Info. on M. L. MCMAHAN and Susan A. RADFORD after 1850?

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I'm trying to find information on M. L. McMahan and Susan A. Radford after their marriage in Perry Co., Alabama on 28 Nov 1850.

I rec'd an email from a woman who lives in Perry Co., who found the lone grave of one of their children. Her property also contains Watters Cemetery. This grave is separate from the cemetery, in the woods. I would like to find out more about the family.

Susan A. born abt. 1830 Radfordville, Perry Co., AL was the eldest child of my 5th gr.gf. Reuben Radford b. Oglethorpe Co., GA, later res. in Radfordville, Perry Co., Alabama and wife Sarah Wilbanks.

I do not know M. L.'s true name, cannot seem to find any record for M. L. McMahan before 1850, and for either of them afterwards. Other than several marriage records (none handwritten), I find no other references of him other than one online reference that said he was assigned as guardian of Susan's father Reuben's youngest children following his death in 1848, but there was no documentation included.
Did they divorce? Did they die young? Was he a soldier in the Civil War? Did she remarry? I find no grave sites, nothing. I wonder if his initials were incorrectly transcribed or maybe the last name could show as McMahon? ... at any rate, I've hit a wall. Any help is GREATLY appreciated!
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