1900 Census of Eureka Spring, Carroll, Arkansas - Edward Lovell, born Sep 1839 Arkansas, Father born Tennessee, Mother born Tennessee.
Sarah Lovell, wife, born Feb 1839 Arkansas, Father born Virginia, Mother born Virginia
Thomas II Lovell, son, born Jan 1885.
They were married 40 years. Sarah had ten children with eight still living.
Married 9 Jul 1839 in Johnson County, Arkansas were Edward Lovell, age 22 and Sarah P. Kendrick, age 17. The dates seem wrong on this, and it may be a mistranslation of the record. If it were 1859, the 40 year marriage in 1900 would be validated. This may be a coincidence, but it gives a different spread of ages to the couple.