Quick response: I cannot help you.Until I read your message, I had never heard of a Burrell Bottoms.I have no clue to the origins of the John Bottoms family before 1800. I see there is a Burrell Bottoms on the 1860 Barbour Co., AL census - is this the one of interest to you?If so, what was his birthplace and age on the census?There are some children of John Bottoms for whom we have no names.But if Burrell Bottoms was born after 1820, he'd more likely be a grandson of John Bottoms, if at all related.
Discussion: The John Bottoms of my earlier posting apparently was the father of Parker and David Bottoms.John was born between 1760 and 1770 and apparently was living in SC by 1800.He died between 1838 and 1840, so there is no census record for him showing his birthplace.I have not been able to identify any property records for him, so cannot use them to connect him to any locations before SC.David's wife Margaret was b. 1777 SC, according to the 1850 census.She apparently died before the 1860 census.I have not found a NC marriage record for them, and SC did not require marriage bonds or licenses then, so there is no clue from info about their marriage location.Margaret and her three known children all were illiterate, so I much doubt there was any family record kept.
Parker (b. 1800) and David (b. 1803) both were born in SC, probably in the Greenville District.I have not located Parker later than 1850.David Bottoms remained in SC (Pickens District) and remarried between 1850 and 1860.Two children were born in GA in 1865 and 1867, but by 1870, David had returned to Pickens County, SC.I have been unable to locate him or his second family after 1870, and would guess that he had died before the 1880 census.
Parker and David had a much younger sister named Isabella, b. 1825 who lived in the parental home from 1825 to 1850.I don't know what happened to her after 1850, although she might be the Isabella Bottoms listed in the GA 1860 census index as being in Pickens County, Georgia.It seems more likely that she remarried and remained in SC - I just have no idea what a married surname might be.The 1820 and 1830 census listings for John Bottoms suggests he had two other sons born between 1815 and 1820.One of those males might be listed with Margaret Bottoms in 1840, but there is no trace of them later, nor is there any indication of their presence in county records after 1840, so the names of these younger sons are entirely unknown.There probably were also three other daughters (one born 1810-1815, another b. abt 1815, another abt 1820) of John and Margaret Bottoms.
If Parker, David, Isabella, or another child of John Bottoms could be located on the 1880, or even 1900 census, there might be a clue to the origins of the family -- from whatever birthplace was reported for their father.As the last child, Isabella might be the most likely to have survived to 1880, but I just have no idea what happened to her.