Vermont to honor John Brown, as the first state to have a day set aside to honor the abolishtionist. Local teacher Bradley Archer petitioned the state legislators to set aside October 16 (the date of John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry) as John Brown Day. Archer said “It’s important to recognize that we’re the Read More
A treasure from my collection I was gifted this collage of 5 generations of John Brown’s Family by my good friend and John Brown Historian, Jean Libby. It measures about 8 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ and has yellowed with age. At the end of the post are pictures of both the front and back Read More
I spent the week of July 17, 2017 digging with archeology students from SUNY Potsdam College at the John Brown Farm in North Elba, NY. a State Historic Site, located 2 miles from downtown Lake Placid, NY in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains. My Great-Great-Great Grandfather’s family lived in North Elba from 1855 to 1863, when Mary Read More
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John Brown While pulling the pictures for John Brown’s Birthday post I found a snippet of poetry on the back of this portrait. Here is the poem in full for your enjoyment Poems by David Barker. Located on Google Books. Published in 1876
May 9, 1800, John Brown was born. To celebrate his birthday I thought I would share some of the many faces of John Brown I have in my collection. I hope you enjoyed this collection of John Brown faces. Read More
What Does the Future Hold for Genealogy Bloggers? The buzz around the Genealogy Blogging World lately has been discussion about the future of Genealogy Blogging – is it going to survive in a world that wants everything condensed into 140 Twitter characters and quick updates on Facebook? Thomas MacEntee over at Geneabloggers recently announced that Read More
Dennis Frye, Harpers Ferry Historian, and I were interviewed for the Voice of America story, Debate Still Rages Over Controversial American Abolitionist John Brown, for Black History Month. I hope you enjoy the article.