Working through more of the shaky leaf hints at Ancestry.com for my LeMaster & Allied Families Tree and updated the record of the 1870 census in Richland Township, Madison County, Indiana for my maternal 4th-great grandfather, Richard Alderman and his family.
|1870 US Census, Madison County, Indiana, population schedule, Richland Township, page 25, dwelling 165, family 165, ; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 20 December 2015); National Archives, Washington, D.C..|
Richard was enumerated as "R. Alderman", a 60 year old toll gate operator, born in Kentucky. He was a U.S. citizen and the value of his personal estate was $350. Though relationship were not specified in 1870, the other members of the household are known to be his children, his wife having died.
Members of the household include Washington Alderman, a 32 year old farmhand, born in Indiana; Susan Alderman, a 23 year old house keeper born in Indiana; Minter Alderman, a 20 year old farm hand born in Indiana; and N. J., a 17 year old farm hand born in Indiana who had attended school within the year.
So far, this is the last record I have located for Richard. His wife sometime between 1860-1870. I don't know much about the family, other than Washington was a Civil War veteran.
If you are related to this family in any way, I would love to hear from you.