James ATHERTON

Male 1818 - 1892  (74 years)


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  • Name James ATHERTON 
    Born 31 Jan 1818  Llanasa, Flintshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 15 Feb 1818  [1
    Died 28 Oct 1892 
    Person ID I30  Atherton
    Last Modified 14 May 2015 

    Father Henry ATHERTON,   b. Est 1780, Burtonwood, Warrington, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1871, Llanasa, Flintshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 91 years) 
    Mother Eleanor KENRICK,   b. Est 1785, Holywell, Flintshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1847, Llanasa, Flintshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married 17 Apr 1803  Burtonwood, Warrington, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3230  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth JONES,   b. Est 1818, Llanasa, Flintshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Apr 1878 and Jun 1878, Holywell, Flintshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married 3 Sep 1841  Llanasa, Flintshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Edward ATHERTON,   b. 15 Sep 1841, Llanasa, Flintshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1910, Woodbine, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     2. John ATHERTON,   b. Between Apr 1843 and Jun 1843, Holywell, Flintshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1920, Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     3. Charles ATHERTON,   b. 29 May 1845, Llanasa, Flintshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1931, Ontario, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     4. James ATHERTON,   b. 22 Sep 1847, Llanasa, Flintshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1920, Woodbine, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     5. Elizabeth ATHERTON,   b. Between Jan 1850 and Mar 1850, Holywell, Flintshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1904, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)
     6. Ellin ATHERTON,   b. 26 Jan 1853, Holywell, Flintshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Henry Elias ATHERTON,   b. Between Jul 1855 and Sep 1855, Holywell, Flintshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1933, Missouri Valley, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     8. Roger ATHERTON,   b. Est 1858, Holywell, Flintshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Jan 1859 and Mar 1859, Holywell, Flintshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
     9. Sarah ATHERTON,   b. Between Apr 1860 and Jun 1860, Holywell, Flintshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Jan 1909 and Mar 1909, Cuckfield Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years)
    Last Modified 14 May 2015 
    Family ID F2522  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Jan 1818 - Llanasa, Flintshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Sep 1841 - Llanasa, Flintshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Note from Gwenda:
      James married Elizabeth Jones at Llanasa Church on 3rd September 1841, they were both of full age, he was a Bachelor and she was a Spinster. The father of James was Henry Atherton a Farmer, the father of Elizabeth was Elias Jones also a farmer. James was a Farmer and he and Elizabeth were both from Axton, the witnesses were Evan Evans and Louas? Roberts.
      In the Llanasa Register on 17th October 1841 they baptize a son Edward the address was Axton and James was a Stone Mason. The next child John was baptized in Holywell on 23rd April 1843, the address was "Coelia Llwyd" and James was a Husbandman. The following children are all in the Llanasa Register, Charles on 6th July 1845, the address was Axton and James was a Labourer, James on 24th October 1847, the address was Axton and James was a Stone Cutter, Elizabeth on 10th March 1850 the address was Walwen, Axton and James was a Stone Cutter, Elinor on 23rd January 1853, the address was Axtyn and James was a Stone Cutter, Henry Elias on 30th September 1855, the address was Axtyn and James was a Stone Mason, Roger on 16th May 1858 (buried on 5th February 1859), the address was Bryn Glas, Kelston and James was a Gamekeeper and finally Sarah on 19th February 1860 and the address and occupation were the same.
      In the 1841 Census James was at "Ty Draw", Axton Llanasa with Henry and ELLEN Atherton who I believe to be his parents even though the baptism register said Henry and SARAH. (See father Henry)
      In the 1851 Census at "Walwen", Llanasa was James Atherton Head Mar 33 Stone Mason b. Flints. Llanasa, Elizabeth Wife Mar 33 b. Llanasa, Edward Son 9, b. Llanasa, John Son 8 b. Holywell, Charles Son 5 b. Llanasa, James Son 3 b. Llanasa, Elizabeth Dghtr 1 b. Llanasa.
      Not found in the 1861 Census - I think the census for the area is missing.
      In the 1871 Census at "Talfryn", Axton Township, Llanasa, was James Atherton Head Mar 53 Mason (Unemployed) b. Flints. Llanasa, Elizabeth Wife Mar 53 b. Llanasa, Henry Son 15 Ag Lab b. Llanasa, Sarah Dghtr 11 b. Llanasa.
      Elizabeth died in1878, her burial is in the Llanasa burial register on 24th May, her age was 60 and she was from Axton.
      Her gravestone is in the Llanasa churchyard and is inscribed: -
      In memory of Roger son of James and Elizabeth Atherton died February 1st 1859 aged 11 months. Also Elizabeth the above died May 20th, 1878 aged 60 years.
      In the 1881 Census at Rose Hill, Graig Township, Newmarket was James Atherton Head Widr 63 Ag Lab b. Flints. Llanasa, Ellenor.L Dghtr UnMar 26 Dressmaker b. Llanasa.

      James and all his children except Sarah emigrated to America at different times between 1867 and 1884. James died there on 28th October 1892. (Date of death per a descendant)
      Note From Jerry Atherton - USA.
      In the 1885 Iowa Census, James is reported as age 67, birthplace as England and living in the household of his son, James, age 37, wife Mary L. age 27, and daughter Harriet E. age 4.
      1885 Iowa Census, Harrison Co., Harrison Township (Iowa Microfilm ), Family Number 110.
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      According to information received from Robert Harold Atherton, b. 1918, February 19, 1998, James Atherton`s date of birth was March 1, 1815 [NOT SO - Jack Atherton has copy of John J. Atherton`s `Birthday book` which showed date of birth of James (his father) as January 31, 1818 which is consistent with birthdate computed from tombstone information (see footnote for James` date of death)] and after the death of his wife [in Wales] he came to America, took up a claim in South Dakota, later moved to Iowa and died at Missouri Valley, Iowa, October 28, 1892.
      Thomas J. Atherton, letter, family group sheets, etc. sent to Raymond Atherton, February 19, 1998.
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      Burial information from Volume I, Book V, Harrison Township Cemeteries, compiled and published by Harrison County Genealogical Society, Woodbine, Iowa, 1987, p. 35.

  • Sources 
    1. [S14500825] Gwenda.