Michael, I have an incomplete listing of what may be his family back a generation to Bavaria. As his family is collateral to mine, I haven't spent time confirming any information,but, it may give you something to follow-up. I show his father as Jacob b. 12 Nov 1792 in Philadelphia Co., PA and his mother as Rebecca Calloway b. 04 May 1794 in Ashe Co., NC. I can email you a two-generation PDF with more details, including grandparents, if you'd like.