John Brown was born in Torrington in 1800
Inhis early childhood John Brown lived in Connecticut with his family where he learned how to tan animal hides.
He and his wife lived in Pennsylvania in1826
Brown moved to North Elba, New York with his new wife Marry Ann Day
He spent the summer in England trying to raise money for his fight against slavery.
John Brown herded cow during the war of 1812.
When he was twelve he saw a slave being beat and when he got older he joined the antislavery group.
Brown and a band of abolitionists killed five settlers to show that they were ready for action this was also called Bleeding Kansas.
With plans to invade the South he gathered supporters at Tabor, Iowa for training.
Brown lead the raid with several people to show that they were and that they needed action to change slavery.
He got married to Dianthe Lusk who later died in 1832.
A year after his wife died he got remarried toMarry Ann day who he had thirteen children with.
John Brown was trialed for murder and treason and hung when he was 59 after the raid on Harpers Ferry