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ion, and gave over in despair after a brief trial; but John Brown and his sons persevered, ultimately making homes for themselves, which, though not luxurious nor inviting, their families retain.
In 1851, the father returned with his family to Akron, Ohio, where he once more carried on the wool business and managed the farm of a friend; but, in 1855, on starting for Kansas, he moved his family back to their own home at North Elba, where they remain, with his grave in the midst of them.
In 1854, his four elder sons — all by his first wife, and all living in Ohio — determined to migrate to Kansas.
They went thither, primarily, to make that a Free State; secondly, to make homes for themselves and their families.
They went unarmed, having a very inadequate idea of the nature and spirit of the fiend they were defying.
They settled in Lykins County, southern Kansas, about eight miles distant from the present village of Osawatomie, and not far from the Missouri border.
Here they were