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Jefferson in Ashtabula County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Owen Brown, Son of John Brown

 
 
Owen Brown, Son of John Brown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 1, 2022
1. Owen Brown, Son of John Brown Marker
Inscription.  Owen Brown, Son of John Brown, protected by the Black Strings, a secret society of over 1000 armed men, here described the Battle of Harper's Ferry, Va. the night after his father was hung at Charleston.

Owen Brown, Barclay Coppic, Francis Merriam, Orsborn Anderson, refugees, and James Redpath came to this section for protection.

Capt. John Brown Jr. of the Kansas Border warfare, then lived on the Dorset Road.

Dangerfield P. Newby of Dorset was killed at Harper's Ferry.

Several of Brown's men left this county in 1859 directly for the Maryland rendezvous. The Federal government made little effort to arrest any person in Ashtabula County as a conspirator or witness for fear of invoking Civil War.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 41° 44.329′ N, 80° 46.179′ W. Marker is in Jefferson, Ohio, in Ashtabula County. Marker is on North Chestnut Street (Ohio Route 46) north of West Jefferson Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 W Jefferson St, Jefferson OH 44047, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ashtabula County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Bicentennial of the United States of America (a few steps from this marker); Ashtabula County Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Jefferson Village & Township World War II Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Ashtabula County Korea War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Joshua R. Giddings Law Office (approx. 0.3 miles away); Betsey Mix Cowles (approx. 4˝ miles away); The Underground Railroad in Austinburg (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jefferson.
 
Owen Brown, Son of John Brown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 1, 2022
2. Owen Brown, Son of John Brown Marker
Ashtabula County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 1, 2022
3. Ashtabula County Courthouse
Marker is on the right side of the building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 16, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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