Thank you for your reply and yes all I need is rounded out or pointed in the right direction.
I claimed John Anderson, 1880, because he was Margaret's neighbor. I checked all the John Andersons I could find in the area and nearby counties. I had given up on finding our John Anderson and didn't look closely at her neighbor for years because I was going by the index listing him as black. The Andersons never mentioned anything but white and American Indian on their side of the family. I went to the library to check the census again and noticed him again but since the print was larger on their machines I could tell he was indexed wrong. He was right under my nose all those years. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against blacks. I have African heritage too, (my grandmothers line).
Walter Anderson was with his mother Margaret Boatright in 1910 in Lauderdale Co., Alabama. She had remarried. Her son, Alonzo, is on that census with them and also Margaret's mother, Amanda (Garrett) Ross.
Lula is with her husband, Pres Pendergrass, in 1910 Colbert Co., Alabama. Lula isn't on the 1900 census with the family but my mother remembers her Aunt Lou, as did other family members,and they knew she was Walter's sister. My mother is still living, age 90.
Walter's siblings were:
Annie Elizabeth b. 1881 Tn. d. 1905 Nashville, Tn. Mary Sue b. 1883 Al. d. 1967 Nashville, Tn. William Thomas b. 1885 Al. d. 1927 Memphis, Tn. Charlie b. 1886 Al. (family doesn't remember him. Guess he died young.) Lula Mae b. 1889 Indian Terr. d. 1923 Florence, Al. Lula had a twin sister who died young. No name. James Alonzo b. 1892 Indian Terr. d. 1989 Fresno, Calif. John McKinley b. 1896 Al. d. 1972 Little Rock, Ark.
(Walter b, 1901 Al. d. 1972 Ponchatoula, Louisiana)
I have all their death certificates (except Lula's twin and Charlie) with parents names listed.
I have pictures of Walter and most of his siblings. Wish I could share them too.