Went to Michigan in 1833 and commenced pioneer life in the traditional log house. Later he lived and cared for his parents, and after his father's death removed to Flint, Michigan. He was a tall, athletic man and rather proud of his physical powers (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. 126).