The PEDIGREE of
John `Osawatomie' BROWN

 
     aka Old (Capt.) Brown of OSAWATOMIE; Calvinist lay preacher, dedicated his life to the abolition of slavery; `The Genius of Retribution'; aliases used as fugitive from pro-slaver forces: aka Nelson HAWKINS, aka Shubel MORGAN, aka Isaac SMITH

    "That new Saint, than whom none purer or more brave was ever led by love of men into conflict and death, -- the new Saint awaiting his martyrdom, and who, if he shall suffer, will make the gallows glorious like the Cross."      -- Ralph Waldo Emerson (Nov. 1859)
 
    Note: Helped organize `Undergound Railroad,' led anti-slaver activities in `Bloody Kansas,' tried to incite slave rebellion by seizing U.S. Armory at Harper's Ferry 16 Oct 1859, amazed the world with his righteous speech and serene courage during trial and execution.
    Brown's martyrdom was eulogized by leading intellectuals Emerson (q.v.) and Thoreau and changed the course of history: it led directly to the South's secession, contributed to Lincoln's nomination, and, by inspiring the North with a righteous mission, probably affected the outcome of the Civil War. John Brown served as model for Melville's Billy Budd and for the hero of Hugo's Les Miserables. The marching tune with the inspiring lyrics
            John Brown's Body Lies A-moulderin' in the Grave
            John Brown's Body Lies A-moulderin' in the Grave
            John Brown's Body Lies A-moulderin' in the Grave
                    But his Soul Goes Marching On

(now known as Battle Hymn of the Republic) became the North's most popular song during the War.

 
    External page: Synopsis of John Brown's fight against slavery.
 
    External page: John Brown's ghost.
 
    External page: Click for David S. Reynolds' excellent biography.

     Born:  Torrington, Conn. 9 May 1800    Died:  2 Dec 1859 Charleston, Virg.     hanged for ``treason''


Jamie's First Cousin 6x removed.
Click here to read about Tim Dowling, a blemish on genealogy.

 Wives/Partners:       Dianthe LUSK   ;   (2nd) Mary Ann Day
 Children:       John   ;   Jason   ;   Owen (assisted at Harper's : escaped)   ;   Frederick   ;   Ruth   ;   Frederick (k. at Osawatomie)   ;   infant   ;   Sarah (d. young)   ;   Watson (k. at Harper's Ferry)   ;   Salmon   ;   Charles (d. young)   ;   Oliver (k. at Harper's Ferry)   ;   Peter (d. young)   ;   Austin (d. young)   ;   Anne   ;   Amelia (d. infant)   ;   Sarah   ;   Ellen (d. infant)   ;   infant   ;   Ellen
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/-- Peter BROWN   +====> [ 2]
/-- John BROWN  (1668 - 1729)
/  \-- Mary GILLETT   +====> [ 5]
/-- John BROWN  (1700 - 1790 Conn.)
/  \-- Elizabeth LOOMIS   +====> [ 255 ,e,&]
/-- John (Capt.) BROWN
/  \-- Mary EGGLESTON   +====> [ 255 ,e,&]
/-- Owen BROWN  (16/2/1771 - 8/5/1856)
/-- Isaac OWEN   +====> [ 255 ,n,&]
/-- Elijah OWEN  (1706 - 1741)
\-- Sarah HOLCOMB   +==&=> [ 255 ,wHaG,r,&]
/   | OR: Sarah HOLCOMB [alt ped]   +====> [ 3]
\-- Hannah OWEN  (1740 - 1831)
/   \-- Hannah HIGLEY   +&&&> [ 255 ,N,T,&]
- John `Osawatomie' BROWN
/-- Gideon (I) MILLS   +&&&> [ 255 ,E,T,&]
/-- Gideon (II) MILLS  (1749 - 1813 Ohio)
/  \-- Elizabeth HIGLEY   +&&&> [ 255 ,eN,T,&]
\-- Ruth MILLS  (26/1/1772 - 9/12/1808)
/-- Oliver HUMPHREY   +&&&> [ 255 ,E,TM,&]
\-- Ruth HUMPHREY  (1751 - ?)
/-- Francis GARRETT  (? - 1731)
\-- Sarah GARRETT  (1723 - 1821)
\-- Sarah MILLS   +====> [ 255 ,e,&]
 

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