Deafened at age 8 by a fall; graduate of the New York school for the deaf. Author, poet, translator of French, Dutch, and German writings. First deaf author to have a book published in America, Legend of the Rocks and Other Poems.
Deaf Persons in the Arts and Sciences, p.269-271; American Annals of the Deaf, vol.25 p.104; Gallaudet Encyclopedia, 1987, vol.2, p.219-220; Notable Deaf Persons, p.1; Dictionary of American Biography; The Frat, Jan. 1937.
4 January 1809-23 September 1879