I find Hampton Slaton age 46 , born Georgia, living in Morgan Cty., Ala in 1870 with wife Sarah b Ala. age 39, John 23, Wm. 15, Jess 9 and Willie 3. All children except b Alabama Willis b GA
1880 I find James D Slaton age 62 b GA wife Emer age 60, b GA living in Bell City, Cleburn Cty., Ala with daus Sarah 28, Amanda 21 and Susan age 19. All Children b GA
Do you have a clue as if any of the above children match any children ever spoken of.
If William M age given 1880 census as 28 and living in Cleburn Cty., Ala. I would lay a good lunch that James D and Emer are his parents.They are living in the same county and very close to each other. Hampton was living in Morgan Cty., Ala in 1870,
If any of the names match I will look futher and see what I can find.