Looking for information on George W. Cottrell Sr. (b. between 1771-1780) and George W. Cottrell Jr. (b. between 1811-1815) and George Jr's wife Lavina (maiden name Collins?).
George Sr. would be my 4th gr grandfather. George Jr and Lavina my 3rd gr grandparents.
George Sr is on Hickman County 1830 and 1840 Census presumed married with family. George Jr. married with family and living next door to Sr on 1840 Census.
The family story is George Jr. died in Hickman (County) KY sometime around 1840-41. No death record/burial records have been found; however, his wife Lavina (maybe maiden name Collins) married George Dunlap in KY. They had a son William in 1844 in KY before moving to Missouri with the Cottrell children.
George Sr. also appears to have died about the same time; cannot find him or his family after 1840 Census.
Cottrell spelling variations Coterell, Cotral, Cottrill