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Salmon Brown

Birthplace: Hudson, Summit, Ohio, United States
Death: Died in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States
Cause of death: suicide
Place of Burial: Greenwood Hill, Portland, Oregon
Immediate Family:

Son of John Brown (Abolitionist) and Mary Ann Brown
Husband of Abby C. Hinckley
Father of Inez Brown; Agnes Brown; Cora Brown; Minni Brown; John Brown and 3 others
Brother of Watson Brown; Anne "Annie" Brown Adams; Ellen Brown; Sarah Brown; Charles Brown and 7 others
Half brother of John Brown, Jr.; Ruth Thompson; Frederick Brown; Jason Brown; Owen Brown and 2 others

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About Salmon Brown

The son of abolitionist John Brown, Salmon took an active part in the Pottawatomie Massacre in which five pro-slavery settlers were hacked to death in Kansas in 1856.

Salmon was not present at the raid on Harper's Ferry where his father was captured and later hanged. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Salmon enlisted in the Union army and served in the 96th New York Infantry. After the war he headed West and lived in California and Oregon. He married Abbie Hinckley and they had ten children. Late in life he was thrown from a horse and paralyzed from the waist down. He committed suicide by shooting himself in the heart.

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Salmon Brown's Timeline

October 2, 1836
Hudson, Summit, Ohio, United States
Age 24
Age 26
November 22, 1865
Age 29
Tehama county, California
December 19, 1867
Age 31
November 24, 1869
Age 33
December 29, 1871
Age 35
January 17, 1874
Age 37
June 17, 1878
Age 41