Biography of Lewis M. Shannan
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Shannan, Lewis M., a farmer of Starkey, was born in Seneca County, N. Y., June 17, 1831, son of Thomas J. and Jale (Dunn) Shannan. The father, a native of this county, was born October 24, 1810, and died March 7, 1886. The mother was a native of New Jersey, born August 27, 1814. They were married in Seneca County, and had fourteen children, Lewis M. being the oldest. The mother is living with her daughter, Mrs. Rachel Rodgers, of this county. Lewis M. was educated in Seneca County, N. Y., and married in Yates County, in 1858, Hulda McCloud. Of their three children, two survive, Emmett, born in 1861, and Ida, wife of Eugene Henderson. Emmett married Ida Swartz, a native of this county, by whom he had one son, Erol. Mr. Shannan owns fifty five acres of land one half mile northeast of Starkey station, with thirteen acres of vineyard. His wife died August to, 1891.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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