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Mary Mooney Brown
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Birth: Apr. 18, 1757
McDuffie County
Georgia, USA
Death: Sep. 25, 1837
Simpson County
Mississippi, USA

On April 14, 2007, Mary Mooney Brown had her grave marked by the Copiah Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution as the wife of Revolutionary War Patriot, Samuel Brown.
The Central Mississippi Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Mississippi Society of the Children of the American Revolution, and the Order of the First Families of Mississippi also participated. At that time, each of the four organizations was represented by a Samuel and Mary Brown descendant serving as an officer in their respective society.

This place is noted for having been the scene of a heartless and bloody tragedy. Samuel & Mary Brown, both of whom were very old (90-100) and were generally thought to have a considerable amount of money.
One night (Sept. 10, 1837) three negroes all of who bore the name Henry, and a woman by the name of Rose, murdered the old man and his wife for there money, and killed two or three negroes who knew of the killing, to prevent them from testfying against them.
A man by the name of Andrew Miller (a white man) was charged with having instigated the murder and was alleged to have recieved the greater part of the money. He was prosecuted for the crime. Three of the negroes, two of the Henrys and the colored woman Rose were convicted of the murder and hanged by William J. Toler, who was then Sheriff, near the place where T.J. Peacock lived.
A change of venue was obtained in Miller's case,to Hinds Co. He died in jail before there was any final disposition of the case.
Family links: 
  Samuel Brown (1739 - 1837)*
  Samuel Brown (1739 - 1837)*
  Elizabeth Brown Chapman (1790 - 1851)*
*Calculated relationship
Samuel Brown and Wife
Murdered 1837 - Aged 80 years
Erected by their Descendants 1937

Samuel Brown Cemetery
Simpson County
Mississippi, USA
Created by: Dan Johnson
Record added: Sep 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77025230
Mary <i>Mooney</i> Brown
Added by: Dan Johnson
Mary <i>Mooney</i> Brown
Added by: Dan Johnson
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- Kim Warrick Runkel
 Added: Nov. 28, 2011

- Dan Johnson
 Added: Oct. 18, 2011

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