Charlestown, Va, 2nd, December, 1859 “I John Brown am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty, land: will never be purged away; but with Blood. I had as I now think: vainly flattered myself that without very much bloodshed; it might be done.” One Hundred Fifty years ago today, John Brown, my Great, Read More
H. Scott Wolfe, Historical Librarian of the Galena, Illinois, Public Library District and frequent guest blogger on Louis DeCarlo’s Blog “John Brown the Abolitionist — A Biographer’s Blog,” contacted me recently to ask me a question about the family plot in the Old Hudson Township Burying Grounds, in Hudson, Ohio. I wasn’t able to answer Read More
Four Abolitionists Named to Hall of Fame On January 31, 1865 the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States was proposed to the legislatures of the States by the 38th Congress, and by the end of that year the amendment was ratified: Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude … shall exist within the Read More
Growing up I heard my elders telling stories about the Bigfoot Hoax in the Humboldt county area of California. Gmom, the title my family used for my Grandmother Beatrice Cook Keesey, was a good friend of the men who started and for years continued the Bigfoot Hoax in the woods of Northern California, but it Read More
I made my daughter-in-law’s hand beaded french lace edged Wedding Veil. They are such a cute couple!
Obituary in Daily News [Red Bluff California] Sep. 3, 1980 Landon Adams Word has been received here of the death July 6 of Landon Augustus Adams, 95, of Fortuna. He was born in July 1884 in Eureka and was the last surviving grandchild of abolitionist John Brown. He was preceeded in death by his Read More
January 1, 2013 was the 150th anniversary of the signing of one of the most important documents in American History; The Emancipation Proclamation. Stamp Available at USPS.com The night of December 31, 1862, churches, praying trees, and other public meeting areas were the congregating points for slaves and freed blacks awaiting news that President Lincoln Read More
Samuel Higley was the first blacksmith awarded the right to manufacture steel for use in the America’s, and the first to strike non English coins for use in America. John Brown’s 2nd Great Grand Uncle was Samuel Higley (1687 – 1737), ninth child of John Higley (1649 -1714) and Hannah Drake Higley (1653 – 1694). Read More