; born in Virginia
, July 9, 1750; removed to western Virginia
in 1769, and was quartermaster to Lewis
's division in Dunmore
's army in 1774.
He raised a company in Virginia
, and assisted in the defeat of Dunmore
at Gwyn's Island.
He joined Washington, in New Jersey
, early in 1777; was transferred to Morgan
's rifle regiment, and with it did valuable service on Bemis's Heights and at Saratoga
He commanded the regiment in the spring of 1778, and was finally placed in command of a battalion of Febiger
's regiment, under Wayne
, participating in the capture of Stony Point
in July, 1779, where he was one of the first to enter the works.
was at the surrender of Yorktown
, and was afterwards with Wayne
until the evacuation of Savannah
, in 1782.
In February, 1793, he was made brigadier-general; settled in Kentucky
; became State Senator
and lieutenant-governor; was major-general of Kentucky
levies in 1809; and United States Senator
He succeeded Harrison
as governor of Indiana Territory
in March, 1813; and in 1816 was made agent for Indian affairs, which post he held at the time of his death, in Shawneetown, Ill.
, March 19, 1818.