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 Owen Brown

Owen Brown

Birth
Hudson, Summit County, Ohio, USA
Death 8 Jan 1889 (aged 64)
Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Altadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot On private property up a trail from end of El Prieto Road
Memorial ID 4350 · View Source
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American Abolitionist. He was the last surviving member of John Brown's historic raid on Harper's Ferry. He was the son of abolitionist John Brown, who attempted an armed slave revolt in mid-October 1859 by taking over the United States arsenal at Harper's Ferry, Virginia. He led 21 men against the United States Marines. His younger brother Oliver was killed during the raid and his father was captured, later tried, convicted and executed by hanging December 2, 1859. Following his father's orders, three men were left behind as a rear-guard: besides himself, there were Barclay Coppock, and Frank Meriam. He escaped to California. The grave site is located on private property up a trail from the end of El Prieto Rd. in the unincorporated community of Altadena, California (just north of the City of Pasadena). The location is on the edge of the Angeles National Forest. A fence now prevents access to the trail leading to the grave site.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 12 Jan 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4350
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Owen Brown (4 Nov 1824–8 Jan 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4350, citing Brown Mountain Grave Site, Altadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .