From Boxrec Boxing Encyclopaedia
- Early 1800s bare-knuckle boxer, born in New York of Dutch parents
- Height: 6'2"
- Generally accepted as the "Father of the American Ring"
- He had only one career bout himself, defeating Tom Beasley in 1816
- Father of fellow boxer Tom Hyer
- More information on him can be found in the An Illustrated History of Boxing, p. 39