; born in Princeton, N. J.
, in 1751; was graduated at the College of New Jersey in 1767, and became rector of an academy at Elizabeth, N. J.
, and pastor of the Presbyterian Church there in 1769.
Leaving these posts, he joined the New Jersey
line in the Continental
army as major, in February, 1776.
In November he was made a lieutenant-colonel, and was afterwards assistant inspector-general under Baron Steuben
He was active in several battles until 1779, when he was adjutant-general in Sullivan
's campaign, and was wounded in the battle of Newtown
In 1781 he was successful in quelling the mutiny of Pennsylvania
and New Jersey
He was with the army at Newburg
in 1783, and was killed by the falling of a tree while he was riding in the edge of a wood, Feb. 11 the same year.