Lewis Sheridan Leary Photo

Lewis Sheridan Leary

Born: Mar 17, 1835

Death: Oct 20, 1859

Birthplace: Fayetteville

Nationality: United States

Lewis Sheridan Leary

Date of Birth : Mar 17, 1835
Date of Death : Oct 20, 1859
Birth Place : Fayetteville

Lewis Sheridan Leary, an African-American harnessmaker from Oberlin, Ohio, joined John Brown's unsuccessful raid on Harpers Ferry, where he was killed. He was the first husband of Mary Patterson. By her second marriage to Charles Henry Langston, she became the future maternal grandmother of poet Langston Hughes.

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