Would you might posting some more about your family? For example, who was William's father? Was it John C. Smelley, son of Moses Smelley? There are several of us who monitor the Smelley forum with connections to the Talladega County, Alabama, Smelley family. I have some Smelley tree info but very little on the descendants of John C. Smelley. I don't have his family coming to Talladega? For John C. Smelley, I have that he married Maranda Dodd and had 3 children: William, Cordelia, and Minnie P. That is all I have.