Terri, do you know if the Rudolph Smitherman your asking about was born around Oct. 1895 in Al.? If so then he was the only child in the 1900 US Walker Co., Al. Census listed to Alex Smitherman and wife "Lizzie" [Rebecca Elizabeth Crumpton] Smitherman. This is part of the Chilton Co., Al. branch of Smitherman's. I have the older generation information on this family.