I have not connected to the following line but in doing my 'searches' I ran accross this census entry and after checking further found it was an extraction OPPS.Thought it might help someone else, so I will list it here.Extraction errors are so common with our surname Snelling, we can use all the help we get.
1850 Buchanan Co, Wayne twp, MO, pg 170, h/h 1185 extracted index lists: Charles Lewelling I believe this is: Charles Snelling 38 bn KY(Born 1812) Virginia36KY Polly17IN Anna16IN Samuel14IN Lucy12IN Sally10MO Elizabeth1MO
H/h 1186 (next) extraction index lists Lewelling Greenberry Snelling26 kY Mahala22 IN Samuel3 MO
1.I looked at the actual census film and it is true the last name is hard to read.But checking the entire census page to get a feel for the census takers handwriting, I found that Charles's surname started with the same letter that other names such as Samuel started with.
2.The extraction shows that the first three children were born in IA,But after reading the film I noticed the census taker spelled out Iowa when using it and therefore I believe that he is writing INwith a 'lazy' N instead.
3.Find on both the Familysearch.orgIGI and the Indiana State Lib Genealogy Div Web site:Charles Snelon md Virginia Vinyard (Vineyard) on 08 apr 1832 in Bartholomew Co, IN.
4.1880 Wayne twp, Buchanan Co, MO, pg 436C Charles Snelling bn KY 1812 Marywife (2nd??) On Familysearch.com IGI, Charles Snelling md Mary Britton (Brittain) 05 May 1853 in Buchanan Co, MO.This may explain the different wife listed on the 1880 census.
5.More info needs to be taken from the census works of 1860 & 1870 to verify all this.And possibly a death/cemetery record for the 1st wife, Virginia, between 1850 & 1853 in Buchanan Co, MO.