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Ellen Sherbondy Brown

Abolitionist. Born: October 22, 1827, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  Died: August 15, 1895, Akron, Summit, Ohio.

Ellen Sherbondy Brown was born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, on October 22, 1827, to Peter and Martha (Reagan) Sherbondy. She married Jason Brown, the son of the famous John Brown, on July 11, 1847, in Summit County, Ohio.

She moved with her husband to Kansas Territory in 1855. Her son Austin died of cholera on the trip to Kansas.

She died in 1895 in Akron, Summit County, Ohio.

Entry: Brown, Ellen Sherbondy

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Created: July 2016

Date Modified: July 2016

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