Hi, Jim -- I have some data on this family due to their connections to my Boyd/Newell ancestry. Elisha Dawson cJune 1871 was s/o Rufus Malachi Kizziah born cJul 1841 and Clariss Jane Lawless. Rufus was s/o William M. and Elizabeth (Boyd) Kizziah, Jr. Elizabeth was the sister of my ancestor Sarah (Boyd) Newell. William, Jr. was s/o William, Sr. born c1767 SC. This group of folks came to Tuscaloosa Co., AL c1830 to exercise Bounty Land Warrants paid to Robert Boyd for his service in the War of 1812. The core group included Robert Boyd's children and three sons-in-law; James Newell, William Kizziah, Jr., and Robert Kizziah (Kizzire). One of Robert Boyd's sons, William, also married a Susan Kizziah about whom I have been unable to identify further. I would be glad to send you my "all I know" file on this family. Contact me at "jjnewell 'at' nehp 'dot' net. Regards, Jim N.