Martha Davis

Martha Davis

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Death 1910 (aged 77–78)
Burial Saint Johns, Clinton County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 19204711 · View Source
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This person is John Brown's sister - the famous abolitionist who led the raid on Harper's Ferry!

John Brown's youngest sister Martha L. (Brown) Davis, lived and died in Clinton County, Michigan. In an article in the December 3, 1891, Clinton County Pioneer Society column published in the Clinton Republican she is interviewed and refers to a family Bible in her possession. She gives the following children list:

First marriage of Owen Brown: Solomon O., John, Oliver, Frederick, two daughters, and one additional son who died in infancy. Second marriage: Marian, Watson, Florella, Jeremiah, Edward, Martha (first one), Lucian, Martha (second one). Martha (second one) was born in Hudson, Ohio on June 18, 1832. She married Stephen C. Davis and they settled in Clinton County, Michigan in 1865.

In the interview with Martha (Brown) Davis she states John Brown's wife died in Saratoga, CA, February 29, 1884, where she was living with an unmarried daughter who was working for the San Francisco Mint. Another daughter living in Pasadena, CA, married Henry Thompson who had been one of John Brown's soldiers in Kansas and had had a brother who died at Harper's Ferry. Jason Brown, who also was involved in Kansas with his father, was living in Pasadena, CA in 1891. His brother Owen had lived with him until his death on January 8, 1889. Owen had fought at Harper's Ferry, was one of the six who escaped, and was the last surviving member of the group. John Brown, Jr. was living in Put-in-Bay, OH in 1891.


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  • Created by: Glenn Geirland
  • Added: 3 May 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 19204711
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Martha Davis (1832–1910), Find a Grave Memorial no. 19204711, citing Mount Rest Cemetery, Saint Johns, Clinton County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Glenn Geirland (contributor 40342511) .