Thank You Doris. Everything seemed to point to them being the same man. William F. Paul was my Great Grandfather. His daughter Paralee Paul, my Grandmother married William Elbert Manning. They were married in Catahoula Parish. W.O.(Otis) Paul a brother, signed as a witness. It appears by the Marriage Certificate that they were married at home of W. F. Paul.
I have copy of the pages from the family bible giving names and birth dates of Paralee's 9 children. Minnie Lee; James Elbert; Willie Roy; Ella Jane; Lottie Mae; Ethel Marie; John Wesley; Richard Irvin; Pearl Amelia.
There is an entry with the section for MOTHER. It reads: Mary Jane O'Neal was mother of Paralee Paul. Born April 27, 1847 Died Jan 22, 1932 - Lonnie Paul (Daughter) Born April 22, 1888 Died July 29, 1930.