Glenda, look back at your list of the siblings of MARY ANN SMITHERMAN HICKS. Daniel was Mary Ann's oldest brother. Daniel Smitherman married Elizabeth Brown daughter of Hitson Brown on 15 December 1836 in Bibb Co., Al. After the death of Daniel his widow married Thomas J Allison and they moved to Upshur Co., TX. Daniel had 2 children to live and they were Newton H and Mary Ann who married Lafayette Letcher.
Daniel and Mary Ann Smitherman Hicks were 2 of Joseph's children by his first wife whose name we don't know, only that she died after Mary Ann was born on 25 June 1826 and before 25 Oct. 1827 when Joseph married Sarah Latham.