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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: 1281584375000
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?
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astevens0691 1281584375000 
sklokkenga 1281833126000 
AlisonStevens... 1281885226000 
sklokkenga 1281887848000 
sklokkenga 1281909575000 
AlisonStevens... 1281991383000 
mabonnifield 1371577997000 
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