Biographical Sketch of Davis Shannon

Signature of Davis Shannon

Davis Shannon

Born 1811
Died 1889 
Marion County delegate

Davis Shannon was born April 19, 1811 in Union County, Indiana. He came to Oregon in 1845 with his younger brother Wesley and took a land claim in the eastern portion of Marion County in Howell Prairie.

Shannon was a delegate from Marion County and served on the Committee on Seat of Government.

He never married. In later biographical accounts, Shannon was described as “having one defective limb, broken when he was a young man. He was a strong man of 180 pounds, dark strong face, a large head and a big heart.” Shannon died Nov. 2, 1889 in Marion County.