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Atwater Township, Portage County, Ohio

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Atwater Township is named for Capt. Caleb Atwater, a landowner in the Connecticut Western Reserve. In 1799, Asa Hall and his family left Connecticut with Capt. Atwater and stayed in Ohio making them the first white settlers in the township. David Baldwin came about 1801 and settled 5 miles from the Hall family. Almond Chittendon was also and early settler and his wife became the first school teacher. Sally Matoon arrived with her parents in 1806. She married Josiah Mix, son of Josiah, and theirs was the first wedding in the township. Joseph Baldwin and his wife Rosetta (Griswold) Baldwin arrived about 1816. John and Massey (Marshall) Hutton came with their 11 children in 1818. James and Huldah (Holoway) Hatfield with their 8 children left New Jersey and settled in the township about 1820.


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