John Hossack: Abolitionist, Underground Railway Railroad Conductor and Station Master, Canal Builder, Merchant, Fugitive Slave Law Violator, Spark for the Civil War.



John Hossack of Ottawa, Illinois.  Abolitionist, Underground Railway Conductor, Canal Builder.  Grain and Lumber Merchant.  Crusader for Human Rights and Liberty.  Man of God.  He feared God and loved his Fellow Man.



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Direct Descendants of John Hossack of Ottawa

Anna (Annie) Hossack Richardson Price, born Feb. 26, 1835, married Wm. C. Richardson, Nov. 19th 1855. He died May 11, 1868 and she married David J. Price, April 5, 1883. She died at Ottawa, Ill, Oct. 29, 1916, age 81 years. All were buried at Ottawa, Illinois.

Baby Fannie with Mother (Annie), Grandmother (Martha Lens Hossack), and Great-grandmother (Ann Gilley Lens):

The Richardsons were fruitful and bore:

bulletFannie Martha who married Charles Sumner Jones in 1876.
bulletWilliam H. (1858-1859).

bulletSusan who married Nathan Mc Dougall in 1883.



bulletWilliam H. (1862-1863).
bulletJohn Capron who married Minnie M. Chattuck in 1890.
bulletEmma Louise who married Hans Gulbranson in 1888.


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The MIDI file of "Gentle Annie" is used by permission of Benjamin Robert Tubb from his website at Public Domain Music

This website is produced by Jay W. Preston to honor John Hossack, the Abolitionist of Ottawa, Illinois.  The father dedicates this to his son, Yujin Jay Preston (1979-1999), daughter Elika, and daughter Yuli, great great great grandchildren of John Hossack. Permission to reprint this material is granted when this notice is included in full.  2000 - 2010 Jay W. Preston.  For information, comments or contributions of time, money, information, materials, or manpower to this site: E-mail Copyrights of works cited, quoted, or excerpted remain with the respective owners, if not in public domain.