Phillip Brown passed away last August. He was an historian and genealogist in his own personal persuits and helped many others. He provided lots of info to my Aunt who wrote a few hard back books back in the 1980's and 1990's that were published. He searched cemeteries for his ancestors grave stones. He scoured the old newspapers and looked online for them. He would have been happy to have known your information about your great grandfather.
He is a distant cousin of mine so on his behalf... Thank you!