1825 – He was born on the 12th of April, in Greenbrier County, Virginia.
1848 – He joined the African Methodist Episcopal Church and became a minister in Muscatine, Iowa.
1961 – He was the Pastor in Brooklyn, New York.
1865 – He moved to Charleston, South Carolina.
1868 – He Delegate to the state constitutional convention.
1872 – He was elected to the state senate.
1873-1875 – He representative from South Carolina.
1877-1879 – He once again, he was elected as Representative from South Carolina.
1880-1887 – He became a African Methodist Episcopal bishop of Texas and Louisiana.
1887 – He died in Washington on the 18th of January, and was buried in Graceland cemetery.