1784 – Born on the 24th of April at Stafford County, Virginia, USA.
Educated at home, and attended the College of New Jersey for one year.
1808 – He was admitted to the bar.
1809 – Elected to the Virginia House of Delegates.
1812 – Became a member of the advisory Virginia Privy Council.
1818 – He was elected Lieutenant Governor.
1836 – President Andrew Jackson appointed him to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
1841-1860 – Served as Supreme Court justice.
1860 – He died on 31st of May at Richmond, Virginia, USA.