Just to add a few twigs to the tree, my father was Dewey Arthur Smetherman who was born in Idaho in 1898. His father was Walter Gordon Smetherman who was born in Austen Mo in 1870-74.His mother was Corgia Jane Sporewho was born in Missouri in 1881.They were married on May 3, 1897.My dad's brother was Jesse Clarence Smetherman who was born in ID in 1899 and died in 1941.
Walter's father was Jesse M. Smitherman who was born in IL in 1851.His mother was Matilda E. Barnard who was born in Missouri in 1853. (Curiously, in the 1870 census when Matilda was 17, her family appears just below the Julius Smitherman family).Sometime around the turn of the century, the name changed from Smitherman to Smetherman.
Jesse M's father was James Smitherman who was born in Illinois in 1839.James' first wife was Ruth Ann McCurley who is apparently in my line.Jesse had ten children and two wives.James was apparently a sibling of your relative.
James' father was Jesse Smitherman who was born in NC in 1798 and who died in IL.
Counting my brother and his son, there is apparently a Jesse in almost every of the family.
Just thought I would flesh out some of what I have.I don't do this very often, as I only go to the message board once or twice a year for developments.