John Brown

NAME: John Brown

BORN: May 9, 1800


(born, Torrington, Connecticut);
family moved to Hudson, Ohio (Summit County) when he was a child

OCCUPATION: abolitionist

DIED: hanged, December 2, 1859


During the slavery conflicts in Kansas and Missouri, Brown moved to Kansas to pursue the abolitionist cause. While there, he and his sons participated in a number of violent anti-slavery raids.

Brown is best known for the raid he led on Harper's Ferry, Viginia on October 17, 1859. He was captured and later executed.