1716 – Born in Ireland. A Delegate from Pennsylvania.
1736 – He migrated to the United States and settled at Warwick Furnace and later at Coventry Forge, Chester County, Pennsylvania.
1755 – Engaged in the manufacture of iron and moved to Durham, Pennsylvania.
1757 – He was appointed as the justice of the peace.
1764 – A member of the provincial assembly.
– The justice of the peace for Northampton County.
1775 – Colonel of Pennsylvania Militia.
1776 – Pennsylvania delegate to Continental Congress.
– The signer of Declaration of Independence as delegate from Pennsylvania.
1777 – A member of the First Supreme Executive Council.
1781 – Returned to Easton, Pennsylvania, where he died on February 23rd; interment in St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery.