I know this is a long shot but Elizabeth Cotton is from Alabama, so I am hoping if someone reads this it may fit into someones lineage.
This George William Grizzle(Grizzell) and Elizabeth Cotton are my families Brick Wall.
Three of us (distant cousins)have found each other, thanks to the genforum and message pages, which has been a godsend, but we all have the same info.
None of us have been able to place George Wm and Elizabeth Cotton forward to the 1870 Census nor track them back to 1850 Census.
If anyone recognizes this line or has anything on this family, myself and other family members could sure use the help and would sure like to know what you have or exchange info.
(George) William Grizzle, b.1829 TN
wife Elizabeth (Cotton), b.1832 AL
dau, Nancy,b.1851 TN maybe married Harry Shuttie or Shultz
son, George (Washington)(Sr), b.2-April 1854 TN d. 29-July 1944 Tarrant Co, TX
son, Harrison (Milo), b. 1858 TN believed to have been a policeman in Dallas, TX 1890 (still looking for validation).
All we have for this info is the 1860 census for Hamilton County, Chattanooga TN. The info in parenthesis is what we have been able to piece together from all our various family sources.
By 1880 and bringing the family line forward we have
George (Washington)(Sr) Grizzle
married 1878 TX to Margarett Anne (Terry-Slayton) b.12-June 1850 Madison Co, TN d.22-May 1915 Tarrant Co, TX
son, James E.(Slayton) b.1873 ARK d.1964 TX married to Harriet Emry Cox
son, Rev. Joseph F. b.1879 TX d.1961 TX married to
Sarah E.(Sallie) Yates 1900
dau, Allie Elizabeth b. 1881 TX d. 1968 OK married to
Isaac Wesley Lynn 1896
dau, Mary Matilda (Mattie) b.1884 TX d.1973 TX married to Henry Flippo 1901
son: George Washington (JR) b.1885 TX d.1919 TX married to Effie Lee Oakley 1906 TX
dau, Maggie Nolan b.1887 TX d.1976 TX married to
Dolphus Judson Stowe 1907
son, Harrison "Milo" b.1890 TX d.1963 TX married to
Ellen A. Stallons 1907
dau,Virginia Labelle(Jennie) b.1892 TX d.1972 TX married to Jesse G. Lynn
All this info comes from Census Reports and family held documents and family records from TX Cousins.
We collectively have lots of info on the family as they established in TX.