Looking for the parents of Arley Oscar Bates

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DOB 11/01/1875
DOD 10/26/1903 Madison IN
Cemetery Gas City IN
Married Daisy Alice Pearson
09/07/1901 Wabash Co IN
1880 Van Buren Madison IN census 6 yrs old aprx
Parents listed as James and Mella Terrill in their 80s

I question how two 80 year old people with different last names can be his parents at age 6. I know something is wrong. Unable to find parents names any help would be appreciated.
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Lavina Bates, age 24 in 1880, could be Arley Oscar Bates mother. If she is the daughter of the 85 year old and the 66 year old, her maiden name would be the same as theirs, however, she could be using the Bates surname from her husband. Here's Levina Terrel in 1870->

Levina Terrel

United States Census, 1870

Name Levina Terrel
Event Type Census
Event Year 1870
Event Place Indiana, United States
Gender Female
Age 14
Race White
Race (Original) W
Birth Year (Estimated) 1855-1856
Birthplace Indiana
Page Number 33






Asahel Terrel   M 55 Connecticut
Abigal Terrel   F 56 Maine
Amos Terrel   M 17 Indiana
Levina Terrel   F 14 Indiana


"United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXXC-THB : accessed 19 May 2016), Levina Terrel in household of Asahel Terrel, Indiana, United States; citing p. 33, family 242, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,806.

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Looks likely Arley is son of Lavina,James Terril and Mella are his

by Wayne Morgan G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)

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