From Mamam's Notebook: "Born at the old Cross Keys Hotel in McConnellsburg, raised there by an aunt and uncle - Mark and Elizabeth Dickson (Auntie Dickson). Married Maria Clingan Scott in McConnellsburg, Bedford County, by the Rev. N. G. White, Dec. 26, 1839.
Was a farmer by occupation, prominent in community, Associate Judge of County, member of committee for raising funds to build courthouses in McConnellsburg. Member of Presbyterian Church."