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John Brown, Junior
John Brown, Jr., son of the John Brown of the raid on Harpers Ferry.

John H. Brown Jr. (July 25, 1821 – May 3, 1895) was the eldest son of the abolitionist John Brown. His mother was Brown's first wife, Dianthe Lusk Brown, who died when John Jr. was 11. He was born in Hudson, Ohio. In 1841 he tried teaching in a country school, but left it after one year, finding it frustrating and the children "snotty". In spring 1842 he enrolled at the Grand River Institute in Austinburg, Ohio. In July 1847 he married Wealthy Hotchkiss (1829–1911). The couple settled in Springfield, Massachusetts. Their children were John (1852–1917) and Edith Mae Brown Alexander (1866–1935).

He was described by a Kansas acquaintance as "a man of education, and of more than common abilities. Strictly honest and conscientious."

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