Footnotes and Further Reading

Henry McCulloch

Footnote # 1

From the "MA History Project" research of Robert Keyes, Pelham Town Historian, Pelham, MA.

Footnote # 2

Leonard Richards, Shays's Rebellion: The American Revolution's Final Battle (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002), pp. 98-99.

Footnote # 3

Margaret Helper, et. al., "Pelham in Shays' Rebellion," in Shays' Rebellion: Selected Essays (Institute for Massachusetts Studies, Westfield State College, 1987), p.82.

Footnote # 4

Richards, Shays' Rebellion, p. 8.

Footnote # 5

Robert Keyes, "Who Were the Pelham Shaysites?" Historical Journal of Massachusetts (Vol XXVIII, Winter 2000), p 38. Additionally, Keyes points out that the median age of the Pelham Shaysites was 33.75; 67% were between age 20 and 39; 73% were Scotch-Irish; 76% were married; 74% had children; 46% had served in the American Revolution; 72% lived near or just east/southeast of the Town Hall, the land seized by the state in the 1930s to create the Quabbin Reservoir to meet the drinking water needs of eastern Massachusetts.

Footnote # 6

Hampshire Gazette, 25 April and 9 May, 1787. (Massachusetts Archives: 189, 30 April, 1787, pp 262-4).

Footnote # 7

Marion Starkey, A Little Rebellion (New York: Knopf, 1955), pp. 216-222.

Footnote # 8

Marion Starkey, A Little Rebellion (New York: Knopf, 1955), pp. 222.

Footnote # 9

Quoted in Gregory H. Nobles, "Leniency and Legitimacy in Shays's Rebellion: The Case of Henry McCulloch" (Annual Meeting of the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. March, 1985), p. 24.

Footnote # 10

Pelham Town Records, Memorial Library, Deerfield, MA.

Footnote # 11

Nobles, "Leniency and Legitimacy," p. 24.

Footnote # 12

Quoted in Keyes research on Salome Hamilton writing in 1894, Pelham Historical Society.

Further Reading

Gross, Robert, ed. In Debt to Shays: The Bicentennial of an Agrarian Rebellion, volume 65. Boston, MA: The Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 1993.

Richards, Leonard. Shays's Rebellion: The American Revolution's Final Battle. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002.

Starkey, Marion. A Little Rebellion. New York: Knopf, 1955.

Satzmary, David. Shays' Rebellion: The Making of an Agrarian Insurrection. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 1980.