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Mary Moore Reading from the New Testament. From “The Captives of Abbs Valley,” 1854

The Strange, Horrific Odyssey Of Mary Moore Brown

A remarkable true story of courage, perseverance, chance meetings, and pure faith

Rev. Samuel Brown, his wife Mary Moore and their 11 children were familiar fixtures at Brownsburg, Virginia’s New Providence Church from 1795 to 1818. Few parishioners, however, may have known the full, mindboggling story of Mary that had…




Exploring History is a publication about history. Instead of focusing on any particular time period of history, we explore anything about the past that helps our readers understand the world they live in today. We pay special attention to historiographical rigor and balance.

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Dale M. Brumfield

Dale M. Brumfield

Anti-death penalty advocate, cultural archaeologist, “American Grotesk” historyteller and author of 11 books. More at www.dalebrumfield.net.

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