Biographical Sketch of Davis Shannon
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 November 2, 1889 in Marion County.