Who is Paul Brown, who wrote the retrospective articles that appear in this section?
Paul Lafayette Brown, born in Guinea, was a chronicler of the region and its families, said Hamilton Williams, who pursues similar interests today.
“Paul was an early respected and prominent Guinea genealogist keeping track of Guinea families,” said Williams. “He would often go to the clerk’s office in Gloucester courthouse and sit in there and copy old court records and deed books. He copied them in a spiral notebook with a ballpoint pen and did not make mistakes. He always had up-to-date family information” if you were working on your family tree.
He said the Buck’s Store Museum in Bena has many of Brown’s materials.
Williams has fond memories of Mr. Brown, who was born and grew up in the Severn area of Guinea. “He had a large family. Most of his brothers went off in World War II.” Paul was among those in the service, and the Gazette-Journal in 1944 said he was in the field artillery at ...
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