1752 – He was born this year in Virginia and received a thorough education; engaged in agricultural pursuits; moved to South Carolina; served in the Revolutionary War as lieutenant colonel of the regiment of light dragoons in General Sumter’s brigade of State troops.
1779 – He served in the state assembly until 1791.
1795 – He was elected as a Republican to the Fourth Congress in March of this year until March of 1797.
1803 – He was unsuccessful candidate for re-election, but was elected to the Eighth Congress.
1809 – He was appointed brigadier general in February of this year.
1813 – He became major general on the 2nd day of March this year.
1812 – He served in the war until 1814, and he resigned this year.
1835 – He died on the 4th day of February this year in Columbia, S.C. His entombment was in Trinity Churchyard, Columbia, S.C.