Party affiliation: Democrat
; children—George F., Ellen (Mistress Bernhardt). In mercantile business at Lenoir, 1853-1861 and 1865-1894. Built section of Chester & Lenoir R.R. from Lenoir to Hickory, 1873-1879, and later president same.
President, general manager Carolina & Northwestern Railway Company, 1893-1900. President Bank of Lenoir since its organization, 1893. President Green Park (North Carolina) Improvement Сompany.
Vice president Lenoir Cotton Mill. Partner Benhardt-Seagle Hardware Company.
Born July 7, 1834