I have info on the descendants of this couple, but no names for their parents. Census records show that Emma Jane Godwin's parents were from NC, and Joseph Grimsley's parents were from GA.
My Emma Jane Godwin b 1858 in AL was married to Joseph F Grimsley b 1849 in GA. They lived in AL and had these children: Dewey Lee Grimsley 1899 - Looney Grimsley 1896 - Grover C Grimsley 1894 - Ida Grimsley 1889 - 1966 Ada Grimsley 1884 - Frank Grimsley 1881 - Howard B Grimsley 1880 - Harriet Lillian Grimsley 1878 - Walter Grimsley 1873 - Charlie Grimsley ?
I hope to hear from you soon. We are planning a road trip to Columbus GA and Phenix City AL in September to visit courthouses and cemeteries. Any requests or advice?