NM Brown, John

John Brown

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Born: May 9, 1800

Birthplace: Torrington, Connecticut

Father: Owen Brown 1771 – 1856
(Buried: Old Hudson Township Burying Ground, Hudson, Ohio)​

Mother: Ruth Mills 1772 – 1808
(Buried: Old Hudson Township Burying Ground, Hudson, Ohio)​

1st​ Wife: Dianthe Lusk 1801 – 1832
(Buried: Brown Family Cemetery, New Richmond, Pennsylvania)​

2nd​ Wife: Mary Ann Day 1816 – 1884
(Buried: Madronia Cemetery, Saratoga, California)​

Children:

John Brown Jr. 1821 – 1895​
(Buried: Crown Hill Cemetery, Put–in–Bay, Ohio)​
Jason Brown 1823 – 1912​
(Buried: Glendale Cemetery, Akron, Ohio)​
Owen Brown 1824 – 1889​
(Buried: Brown Mountain Grave Site, Altadena, California)​
Frederick Brown 1827 – 1831​
(Buried: Brown Family Cemetery, New Richmond, Pennsylvania)​
Ruth Brown Thompson 1829 – 1904​
(Buried: Mountain View Cemetery Mausoleum, Altadena, California)​
Frederick Brown 1830 – 1856​
(Buried: Brown Cemetery, Osawatomie, Kansas)
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Infant Son Brown 1832 – 1832​
(Buried: Brown Family Cemetery, New Richmond, Pennsylvania)​
Sarah Brown 1834 – 1843​
(Buried: Fairview Cemetery, Richfield, Ohio)​
Watson Brown 1835 – 1859​
(Buried: John Brown Farm Grounds, North Elba, New York)​
Salmon Brown 1836 – 1919​
(Buried: Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery, Portland, Oregon)​
Charles Brown 1837 – 1843​
(Buried: Fairview Cemetery, Richfield, Ohio)​
Oliver Brown 1839 – 1859​
(Buried: John Brown Farm Grounds, North Elba, New York)​
Peter Brown 1840 – 1843​
(Buried: Fairview Cemetery, Richfield, Ohio)​
Austin Brown 1842 – 1843​
(Buried: Fairview Cemetery, Richfield, Ohio)​
Annie Brown Adams 1843 – 1926​
(Buried: Rohnerville Pioneer Cemetery, Rohnerville, California)​
Sarah Brown 1846 – 1916​
(Buried: Madronia Cemetery, Saratoga, California)​
Ellen Brown 1848 – 1849​
(Buried: North Elba Cemetery, North Elba, New York)​
Ellen Brown Fablinger 1854 – 1917​
(Buried: Madronia Cemetery, Saratoga, California)​

Education:

Studied at the school of abolitionist Elizur Wright
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Taught himself Surveying from a book​

Antebellum Events:

Attacked with inflammation of the eyes​
Worked briefly for his father’s tannery in Hudson​
Owner of a tannery with his adopted brother Levi Blakeslee​
Owner of 200 Acres of land in New Richmond Pennsylvania​
Built a well – ventilated room for hiding escaping slaves​
Owner of the John Brown Tannery in New Richmond Pennsylvania​
Made money surveying new roads in New Richmond Pennsylvania​
Helped establish a post office in New Richmond Pennsylvania​
1828 – 1835: United States Postmaster for Randolph Pennsylvania​
Leader in setting up a Congregational Society Richmond Pennsylvania​
1832: Brown’s wife died from the effects of childbirth.​
1833: Married 17-year-old Mary Ann Day​
1836: Moved his family to Franklin Mills Ohio​
Owner of a tannery along the Cuyahoga River in Ohio​
1837: Suffered losses from the Panic of 1837​
1842: Declared bankruptcy in the federal court.​
1843: Four of his children died from the effects of dysentery​
1846: Moved to Springfield Massachusetts​
Business partner in Wool Commission Operation in Springfield.​
Helped transfer Springfield into a center for abolitionism​
Helped make Springfield one of safest of the Underground Railroad​
Founder of the League of Gileadites​
1848: Moved his family to Timbuctoo New York to settle on a farm.​
Provided guidance and assistance for blacks to establish farms.​

1855: Participated in the anti – slavery convention in Albany New York
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1855: Moved to Kansas after hearing his sons were unprepared.​
1856: Affected by the sacking of Lawrence Kansas​
1856: Leader in the Pottawatomie Massacre​
1856: Defended the Free State Settlement of Palmyra Kansas​
1856: His son Frederick was killed outskirts of Osawatomie Kansas​
1856: Entered Lawrence to meet with Free State Leaders​
1856: Returned to the East by November​
Spent two raising funds for his campaign to free all slaves in south.​
1857: Organized Anti – Slavery Mock legislature in Springdale Iowa​
1858: Massachusetts Committee pledged 200 sharps Rifles​
Hired Hugh Forbes as his men’s drillmaster and to write a handbook​
1858: Visited Frederick Douglass in Rochester New York​
1858: Led his own raid to liberate 11 slaves​
1859: Arrived at Harper’s Ferry on July 3rd​ under the name Isaac Smith​
1859: Met with Frederick Douglass in Chambersburg Pennsylvania​
1859: Led 18 men in an attack on the Harpers Ferry Armory​
1859: Captured at the U.S. Armory by Colonel Robert E. Lee​
1859: Brown was found guilty after a weeklong trial and sentenced to hang.​
1859: Hung on December 2nd​ at 11:25 AM.​

Died: December 2, 1859

Place of Death: Charles Town, Virginia (later West Virginia)

Cause of Death: Death by Hanging pronounced dead at 11:50 AM.

Age at time of Death: 59 years old

Burial Place: John Brown Farm Grounds, North Elba, New York

Last Words: "I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood. I had, as I now think, vainly flattered myself that without very much bloodshed it might be done."
 
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Tried and executed for the charge of treason against an entity that he had never sworn an oath to, or owed any allegiance to.

A decade later, actual traitors were let off the hook without even a trial.
 
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Tried and executed for the charge of treason against an entity that he had never sworn an oath to, or owed any allegiance to.

A decade later, actual traitors were let off the hook without even a trial.
Weren't there 5 or 6 men murdered during his raid? Then 10 more when the firehouse was stormed. Sorry, but I don't see him as a martyr.
 
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