Paul V. Harrell (b.) 1881 Recruited WWI Troops In Brown County

Paul Vernon Harrell was born April 2, 1881, in Hunt County, Texas to John E. and Anna Olive Chapman Harrell. By 1900, he was in Brown County, Texas. He died in 1956 and is buried in Cross Plains.  In between the dates, Harrell worked as an attorney in Brownwood.

During WWI, there were two voluntary companies organized in Brown County, and these companies left the county as organized units. It was Paul Harrell who organized the second company, a cavalry troop.

Harrell “recruited ninety men in the period between May 10 and June 4, 1918. Combined with a like number of men from Comanche County, the entire group became a part of the regular army and went into service along the Mexican border in southwest Texas.”*


*Something About Brown, T.R. Havens

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Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for and marketing small-town Texas.
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