1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.1
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NOTE: This transcription is meant to be a guide only. It is the transcribers interpretation and subject to human error. Always refer to the original document (or microfilm) for your own interpretation.



Transcribed by: Shirley A. Aleguas, ©2002 from the National Archives and Records Administration Federal Population Schedules for the 9th Census of the United States in 1870.

Note: The Census taker consistently spelled names the way they sounded, so you will need to be creative when searching for your ancestor names. If you find corrections, please email me, recognizing that there were many many errors made by the census taker in preparing the schedules.


This is the 1870 federal census for Menard County, IL.

LN = Line Number Family appeared on
HN = Dwelling houses numbered in the order of visitation
FN = Families numbered in the order of visitation
LAST NAME, FIRST NAME = The Name of every Person whose usual place of abode on the 1st day of June, 1860, was in this family
RACE = Color (white, black or mulatto)
OCCUP. = Profession, Occupation,or Trade of each Male over 15 years of age
REAL VAL. = Value of Real Estate owned
PERS VAL. = Value of Personal Estate owned
BIRTHPLACE = Place of Birth, Naming the State, Territory, or Country
FOREIGN BIRTH - FATHER = Indicates whether the father was born in a foreign country
FOREIGN BIRTH - MOTHER = Indicates whether the mother was born in a foreign country
MONTH BORN = Birth month
MONTH MARRIED = Month Married if within the year
ATT. SCHOOL = Attended School within the year
CAN'T READ = Persons over 21 yrs of age who cannot read
CAN'T WRITE = Persons over 21 yrs of age who cannot write
DEAF = Whether deaf & dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper, or convict.
M-21yrs = Male, twenty-one years of age or older.
VOTE-DENIED = Indicates whether the person has been denied the right to vote.

CENSUS YR:  1870  TERRITORY:  IL  COUNTY:  Menard  DIVISION:  Athens  REEL NO:  593.260  PAGE NO:  1
REFERENCE:  Township 18, Range 5 West
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 LN  HN   FN  LAST NAME      FIRST NAME     AGE SEX  RACE  OCCUP.       REAL VAL. PERS VAL.   BIRTHPLACE       FOREIGN BIRTH  MONTH     MONTH     ATT.   CAN'T CAN'T DEAF M-21yrs VOTE-
                                                                                                               FATHER MOTHER  BORN      MARR.     SCHOOL READ  WRITE              DENIED
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 1   1    1   BUCHANAN       Harvey         47   M    W    Farmer                   800       IN                                                                            X
 2   1    1   BUCHANAN       Elizabeth      43   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 3   1    1   BUCHANAN       John           23   M    W                                       IN                                                                            X
 4   1    1   BUCHANAN       Charles        15   M    W                                       IL
 5   1    1   BUCHANAN       Henrietta      12   F    W                                       IL
 6   1    1   BUCHANAN       Mary           8    F    W                                       IL
 7   1    1   BUCHANAN       Ellen          4    F    W                                       IL
 8   1    1   DUNN           Luiza          60   F    W                                       IL
 9   1    1   DUNN           William        30   M    W    Farmer                   400       IN                                                                            X
 10  2    2   JONES          Mat            51   M    W    Farmer                   400       IN                                                                            X
 11  2    2   JONES          Ann            12   F    W                                       IL
 12  2    2   JONES          Robert         17   M    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 13  2    2   JONES          Lydia          9    F    W                                       IL
 14  2    2   REED           George         20   M    W                                       IN                                                           X     X
 15  2    2   SEAMAN         Rebecca        23   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 16  3    3   RANKIN         Ambery         64   M    W    Farmer         1,200     4,000     KY                                                                            X
 17  3    3   RANKIN         Arminda        66   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 18  3    3   RANKIN         Henry          33   M    W    Farmer         20,370    4,550     IL                                                                            X
 19  3    3   RANKIN         Alme           28   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 20  3    3   RANKIN         Fred           5    M    W                                       IL
 21  3    3   FORCE          John           18   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 22  3    3   FORCE          Charles        22   M    W    Farm Laborer             100       IL                                                                            X
 23  4    4   KINCAID        Thomas         46   M    W    Farmer         42,000    11,000    KY                                                                            X
 24  4    4   KINCAID        Lucinda        42   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 25  4    4   KINCAID        Lee            11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 26  4    4   KINCAID        Harriet        8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 27  4    4   KINCAID        Lou J.         5    F    W                                       IL
 28  4    4   KINCAID        Lucy           1    F    W                                       IL
 29  4    4   KINCAID        Andrew         85   M    W    Farmer                             PA
 30  4    4   KINCAID        Ann            83   F    W                                       KY
 31  4    4   GRANT          Mary           20   F    W    Domestic Servant                   Canada             X      X
 32  4    4   SMITH          Early          20   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Ireland            X
 33  4    4   O'CONOR        John           25   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Ireland            X      X                                                   X
 34  5    5   PUROTT         Allen          35   M    W    Farmer                   600       KY                                                                            X
 35  5    5   PUROTT         Meranda        30   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 36  5    5   PUROTT         Albert         12   M    W                                       IL
 37  5    5   PUROTT         James          1    M    W                                       IL
 38  5    5   KINCAID        John           25   M    W    Farmer         6,000     2,000     IL
 39  6    6   RANKIN         William L.     51   M    W    Farmer         140,000   70,000    IL


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