Biography of Daniel Shannon
Yates County, NY Biographies





Shannon, Daniel, a native of Sussex County, N. J., born in 1787, was twice married, first to Betsey, daughter of Captain Wade, of Sussex County, N. J., by whom he had five children. He married second, Lydia Raplee, by whom he had fourteen children, eleven sons and three daughters. Eighteen of the children lived to adult age. Daniel died in 1871, and his wife in 1874. He was connected with the New Jersey Iron Works previous to coming to this county. He was one of the pioneers in Starkey, buying a large tract of land, which he divided among his children at his death. He was a boat builder, and also built the first woolen mill in the county. He was a member of the church. He was an active business man and a valuable citizen in the early settlement of the county. Of the fourteen sons not one used tobacco or intoxicants.

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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