.. was born in Carlisle, Cumberland (as it was known in 1827), England and was taken at an early age to America.
Here he developed in to a child prodigy and by 1844/45 was a member of The Virginian Serenaders. When he retired from minstrelsy about 1868 he was associated with George T Rees in the management of the academy of music in Selma, Alabama and made banjos.
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