- - enterprising and successful farmer; he farmed till 1868 at which time he became interested in a retail liquor store and soon after established a grocery store. In 1875 he purchased a general store and sold goods until 1881 when he engaged in farming. He was instrumental in securing the location of the town of Lutesville, and donated the ground upon which the depot was built. In 1864 he enlisted in the Ferderal army, joining Company A, Twenty-ninth Missouri Regiment Volunteer Cavalry, and was in the service ten months in Missouri and Arkansas. He was a Mason, a member of the G.A.R., I.O.O.F. and of the Farmers' Alliance. He was a Democrat.