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Andrew Chapin Doud and family

Andrew Chapin Doud and family
Date: Between 1880 and 1885
This is a photograph of Andrew Chapin Doud and his family. The people are identified as Edgar (Ted) Doud (seated left), Andrew Chapin Doud (seated right), Sarah Susan Church Keith Doud (standing right) and Maryette (May) Doud (standing left). Andrew Doud was born October 4, 1825 in Bershire County, Massachusetts. He moved to Linn County, Kansas in 1860 with his wife Lucina Sayre Doud and in 1862, he moved to Trading Post, Kansas, to run a general store and post office. Andrew and Lucina had four children: Maryette Doud (June 8, 1856-January 20, 1935), Charles Doud (February 24, 1857-March, 1857), Chester Sayre Doud (May 11, 1858-August 13, 1867), and Edgar Russel Doud (April 19, 1861-June 10, 1908). Lucina died on June 19, 1864 and Andrew married Sarah Susan Church Keith Doud on August 13, 1865 in Trading Post, Kansas. Andrew and Sarah had four children, Lucina Ruth Doud (August 8, 1866-January 1, 1870), Lilly Bell Doud (October 23, 1869-October 23, 1918), Gertie Sereta Doud (September 6, 1873-June 23, 1876), and Albert William Doud (b. May 1, 1875). Andrew served one term in the Kansas legislature in 1875.


Dedication of historical marker at Trading Post cemetery, Linn County, Kansas

Dedication of historical marker at Trading Post cemetery, Linn County, Kansas
Date: October 09, 1941
A photograph showing the dedication of a historical marker at Trading Post cemetery in Linn County, Kansas. Near Trading Post is the site of the Marais de Cygne Massacre, which occurred on May 19, 1858. A memorial to those killed and wounded in the massacre is located at the Trading Post Cemetery. The Marais des Cygnes Massacres site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, and as a National Historic Landmark in 1974.


Fortified cabin built by John Brown, Linn County, Kansas

Fortified cabin built by John Brown, Linn County, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1970
This is an artist's rendering of a fortified cabin built by John Brown at the site of the Marais des Cygnes Massacre. On May 19, 1858, proslavery supporters killed five and wounded five free-state supporters in a ravine near Trading Post, Kansas in Linn County. The massacre, which followed earlier guerrilla warfare activities on both sides, shocked the nation and became a pivotal event in the "Bleeding Kansas" era. In late June 1858, abolitionist John Brown constructed a fortified cabin, illustrated here, at the site of the massacre. The fort was reported to have been two stories high, walled up with logs and with a flat roof. Water from a spring ran through the house and into a pit at the southwest corner. Although the fort no longer stands, the site is listed as a National Historic Landmark administered by the Kansas Historical Society.


J. H. Kagi to his sister and father

J. H. Kagi to his sister and father
Creator: Kagi, John Henry
Date: September 23, 1858
From Lawrence, Kansas Territory, Kagi write that he had spent several weeks at Osawatomie caring for "Old B." [John Brown], who had "now quite recovered." Things were hard right then, but Kagi is confident that "better times [were] dawning" and that his reward would certainly come "in the end," since "the success of [their] great cause" was "drawing very near." "Few of my age have toiled harder or suffered more in this cause than I, and yet I regret nothing that I have done; nor am I in any discouraged at the future."


John Brown, letter known as Old Brown's Parallels

John Brown, letter known as Old Brown's Parallels
Creator: Brown, John, 1800-1859
Date: January 3, 1859
Designated "Old Brown's Parallels" and dated January 3, 1859, from Trading Post, Kansas, this is one of the better-known John Brown documents from Kansas. Written for publication in the newspapers just before his final departure from the territory, Brown began by stating "two parallels"--one being the failure of government to do anything about the murder of free-state men (Marias des Cygnes Massacre) May 1858; the other being his recent raid into Missouri to free eleven slaves and take "some property." In the latter incident, only one white man, a slave owner, was killed, but "all 'Hell is stirred from beneath,'" as the governor of Missouri was demanding the capture of those "concerned in the last named 'dreadful outrage''.


Lone Tree marking the site of the Marais de Cygnes massacre

Lone Tree marking the site of the Marais de Cygnes massacre
Date: Between 1880 and 1920
Several images of the Lone Elm tree marking the site of the Marais des Cygnes massacre in Linn County, Kansas. On May 19, 1858, Missouri border ruffian Charles Hamelton and some 30 other men rode through the village of Trading Post, Kansas, and captured 11 free-state men, and marched them into a ravine where they opened fire upon them. Five of the men were killed, five were seriously injured, and one escaped unharmed. In 1941 the Kansas legislature authorized acceptance of the massacre site, including Hadsall's house, as a gift to the state from the Pleasanton Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars. In 1961 it provided funds for the restoration of the building, and in 1963 the entire property was turned over to the Kansas Historical Society for administration. A museum was established in the upper floor of the building in 1964. Today the park is operated as Marais des Cygnes Massacre State Historic Site.


Plat book of Linn County, Kansas

Plat book of Linn County, Kansas
Creator: North West Publishing Co.
Date: 1906
This atlas of Linn County shows congressional townships, civil townships, cities and villages, and miscellaneous material, including a patrons' directory.


William Hairgrove and sons

William Hairgrove and sons
Date: Between 1870 and 1872
This is a portrait of William Hairgrove and three of his sons, left to right: William Hairgrove, Columbus ("Lum"), William Joseph, and Asa. William and his son Asa were wounded in the Marais des Cygnes massacre. During the Civil War, William served in the Tenth Regiment, Kansas Volunteer Infantry, Company D. Asa served as State Auditor of Kansas from January 12, 1863, to January 9, 1865. In the Kansas Adjutant General's Report for 1861-1861, William Hairgrove's residence is listed as Blooming Grove, Linn County. The town's name was changed to Trading Post in 1880.


William Hutchinson to Helen Hutchinson

William Hutchinson to Helen Hutchinson
Creator: Hutchinson, William , 1823-1904
Date: January 3, 1859
A resident of Lawrence, Kansas Territory, and correspondent from the New York Tribune, William Hutchinson writes his wife Helen from Mapleton, northern Bourbon County, right after the first of the year, 1859, to tell her about "the wars" in the southern part of the territory and about the activities of "Old" John Brown and his followers. Hutchinson met with the "war council," as well as with James Montgomery, advised against "rash measures," and, with Montgomery, participated in a large meeting of the citizens "to devise a plan for peace." (A note on the back of page 4, by R.J. Hinton, reads, "Copied by my wife from original. Interesting." A good number of the documents in this folder are copies--mostly handwritten.)


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