Daniel Shearer

30 August 1791–18 April 1874 (Age 82)
Stillwater, Stillwater, Saratoga, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Daniel

When Daniel Shearer was born on 30 August 1791, in Stillwater, Stillwater, Saratoga, New York, United States, his father, William Shearer, was 39 and his mother, Letitia Langdon, was 39. He married Jane McCutcheon about 1818, in Saratoga, Saratoga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1840 and Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850. He registered for military service in 1852. He died on 18 April 1874, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Shearer
Jane McCutcheon
Marriage: about 1818
Jane Maria Shearer
Norman Barber Shearer

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  • Marriage
    about 1818Saratoga, Saratoga, New York, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
    Age 3
    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
    1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York
    Age 6
    Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 28
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and English: occupational name for a reaper of standing crops, a sheep shearer, or someone who used shears to trim the surface of finished cloth and remove excessive nap, from Middle English sherer(e) ‘shearer’, an agent derivative of Middle English schere(n) ‘to shear’. Middle English schere denoted shears and scissors of all sizes. Compare Sherman .Americanized form of German or Jewish (Ashkenazic) Scherer or Scherrer , cognates of 1 above. Compare Sharrer .Americanized form of German Scheurer .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    Daniel Shearer's Will

    Know all whom it may Concern, That I, Daniel Shearer Of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Territory of Utah, Aged 80 years (eighty years) and over, being of sound mind and memory and considering the …

    Sources (78)

    • Daniel Shower, "United States Census, 1840"
    • Daniel in entry for Mary Shearer, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Daniel Shearer, "United States Census, 1850"

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