He came to St. Paul, Minnesota in 1857.
"He is a Democrat all over" (Biographical Sketches of the Officers of the State Government of Minnesota and of the 19th Minnesota State Legislature by C.L. Hall, 1877, p. 34).
"In honor of his railroad services, the first steam locomotive operated in Minnesota was named for him" (Colonels in Blue, 2017, p. 208).
He died in Portland, Oregon and is buried in Oakland Cemetery in St. Paul, Minnesota (Colonels in Blue, 2017, p. 208).