This page is dedicated to our father Louis Brown also known as Louis Polliman Brown. He was born in Alexandria Louisiana in 1918 and was one of eight children born to Mr. James B. Brown and Charlotte Gibson. Daddy's four sisters were Laura, Beatrice, Doll (died at birth) and Olivia Brown, his brothers were James Junior, Freddie, and Truddo Brown.
According to a letter from Aunt Olivia dated September 22, 1990 to my brother Louis Brown Junior, our grandmother Charlotte Gibson Brown was born in either Mansur or Belle Glade near Marksville Louisiana. Our grandfather James Brown Senior was born in the Methodist Hills Community in Pineville Louisiana.
Also according to Aunt Olivia, our great grandfather Solemon Brown was a slave when she was a little girl. She describes him as being a tall man who worked as a houseboy always wearing a black suit consisting of a long Prince Albert coat, a white shirt and bow tie. She said our great uncle (grandma’s brother owned an oil field in Oklahoma, and she(Aunt Olivia) remembered riding in a covered wagon in Alexandria Louisiana when they moved to the family house on Wise Street. According to Aunt Olivia, the family moved using two covered wagons which two of her brothers Truddo and Bud drove when she was about four or five years old. Below is the list of Brown family descendents.
JOHN GIBSON FAMILY TREE ( our great-grandfather) grandmother's father
John Gibson married Clara Mitchell and had three children:
1. George Gibson
2. Memile Gibson
3. Charlotte Gibson who was born March 2, 1889
SOLEMON BROWN FAMILY TREE(our great-great grandfather) grandfather's father born
1. Solemon Brown Jr.
2. Walter Brown
3. Sarah Brown
4. Joshua Brown
5. Seal Brown (half sister)
6. James B. Brown our grandfather became a minister and married Charlotte Gibson.Through their union eight children were born. Below are the listed ages when the 1920 Census was taken.
1.Truddo Brown age 7 born about 1910
2. Freddie Brown age 5 born about 1915
3. James Brown Junior age 14 born about 1905
4. Olivia Brown Woods born about 1920
5. Beatrice Brown born about 1924
6. Doll Brown (age Unknown)
7. Laura Brown born about 1902
8. Louis Brown age 3 born about 1914
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