From: History of Virginia, Vol VI, p. 309
"He was a successful wagon maker and eprnt his entire life in Lee Co., actively engaged in his chosen calling. Although prominent and prosperous as a businessman, he did not lose sight of his duties as a citizen and served two terms as deputy treasurer of Lee Co, and was sheriff one term. In politices he was with the democratic party and in his reoigious views was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. He served throughout the Civil War in the Confederate Army, but was captured at Jonesville and confined at Knoxville, TN. There he was taken sick and later paroled. He was a member of the Odd Fellows.
He was divorced by Diana Stanley Miles.
History of Virginia, Virginia Biography Vol. VI, p. 309. Publisher American Historical Society, Chicago and NY, 1924
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