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Photograph, John Otis Wattles
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John Otis Wattles was one of the founders of Moneka, Linn County, Kansas Territory in 1857. He was a promoter of the town and was a member of the Moneka Woman's Rights Association. He was also an abolitionist. He was involved in promoting a railroad that would run from Jefferson City, Missouri, to Emporia, Kansas Territory.

Keywords: Abolitionists; Linn County, Kansas Territory; Moneka Womans Rights Association; Moneka, Kansas Territory; Photographs and Illustrations; Town promotion; Wattles, J. O.


Photograph, Augustus Wattles
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Augustus Wattles was an abolitionist who came to Kansas from Ohio in 1855. For a time he helped George Washington Brown publish the Herald of Freedom in Lawrence. In 1857, he was one of the founders of Moneka, Linn County, Kansas Territory. He was a supporter of John Brown and Brown stayed at his home several times after the Marais des Cygnes massacre. Wattles served in the territorial legislature in 1855.

Keywords: Abolitionists; Brown, John, 1800-1859; Kansas Territory. Legislature; Linn County, Kansas Territory; Moneka, Kansas Territory; Photographs and Illustrations; Wattles, Augustus


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