Possibly a connection, my 3 x great grandmother Milliday Atherton was b. 06 Oct 1793, dau of James Atherton & Mary Hill.Milliday had brothers William b. 1791, James b. 1796, Aaron b. 1801; and sisters Alice b. 1798, Rosannah b. 1808.
I suspect her father was the James Atherton chr. 07 Jun 1756 at All Saints Wigan, son of Samuel & Jane Atherton.James had a sister Milliday chr. 24 Jan 1761 All Saints Wigan.James also had another sister Milliday b. 1759 who died young, a sister Rachel b. 1744, and a brother John b. 1742.
from All Saints Wigan: Richard Atherton chr. 30 Mar 1805, son of James & Betty Richard Atherton chr. 23 Feb 1812, son of James & Betty Peter Atherton chr. 04 Oct 1818, son of James & Elizabeth James Atherton chr. 12 Aug 1821, son of James & Elizabeth