Age 36y, 3m, 18d. Served in the Civil War, Co A 8th Mich. Infantry. Joined Hancock's Army Corp. Wounded 6 May 1864. GAR Post marker. (According to GENDIS Death Record Ledger pg. 202 Record #1203- Son of Ashael & Phebe Atherton. Born in the state of New York. Occupation: farmer. Marital status; married. Cause of death: gravel. John's mother was Phebe (Huff) Atherton, the first wife of Rufus Atherton. Phebe was born in New York state in 1800. She died in Sep 1836 in New York state and her place of burial is unknown at this time.