1787 – Born on the 2nd of February in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States.
1808 – He was admitted to the bar, and began practicing law at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
1809 – He was appointed deputy attorney general for Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.
1813 – He served as a representative in the Pennsylvania State Legislature.
1814 – He volunteered for the United States Army.
1816 – He resigned as a President Judge of the 12th district.
– He was appointed as a state attorney general.
– He was married to Mary Rachael Elder on the 13th of June in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
1818 – He was re-appointed as a state attorney general.
1821 – He moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.
1828 – He received a third appointment as attorney general of the State of Pennsylvania.
1832 – He was candidate for the Vice-Presidency of the United States on the anti-Masonic ticket.
1834 – He ran for the United States Senate.
1851 – He died on the 28th of November in Lancaster County, United States.