I spend so much time and energy studying and writing about John Brown and family on the East coast before the war, and the family on the West coast after the war, I forget that many important and interesting Civil War related events happened in other places. One such event was commemorated yesterday in Gainesville, Read More
Envelope postmarked at Harper’s Ferry, October 16, 1934, in recognition of the 75th Anniversary of the Raid From the collection of Alice Keesey Mecoy (if you have ever looked at Ebay and wondered “who buys those post cards and old envelopes?” It’s me.
Article I found in the San Francisco Call NewspaperVolume 80Number 4313 July 1896Page 4 Chance Meeting of a Son of John Brown and a Son of the Sheriff Who Hanged Him. McMINNVILLE, Or., July 12 — Two men of historical connections met by chance here during the Bimetallic convention Thursday. As is the custom Read More
Samuel Adams, husband of Annie Brown Adams, and my great great grandfather, died October 27, 1914 of “infirmities of old age” just shy of his 85th year. Samuel has proven to be a very elusive man. I find bits and pieces of information here and there, but often come up dry when researching him. Today, Read More
How Old Brown Took Harper’s Ferry Edmund Clarence Stedman 1859 John Brown in Kansas settled, like a steadfast Yankee farmer, Brave and godly, with four sons, all stalwart men of might. There he spoke aloud for Freedom, and the Border-strife grew warmer, Till the Rangers fired his dwelling, in his absence, Read More