Have you seen this family in the 1870 census for Spring Creek, Yell Co, AR: MASON, Thomas age 47 b. LA Thomas (female) age 25 b. AL Louisa age 18 b. MS Thomas Jr age 16 b. MS Josephine age 15 b. MS Lafayette age 12 b. MS Leander age 10 b. MS Alice F. age 9 b. MS Julia age 7 b. AR KEYS, William age 11 b. AR KEYS, Alabama age 9 b. AR MCQUINEY, William age 15 b. AR
That family in 1860, same locaation: Thomas age 38 b. LA Elizabeth age 31 b. MS Louisa J. age 9 b. MS Thomas M. age 7 b. MS Josephine age 5 b. MS Lafayette age 4 b. MS Leonedas age 3 b. MS Horace C. age 0 b. AR
Is it possible Alice was previously married?I found a marriage record for a Mrs. Alice F. CHURCHMAN to T.J. LAMB on 29-Aug-1886 in Yell Co, AR.This matches with the 13 yrs of marriage recorded on the 1900 census.
In the 1880 census for Riley, Yell Co, AR there's a James CHURCHMAN, wife Allace and 3 yr old daughter Eley.