Father Hiram living in Wapella, De Witt, Illinois 1880 censuswith his daughterSarah and son in law Andrew Scott.
He was born March 1802 in Kentucky. His parents were Jonathan Atherton and Elizabeth Brown.From Hiram's census his parents were born in North Carolina
Hiram Atherton Birth: 13 MAR 1802 , , Kentucky
Marriage: 14 DEC 1820 , Madison, Illinois
Death: 07 AUG 1885
Wife Mary Irene POOL
1. Lucinda Atherton
Birth: 22 SEP 1821 , Sangamon, Illinois
2. Mary Ann Atherton
Birth: 11 NOV 1832 , , Illinois
Death: 26 AUG 1875
3. John S. Atherton
Birth: About 1836 , Pike, Illinois
Death: 22 AUG 1864
all of the above is from various pages at: familysearch.org
"JAMIE; HAVE YOU COME ACROSS A JONATHAN ATHERTON WHO WAS MD IN HARDIN CO KY TO ELIZABETH BROWN BOND DATED DEC 4 1802. PSSSIBLE BRO'S IS PETER , CHARLES AND AARON. JONATHAN'S SON HIRAM STATES IN THE 1880 CENSUS HIS FATHER WAS BORN IN N.C. CAN YOU HELP ME THANKS"