The children are actually enumerated in the Coffman Household. This is actually a very interesting problem. John and Mary Orhood are listed in household 178 on the bottom of page 24. These three children are listed in household 191 on the top of page 27. It is possible that the Coffmans and Orhoods are related. However, the fact that four of the Coffman family listed in the 1880 Census, who were living in 1870 are not anywhere in the 1870 census implies to me that there is a copying problem.
1870 Census is one of those where a copy was made in the County. The original stayed and the copy was sent to the State. At the State another copy was made from their copy and sent the Fed. The microfilm of the 1870 Census we have today is of the copy sent to the Federal Government. Somehow in one of the copies the Coffman children appear to be lost and the Orhood children were moved to fill in the gap left in the Coffman family. We missed this when we indexed the 1870 Census. The Ancestry.com index and images caught it but indexed the children in both families and actually changed the surnames of the children in their index for the Coffman family. I think they didnít know what to do about it and did the obvious and indexed them both ways.
So with all that. Hereís a new listing of the Orhood famly:
1870 Census of Brown County, Illinois, Missouri Twp
178/178 (p. 24) enumerated 13 June 1870
John W. Orhood 41 m farmer Illinos
Mary Orhood 31 f New York
Thomas Orhood 14 m Illinois
James Orhood 12 m Illinois
Emma Orhood 9 f Illinois
191/191 (p. 27)
John Orhood 7 m Illinois
5 m Illinois
Robert Orhood 1 m Illinois
Spelling of the surname is as it is found in the Census. If the correct spelling is Orahood, youíll have to use another source to show it.
I donít know that we have explained what happened but at least we have an explanation that helps us put the family back together again.
From: Jeanne Crews [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Saturday, July 10, 2004 6:57 PM
To: Ken and Laurie Huffman
Subject: Re: Brown County (1870 Census Index)
Thanks for your help. I just don't understand why these Orahood children are
indexed in the Coffman household. I know that they are the children of John
and Mary Orahood. Maybe it's just a matter of the children appearing on top
of a new page. That would explain it.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ken and Laurie Huffman" <email@example.com>
To: "Jeanne Crews" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, July 10, 2004 11:50 AM
Subject: RE: Brown County (1870 Census Index)
> Here is the information you requested:
> 1870 Census of Brown County, Illinois, Missouri Twp
> George W. Coffman 56 m farmer Kentucky
> Deliah Coffman 54 m Kentucky
> Nancy Coffman 34 f Illinois
> John Orhood 7 m Illinois
> Arthur Orhood 5 m Illinois
> Robert Orhood 1 m Illinois
> Ken Huffman
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeanne Crews [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Saturday, July 10, 2004 3:04 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Brown County (1870 Census Index)
> Orhood, John M191
> Could I please have a look-up for Orhood, John M191?
> I already have the information for this entry
> "Orhood?, John W. M178" but I notice that the above John is in a different
> Thanks very much,