|Jurist, born in New Bern, North Carolina, about 1740: died in Halifax, North Carolina, 4 March, 1802.
He studied and practiced law in New Bern, was appointed an officer in Richard Caswell's regiment of militia in 1776,
and served as his aide-de-camp at the battle of Camden in 1780. In 1784-85, he represented North Carolina in the Continental Congress.
In 1786-89, he was a member of the North Carolina legislature, leaving that body on being appointed United State district judge for North Carolina.
(this history from Appletons Encyclopedia, copyright 2001)|