EARLY SETTLEMENT OF THE TOWN.--ESTABLISHMENT OF
SCHOOLS.--THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WARS.--THE REV-
OLUTIONARY WAR.--SHAYS REBELLION.--SKETCH
OF CAPT. DANIEL SHAYS.--CHURCH HISTORY.--
THE REBELLION OF 1861-5.--SKETCHES OF
NOTABLE MEN, NATIVES OF THE TOWN,
By C. O. PARMENTER
Press of Carpenter & Morehouse,
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It is not known when Daniel Shays came to Pelham, Massachusetts, but he was there when the alarm from Lexington arrived in 1775 and joined a company under Captain Reuben Dickinson of Amherst. This house is on the Prescott side of the West Branch of the Swift River. In 1786 and early 1787, Daniel Shays led a group of tax resisters in what became known as Shays' Rebellion.