wife only sixteen-year-old when she started having kids

wife Dianthe
Lusk, they had seven children together until Lusk died in 18321.
He married his second wife only half a year
after his first wife’s death, her name was Mary Anne Day and she was only sixteen-year-old
when she started having kids with John Brown.

John Brown wasn’t a
very good businessman he was more metaphysical, and ran the tanning company
very well, he raised cattle (sheep) and established broker age of wool
producers. From 1820 to 1850 John Brown had problem financially, but during
this time he became active in the Underground Railroad. The Underground
Railroad was in the late 1700s to 1865, and it was a network of secret routes
and houses that would help African Americans, John Brown would end up giving
land to these people. Becoming a conductor for the Underground Railroad and
also by the age of fifty, Brown felt he was chosen by God to lead the slaves to
freedom he even had a farm that is now a National Historic Landmark and New
York State Historic Site2.
 Brown lived on this farm for ten years and because of the Kansas-Nebraska
Act of 1854, he had the chance to choose weather his territory would permit or
prohibit slavery. Brown then moved to Kansas with other abolitionist, and took
5 sons with him, although many more defenders of slavery were
also pouring into Kansas, in order to secure it for the pro-slavery faction. The
Missouri “border ruffians” which they decided to attack was on May
21, 1856 also known as the anti-slavery town of Lawrence, which was pillaging
and burning and their John Brown killed five pro-slavery men3.

The
most important attack and only raid that John Brown planned for was the Harpers
Ferry on October 16, 1859 in Virginia, (current day West Virginia) he had a
group of twenty-one followers, five men were colored and sixteen men were white4. John
Brown’s plan was to hold men hostage then inspire them about slave
insurrection, but this only worked for two days. All

1
“John Brown.” History
Net. Accessed December 09, 2017. http://www.historynet.com/john-brown.

 

 

2 “Aboard the Underground Railroad– John
Brown Farm and Gravesite.” National Parks Service. Accessed December 09,
2017. https://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/underground/ny4.htm.

 

3 “Aboard the Underground Railroad– John
Brown Farm and Gravesite.” National Parks Service. Accessed December 09,
2017. https://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/underground/ny4.htm.

 

4 “Aboard the Underground Railroad– John
Brown Farm and Gravesite.” National Parks Service. Accessed December 09,
2017. https://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/underground/ny4.htm.