John Thoreau, Jr. (1815 - 1842)

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Birthplace: Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Death: Died in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
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About John Thoreau, Jr.

Thoreau was subsequently supported by his older brother and sister, who were both schoolteachers, in being educated at Harvard. Thoreau's older brother, John, had suddenly died of Tetanus in 1842 and this fatalty had had a very deep personal impact on him. Thoreau set out to write a work in memory of his brother by attempting to set down something of their experiences in their canoe trip of 1839. This work was eventually titled "A week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers" and was to become Thoreau's first published full length work in 1849.

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Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
January 11, 1842
Age 27
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA