Cornelius ATHERTON

Male 1815 - 1900  (85 years)


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  • Name Cornelius ATHERTON 
    Born 6 Feb 1815  Bolton, Tolland, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • Cornelius Atherton
      Connecticut Births and Christenings
      Name Cornelius Atherton
      Gender Male
      Birth Date 06 Feb 1815
      Birthplace BOLTON TWP,TOLLAND,CONNETICUT
      Father's Name Simon Atherton
    Gender Male 
    Died Oct 1900  Wasioja, Dodge, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I32387  Atherton
    Last Modified 6 Nov 2015 

    Father Simon ATHERTON,   b. 1781, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1851, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Roxanna RISLEY,   b. 1778, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1829, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married Abt 1798 
    Family ID F10472  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Josephine Maria TREAT,   b. Between 1811 and 1820 
    Married 17 Apr 1838  Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • From Ancestry Trees "Corning"
    Children 
     1. Arthur C ATHERTON,   b. 1839,   d. 13 Apr 1842, Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     2. Irving Ezra ATHERTON,   b. 1842, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1926, Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. Josephine Osier ATHERTON,   b. 2 Oct 1845, Nashua, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1928, Bloomington, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. Joseph ATHERTON,   b. 20 Oct 1846, Winchester, Cheshire, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F10473  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Emma L SAWYER,   b. 20 Sep 1826, Hopkinton, Merrimack, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1911, Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 1 Feb 1858  Dodge, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Minnesota, Marriages Index, 1849-1950
      Name Cornelius Atherton
      Gender Male
      Marriage Date 1 Feb 1858
      Marriage Place Dodge, Minnesota
      Spouse's Name Emma Sawyer
      Spouse Gender Female
      Event Type Marriage
      FHL Film Number 1316656
    Children 
     1. Emma May ATHERTON,   b. 1858, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1875, Wasioja, Dodge, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
     2. Ernest C ATHERTON,   b. 1861, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1932, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F10497  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Feb 1815 - Bolton, Tolland, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Apr 1838 - Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Feb 1858 - Dodge, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Oct 1900 - Wasioja, Dodge, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Cornelius Atherton in the 1840 United States Federal Census
      Name: Cornelius Atherton
      Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Manchester, Hartford, Connecticut
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
      Persons Employed in Commerce: 2
      Free White Persons - Under 20: 2
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
      Total Free White Persons: 4
      Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 4
    • 1850?
    • 1860 United States Federal Census
      Name Cornelius Atherton
      Age 44
      Birth Year abt 1816
      Gender Male
      Race White
      Birth Place Connecticut
      Home in 1860 Wasioja, Dodge, Minnesota
      Post Office Wasioja
      Family Number 234
      Household Members
      Name Age
      Cornelius Atherton 44 [Merchant]
      Emma J Atherton 33 [H K Teacher(?) b. New Hampshire]
      Ezora Atherton 18 [Farmer b. Mass]
      Joseph Atherton 14 [b. New Hampshire]
      Emna [Emma] M Atherton 2 [b. Minnesota]
    • 1870 United States Federal Census
      Name C Atherton
      Age in 1870 54
      Birth Year abt 1816
      Birthplace Connecticut
      Home in 1870 Wasioja, Dodge, Minnesota
      Race White
      Gender Male
      Post Office Mantorville
      Household Members
      Name Age
      C Atherton 54 [(M)Dry Goods & Groceries]
      E L Atherton 43 [(F)Keeping House b. NH]
      J E [I E]Atherton 28 [(M)Express Agent b. Connecticut]
      E M Atherton 11
    • 1880 United States Federal Census
      Name Corneilus Atherton
      Age 64
      Birth Year abt 1816
      Birthplace Connecticut
      Home in 1880 Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota
      Race White
      Gender Male
      Relation to Head of House Self
      Marital Status Married
      Spouse's Name Emma L. Atherton
      Father's Birthplace Connecticut
      Mother's Birthplace Connecticut
      Occupation Grocery
      Household Members
      Name Age
      Corneilus Atherton 64
      Emma L. Atherton 52 [Wife M Keeping House b. NH (as were parents)]
      Ernest C. Atherton 19 [Son S RR Carpenter b. Minnesota]
      Harriet Chapman 28 [Servant S b. Ireland (as were parents)]
    • 1900 United States Federal Census
      Name Cornelius Atherton
      Age 85
      Birth Date Feb 1815
      Birthplace Connecticut
      Home in 1900 Rochester Ward 3, Olmsted, Minnesota
      Race White
      Gender Male
      Relation to Head of House Head
      Marital Status Married
      Spouse's Name Emma L Atherton
      Marriage Year 1857
      Years Married 43 [1 ch b. alive and living]
      Father's Birthplace Connecticut
      Mother's Birthplace Connecticut
      Household Members
      Name Age
      Cornelius Atherton 85
      Emma L Atherton 72 [Wife M b. NH (as were parents)]
    • From Find a Grave:
      Cornelius Atherton
      Birth: Feb., 6, 1815
      Death: Oct., 1900

