1741 – Born in Ireland. A Representative from Pennsylvania.
1763 – He immigrated to the United States, landing in Philadelphia and moving west, first to the Octorara Valley, then to the Cumberland Valley in the vicinity of Waynesboro, and finally to Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
1776-1778 – Served in the Cumberland County Associators, as a private and as a captain.
1783 – Member of the council of censors.
1784-1787 – He served four terms in the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
1789 – Member of the State supreme executive council.
1790 – Served in the State house of representatives.
1791 – Elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the Second and Third Congresses, reelected as a Republican to the Fourth and Fifth Congresses.
1794 – Was sympathetic to rebels in Whiskey Rebellion.
1803 – Elected as a Republican to the Eighth through the Fourteenth Congresses.
1821 – He died near Greensburg, Pennsylvania, on April 4th.