Member of Charles City Committee of Safety; Captain of Militia Company formed 21 NOV 1776; elected alternate delegate, in case of the absence of this father, to the Third Virginia Convention; Virginia Gazette (Purdie), 23 JUNE 1775, supplement; served as Deputy Paymaster General in the Continental Army (also called Paymaster of the Southern Army) with rank of Major General; employed a substitute named George CLARK who served in Col. Charles HARRISON’s regiment of 1st Continental artillery; elected to Congress 10 OCT 1776; died about 1799.