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Marcus Stowe
Posted by: Robert Nelson (ID *****1298) Date: September 29, 2004 at 13:49:05
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Anyone know anything about a Marcus Stowe, who came to northern Kansas in the late 1860s or early 1870s from Binghamton, N.Y.? His daughter, Emma, is my great-great grandmother, who married a William Dorrington, whose father, David Dorrington, founded my hometown of Falls City, Nebr., in 1857, with Jim Lane, the notorious free-stater. The Dorringtons were apparently ardent Abolitionists who came out of Whitesboro, N.Y. The town became a staging area for free-stater runs into Bloody Kansas. Emma became a strong temprance and women's suffrage leader in the area, which, in researching this, lends some possible heft to the old family rumor, which apparently is every Stowe family's rumor, that she was a neice or something of Calvin Stowe. Does Marcus Stowe of Binghamton ring a bell with anyone?
Thanks much,
Robert Nelson


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