Louis Offield and his wife Martha Spicer can be found in the 1850 Polk Co. Mo. census under the last name of Awfield. Louis is listed as 45 years of age. Martha, his wife, listed as 44 years of age. Children; John, age 20, b. TN. William, age 19, b. TN. Mary J., age 16, b. TN. "Earael", age 13, b.TN. James, age 8, b. MO. Thomas J., age 5, b. MO.
1860 Polk Co. Mo. Johnson Twp. page 94. Offield, L.D. age 55 Offield, Martha, age 54 (here she is listed as being born in NC.) Martha, age 20, School Teacher Madison, age 18, b. MO. Thomas, age 16, Cass, age 19, b. MO.
From what I can find, Thomas J. Offield married a Mary J. Steele in Otterville, Cooper Co. Mo. James Madison Offield, son of Louis and Martha married 1st, Eliza Boone Gentry, and Second, Evelyn Jays(or Jump). They were the parents of the actor Lewis Delaney Offield, later known as "Jack Oakie" in California.