Born 1809 in Virginia
Married Marietta (Shryock) Reed
His family settled in Virginia, then Cincinnati, Ohio when they came to this country. Later moved to Posey County, Indiana and settled at Farmersville, Indiana and ran a grocery store there.
Children were Emily (married Valentine Fisher), Georgia Ann (Married Thomas Stevens), Arilda (married to Dr. Winnings who died, and she later married James Barton), Ben Ann (married to James Monroe Bottomley, who was first married to Lydia Jane Knight), Della (married George Miller), William (died in youth), John W. (1859-1902, buried on James Bottomley's plot in Bellefontaine Cemetary), and Harriett (married James Arms).