Previous to 1816 he went to Cayuga County, N.Y., where he was engaged in teaching when his father joined him while on his way to Ohio, in the fall of that year. In the spring of 1817 he returned to the old home at Bristol and made arrangements for the removal of the family to Royalton, Ohio, where the father had located and was rearing a home in the dense wilderness. This journey was made with two yoke of oxen and a horse, and they were forty days on the road. Here he resumed his work as teacher and surveyor and owned and cultivated a small farm. He was one of the earliest pension agents appointed by the government, his duties taking him to Cleveland quarterly, on horseback, and bringing back two canvas bags filled with silver dollars. The old soldiers gathered at his home, the bags were opened, the money counted out and divided. He was a staunch Whig and very pronounced in his political and religious belief. Died at the age of 90. (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. 69, 117-118).