You have been discovering your ancestor in various census information. All of a sudden, some of the children are not in the family – and the children are too young to be married. Where are they?
It could be that some of the children are living with a relative.
Maybe the relative needed some help “on the farm” for a while, or maybe the children were visiting a relative on census day.
Don’t assume that the child died – this may be the case, and it may not be!