In response to GenForum.I have some info reguarding the George Atherton story.
Henry Atherton, b 1670, Liverpool England.Married Jennett Thelwell in 1692.They migrated to America.A Son Caleb was born December 12, 1736.
Caleb Married an unknown lady and was dis-owned from the Quaker church for this around 1763. They had a son Thomas, born Chester County PA 1765.Caleb died in the Revulotionary War.
Thomas married Margaret Gibson in 1792.(she was born in Ireland in 1772)She died in June 16, 1851.Not sure when Thomas died.They had 10 children (7 sons and 3 daughters) Caleb, Onesimus, Thomas, John, Henry, William, Joseph, Margaret, ?, ? .
Caleb, was born April 1 1794 in Shippensburg, Cumberland County PA.Married Mathilda Ross in 1876.He was a gunsmith.They moved to Maysville KY.Had a son George Gibson Atherton.Caleb died May 25, 1878.
George Gibson was born in Maysville on December 25, 1819.He was a farmer.He maried Mathilda Ross in 1816....she died in 1846.George Re-Married a Margaret Kimble on April 1, 1849 at West Union, Ohio.They had 9 children - Caleb, Matilda, Elijah K., Laura J., Anna Belle, Clarinda K., Cora, George Jr., and Ira.eorge died May 8, 1901.Margaret died May, 1908.She and perhaps both are buried in Brown County Ohio.
My husbands Great, Great Grandfather Jesse Robinson Married Anna Belle, this is where I am stumped in trying to trace Jesse's roots, but I hope the info is helpful to you.