Henry Atherton was born 3 Mar 1782 in Roxbury MA. At the time, Roxbury was in Suffolk County, but in 1793 it became part of Norfolk County. Henry's birth was recorded in Westford, which is in Middlesex County.
Henry married Naomi Porter of Weymouth MA on 30 Jan 1804 in Roxbury. His first seven children were christened at a church in Roxbury.
Henry is on the 1810 census in Brookline MA. His wife, two sons - Henry and William, and a daughter Elsa are on the census. Also in the household are 3 other adult males aged 16 to 25 that I think could be his brothers.
I have looked everywhere for records of an Atherton family that lived in the area of Brookline or Roxbury or anywhere close that could be his family, and nothing in the census or other records comes close.
I have looked for records of other births, marriages and deaths in that area for the name Atherton between 1760 and 1820 and I can find nothing. If anyone has any ideas on where else I might look for Henry's family, your help would be appreciated.