Daniel Shays did not lead the whole rebellion. There were other men, such as Luke Day, who led their own regiment. Shays' Rebellion was not all poor farmers, either. If you look at the records, there were about 4,000 men involved in this rebellion and they were from many different walks of life. Some of them were even well off. I don't like these sights that read a summary of something and they think they know everything. If you want to know how Shays' Rebellion really went down, read the book by Leonard Richards. Don't look to this website for answers.