Born c. 1747 Hopkinton, MassachusettsDied September 29, 1825Sparta, New York
Farmer, soldier, political leader, insurrectionist
"I am by occupation a farmer and [because of] ag...
Daniel Shays (ca. 1747-1825), American Revolutionary War captain, is best known for leading a rebellion of western Massachusetts farmers in 1786-1787 seeking relief from oppressive economic conditions...