The portage at this place between the Mohawk river and Wood Creek, which are about 1 m.
In 1796 a canal was built across the old portage between Wood Creek and the Mohawk river.
His reward for his services was election in 1859 to the Ohio Senate as the member from Portage and Summit counties.
It is navigable as far as Portage, some 200 m.
After studying law, he practised for some years in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.