Surgeon on the State Line of Virginia in 1775 and was at the Battle of Great Bridge; transferred to the Continental Hospital under Dr. William Rickman, serving as Apothecary until he replaced Dr. Wm. Carter as Surgeon in which capacity he served until the end of the war. He married Anne Contesse TYLER, sister of John TYLER, Sr. He wrote his will 28 FEB 1791 and it was proved 18 AUG 1808 in Charles City Co. His wife survived him. They had no children.