; born in Chester county, S. C.
, in 1759.
He served in the Continental
army during the Revolution, and in the wars against the frontier Indians
He was United States Senator
in Congress in 1805-6; and as volunteer aide to General Shelby
at the battle of the Thames
, in 1813, he showed much bravery and skill.
He distinguished himself as commander of the Kentucky
troops in the battle of New Orleans
, in January, 1815.
From 1820 to 1824 he was governor of Kentucky
, having served in the legislature of that State; and from 1831 to 1833 was a Representative in Congress.
He died in Harrodsburg, Ky.
, May 19, 1840.