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Richmond county, Va., Oct. 6, 1796; served in the War of 1812, and in the Seminole War; and in 1845 was given a command on the frontier of Texas to restrain the Indians. He joined the Confederate army in May, 1861; was commissioned brigadier-general by the Virginia convention and given command of Richmond, but the Confederate government refused to ratify his appointment. He died in Leesburg, Va., Sept. 12, 1883.
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