HELENA ALVINA (LEDBETTER) ELSEY is listed on the 1900 Census-Madison Co., AR/ Bowen Twp./ Page 195/ ED# 68...ALIMAY ELSEY.
By 1900 we have more info. listed on the census, such as month & date of birth (her's is listed May 1823 TN)...she is listed as Widowed/ Age 77/ & the mother of 12 children-5 living (at this time). Remember, the info. may, or may not, be exactly correct...but it is often close to correct.
Also listed is a grand-daughter MARY C./ b. Feb. 1883/ age 17/ b. AR/ Single...just who MARY is a child of is a ?We don't know.
HELENA ALVINA d. January 1901... Ref:Springdale News/ 15 January 1901/ from the HUNTSVILLE DEMOCRAT
"Mrs. ALANA ELSEY, mother of townsman J.H. ELSEY, died at her home 5 miles south of Huntsville Friday from pneumonia.Her remains were interred in the McBroom Cemetery Saturday afternoon.The deceased was one of the oldest and highly respected citizens of the county.She was about 80 years old."
If you have not already done so...try the Madison Co., AR web-site at http://www.usgenweb.org/statelinks-table.htmlhttp://www.usgenweb.org/statelinks-table.html Wander around the site & see what you find...but everything is not on the "Net"...wish it was.