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Annals of Kansas, January - February, 1855

Annals of Kansas, January - February, 1855
Creator: Wilder, Daniel Webster, 1832-1911
Date: January, 1855 through February, 1855
D. W. Wilder's "Annals of Kansas," published in 1886, provides a day-by-day chronicle of significant events in Kansas. These are digital images of Annals of Kansas entries for the territorial period of 1854-1861.


Kansas Territory versus John Brown Sr., Frederick Brown, Oliver Brown, Owen Brown, and Solomon Brown for murder

Kansas Territory versus John Brown Sr., Frederick Brown, Oliver Brown, Owen Brown, and Solomon Brown for murder
Date: 1856
Materials relating to the murder trial following the Pottawatomie Massacre in Franklin County, Kansas on May 24, 1856. A memorandum charges that John Brown Sr. and James Townsley robbed the Shermanville post office, presumably in connection with Postmaster Allen Wilkinson's death during the massacre. Judge Sterling G. Cato ordered the arrest of John Brown Sr., Owen Brown, Frederick Brown, Salmon Brown, Oliver Brown, Henry Thompson, Theodore Weiner, and James Townsley for the murders of including Allen Wilkinson, William Sherman, James P. Doyle, William Doyle, and Drury Doyle. Two affidavits from George W. Grant and Joseph B. Higgins are also included.


Muster Roll of Captain John Brown's Company, Fifth Regiment, 1st Brigade,  Kansas Volunteers

Muster Roll of Captain John Brown's Company, Fifth Regiment, 1st Brigade, Kansas Volunteers
Date: December 12, 1855
This muster roll identified men who served in the Wakarusa War from November 27 to December 12, 1855. The fifth regiment was commanded by Col. George W. Smith, and this company was recruited from the area around Osawatomie, Kansas Territory. The information provided included name, rank (if an officer), and age. Officers, in addition to Captain John Brown, were William Updegraff, Henry H. Williams, James J. Holbrook, Ephraim Reynolds, R. W. Wood, Frederick Brown, John Yelton, Henry Alderman, H. Harrison Updegraff, Daniel W. Collis, and William Partridge. William Partridge furnished one keg of powder and 8 pounds of lead that were used by the company. This was a small company, and its other members were Amos D. Alderman, Francis Brennon, William W. Caine, Benjamin L. Cochran, Jeremiah Harrison and John Brown's sons John, Jr., Owen, and Salmon. Ages of the company ranged from 19 to 55 years old.


Salmon Brown

Salmon Brown
Creator: Moore
Date: March 11, 1907
This is a photograph of Salmon Brown, a son of John Brown. Salmon was wounded at the battle of Black Jack on June 2, 1856. He later moved to Oregon where he raised sheep on a 3,000-acre ranch.


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