Brown, John

John Brown, c1857, detail
Life span
05/09/1800—12/02/1859

Life Summary

Full name
  John Brown
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
  Exact
Death Date Certainty
  Exact
Gender
  Male
Race
  White
Sectional choice
  North
Origins
  Free State
No. of Siblings
  15
No. of Spouses
  2
No. of Children
  20
Family
 
Owen Brown (father), Ruth Mills Brown (mother), Sallie Root Brown (stepmother), Dianthe Lusk Brown (first wife), Mary Ann Day (second wife), Frederick Brown (brother), Oliver Brown (brother), Salmon Brown (brother), Jeremiah Brown (half-brother), Levi Blakeslee (adopted brother), Anna Brown (sister), Austin Brown (son), Charles Brown (son), Frederick Brown I (son), Frederick Brown II (son), Jason Brown (son), John Brown Jr (son), Oliver Brown (son), Owen Brown (son), Peter Brown (son), Salmon Brown (son), Watson Brown (son), Anna Brown (daughter), Ellen Brown I (daughter), Ellen Brown II (daughter), Ruth Brown (daughter), Sarah Brown (daughter)
Occupation
  Farmer or Planter
  Businessman
  Educator
Relation to Slavery
  White non-slaveholder
Church or Religious Denomination
  Other
Other Religion
  Calvinist
Political Parties
  Whig
  Other
Other Political Party
  Radical Abolitionist
Other Affiliations
  Abolitionists (Anti-Slavery Society)
Government
  Local government

