8 Sept. 1793–23 Sept. 1866. Schoolteacher, wagonmaker, farmer, justice of the peace, postmaster, politician, state treasurer. Born in Lincolnshire, England. Immigrated to U.S., 1817. Married Gabrilla, by ca. 1830. Moved to Harrison, Hamilton Co., Ohio. Moved to Mount Pleasant, Hamilton Co., by 1830. Moved to Randolph Grove, McLean Co., Illinois, 1830, where he was justice of the peace. Member of Illinois House of Representatives, ca. 1834–1840. Member of Illinois Senate, 1840–1842. Served as lieutenant governor of Illinois, 1842–1846. Lieutenant colonel in Mexican-American War, 1847. Appointed Illinois state treasurer, 1848; reelected, 1850, 1852. Died at Boston. Buried in Randolph Grove.