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Daniel Shays

Born: 1747
Birthplace: Hopkinton, MA
Died: 29-Sep-1825
Location of death: Sparta, NY
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Union Cemetery, Conesus, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Military

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Shays' Rebellion

American soldier, the leader of "Shays' Rebellion" in Western Massachusetts in 1786-87, was born in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, in 1747. In the War of Independence he served as second lieutenant in a Massachusetts regiment from May to December 1775, became captain in the 5th Massachusetts regiment in January 1777, and resigned his commission in October 1780. After the collapse of Shays' Insurrection he escaped to Vermont. He was pardoned in June 1788, and died at Sparta, New York, on the 29th of September 1825.

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