I would dearly love to find anyone else who is interested in this family.
What I know of Charles:
(1) b abt 1839 in KY (2) married Sarah Louisa Brock in Caldwell Co, TX,on January 31, 1869. (3) Sarah was descended from Frances Estes who married Joshua Warren Brock Sr (her grandfather). (4) Sarah's family had gone from the Madison / Rockcastle area of KY > Washington Community, Franklin Co, MO by 1811 or so, and then to near Sarcoxie in the Newton / Johnson / Barry Co MO area by the early 1830's.Her father bought Spanish land grant land in what is now Ellis and Kaufman Co TX in about 1839, and the whole family had moved to that area by at least 1844 -- probably earlier.Some others of the Estes (and perhaps the Bottom) family had been with the Brocks in MO. (5) Sarah's brothers Spencer and John Robert served in the Civil War with Darnell's Regiment (Co H, I think) along with their neighbor from Ellis Co named Thomas Jefferson Mullican who had married a Brock cousin.After the war, times were apparently hard, and Spencer Brock and Thomas Mullican were in the Caldwell / Hays Co area, and then we find Sarah's parents, a couple of siblings and Charles staying with a James Canfield, carpenter, on this census.They were reported as being in the Williamson Post Office District, which would be somewhere between Westgate Blvd and Thunderbird Rd. along Williamson Creek.Apparently the old Williamson Cemetery is the Longview Cemetery or is very near it. (6) On July 2, 1877, Charles Bottom and wife sold land to James Patton, an early settler of Oak Hill.The Pattons had also been in Caldwell as well as Bastrop Co for a short while.I am still trying to work out what tract of land that may have been. (7) In 1900 on the Travis Co Census was Wm Crump b OH in 1831, Frances M. wife, b 1847? with John W. Bottoms, b 1870 MO, adopted; parents b MO (Sarah was born in MO, although apparently Charles was not -- this may not be related to Charles at all) (8) There was a 1910 map of Oak Hill area land surveys which I traced a copy of -- it showed Charles Bottom on a tract along Williamson Creek.