Was born in Pennsylvania in 1796, and located in Columbiana with his parents after the war of 1812. He moved thence to Clearcreek Township, where he resided until 1846, when he purchased a farm and settled in Troy Township. He cleared and improved a valuable homestead. He died in 1865, aged about sixty-nine years. His family was: John, Adam, Samuel, Joseph, Elizabeth Biddinger, Susan Stenz, Mary Ann Beymer, and Caroline Barrack. The family are considerably scattered.