William Atherton was a decendant of Humphrey, b. 1609.Humphrey was the first to come to America.He was born in England.He married Mary Wales there and came to America in 1636 on the ship "James" and settled near Boston.He died in 1661. He had 11 children, Consider, Johnathan, Isabel, Elizabeth, Increase, Mary, Margaret, Rest, Thankful, Hope, & Watching. His son Consider b. 1655, d. 1690 is our line. it goes, Consider, Humphrey b. 1672, John, b. 1704, Asahel b. 1726, Elisha b. 1748, William b. 1770.William married Sara Roberts in 1792.They had 9 children, William, Stephen, Asahel, James, Sara,, Betsy, Lydia, Polly, & Samuel.My line is William, Asahel, Eugene, Myrtle.I have a lot of information too numerous to put here.Contact me for more.