An American soldier, born in Mcintosh co., Ga., about 1755, died Nov. 12, 1826. He was an officer of the Georgia line in 1775, and as lieutenant colonel defended the fort at Sunbury, in Liberty co., when it was besieged by Lieut. Col. Fraser, at the head of a considerable body of British troops. At the battle of Brier creek, March 3, 1779, he displayed great bravery, only surrendering when further resistance was impossible. After the close of the war he removed to Florida, and settled on the St. John's river. Here he was suddenly arrested by a band of Spanish troops and imprisoned in the fortress of St. Augustine, on suspicion of having designs against the Spanish government, and was finally sent to the captain general of Cuba, and by him incarcerated in the Morro castle at Havana. After nearly a year's imprisonment he was released, and returned to Georgia, but not until he had aided in destroying a fort on the St. John's opposite Jacksonville, and done the Spanish government some other injuries.
In the last months of the war of 1812 he served at Mobile.