An American engineer, was born at Little Britain, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, in 1765. Was celebrated for his great ingenuity in mechanics. In 1809, he obtained a patent for his inventions in navigating by steam, and in 1811, another for additional improvements. He was about constructing a sub-marine vessel, large enough to carry one hundred men, for the United States government, when he died suddenly, in 1815. [P. 9.]
Catalogue of the National Portraits in Independence Hall: comprising many of those of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence and other distinguished persons connected with the early history of the efforts which resulted in the glorious Liberty we now enjoy. Philadelphia. 1856.