I am trying to find out the connection of Atkinson to the Gould family. My GGGrandfather Samuel Atherton Gould named his son Henry Atkinson Dorman Gould. The Dorman is from Samuel's wife's family. She was Caty Willard Porter and her grandmother was Marcy Dorman. Samuel Atherton Gould was the son of Benjamin Gould and Silence Atherton so perhaps the Atkinson came from Silence Atherton's family. The Gould's had a habit of using an inlaw's last name as their children's middle name. Such as George Stoddard Gould was named for Samuel's sister Betsy Gould's husband Hezekiah Stoddard. This family went from Bolton,Worcester,MA to Pittsford,Rutland,VT and then on to Utica,Oneida,NY. Henry Atkinson Dorman Gould went to Napoleonville,Assumption Parish,LA. Does anyone know of a Gould-Atkinson or any connection with Atkinson to the following surnames? GOULD,ATHERTON,WETHERBEE,PORTER,WILLARD,PARKER,WHITCOMB, MUNSON,STODDARD,PRIEST. This has been a brick wall for quite sometime. Any help would be greatly appreciated.