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Born the youngest of three children, I am the daughter of Furney Edward Brown, Jr. and Betty Brown.  My father Furney   is the son of Fernie Edward Brown and Annie Laura Burney Brown of Council, North Carolina.  Yea, we put Council on the map.  Council is a very small town in Bladen County that not many people are familiar with. My family continues to live in Council.  My mother is the daughter of Troy Dalton, Sr. and Clara Spencer Dalton of Madison, North Carolina.  Miss Clara,  known by "Granny Dalton", is now 90 years old and still kicking it. (Slang for Granny is alive and healthy by the Grace of God)

I completed my education in the Durham Public School Systems and graduated with honors from Hillside High School in Durham, North Carolina.  I continued my studies at a historically Black University known as North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, North Carolina in May 1999. My degree was in Social Work and I graduated Magna Cum Laude. I also hold a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  As for now, genealogy is my passion to connect to the spirits of the past. It allows me to channel into a dimension of life that gives me definition and a clearer purpose of why I even exist today.  It all started in 1998, after taking a class that required everyone to learn how to make genograms, which are basically family trees. I didnt have a clue as to my great grandparent's name or even who they were. So, I called my grandfather, who is now deceased, and asked him.  I felt pity for myself, for not knowing who they were and not even caring enough to know.  Needless to say, after I purchased the Internet and heard about the files in Salt Lake City, I became instantly hooked on finding out who they were, what their lives were like, etc... I had a thirst to find out who I took my looks after, and all of that stuff.  Well, I never imagined that I would be addicted to genealogy and researching people who have been deceased for so long. As I research, I feel the spirits watching me. It is really a scary experience but it is definitely a worthwhile experience.  Now, not only, do I know who my grandparents are, but I know their grandparents, and their grandparents.  My research has opened many doors, connections, networks, etc.. and although I am not getting the complete support that I need, I plan to pursue this work in order that I fulfill my visions and dreams.

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SONYA R. BROWN

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