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


George Barnett

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

George Barnett Hossack, born Aug. 31, 1836, married Margaret Frame, Dec. 4, 1862. She was born in 1840 and died Dec. 22, 1913. George died at Girard, Kansas, Aug. 26, 1911, age 75 yrs. Their married life was 49 years. Both were buried at Girard, Kansas.

These Hossacks were fruitful and bore:

George Frame who married Carrie Ann Magers in 1910.

Walter Capron who married Jessie Lulu Falwell in 1904.

Mary Babcock who married Howard Larne Morrison in 1899.

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The MIDI file of "Oh Are Ye Sleeping,  Maggie" 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.