Caleb Atwater located in Circleville about the close of the war of 1812, as an attorney at law. For several years he was Postmaster, and a member of the Ohio Legislature for one term. At the June session of the Court of Common Pleas of Madison County, in 1815, he was Prosecuting Attorney, and held the same position from November, 1822, to the same period in 1823. About the year 1827 or 1828, he was appointed, by President Jackson, as one of the Commissioners to treat with the Indians for the purchase of their lands at Prairie du Chien. Mr. Atwater's information was extensive, but he is better known as an antiquarian and historian, upon which subjects he has written several works. He died in Circleville, on the 3d day of March, 1867, nearly ninety years old; he was a native of North Adams, Mass.

 

 

From HISTORY OF MADISON COUNTY - W. H. Beers [Chicago, 1883]