He served in the Revolutionary War, attaining the rank of sergeant, serving with the Green Mountain Boys from the state of Vermont.
He married Sarah Hurd on 12 May 1778; she was born 11 Jun 1757.
He died on 13 Dec 1833 in Troy, Obion co., Tennessee ag the age of 86. His widow received a pension from his Revolutionary War service.
They were the parents of Charlotte, Mary, Aaron, Abraham, Eliza, Sebastian, Cylinda, Noble, Malissa, and Lysander.