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I. Smith & Sons at Washington House (June 30, 1859)

June 30, 1859 Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


Thursday Con't.
SI. Smith & Sons6New York
SJ. G. Anderson10New York
SH. D. Merrick
DDr. J. P. ChaneyWash. Co.
John L. McAtleePrinceton College
W. A. McAtlee Do
SOwen Smith6New York
SOliver Smith10 Do
David BrumbaughWashington Co.
.Friday, July 1, 1859
Friday July 1 59L. W. Atlee & daughterClearspring
J. L. Atlee Do
SDull T. Pethinos ?6N. N. B.
SSam'l Rinehart10Hancock
SS. Lloyd & Servants7,37Washington D.C.
SH. M. Rice ?26Baltimore
SJohn C. & Bruce ?39Frederick
BBenj. Garlinger
.Saturday, July 2, 1859
Saturday July 2 BBenj. A. Garlinger & SonHagerstown
DJames BreathedHagerstown
DH. VestriesCollege
Rev. John K. Lewis Do
Hale Harmon Do
SGeo. Nauman Do
J. JohnsonClearspring
A. Newtling ?21
L. A. Heinbeeber13Hancock
D. M. KentCollege
Wm. LambNew York
J. McLearyHagerstown
H. McLeary Do
B. F. Nunley Do
E. ShaferPhiladelphia


Henry Yingling

The press clipping glued to the page by some unknown person reads:
"Last of the John Brown Party 1889
PASADENA, CAL. Jan. 11, The funeral of Owen Brown, son of John Brown, of Ossawanomie, and last survivor of the Harper's Ferry affair, occurred here yesterday. The dead man for a number of years passed the life of a hermit on a remote summit of the Sierra Madre mountains, known as Brown's Peak. He was 74 years old at the time of his death."

The Register was found in the Washington County Court House among court documents and was given to the Western Maryland Room by Clerk of the Court Vaughn Baker. As a result, the library now has the book containing the entry for John Brown, which is included on this website.

It is believed that the entry of "I. Smith" was the alias used by John Brown and his sons Owen and Oliver, also using the last name of Smith were listed on the register. Jeremiah Anderson was also with the group staying at the hotel June 30, 1859. Brown moved on from Hagerstown to the Kennedy Farmhouse, four miles north of Harpers Ferry and from there staged the raid on Harpers Ferry.


Collection Location:
Western Maryland Room, WCFL

Original Size:
39 x 26 cms

Brown, John, 1800-1859; Washington County (Md.), history

Washington County (Md), 1859

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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