That's very interesting.I have a James Madison Bottom (1824-1884), but he was married to Julia Ann Martin (1830-1891).They had six children, Martha Jane (1850-1920), Jemima Hester (1852-1918), Alfred Madison (1854-1923), Laura Belle (1857-1925), William Jackson (1862-), and Edward K (1864-1930).All were Kentuckians.
I have two William Thomas Bottom(s).
William Thomas Bottom (1861-1940), son of William A. Bottom and Mary Sophia Johnson.Also all Kentuckians.
William Thomas Bottom (1860-1937), son of John Chandler Bottom and Martha Bell Burnsides.This William Thomas was born in Jasper County, Missouri, and his father was born in Kentucky; his mother in Indiana.
I'd like to hear more about your William Thomas Bottom, and review your source information.I'd also be happy to share more of what I have.