11 children. Owner 7 plantations in Virginia and Mississippi. Served as Second lieutenant, adjunct, 2d United States Artillery, 1832-1833. President Virginia Agricultural Society, 1853-1856.
Served 9 years on board Virginia Military Institute, founded there 1st school of science agriculture in Virginia. Commissioned brigadier general Confederate Army, 1861, assigned command of military district along Potomac. Author: Plantation and Farm Instruction, 1852.
Address to the Virginia Farmer’s Assembly, 1856.