Elijah Atha of Hardin Co. b.1857 OH, was the son of William Atha b. 1816 MD, and Fanny_? b.1819 PA. He had at least one brother, Henry Atha b. 1861 OH. William Atha was possibly one of the children of Elisha Atha b.1771 Prince George's Co., MD, the son of Owen Athy b.1736 MD, and Lucy Casteel b.1733 MD.