Born: February 17, 1840, Wilson, New York.
Died: July 15, 1882, Midland, Michigan.
Buried: Greenwood Cemetery, Wilson, New York.
Jonathan was the son of Henry M. Atchinson and Annah Burtch.
An American civil war veteran, he was ordained a Methodist minister September 6, 1874, and served in New York and Michigan.
He was a strong advocate of Sunday Schools, writing many hymns and songs for that ministry.
If you know where to get a good photo of Atchison (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you send us an e-mail?