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1860 Broomfield Huston family, who? Bonifield enumerated wrongly? Nutty idea?

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1860 Broomfield Huston family, who? Bonifield enumerated wrongly? Nutty idea?

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 9:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bonifield, Huston
Could anyone please let me know if this family actually existed? Anywhere beyond this census?

1860 Missouri, Macon County, Ten Mile Township, PO Laporte, enum 15 Jun 1860, pg 32, handwritten page 188
214 / 214
Huston, Erasms M and Mary C household
215 / 215
Haston, M B and Sarah household
216 / 216
Haston, Broomfield
... age 41, male, farmer, real est 400, per est 400, VA
---, Rebecca
... age 30, female, ???, VA
---, Margaret
... age 13, female, VA, school
---, Victoria
... age 11, female, VA, school
---, Sarah
... age 9, female, Iowa, school
---, Henry
... age 5, male, IA
---, Samuel
... age 2 or 3, male, MO
---, Rebecca
... age 5/12, female, MO
Ten Mile Township Concluded June 13th /60

The thing is, the Henry Arnold Bonifield / Bonnifield family is supposed to have moved into Macon County about 1857 or 1858. They have been awol on the 1860 and 1870 censuses, when they are supposed to have been in the area. Aside from the name of the head of household, the family structure, birthplaces, and ages for this family is really, really close to that of Henry Arnold Bonnifield and Rebecca Atwood. If Henry and Rebecca actually appeared in more recognizable form on this census, the enumeration should have looked something like:

Bonefield, Henry
... age 45, male, farmer, real est 400, per est 400, VA
---, Rebecca
... age 35, female, ???, VA
---, Margaret
... age 13, female, VA, school
---, Victoria
... age 9, female, VA, school
---, Sarah
... age 7, female, Iowa, school
---, Henry
... age 5, male, IA
---, Samuel
... age 2 or 3, male, MO
---, Rebecca
... age 5/12, female, MO
Ten Mile Township Concluded June 13th /60

Guess the land records would be a good next step?
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
astevens0691 12 Aug 2010 3:39AM GMT 
sklokkenga 15 Aug 2010 12:45AM GMT 
AlisonStevens... 15 Aug 2010 3:13PM GMT 
sklokkenga 15 Aug 2010 3:57PM GMT 
sklokkenga 15 Aug 2010 9:59PM GMT 
AlisonStevens... 16 Aug 2010 8:43PM GMT 
mabonnifield 18 Jun 2013 5:53PM GMT 
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