The Captives of Abb’s Valley: A Legend of Frontier Life


By James Moore Brown

Originally published in 1854

95 pages 


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This is the stunning true tale of the 3 year captivity of Mrs. Brown and the 6 year captivity of her brother. They were captured in 1786 in Northwestern Virginia (now West Virginia) by the Shawnee. The Indian leader at the time was Black Wolf. 

“Truth is stranger than fiction”. . . In this publication, there is no fiction. One must not forget that many early American settlers endured such hardships as those depicted in the following story.

Also included are the last years of Mary Moore’s life and the subsequent family history.



Additional information

Weight .54 lbs
Dimensions 5.75 × .5 × 8.75 in