Memphis Avalanche, Jan 10 1889: "MARTIN, Tenn. -- A queer runaway marriage occured here today, A.J. Hall of Jackson, age 60, and Miss Sue Fowler of McKenzie, age 40, eloped from her relatives. This was their fourth attempt to elope and get married."
What a saga in two sentences! Why did it take them four tries to get married? If she had to elope "from her relatives" did that mean her kinfolks didn't approve? Did they live happily ever after? Well, the heart wants what it wants.