Kathy, The Francis Atherton information I can share include: 1 - Served as private with Francis Blakely in War of 1812 in CaptainJohn Greer's Ohio Militia for approximately 40 days. 2 - Francis Atherton purchased Francis Bleakely's 47 acre parcel on the Waters of the Middle Wheeling Creek in Finley, Washington Co., PA on 19 December 1811. I have the deed. 3 - Francis Atherton in the History of Knox County is reported to have been on of the earliest settlers ofMount Vernon, Clinton Township with Francis Blakeney, Francis Hardesty, Thomas Fletcher, George Ginn and Alexander Dallas. 4 - Francis Atherton Located where John H. Bird resided. He was an ingenious mechanic and was useful in the new (1805) settlement. Also from the History of Knox County. 5 - Francis Atherton built the first frame house in the Clinton township during 1808. 6 - Francis Atherton built a mill intended to be a grist mill on Dry Creek but died before its completion and the mill was never successful. 7 - Francis Atherton's child was the first death in the Dry Creek community. It was buried in the woods just north of Mr. Atherton's house. 8 - Francis Atherton may have been the son of Henry Atherton who was from York County PA. The senior Atherton was disowned by the Quaker community and moved west to Washington county. 9 - My connection to Athertons is that a Mr. Atherton married a half sister to my Francis Blakely(1770-1857).