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An ambrotype showing Gaius Jenkins, who was born in New York state in 1812. He and his wife came to Kansas City, Missouri in 1853, and they moved to Lawrence, Kansas Territory, in 1854. Jenkins was active in the free-state cause, serving as a colonel in the Free State Militia. He was taken prisoner along with John Brown, Jr., Charles Robinson and several others and held near Lecompton, Kansas Territory. On June 3, 1858, Jenkins was killed by James Lane over a land dispute in Lawrence.

Date: Between 1854 and 1858

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Item Number: 3921
Call Number: B Jenkins, Gaius *1a
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 3921

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