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Daniel Shannon fonds, 1816-1822

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dc.description Lt. Daniel Shannon fl. 1777-1822, was the only son of Susan Drake, granddaughter of Rev. Thomas Drake, eldest brother of Sir Francis Drake, and Captain Daniel Shannon of the Royal Navy. He married Elizabeth Garvey, daughter of Alexander Garvey and Catharine Borden of New Jersey. Lt. Shannon was a Regular in the British Army and on February 12, 1777 he joined the Royal Standard, 5th New Jersey Volunteers. After being arrested and sentenced to hang for spying he was pardoned through the efforts of his mother Susan Drake Shannon who pleaded his case with the Governor. He served under General Cornwallis at the surrender in Virginia in 1781. In 1783 he moved to New Brunswick, Canada where he was reduced to a half-pay ensign in the 2nd Regiment of the Lincoln Militia. He was granted 500 acres of land on the St. Johns River, and on April 1, 1786 his daughter Catharine was born there. The family returned to the United States, residing in Pennsylvania, for a short time. In 1800 Lt. Shannon, with his mother and family, returned to Canada and settled in Stamford Township where he bought 200 acres of land on the Niagara River near the whirlpool. He later served in the Secret Service during the War of 1812 and was stationed at a lookout point on the Niagara River below the falls. In 1806 Shannon’s daughter, Catharine, married Thomas Lundy, fourth son of William Lundy of Stamford Township. en_US
dc.description.abstract Fonds consists of correspondence between Daniel Shannon and others related to his petition for remuneration for his role in defending Canada during the War of 1812. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ;RG 66
dc.subject Shannon, Daniel en_US
dc.subject Shannon, Catharine en_US
dc.subject Lundy family en_US
dc.subject War of 1812 en_US
dc.subject Niagara Falls -- History en_US
dc.subject Stamford -- History en_US
dc.subject Lincoln Militia en_US
dc.title Daniel Shannon fonds, 1816-1822 en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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