Footnotes and Further Reading

William Stevens

Footnote # 1

The biographical information in this narrative is taken from the electronic records of the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati: The Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati Profiles (Online database:, 2004.)

Footnote # 2

Josiah Gilbert Holland, History of Western Massachusetts, The Counties of Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire (Springfield: Samuel Bowles and Company, 1855), 343

Footnote # 3

Leonard Richards, Shays's Rebellion: The American Revolution's Final Battle (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002), 109.

Footnote # 4

Stevens advertised his store, farm and land for sale in the Greenfield Gazette, June 13, 1793.

Further Reading

Gross, Robert A., ed. In Debt to Shays: The Bicentennial of an Agrarian Rebellion. Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 1993.

Patrie, Lois McClellan, A History of Colrain, Massachusetts, with Genealogies of Early Families. Troy, New York: 1974.

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

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