My Gg-grandfather was John Atkinson, born January 5, 1808 in Kirkbymoorside. His son, George, wrote that he arrived in New York somewhere around the late 1820s or early 1830s. I was able to visit the church a couple years ago in Kirkbymoorside where several Atkinsons are buried. I just don't know if any are related. I have no information other than above on John. I would dearly love any details of Atkinsons in the area. Who were John's parents? Grandparents? Did he have any siblings?