1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.103
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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:  103
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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   165  158 ELMORE         Hardin         19   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 2   166  159 STRADER        John           75   M    W    Farmer         7,002,500 NC                                                                     X     X
 3   166  159 STRADER        Elizabeth      80   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                                 X
 4   167  160 WHITE          Robert         51   M    W    Farmer         16,000    2,500     IL
 5   167  160 WHITE          Rachel         46   F    W    Keeping House                      TN
 6   167  160 WHITE          John E.        18   M    W                                       IL
 7   167  160 WHITE          Mary E.        16   F    W                                       IL
 8   167  160 WHITE          Esther         14   F    W                                       IL
 9   167  160 MCGILFREY      Alex           18   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Canada             X      X
 10  168  161 MCDOUGAL       William        63   M    W    Farmer         12,000    1,500     KY
 11  168  161 MCDOUGAL       Mary           63   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 12  168  161 MCDOUGAL       Jacob          27   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 13  168  161 MCDOUGAL       Jennette       21   F    W                                       IL
 14  168  161 MCDOUGAL       Jane           18   F    W                                       IL
 15  168  161 MCDOUGAL       Mary           12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  169  162 MCDOUGAL       Robert         39   M    W    Farmer         500       500       IL
 17  169  162 MCDOUGAL       Demarius       35   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 18  169  162 MCDOUGAL       Maria          16   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  169  162 MCDOUGAL       James          12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 20  169  162 MCDOUGAL       William        10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 21  169  162 MCDOUGAL       Edward         8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 22  169  162 MCDOUGAL       Ida            5    F    W                                       IL
 23  169  162 MCDOUGAL       Sylvia         2    F    W                                       IL
 24  170  163 WEST           Jacob          62   M    W    Farmer         7,500     2,000     TN
 25  170  163 WEST           Eliza          58   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 26  170  163 WEST           Jacob          2    M    W    Farmer                             IL
 27  171  164 CORK           Charles        31   M    W    Farm Laborer                       MS
 28  171  164 CORK           Jenny          18   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 29  171  164 CORK           Clara          1mo  F    W                                       IL                              May
 30  172  165 MOORE          James          50   M    W    Farmer         14,000    8,000     KY
 31  172  165 MOORE          Narsis         46   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 32  172  165 MOORE          Henry          19   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  172  165 MOORE          Martha         18   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  172  165 MOORE          Laura          16   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  172  165 JOHNSON        Bettie         25   F    W    Domestic Servant                   Norway             X      X
 36  172  165 WILLIAMSON     Peter          30   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Denmark            X      X
 37  173  166 MCQUINN        Birket         38   M    W    Farmer                   500       KY
 38  173  166 MCQUINN        Nancy          44   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 39  173  166 MCQUINN        James          10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  173  166 MCQUINN        Franklin       10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X


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