Appointed as a Justice of the Peace in 1867
Sawmiller, building contractor and civil engineer. Educated at Grange Seminary University (Civil Engineering). In 1852 went to California. Gained considerable mining experience. Arrived in New South Wales c.1854.Became a Coroner and District Commissioner in Insolvency. In New South Wales. In New South Wales became the owner of 'extensive sawmills' and was a building contractor and a civil engineer. Joined Labor in 1891 and refused a pledge.
Son of Jessie Vaughn. Married Sarah Anne Colls on 12 February 1864 at Yass and had issue, 5 daughters and 6 sons. Church of England.