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 John Brown

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John Brown Famous memorial

Birth
Torrington, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Death 2 Dec 1859 (aged 59)
Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA
Burial North Elba, Essex County, New York, USA
Plot 219946128
Memorial ID 137 View Source

Abolitionist, Folk Figure. He led a controversial raid on Harpers Ferry, (West) Virginia in October 1859 with the purpose of freeing enslaved African-Americans and starting a servile insurrection in the South. When the raid failed, he was captured, tried, convicted, and executed. His raid and execution became a turning point in United States history, and remains controversial to the present day.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 137
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/137/john-brown : accessed ), memorial page for John Brown (9 May 1800–2 Dec 1859), Find a Grave Memorial ID 137, citing John Brown Farm Grounds, North Elba, Essex County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .