He spent his life on the old homestead with the exception of three years, when he started out for himself. At the expiration of that time he took charge of the home place and has been a very successful farmer, devoting considerable time to sheep raising. He is a great lover of fine horses and generally keeps one or two "fine steppers." In a good apple year he makes about two thousand barrels of cider, finding market in New York and in Boston. His fine buildings are located in a beautiful spot on the banks of Green River, East Colrain (Severance, B. Frank. Genealogy and biography of the descendants of Walter Stewart of Scotland and of John Stewart who came to America in 1718 and settled in Londonderry, N.H. Greenfield, Mass. : T. Morey & Son, 1905, pg. 130).