Okay that info confirms my initial analysis. They probably landed in the City of Houston area then migrated north via U.S. 59 and U.S. 69? That was based on Wardner's marriage to Della Saunders in Panola and Marcella's marriage to Marvin Owens in Shelby. The original posting identifies your great grandparents: James Elbert Simmons and Martha Elna Cook. That's as good as any place to begin research. From ancestry.com's homepage, point your mouse at "Search" in the header. Scroll to "Public Member Trees" then click. Enter James Elbert Simmons as the father and Martha Elna Cook as the mother. Pulldown tab to display USA under "Country". Pulldown tab to display Alabama under "State". Click "Search" then select family tree(s) for review (click on tree name). Sadly, none has info earlier than James E. Simmons but we can fix that. As for Effie Lee Terry, you'll need to begin with most recent then work backwards. Her father was David and mom Willie. Find them 1940 AL-Perry-Pinetucky(53-12)-Image 6. David's father was Sanford/Samuel/Sam Terry born ca. Apr 1866. They're found Perry County, Al 1900-1920. Holler back if you need additional assistance.