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Thursday Treasure – Recording of John Brown’s Body

Over the past 30 years, I have been the recipient of some fascinating letters, emails, FaceBook notifications, and phone calls from people regarding John Brown. One such FaceBook connection occured in June of this year and resulted in today’s featured treasure. Emeritus Professor of Mycology at Cornell University, Richard P. Korf wrote me the following: Read More

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Descendant Celebrates Ancestry

News Article about my cousin Mary Ward Buster – John Brown’s Half Second Great Grandniece News – OsawatomieWritten by Brandon Steinert Wednesday, 04 November 2009 07:00John Brown’s descendants relived the raid on Harpers Ferry, W.Va., during the event’s sesquicentennial on Oct. 16. Mary Buster, who grew up in Osawatomie and lived here until she was Read More

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Thursday Treasures – Bee Keesey Fuchsia

Bee Keesey FuchsiaOriginally uploaded by fuchsiajp  The treasure I am sharing today is the beautiful Fuchsia named “Bee Keesey” (Pennisi, USA 1972). This fuchsia was developed and named in honor of my grandmother, Beatrice Cook Keesey. Beatrice Cook Keesey (1902-1992) was a great granddaughter of John Brown, the abolitionist. She was very active in the Read More