Brown, John, 1800-1859

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1800-05-09
Death 1859-12-02
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Abolitionist, tanner, surveyor. Involved in Ohio underground railroad and Kansas slavery and antislavery conflicts, led raid on Harper's Ferry.

From the description of John Brown Papers [microform], 1849-1919. (Ohio Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 38974680

John Brown, Jr. (1821-1895) was the oldest of twenty children of the noted abolitionist John Brown of Kansas. He was a farner, soldier, and Free Soil advocate.

From the guide to the John Brown, Jr. Collection, 1849-1895, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

John Brown (1800-1859), abolitionist.

From the description of John Brown collection, 1814-1859. (Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, Inc.). WorldCat record id: 38477460

Famous abolitionist; of Ohio; Osawatomie, Kan.; North Elba, N.Y.

From the description of Memoranda book [microform], 1839-1859. (Kansas State Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 55704642

From the description of John Brown papers [microform], 1826-1948. (Kansas State Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 62312665

John Brown was born in Connecticut in 1800 before migrating with his family at an early age to the Connecticut Western Reserve. He failed at several business ventures and land speculations before devoting his life to the abolition of slavery. Brown was executed in 1859 following his failed attempt to incite a slave rebellion at Harper's Ferry, Virginia. Edwin Coppoc, a native of Salem, Ohio, joined Brown in his raid.

From the description of John Brown commission of Edwin Coppoc, 1859 October 13. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 762831703

American abolitionist.

From the description of Letter and newspaper clippings, 1857-1896. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122605122

From the description of ALS, 1857 Aug. 13, Tabor, Iowa, to F.B. Sanborn, Concord, Mass. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 145506940

From the description of John Brown letters, 1851-1853. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63936253

From the description of ALS, 1859 Nov. 27, Charles Town, W. Va., to Mary L. Stearns. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122524955

From the description of ALS, 1856 March 13, Browns Station, Kansas, to Owen Brown. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122541785

Abolitionist.

From the description of Facsimile of manuscript about slavery, ca. 1858. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754872489

From the description of Papers, 1826-1958. (Allegheny College). WorldCat record id: 44935229

From the description of Letter: Winebago Co., Illinois, to Dear Children, North Elba, New York, 1855 May 7. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27731709

From the description of Letter: Rockford, Ill., to Dear Wife [Mary Anne Day Brown], Akron, Ohio, 1855 March 8. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27731705

From the description of John Brown papers, 1839-1861. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451891

From the description of Letter: Springfield, Mass., to Simon Perkins, 1850 Jan. 26. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27731697

From the description of Facsimiles of speech and newspaper, 1859 and no date. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27731716

From the description of Letter: near Browns Station, K[ansas] T[erritory], to Dear Wife and Children, 1856 June 24. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27731711

John Brown, American abolitionist, was executed by the United States following his raid on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, in 1859.

From the description of Skeleton of a provisional constitution and ordinances of the people of the U.S., and related letter to his family : [Chatham, Ont.], [1858]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78525580

From the description of Skeleton of a provisional constitution and ordinances of the people of the U.S., and related letter to his family : [Chatham, Ont.], [1858]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702150296

John Brown was born in Connecticut in 1800 before migrating with his family at an early age to the Connecticut Western Reserve. He failed at several business ventures and land speculations before devoting his life to the abolition of slavery. Brown was executed in 1859 following his failed attempt to incite a slave rebellion at Harper's Ferry, Virginia.

From the description of John Brown letter to his children, 1854 September 30. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 756509072

Abolitionist; b. in Connecticut; spent boyhood in Hudson, Ohio; later lived in New Richmond (Crawford County), Pa., North Elba, N.Y., and Osawatomie, Kan.; involved tanning industry; in 1859 raided U.S. armory at Harpers Ferry, W. Va.; subsequently overtaken by militia troops led by Col. Robert E. Lee; Brown hanged at Charlestown, W. Va., Dec. 1859.

From the description of Brown-Gee collection--Series I, [18--]-[19--]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154689278

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  • Radicals
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848--Campaigns--Personal narratives, American
  • American letters--History
  • Diaries
  • Slavery--Anti-slavery movements
  • Military history
  • Slavery
  • Kansas--Description and travel
  • Farmers--Diaries
  • Decedents' estates
  • Partnerships--United States
  • Oswatomie, Battle of, 1856
  • Slavery--Extension to the territories
  • Antislavery movements
  • Wool industry--History--Sources
  • Dwellings
  • Parks
  • Slavery--United States--Extension to the territories
  • Activism and social reform
  • African Americans
  • Civil War (U.S.)
  • American letters--History--19th century
  • Harpers Ferry (W. Va.)--History--John Brown's Raid, 1859
  • Sheep ranchers--Archives
  • Radicalism
  • Osawatomie, Battle of, Osawatomie, Kan., 1856
  • Statues
  • Harpers Ferry (W. Va.)--History--John Brown's Raid, 1859--Drama
  • Last letters before death
  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • American diaries
  • Business records
  • Cemeteries
  • Families
  • Abolitionists--Archives
  • Wool industry
  • Antislavery movements--Sources
  • Kansas. Emigration and immigration
  • Abolitionists--Biography--Sources
  • Abolitionists--United States
  • Tanneries
  • Abolitionists

Occupations:

  • Social reformers
  • Abolitionists--19th century.--United States
  • Tanners
  • Abolitionists--United States
  • Abolitionists--Kansas
  • Abolitionists

Places:

  • Torrington, CT, US
  • Charles Town, WV, US