Was born in Maryland, February 27, 1795, and his parents removed to Yates county, New York, where he was drafted and served in the war of 1812. He married Amy Sutherland in 1821, and in 1823, purchased four hundred acres of land in section two, in Ruggles, to which he removed in 1824. He died March 21, 1850. His wife deceased shortly afterward. He had but one child, Sarah, who married A.W. Purdy, of the same township.