Searching for John Ellis living in New Madrid county Missouri 1850 to 1900

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I think there may be some transcription error?  on one these census records, or this particular John Ellis  married 2 different Nancy's as in 1870 she is 19 and ten years laters she is 24.

Citing this Record  "United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch (
U S Census, 1880 New Madrid, MO
self  John Ellis  M 40 MO
wife  Nancy Ellis F 24 MO

cousin  Samuel Ellis M 18 MO

dau  Etta Ellis F 10 MO

dau  Bettie Ellis F 8 MO

dau Laura Ellis F 1 MO

other  Thomas Smith M 25 Missouri, United States

other  Maria Cooper F 21 Missouri, United States

other  Lorenzo D. Nixon M 28 Tennessee

US Census, 1860 New Madrid, MO page: 55 family number: 376        
John Ellis M 19 MO
Bette Ellis F 22 MO
Citing this Record  "United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (
New Madrid Ward 1, New Madrid, Missouri

self  John Ellis  M 69y MO widowed

son  John Ellis M 15y MO

Citing this Record"United States Census, 1870," index and images, FamilySearch (
New Madrid Township, New Madrid, MO

 John Ellis M 27y MO

 Nancy Ellis F 19y MO

 Etta Ellis  F 7m MO  

 Gayle Jackson M 23y MO

 Barzilla Jackson M 20y MO

 John Vaughn M 19y KY

 Asa Sikes   M 17 MO

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1860 US Census New Madrid, New Madrid, MO John Ellis 19y, born est. yr. 1841 MO.

1880 US Census New Madrid, MO John Ellis 40y, married to Nancy 24y. Cousin Samuel Ellis 18y, dau. Etta 10y, dau. Bettie 8y, dau. Laura 1y. Thomas Smith farm laborer 25y, Maria Cooper servant 21y, and Lorenzo D. Nixon teacher 28y. All children born MO.

1900 US Census N. Madrid, MO John Ellis 58, wife Mary 42, dau Katie 15, son John 6.
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