Merritt Anthony’s Wedding Venue

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Interior of Adair Cabin in Osawatomie, where Merritt Anthony was married. Photo by Jeanne Gehret

Interior of Adair Cabin in Osawatomie, where Merritt Anthony was married. Photo by Jeanne Gehret

It took me a while to find these photos of my excursion to Osawatomie, Kansas. My last post dealt with the marriage of Merritt and Mary Luther Anthony inside the Adair cabin, pictured above. Below is the exterior. Note the whitewashed walls.

 

It seemed pretty comfortable for a cabin, and I can just imagine the minister presiding in his nightclothes while his family, similarly clad, looked on. Somehow I think it was a brief ceremony!

Adair Cabin where John Brown's son Frederick died at the battle of Osawatomie, Kansas

Adair Cabin where John Brown’s son Frederick died at the battle of Osawatomie, Kansas

2 thoughts on “Merritt Anthony’s Wedding Venue

  1. Have a historian friend looking for evidence that Susan B. Anthony ever actually visited Osawatomie. Unsuccessful so far….

    • Her brother Jacob Merritt and his wife lived there. I believe Susan’s first trip to Kansas was in January 1865, and it’s possible the family would have already left Osawatomie by then. If you find anything, I’d love to know since info about Merritt’s family is hard to find.

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