Born January 16, 1828 at West Kendall, New York, he married Matilda Thompson and his family grew to ten children. He was listed in the Detroit City Directories as a portrait artist from 1877 to 1884. He died June 15, 1884 at Detroit, Michigan.
Artists of Early Michigan, by Arthur Hopkin Gibson, Wayne State University Press, Detroit, 1975.
Information courtesy of Edward Bentley, researcher in Lansing, Michigan