Mrs Mary Ann Day Brown

  • Birth 15 Apr 1816 Granville, Washington County, New York, USA
  • Death 29 Feb 1884 Saratoga, Santa Clara County, California, USA
  • Burial Saratoga, Santa Clara County, California, USA
  • Plot Block 13
  • Memorial ID 64001311

The headstone reads: "Mary A., wife of John Brown of Harpers Ferry." She married the militant abolitionist in Pennsylvania in 1832, raising five children of his first wife and bearing thirteen of her own, of whom six survived to adulthood. Her sons Watson and Oliver died in John Brown's raid at Harpers Ferry in 1859. Mary bravely went to visit John on the day before his hanging on December 2. She brought his body home for burial in New York (now a state historic site), but Mary and her daughters emigrated to California in a wagon train in 1864. She supported her husband's work to end slavery, and honored his memory until her death in 1884. Two daughters are buried next to her, "Daughters of John Brown."


Inscription

Mary A. wife of John Brown of Harpers Ferry. Born April 15, 1816 Died Feb. 29, 1884


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  • Created by: Jean Libby
  • Added: 10 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64001311
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mrs Mary Ann Day Brown (15 Apr 1816–29 Feb 1884), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64001311, citing Madronia Cemetery, Saratoga, Santa Clara County, California, USA ; Maintained by Jean Libby (contributor 47405470) .