John Brown

John Brown

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
Memorial ID 137 · View Source
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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 : accessed ), memorial page for John Brown (9 May 1800–2 Dec 1859), Find a Grave Memorial no. 137, citing John Brown Farm Grounds, North Elba, Essex County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .