I noticed you mention a Willis H. (Willis Howard Smitherman).I have a Willis H. Smitherman born 11 May 1882 Bib County, Al and married Ida B. Jackson b. 22 Sep 1890 Al and married abt. 1906 Bib Co. Al.Would this Willis be the Willis H. you have for Jackson M. and Alice Smitherman of AL.I have found the 1900 census of Bib Co. Al. Randolph Twp., with a J. W. Smitherman born May 1858 ALand wife Alice b. June 1860 AL and a son Willis age 18 AL. born May 1882 AL.single.I do think this Willis is my Willis that married into my family line of Jackson's as his birth date was also May 1882 AL.Siblings of Willis in this census is Russell, Wanda, and another dau. of which I could not make out her name and started with Ew. born Feb. 1888 AL.And Willis Howard Smitherman's WWI draft card also states he was born in May 1882 AL and wife is Ida. Living at this time in Randolph, Bib county, AL.