Known for composing the tracks “Oh! Susanna,” “Gorgeous Dreamer,” “My Aged Kentucky House,” and additional specifications. He was regarded as the daddy of American music. He utilized to be always a bookkeeper having a steamship business. He was inducted in to the Songwriters Hall of Popularity as well as the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Popularity. He was raised with a mature brother called William and went to personal academies in Allegheny, Athens, and Towanda, Pa. His music “Nelly Bly” influenced journalist Nellie Bly’s pseudonym.