1772 – He was born on the 16th of December in Cumberland County, Virginia.
– He studied under private teachers and later attended Hampden-Sydney College.
1793 – Graduated from College of William and Mary.
1794 – Went to Richmond to complete the study of law and was licensed there on the 13th of June.
– He began practice in July, the started his career as a lawyer and entered the politics.
– He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates and a Presidential elector.
1805-1808 – He was elected as Governor of Virginia.
1808 – In December, he was elected as a judge of the genera1 court.
1811-1831 – He was elected to the Court of Appeals on 21st of March.
1842-1851 – He was elected agian to the new court, where he became president on the 18th of January.
1853 – He died on 12th of January, in Richmond, Virginia and was there interred in Shockhoe Cemetery.