Note Cards

Events

Documents

Subject
 
Date Title
12/06/1858 Anne Lynch Botta to Henry Whitney Bellows, December 6, 1858
12/28/1858 New York Times, “Further Outrages in Kansas,” December 28, 1858
01/08/1859 New York Times, “The Kansas Troubles,” January 8, 1859
02/05/1859 Lawrence (KS) Herald of Freedom, “Crime is Crime,” February 5, 1859
02/05/1859 Samuel Gridley Howe to John Murray Forbes, February 5, 1859
02/12/1859 Atchison (KS) Freedom’s Champion, “The Marshall’s Posse,” February 12, 1859
03/07/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Personal,” March 7, 1859
03/08/1859 Charleston (SC) Mercury, "Slave Stealing in Missouri," March 8, 1859
04/02/1859 (Omaha) Nebraskian, “Ossowatamie [Osawatomie] Brown,” April 2, 1859
04/08/1859 Boston (MA) Liberator, “‘Old Brown’s’ Company of Rescued Slaves Burnt Out,” April 8, 1859
10/20/1859 Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, “Negro Insurrection!," October 20, 1859
10/20/1859 Charles H. Ray to Abraham Lincoln, October 20, 1859
10/21/1859 New York Times, “Latest Dispatches,” October 21, 1859
10/22/1859 Atchison (KS) Freedom’s Champion, “Old John Brown,” October 22, 1859
10/22/1859 New Orleans (LA) Picayune, "The Harper's Ferry Outbreak," October 22, 1859
10/23/1859 Ralph Waldo Emerson to William Emerson, October 23, 1859
10/24/1859 Richmond (VA) Dispatch, "Northern Impertinences with Regard to the Late Affair at Harpers Ferry," October 24, 1859
10/25/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "Dissolution of the Union," October 25, 1859
10/25/1859 New Orleans (LA) Picayune, "The Harper's Ferry Affair," October 25, 1859
10/25/1859 Richmond (VA) Dispatch, “The Madness of Brown,” October 25, 1859
10/26/1859 Carlisle (PA) American, “Arrest of a Supposed ‘Harper’s Ferry Insurrectionist,’” October 26, 1859
10/26/1859 Lydia Maria Child to Henry Alexander Wise, October 26, 1859
10/26/1859 Ralph Waldo Emerson to Sarah Hathaway Forbes, October 26, 1859
10/27/1859 Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, "Additional Particulars of the Insurrection," October 27, 1859
10/27/1859 Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, "Bleeding Kansas," October 27, 1859
10/27/1859 Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, "Governor Wise on the Harper's Ferry Insurrection," October 27, 1859
10/27/1859 Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, "Sketch of Captain John Brown," October 27, 1859
10/28/1859 Baltimore (MD) Sun, "More Harper's Ferry Disclosures," October 28, 1859
10/28/1859 Entry by Susan Bradford Eppes, October 28, 1859
10/29/1859 Lawrence (KS) Herald of Freedom, “Old John Brown,” October 29, 1859
10/29/1859 William T. Sherman to Ellen Sherman, October 29, 1859
10/31/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "A Game that Will Not Win," October 31, 1859
10/31/1859 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, "Untitled," October 31, 1859
11/01/1859 New York Herald, "Runaway Slaves in Canada," November 1, 1859
11/02/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "They Have Overdone It!," November 2, 1859
11/03/1859 Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, "Black Republican Ingratitude," November 3, 1859
11/03/1859 Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, "Conviction of Brown!," November 3, 1859
11/03/1859 Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, "Tenderly Sensitive," November 3, 1859
11/03/1859 Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, "Trial of Brown, the Insurgent," November 3, 1859
11/04/1859 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Mr. Douglas’ New Book,” November 4, 1859
11/04/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "Old Brown's Speech," November 4, 1859
11/05/1859 New York Times, "The Brown Invasion Transplanted From Kansas," November 5, 1859
11/07/1859 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, "How Shall Brown Be Punished?," November 7, 1859
11/08/1859 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “The Democratic Party and Old Brown,” November 8, 1859
11/09/1859 Hartford (CT) Courant, "Untitled," November 9, 1859
11/09/1859 Hartford (CT) Courant, "Untitled," November 9, 1859
11/09/1859 Raleigh (NC) Register, “Brown’s Virginia Counsel,” November 9, 1859
11/10/1859 Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, "Harper's Ferry Trouble," November 10, 1859
11/10/1859 Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, "Untitled," November 10, 1859
11/10/1859 Philadelphia (PA) Christian Observer, "Character of John Brown," November 10, 1859
11/11/1859 Boston (MA) Liberator, "Bad News for the Abolitionists," November 11, 1859
11/11/1859 Eliza Margaretta Chew Mason to Lydia Maria Child, November 11, 1859
11/14/1859 Fayetteville (NC) Observer,"Old Brown," November 14, 1859
11/14/1859 Frances Watkins Harper to Mary Ann Day Brown, November 14, 1859
11/15/1859 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Insurrectionists in West Tennessee,” November 15, 1859
11/16/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Is It True or False?,” November 16, 1859
11/17/1859 Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, "Gov. Wise to Mrs. Child," November 17, 1859
11/17/1859 Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, "The Plea Will Not Avail Them," November 17, 1859
11/17/1859 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, "Brown's Gang," November 17, 1859
11/18/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "A Recoil of the Gun," November 18, 1859
11/19/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "The Virginia Panic," November 19, 1859
11/20/1859 New York Herald, “Intense Alarm and Excitement in Virginia,” November 20, 1859
11/21/1859 Hartford (CT) Courant, "Untitled," November 21, 1859
11/22/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The Straw Stack War,” November 22, 1859
11/24/1859 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, "The Devil Not As Black As He Is Painted," November 24, 1859
11/26/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "Well Done, Old Brown," November 26, 1859
11/27/1859 New York Herald, “A Suggestion to Governor Wise About Old Brown,” November 27, 1859
11/30/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "Old Brown to be Gagged," November 30, 1859
11/30/1859 Entry by Edmund Ruffin, November 30, 1859
