Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Atwater, Caleb

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ATWATER, Caleb, lawyer, b. in North Adams, Mass., 25 Dec., 1778; d. in Circleville, Ohio, 13 March, 1867. He was graduated at Williams college in 1804, studied law, and became a successful practitioner. He moved to Ohio in 1811, where for some years he was a member of the state legislature, and postmaster of Circleville. He was also Indian commissioner under Jackson. He published “A Tour to Prarie du Chien” (1831); “Western Antiquities” (1833); “Writings of Caleb Atwater” (1833); “History of Ohio” (1838); and an “Essay on Education” (1841). An article on the “Writings of Caleb Atwater” is to be found in the Cincinnati “Western Monthly Magazine” for 1834.