John BROWN and Bruce A. Julseth are 4th cousins 4 times removed

Common ancestors are
John OWEN (25 Dec 1624 - 18 Feb 1698) and Rebecca WADE (Abt 1629 - 3 Dec 1711)

Isaac Owen
(27 May 1670 - 13 Jun 1736)
Siblings Joseph Owen
(23 Oct 1660 - 1735/1740)
Elijah Owen
(7 Oct 1706 - 22 Sep 1741)
1st Cousin Joseph Owen
(29 Jan 1685 - 9 Sep 1758)
Hannah Owen
(17 Jul 1749 - 18 May 1831)
2nd Cousin Ruth Owen
(Abt 1720 - )
Owen Brown
(16 Feb 1771 - 8 May 1856)
3rd Cousin Charles Tupper
(30 Mar 1743 - 1844)
John Brown
(9 May 1800 - 2 Dec 1859)
4th Cousin Abraham Tupper
(1780 - 1840)
  5th Cousin John H. Tupper Sr.
(30 May 1817 - 5 Apr 1893)
  6th Cousin Anna Inez Tupper
(6 Jun 1868 - 24 Jun 1934)
  7th Cousin Helen Isobel Bullard
(10 Dec 1906 - 23 May 1993)
  8th Cousin Bruce Allan Julseth
(28 Mar 1936 - )

Biography complements of Wikipedia

John Brown (May 9, 1800 – December 2, 1859) was an abolitionist who used violent actions to fight slavery in the United States.[1] During 1856 in Kansas, Brown commanded forces at the Battle of Black Jack and the Battle of Osawatomie.[1] Brown's followers also killed five pro-slavery supporters at Pottawatomie.[1] In 1859, Brown led an unsuccessful raid on the federal armory at Harpers Ferry that ended with his capture.[1] Brown's trial resulted in his conviction and a sentence for death by hanging.[1]

Brown's attempt in 1859 to start a liberation movement among enslaved African Americans in Harpers Ferry, Virginia electrified the nation. He was tried for treason against the Commonwealth of Virginia, the murder of five pro-slavery Southerners, and inciting a slave insurrection, found guilty on all counts, and was hanged. Southerners alleged that his rebellion was the tip of the abolitionist iceberg and represented the wishes of the Republican Party to end slavery. Historians agree that the Harpers Ferry raid in 1859 escalated tensions that, a year later, led to secession and the American Civil War.

Brown first gained attention when he led small groups of volunteers during the Bleeding Kansas crisis. Unlike most other Northerners, who advocated peaceful resistance to the pro-slavery faction, Brown demanded violent action in response to Southern aggression. He believed he was the instrument of God's wrath in punishing men for the sin of owning slaves.[2]

Dissatisfied with the pacifism encouraged by the organized abolitionist movement, he said, "These men are all talk. What we need is action—action!" [3] During the Kansas campaign he and his supporters killed five pro-slavery southerners in what became known as the Pottawatomie Massacre in May 1856 in response to the raid of the "free soil" city of Lawrence. In 1859 he led a raid on the federal armory at Harpers Ferry. During the raid, he seized the armory; seven people were killed, and ten or more were injured. He intended to arm slaves with weapons from the arsenal, but the attack failed. Within 36 hours, Brown's men had fled or been killed or captured by local pro slavery farmers, militiamen, and U.S. Marines led by Robert E. Lee. Brown's subsequent capture by federal forces seized the nation's attention, as Southerners feared it was just the first of many Northern plots to cause a slave rebellion that might endanger their lives, while Republicans dismissed the notion and said they would not interfere with slavery in the South.[4]

Historians agree John Brown played a major role in the start of the Civil War. Historian David Potter (1976) said the emotional effect of Brown's raid was greater than the philosophical effect of the Lincoln–Douglas debates, and that his raid revealed a deep division between North and South.[5] Brown's actions prior to the Civil War as an abolitionist, and the tactics he chose, still make him a controversial figure today. He is sometimes memorialized as a heroic martyr and a visionary and sometimes vilified as a madman and a terrorist.[6] Historians debate whether he was "America's first domestic terrorist".[7]

Some writers, such as Bruce Olds, describe him as a monomaniacal zealot, others, such as Stephen B. Oates, regard him as "one of the most perceptive human beings of his generation." David S. Reynolds hails the man who "killed slavery, sparked the civil war, and seeded civil rights" and Richard Owen Boyer emphasizes that Brown was "an American who gave his life that millions of other Americans might be free."[8] The song "John Brown's Body" made him a heroic martyr and was a popular Union marching song during the Civil War.

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