I too descended from the Atheys. I believe Joseph Athy changed the name to Athon, but anyway my cousin researched it & our descendants are: George Athey of Galway, Ireland.Then Thomas Athey. Then Owen Athey. Next Joseph Athey, who changed it to Athon. Then Elexus Athon.Elexus left Md.& went to Indiana where he had a son named Hezekiah. Then my Great Grandpa Charles Everett Athon was born in Ind. Then Hezakiah brought his family to Atchison Co.,Mo. then they came on to Sullivan Co. Mo. Charles met my Great Grandma May Belle Bailey & Charles stayed here & had his family. My Grandpa was Ernal Ross Athon. Hezekiah took the rest of his family on to Nebraska. Charles is buried at Hannah Cemetary in Sullivan Co.,Mo. Ernal is buried at Ringo Point Ceme. in Adair Co.,Mo. You can find more on this family in Rootsweb.com. Hope this helps someone.