Hi, In reference to Humphrey Atherton,Maj. Gen. Humphrey Atherton b. 1609 in England.Married Mary who died in 1672 in Dorchester, MA. Humphrey died on Sept.17, 1661 (accident while riding a horse). Both are buried in North Burying Ground, Dorchester.Humphrey Atherton is beleived to be the son of Edmund Atherton of Winstanley, in Lancashire, who was a descendant of Humphrey Atherton of Winstanley in the latter part of the fifteenth century. Humphrey in turn is believed to be the son of James Atherton. The immigrant Humphrey settled at Dorchester, MA. in 1635 and became Major General of the Military forces of the Massachusetts colony. He was the father of Jonathan, Catharine or Elizabeth, Isabel, Rest, Increase, Thankful, Hope, Mary, Margaret, Watching, Patience and Consider. Humphrey Atherton was born in the English Atherton castle.He came to America with his brother James Atherton whose date of birth is recorded as 1624.They came in the ship JAMES from Bristol, England". The Atherton brothers were two of the earliest settlers in MA. and prominent in Colonial and military life.Hundreds of Athertons living today are descended from Humphrey and James.