I know this is an old message but I Just found it. And I was wondering if you could help me solve a mystery.
My Grandfather was William C. Strain. He was married to Tennessee Gage. They live in Couch Mo. This all fits with your records. According to the TN census your Tennessee was b. 1848.
My Mother was b.1899 in Couch MO. That would have made her 51 when Mom was born!!!!
Also I can't find where or when she died. I, at one time had a picture of them taken when Mom was three years old, which would have been abt.1902. Also Mom said her stepmother had raised her since she was 5yrs old. I'm assuming Tennessee died between 1902-04.
Do You have any other information on Tennessee Gage.