The PEDIGREE of
John `Osawatomie' BROWN

 
     (Activist; Abolitionist; HERO; Martyr); aka Old (Capt.) Brown of OSAWATOMIE; Calvinist lay preacher, dedicated his life to the abolition of slavery; `The Genius of Retribution'; aliases used as OutLaw 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 (q.v.) 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: Henry David Thoreau pled for the life of Capt. John Brown
 
    External page: Gloria Jane sings "John Brown's Body"
 
    Note: Henry C. Wright, initially opposed to resistance, changed his mind during John Brown's trial, saying:
That it is the right and duty of the slaves to resist their masters, and the right and duty of the people of the North to incite them to resistance, and to aid them in it....
The sin of this nation ... is to be taken away, not by Christ, but by John Brown. Christ, as represented by those who are called by his name, has proved a dead failure, as a power to free the slaves. John Brown is and will be a power far more efficient.

 
    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.

 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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/-- John BROWN   +====> [ 12]
/-- John (Capt.) BROWN  (1700 - 1790 Conn.)
/  \-- Elizabeth LOOMIS   +====> [ 255 ,e,&]
/-- John (Capt.) BROWN
/-- Thomas EGGLESTON   +====> [ 255 ,e,&]
\-- Mary EGGLESTON  (1702 - 1789)
/   \-- Grace HOSKINS   +====> [ 3]
/-- Owen BROWN  (16/2/1771 - 8/5/1856)
/-- Isaac OWEN   +====> [ 3]
/-- Elijah OWEN  (1706 - 1741)
\-- Sarah HOLCOMB   +==&=> [ 255 ,eHG,&]
/   / OR: Sarah HOLCOMB [alt ped]   +====> [ 255 ,e,&]
\-- Hannah OWEN  (1740 - 1831)
/-- Brewster HIGLEY   +==&=> [ 255 ,eWH,&]
\-- Hannah HIGLEY  (1717 - 1812)
/   \-- Hester HOLCOMBE   +==&=> [ 255 ,eWH,RVT,&]
- John `Osawatomie' BROWN
/-- Peter `the Miller' MILLS   +====> [ 4]
/-- Gideon (I) MILLS
/  \-- Joanna (Jehannah) Gaylord PORTER   +====> [ 255 ,e,&]
/-- Gideon (II) MILLS  (1749 - 1813 Ohio)
/-- Brewster HIGLEY   +==&=> [ 255 ,eWH,RVT,&]
/   / (skip this generation?)
\-- Elizabeth HIGLEY  (1724 - 1774)
/   \-- Esther HOLCOMB   (skip?)   +==&=> [ 255 ,eWH,RVT,&]
\-- Ruth MILLS  (26/1/1772 - 9/12/1808)
/-- Jonathan HUMPHREY   +====> [ 255 ,n,&]
/-- Oliver HUMPHREY
/  \-- Mercy RUGGLES   +&&&> [ 255 ,eN,TMX,&]
\-- Ruth HUMPHREY  (1751 - ?)
/-- Francis GARRETT  (? - 1731)
\-- Sarah GARRETT  (1723 - 1821)
\-- Sarah MILLS   +====> [ 255 ,e,&]
 

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