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Joshua Atherton

Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: circa 1721 (60-68)
Still River, Worcester, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of James Atherton and Hannah Atherton (Hudson)
Husband of Mary Atherton
Father of Stephen Atherton; Hannah Atherton; Ens. Joseph Atherton; Joseph Atherton; Joshua Atherton and 4 others
Brother of James Atherton; Hannah Wilder; Deborah Bullard; Mary Atherton; Peter Atherton and 2 others

Managed by: Barbara McGowan
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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

May 13, 1656
Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
September 1686
Age 30
Milton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
October 30, 1690
Age 34
Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts
January 7, 1692
Age 35
Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
Age 35
Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts
Age 38
Worcester County, Massachusetts
January 2, 1701
Age 44
Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts
Age 46
April 12, 1705
Age 48
Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts