Settled at Fort Bedford, Pennsylvania. Justice of the peace (1777). Protonotary of Bedford County (1777). Agent for seizure (1778) and sale (1783) of Loyalists’ estates in western Pennsylvania. Commissioned to survey districts along the Susquehanna and Allegheny Rivers (1786) and to improve a public road near Frankstown (1788). Deputy attorney general of Allegheny County (1788). Fervent supporter of Revolution.