Major General for the United States Army who fought during the War of 1812 in the Capture of Fort Erie, the Battle of Chippawa, the Battle of Lundy's Lane, and the Siege of Fort Erie.
Before the Army, he served as a captain of the New York Militia and was later promoted to colonel.
He was commissioned as a brigadier general in the Army following his victory as a member of the New York militia at the Battle of Sackett's Harbor.
He was married to Pamelia Williams who gave birth to his nine children.
President James Monroe made him a commanding general after the U.S. Army was forced to downsize and he was the only major general left in service.