Pioneer in Kansas

Of Susan B. Anthony’s two brothers who emigrated to Kansas, Daniel Read (D.R.) was the more colorful. Abolitionist, Republican, publisher, mayor, postmaster, and gunslinger, he figured prominently in Leavenworth’s early history.

Daring Friends of Merritt and D.R. Anthony

Susan B Anthony family

Merritt Anthony, like his brother Daniel Read Anthony (D.R.), put aside the pacifism that is often associated with Quakerism and took up arms to free the slaves. In doing so, he joined one of America‚Äôs most radical and controversial opponents of slavery. John Brown went to Kansas in 1855 and immediately stirred things up. He […]