Just starting out looking. My gr-gr-grandparents were John Sumerlin b. 1832 in Mississippi and Belle b. 1860 Alabama(or possibly Isabella) Sumerlin. As of the 1900 Alabama Census they lived in Mobile, AL and had 9 children, 6 lived Joseph, David, Theodore, Frances (Matilda) & James. There was also had a listed as living with them named Scott Pierce b. 1884.I have found him on Familysearch.org--his parents were Frances Matilda SUMRALL and Charles Nathan Pierce who were married in 1886.
His daughter Frances Matilda was my great grandmother. She was married to Oscar Colson.