Boni, I would love to collaborate with you on the line. My Grandma gave me a file that goes back to Heindrick but there are some date and names that I feel are a bit off... I may have gotten the pages out of order :( My Great Grandma is Ruth Auten child of J. B. Auten and Rubby. the first page I have reads as this:
Atens were families of Scotland who produced many great men from Baron DE Aton (1307) they left Scotland fleeing religous persecution first to France then to the Netherlands and Holland, All Aten/Auten etc spelling of the us are descended from Hendrick Aten of Doesburg Holland. They settled at Flatbrush Long Island in 1651. His name appears on the records of Flatbrush Asan Officer of the Peace in Oct 1665 he married Elizabeth Thomas their children are Hendrick, John, Thomas, Annette, Mariey, and Paul.