|Birth: ||Dec. 4, 1811|
West Virginia, USA
|Death: ||Apr. 17, 1888|
Husband of Mary Jane Hall-Aten, son of William Aten and Jane Anderson-Aten.
OBIT: Mr. John C. Aten was born in Brooke Co., West Virginia, near Fairview, Dec. 4, 1811, and departed this life April 17, 1888. He was united in marriage with Miss Mary Jane Hall in 1833. To them were born nine children, three of whom with his wife survive him. He united with the Associate Presbyterian church in 1848 at Tomblinson's Run. He emigrated to Fulton Co., Ill. in 1855 and settled on the farm where, he died. Upon coming to Illinois he united with the Presbyterian church at Vermont, and was still a member at his death. The funeral services were held at Salem Chapel, Wednesday afternoon, April 18th, and were conducted by Rev. Robert Carson, of Astoria. Note: He married Mary Jane Hall on 6 Mar 1833. Mary Jane Hall was born in 1811 in PA. Died on 27 Jun 1891 near Adair, McDonough Co., IL. Buried on 28 Jun 1891 in Salem Cemetery, Fulton Co., IL.
SOURCE: McDonough County, IL Obituaries, "Astoria Argus", April 19, 1888.
John C Aten agriculturist; P.O. Astoria. The subject of this sketch is one of a numerous family of Virginians whom we mention elsewhere. John was joined in matrimony with Mary J. Hall, daughter of Robert Hall in Western Pennsylvania. John came to Illinois in 1855 and since his arrival here, has become quite prosperous and is the owner of a fine farm. There were born of the marriage referred to 9 children, only 4 of whom are living, -- Nancy A., John C., Wm H., and Elizabeth. Mr A. has held many offices, among them Lieut. Col. of Militia; Aid to the Governor with rank of Colonel; Justice of the Peace; Constable; Deputy Sheriff, and School Director.
SOURCE: History of Fulton County, Illinois 1890, Page 419.
John and Mary had the following children:
i. Eliza J. Aten;
ii. John Calvin Aten II;
iii. Nancy Ann Aten;
iv. William Huston Aten;
v. child Aten, died in infancy;
vi. child Aten, died in infancy;
vii. child Aten, died in infancy;
viii. child Aten, died in infancy;
ix. Martha Elizabeth Aten.
William T Aten (1779 - 1859)
Jane Anderson Aten (1785 - 1835)
Mary Jane Hall Aten (1811 - 1891)*
John Calvin Aten (1842 - 1925)*
Nancy Ann Aten Bisby (1846 - 1881)*
William Huston Aten (1849 - 1909)*
Martha Elizabeth Aten Tinsley (1853 - 1933)*
Aaron H Aten (1808 - 1889)*
John Calvin Aten (1811 - 1888)
Richard Aten (1815 - 1881)*
Robert William Aten (1818 - 1900)*
William T Aten (1821 - 1898)*
James Aten (1839 - 1864)**
Maintained by: David L Aten Sr
Originally Created by: Ida Jean
Record added: Mar 15, 2008
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