12/01/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "The Other Brown," December 1, 1859
12/02/1859 Entry by Susan Bradford Eppes, December 2, 1859
12/02/1859 Entry by Thomas Jonathan Jackson, December 2, 1859
12/02/1859 Greensboro (NC) Patriot, "Salisbury Items," December 2, 1859
12/02/1859 John Thomas Lewis Preston to Margaret Junkin Preston, December 2, 1859
12/03/1859 Atchison (KS) Freedom’s Champion, “Walker vs. Brown,” December 3, 1859
12/03/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "Opinions of the People," December 3, 1859
12/04/1859 New York Herald, “The South and Southern Safety,” December 4, 1859
12/05/1859 Abby Howland Woolsey to Eliza Newton Woolsey Howland, December 5, 1859
12/05/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The Beginning of Sorrows,” December 5, 1859
12/05/1859 Hartford (CT) Courant, “Untitled,” December 5, 1859
12/06/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "How a Brave Man Dies," December 6, 1859
12/07/1859 Mrs. M. Brooks to William Still, December 7, 1859
12/08/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "Virginia Wants the Nation to Foot Her Bills," December 8, 1859
12/08/1859 Hartford (CT) Courant, "Arrest of a Militia Officer," December 8, 1859
12/09/1859 New York Herald, “Anti-Slavery Theatres and Litterateurs,” December 9, 1859
12/10/1859 New York Herald, "The Slavery Agitation," December 10, 1859
12/12/1859 Frances Watkins Harper to William Still, December 12, 1859
12/14/1859 Hartford (CT) Courant, "Untitled,” December 14, 1859
12/15/1859 Entry by Susan Bradford Eppes, December 15, 1859
12/16/1859 Columbus (OH) Gazette, "For the Columbus Gazette," December 16, 1859
12/18/1859 New York Herald, “The New York Herald in the South,” December 18, 1859
12/20/1859 Hartford (CT) Courant, “Untitled,” December 20, 1859
12/21/1859 Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, “Frederick Douglass,” December 21, 1859
12/25/1859 New York Herald, “Seward Nominated for the Presidency by the Abolitionists,” December 25, 1859
12/29/1859 San Francisco (CA) Evening Bulletin, “The New Crusade against the Union,” December 29, 1859
12/31/1859 Boston (MA) Liberator, "John Brown is Dead!," December 31, 1859
01/04/1860 New York Times, “The Trial of Stevens,” January 4, 1860
01/05/1860 New York Herald, "The Underground Railroad and Its Victims," January 5, 1860
01/05/1860 New York Herald, “The Runaway Slaves,” January 5, 1860
01/11/1860 Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, “Another Grievance for Virginia,” January 11, 1860
01/17/1860 New York Times, "The Exodus of Southern Medical Students," January 17, 1860
01/23/1860 Boston (MA) Herald, “A Conflict of the Races in Canada,” January 23, 1860
01/23/1860 New York Times,“The Colored People and John Brown’s Widow,” January 23, 1860
01/24/1860 Boston (MA) Herald, “Telegraph to the Herald,” January 24, 1860
01/28/1860 Atchison (KS) Freedom’s Champion, “Paying the Piper,” January 28, 1860
02/01/1860 Boston (MA) Herald, "Where Shall They Go?," February 1, 1860
02/10/1860 William T. Sherman to Ellen Sherman, February 10, 1860
02/11/1860 New York Times, “The Senatorial Inquisition,” February 11, 1860
02/15/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The Harper’s Ferry Inquisition,” February 15, 1860
02/18/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Attempt to Lynch a Pennsylvanian in Virginia,” February 18, 1860
02/25/1860 New York Herald, “The Senate and Messrs Hyatt and Howe,” February 25, 1860
02/27/1860 Abraham Lincoln, Address at Cooper Institute, New York City, February 27, 1860
03/08/1860 Charleston (SC) Courier, “John Brown’s Private Secretary,” March 8, 1860
03/17/1860 Abraham Lincoln to E. Stafford, March 17, 1860
03/22/1860 Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, “Another Harper’s Ferry Victim,” March 22, 1860
03/22/1860 Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, “Execution of Hazlett and Stephens,” March 22, 1860
03/26/1860 William Wilkins to James Watson Webb, March 26, 1860
05/05/1860 (Omaha) Nebraskian, “Monument to John Brown,” May 5, 1860
05/10/1860 New York Times, “Disunion Plots,” May 10, 1860
06/05/1860 Chillicothe (OH) Scioto Gazette, “Can Locofocos Explain It?,” June 5, 1860
06/15/1860 (Jackson) Mississippian, “Violations of the Constitution,” June 15, 1860
06/20/1860 (Jackson) Mississippian, “The Fourth at John Brown’s Home,” June 20, 1860
07/05/1860 Ripley (OH) Bee, “The John Brown Investigation,” July 5, 1860
07/08/1860 New York Herald, “A Curious Fourth of July Celebration,” July 8, 1860
08/08/1860 Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, "Who Are For Disunion?," August 8, 1860
08/09/1860 Charlestown (VA) Free Press, "Precipitate A Revolution," August 9, 1860
08/18/1860 New York Times, "Gov. Seward and John Brown," August 18, 1860
09/01/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The Artful Dodger,” September 1, 1860
09/07/1860 New York Herald, “Massachusetts Thoroughly Abolitionized,” September 7, 1860
09/16/1860 New York Herald, “The Reign of Terror in Texas,” September 16, 1860
10/05/1860 (Jackson) Mississippian, "The 'Coercion' Issue," October 5, 1860
10/11/1860 Charleston (SC) Mercury, "The Terrors of Submission," October 11, 1860
10/15/1860 New York Times, “Very Suspicious,” October 15, 1860
10/22/1860 Charleston (SC) Mercury, "Harper's Ferry Anniversary Celebration," October 22, 1860
11/15/1860 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, "The U. S. Arsenal," November 15, 1860
11/28/1860 New York Herald, “The Meeting of Congress,” November 28, 1860
12/01/1860 Chicago (IL) Tribune, "Montgomery," December 1, 1860
12/05/1860 Charleston (SC) Mercury, "The John Brown Pike," December 5, 1860
12/13/1860 Charlestown (VA) Free Press, “John Brown Anniversary,” December 13, 1860
02/08/1861 Newark (OH) Advocate, “Abolition Threat of John P. Hale,” February 8, 1861
04/16/1861 Richmond (VA) Dispatch, “Another John Brown Raid,” April 16, 1861
04/19/1861 Boston (MA) Liberator, “An Ancient and A Modern Compromise,” April 19, 1861
06/17/1861 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “A Submissionist Answered,” June 17, 1861
07/15/1861 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Military Printers Having Their Joke,” July 15, 1861
12/04/1871 William Whipper to William Still, December 4, 1871

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