atherton (1842 - 1844)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Burial:
      Pleasant Plains Cemetery
      Pleasant Plains
      Sangamon County
      Illinois, USA

      Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?]

      Maintained by: sather95
      Originally Created by: BjJ
      Record added: Oct 28, 2011
      Find A Grave Memorial# 79459596

  • Sources 
    1. [S14500512] File (merged): C:/Users/Derek Laptop/Documents/Family Historian Projects/Family Historian Projects/T.
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    2. [S14500578] 1860 USA Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images), Year: 1860; Census Place: Subdivision 17, Sangamon, Illinois; Roll: ;.
      Birth date: abt 1829Birth place: IllinoisResidence date: 1860Residence place: Subdivision 17, Sangamon, Illinois, United States

    3. [S14500899] Web: Illinois, Find A Grave Index, 1809-2011, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.Original data).
      Birth date: 23 Oct 1828 Birth place: Death date: 12 Jun 1913 Death place: