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John Brown
[John Brown]
Orations, Hazeltine, 1902.
May 9, 1800 - December 2,1859
Militant American abolitionist, John Brown’s raid on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Va., in 1859 made him a martyr to the anti-slavery cause and was instrumental in heightening sectional animosities that led to the American Civil War.
"He joined a local Masonic lodge, though he later quit the Masons after he became embroiled in the scandal surrounding the disappearance of William Morgan...."
His son, Bro. John Brown, Jr. is reputed to have been a freemason, and he is also claimed to have been buried with masonic honours.
Raised: May 11, 1824
Hudson Lodge No. 68, Hudson, Ohio

Source: Denslow. Quote from John Brown, Abolitionist. The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights. Davide S. Reynolds. Now York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2005. ISBN : 0-375-41188-7. p. 42. Also see "John Brown of Osawatomie - His Record as a Mason." Wisconsin Freemason (October 1955): 6-10. Burial : American Mason, citing "Chases; Livingston Masonic Library". (Accessed 2006/11/05)

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