Admitted to Alabama bar, 1835. Served as non-commissioned officer in Seminole War in Florida, 1836. Appointed attorney general Alabama, 1836.
Appointed to fill out term as probate judge Tuscaloosa County (Alabama), 1842. With United States Treasury Detp., 1845-1847. Appointed United State Attorneys Southern district Alabama, 1847.
Member editorial staff Flag of the Union and Southern. Contributor to The Southwest, 1840, Romantic Passages in Southwestern History, 1857. Member Alabama Legislature, 1853, Chairman of Commission on education, became speaker, 1859.
Delegate to Charleston Secession Convention, 1860. Trustee U. Alabama, 1862-1864. Author lyrics, best known for “The Red Eagle” and “Balaklava;” contributor to Songs and Poems of the South, 1857.
A Supplement to Aiken’s Digest of the Laws of Alabama, 1836-1841, 1841.
Born July 17, 1814