Born at Hall's Bottom near Abington, Virginia. Never married. Elected to the Virginia house of delegates in 1811. He moved to Huntsville, Alabama, in 1818. In 1819 he was selected secretary of the first constitutional convention in Alabama. He returned to Abington about 1821.
Appointed Treasurer of the United States serving May 26, 1829, to July 20, 1839. He was the first U. S. Treasurer born in the United States. He died in Abington.
bio: History of Alabama; Biographical Annals of the Civil Government (both in ABA)
Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies