Atwater, Horace Cowles
Atwater, Horace Cowles, a Presbyterian minister, was born at Homer, Cortland Co., N. Y., March 14, 189. He studied for three years in the Yale Divinity School, and during these three years, being a licensed preacher of the Methodist Episcopal Church, preached in Westville and other neighboring places. He then spent twelve years in ministerial work in connection with the Methodist denomination in southern New England, being ordained at Fall River, Mass., April 3, 1847. In 1857 he went to the West, and was employed for some years in evangelistic work under the auspices of the Congregational churches. His longest settlement was in Alexandria,. O., from 1861 to 1867. He labored chiefly in North Carolina and Tennessee under the direction of the Presbyterian Church, and in 1870 settled in Elizabethtown, Tenn., as stated supply of the Church there, but, after the presidential election of 1876, was. dismissed from this relation as a penalty for his vote for president Haves. He died at Elizabethtown. Feb. 7,1879. See Obituary Record of Yale College, 1879.