I have been looking for you. My GGGrandfather was Adam ( also called Addison) Mull. This is the same family. They came from Rowan County,NC. to North Mississippi. I have a lot of information, but it is all fragmented. Maybe between the two of us we can straighten it all out. My current research objective is to identify the Native American Ancestry. I always heard that there was Cherokee blood flowing in our veins, but I haven't been able to make a Cherokee connection. My theory now is that Adam Mull's wife, Easter, was a Chickasaw Indian. I have found no indication that she was ever a slave, although Adam was. His las slave-master was Captain Thomas Mull of Marshall County,MS.
I only recently learned about the Cottrell connection. My father was born out of wedlock, and his name was Alexander Cottrell. I believe the Cottrell name came into the family around 1854 when Thomas Mull "bought" a four year old slave by the name Elias Cottrell from the estate of a deceased Dr. named Cottrell.
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I'd love to hear from you either way. I got into this only a year ago, but I love it. My job requires me to travel, so I've researched in Oklahoma City, OK, Ft. Worth,TX,Salisbury,NC, and a lot of other places.