Joshua Atherton (1656 - 1721) MP

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Birthplace: Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Still River, Worcester, Massachusetts
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About Joshua Atherton

Joshua Atherton was a soldier in King Philip's War, under Capt.Henchman of Boston, Dec. 20, 1675. He returned to Lancaster with his family in 1687, where he was a farmer and tanner. He settled at Still River in Harvard, then part of Lancaster, where he was in garrison

April 15, 1704. His will, dated Feb. 20, 1719-20, proved June 16, 1721 names his wife; two younger sons minors, John and Peter; his four sons Joseph, Benjamin, John and Peter; his son Joshua; his honored father, James Atherton, deceased; the son Joseph was to maintain his brother Stephen, and his daughter Hannah was to be maintained by Benjamin.

Children:Stephen, born Milton, Oct. 30, 1680; warned out of Concord, 1708; non compos mentis, 1720; died

Harvard, April 19, 1760., Hannah, born 1686; baptized Milton, Oct. 2, 1692; died Harvard, Feb. 13, 1743. 18. Ensign Joseph, born 1692. 19. Joshua, baptized

as an adult, Milton, Sept. 9, 1705. 20. Mary, baptized Milton, July 1698. 21. Dr. Benjamin. 22. John, born January, 1701-2. Col. Peter, Esq., born April 12, 1705. F.

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Joshua Atherton's Timeline

1656
May 13, 1656
Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts
1679
March 17, 1679
Age 22
Milton MA
1686
September 1686
Age 30
Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts
1688
1688
Age 31
Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts
1690
October 30, 1690
Age 34
Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts
1692
1692
Age 35
Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts
1695
1695
Age 38
Still River, Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts
1695
Age 38
Worcester County, Massachusetts
1701
January 2, 1701
Age 44
Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts
January 1701
Age 44
Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts