Aquilla B. Caldwell

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American lawyer

Why Is Aquilla B. Caldwell Influential?

According to Wikipedia, Aquilla Bolton Caldwell was West Virginia's First & Fifth Attorney General, serving between 1863–1864 and 1869–1870. Early and family life Caldwell was born on Caldwells Run in Ohio County near Wheeling to Mary Yarnell Caldwell and her husband Joseph Caldwell . His grandfather, James Caldwell , emigrated from northern Ireland with his family and in 1770 settled in the near-wilderness that became Ohio County. With Ebenezer Zane, he helped found the town of Wheeling on the Ohio River, becoming a justice of the peace in 1777 and militia commander during the American Revolutionary War, as well as raising a large family. His sons James Caldwell and Alexander Caldwell helped found the state of Ohio and U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Virginia, respectively.

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