Philadelphia merchant and ironmaster.
Settled in Petersburg, Kentucky, as a brewer (1789).
Married; had issue. Quaker.
First letter in correspondence: August 28, 1788; Elaine Forman Crane, ed., The Diary of Elizabeth Drinker (3 vols., Boston, 1991), iii, 2191; PMHB, lvi (1932), 43n; James Thomas Flexner, Steamboats Come True: American Inventors in Action (Boston, 1944), p. 100.