      Rochester Post and Record, October 29, C. Atherton, the aged resident of this city who has been lingering between life and death for many months, passed away at his home on Eighth street today at 12:30 o'clock. Old age was the cause of death and had confined him to his bed for four months previous to his demise. Cornelius Atherton was born in Bullin, Conn., on the 6th day of February, 1815. He has been a respected citizen of Minnesota for forty-five years and has lived in Rochester twenty-four years. In his early life he owned and operated several woolen manufactories at different times and met with great success in this line. He build the first grist mill in Dodge county and lived there for some time. He was well known at Wasioja, where he first settled in this state. On coming to ROchester he engaged in the mercantile business for a while, but had done nothing for the last twelve years on account of failing health. In 1856 he married Emma L. Sawyer who is now left to mourn the loss of a companion who shared her sorrows and joys for so long a time. Three children survive him whose names are I.E. Atherton, of Tacoma, Wash: Mrs. H.F. Gates, of St. Paul, and E.C. Atherton, of Montana. Mr. Atherton led a devout Christian life, having joined the Methodist church when nineteen years of age and adhered to its teachings ever since. He was also a member of the Masonic lodge and his funeral will be conducted under the auspices of that body at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. The deceased was one of the most widely known citizens of Southern Minnesota, and his friends in various parts of the state will hear of his death with regret. Many friends in this city sympathize deeply with the bereaved wife. (As indicated by the above, Mr. Atherton was one of the best known of the early settlers of Dodge county, his occupation as a miller, merchant, postmaster, town clerk, etc., bringing him in touch with the majority of the residents of those days. His grist mill, however, was not the first in the county, but the first outside of Mantorville. His death breaks another of the links that binds the present to a past that ever as it recedes grows more dear to its rapidly decreasing survivors. Very appropriately, Mr. Atherton's remains were brought for burial to the old home at Wasioja, in the little Wildwood cemetery that he helped to set apart when the banks of the Zumbro were a wilderness. There, with others of the pioneers, associates in their ambitions and activities, dreams and disappointments "life's troubled fever over" he rest well.)
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      On the edge of the obituary is written "Mantorville, Nov 2, 1900.
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      CORNELIUS ATHERTON
      On another page will be found an obituary, in part copied from a Rochester paper, of one of Wasioja's pioneers, named above.
      Thus in this issue the Express chronicles the passing of three members of the Old Settlers' association. The sympathy of every surviving member will go out to those who mourn, and the memories of the departed will be preserved alike in the communities they helped to create and in the archives of the association.
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      My thanks to Steve Peacock for this obituary. He credits the Dodge County Historical Society for their obituary files. Thanks to all for preserving our history.

      Family links:
      Spouse:
      Emma Sawyer Irish (1826 - 1911)*

      Children:
      Emma "May" Atherton (1859 - 1875)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Note: Father, with May

      Burial:
      Wildwood Cemetery
      Wasioja
      Dodge County
      Minnesota, USA

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      Maintained by: Ruth S
      Originally Created by: shansen
      Record added: Jul 07, 2009
      Find A Grave Memorial# 39195724