Bonus: My guess is John Brown. A man named John Brown was certainly involved in an armed confrontation in 1859, and the name is so common that it seems fairly likely that someone with the same name was killed in 1775.
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Edit - Players who submit questions asking for someone's name are reminded to specify that a correct answer should include both first and last name, unless you consider that the last name by itself should be an acceptable answer.