Census records and other records can be inaccurate, but we know the truth lies somewhere in there. Here is the truth to the best of my ability: 1860 Census Gatesville Beat 1 Coryell County: William Carden/head/60/1800/GA/Farmer. Sarah Carden/wife/32/1828/AR. Joseph W. Carden/son/16/1844/AR. Alfred W. Carden/son/14/1846/AR. Mary J. Carden/dau/11/1849AR. Byron G. Carden/son/2/1858/TX. His gravestone said he was 62 years of age when he died, so based on this census accuracy, William Carden died in either 1862 or 1863. Some research says he was born about 1797, so if this account is true, he died about 1859. 1880 Census Coryell County, lists Sarah Carden as widowed. Marriage record: Pope County, Arkansas, 25 April 1852. William Carden and Sarah Davis. Sarah lived in Yell County, AR. 1850 Pope County, AR William Carden/50/1800/TN. William Carden/19/1831/AR. George W. Carden/9/1841/AR. Joseph Carden/5/1845/AR. Alford W. Carden/3/1847/AR. Sarah Carden was listed on Coryell County Tax Roll Records from 1864 until 1875 or longer.
William Carden Aged 62 years
Gravesite Details Stone is in very good condition, upright on the base, clean. Hidden beneath a bush near Carden Family.