Robert was born December 1826 in South Carolina.
Robert enlisted in Company A, Tucker's Cavalry on January 8, 1862 at Georgetown. He was assigned to Company B on April 8, 1863 and was on that roster when it became Company F, 7th SC Cavalry. Present January 1862 - January 1863; detailed February 1863; present March - April 1863; on detail at Georgetown May 1863 - February 1864; present for duty March - October 1864; no further record.
Robert married 20 year old Susan J. in 1866. They had no children. The 1880 and 1900 census shows them living in Shallotte, Brunswick, NC.