Daniel Shipman was born 1801 in North Carolina. He served in Capt. Francis W. Johnson’s company in the Anahuac Disturbances of 1832 and in Capt. John Byrd’s company at the Siege of Béxar. He was with Lt. Thomas H. Borden, the company’s temporary commander, at the storming of the city in December 1835, and is said to have been at the side of Benjamin R. Milam when he was shot. On August 2, 1836, Shipman and his father enlisted in Byrd’s four-month volunteers; Shipman served until the company was disbanded on January 18, 1837. Shipman died near Goliad on March 4, 1881, at the home of his son Daniel, Jr. His younger brother John was killed on the Mier expedition.
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