Dauphin Osgood Thompson (Villard, 1910)
Dauphin Osgood Thompson, brother of William and also a neighbor of the Browns at North Elba, was born April 17, 1838, and was killed in the engine house on October 18, 1859. He was the brother of William Thompson, who also fell, and of Henry Thompson, Their sister Isabella married Watson Brown. Dauphin Thompson was a handsome, inexperienced, country boy, “more like a girl than a warrior,” and “diffident and quiet.”
Oswald Garrison Villard, John Brown, 1800-1859: A Biography Fifty Years After (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1910), 683.