His life was spent in Colrain, and, besides attending to his farming interests, he had a large lumber business. He was a very busy and successful man during his active life, and passed his last years in quiet retirement. He was honest, truthful, and positive in his opinions of right; and he had no fellowship with what he esteemed wrong, and the Bible was his counsellor. He was a Republican in politics, and he and his wife were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church (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. 128-129).