1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.104
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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:  104
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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   173  166 WATSON         Yeoman         40   M    W    Farmer                   100       KY
 2   174  167 HORNBACK       Abigail        71   F    W    Keeping House  9,000     1,000     KY
 3   175  168 HORNBACK       Andrew         32   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     IL
 4   175  168 HORNBACK       Malinda        29   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                                 X
 5   175  168 CRAWFORD       Rebecca        19   F    W                   1,500               IL
 6   175  168 CURRAN         Simon          21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 7   176  169 TACKET         Synod          24   M    W    Farmer                             KY
 8   176  169 TACKET         Artelissa      29   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 9   177  170 BRACKEN        Thomas         40   M    W    Farmer         100       200       IL                                                           X     X
 10  177  170 BRACKEN        Sophia         30   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 11  177  170 BRACKEN        Mary           11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 12  177  170 BRACKEN        Cinthia        9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 13  177  170 BRACKEN        Artelissa      7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 14  177  170 BRACKEN        Mahala         5    F    W                                       IL
 15  177  170 BRACKEN        Minerva        3    F    W                                       IL
 16  177  170 BRACKEN        Vianna         9mo  F    W                                       IL                              Sep
 17  178  171 ADAMS          Barney         35   M    W    Farmer         100       300       KY
 18  178  171 ADAMS          Mary           37   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 19  178  171 ADAMS          John           14   M    W                                       IL
 20  178  171 ADAMS          Elizabeth      8    F    W                                       IL
 21  178  171 ADAMS          Lula           1    F    W                                       IL
 22  179  172 BRADLEY        Jesse          27   M    W    Farmer                   200       KY
 23  179  172 BRADLEY        Mary           25   F    W    Keeping House                      PA
 24  179  172 BRADLEY        Grant          2    M    W                                       IL
 25  180  173 SNODGRASS      Eliza          36   F    W    Keeping House            100       KY
 26  180  173 SNODGRASS      Annie          18   F    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 27  180  173 SNODGRASS      Sarah          14   F    W                                       IL
 28  180  173 SNODGRASS      Sophia         11   F    W                                       IL
 29  180  173 SNODGRASS      Margaret       9    F    W                                       IL
 30  180  173 SNODGRASS      Joseph         6    M    W                                       IL
 31  180  173 SNODGRASS      Mary           4    F    W                                       IL
 32  180  173 SNODGRASS      Not Named      11mo F    W                                       KS                              Nov
 33  180  173 FAITH          Mary           50   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 34  181  174 WILLSON        John           46   M    W    Farmer         800       500       IL                                                           X     X
 35  181  174 WILLSON        Nancy          44   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 36  181  174 WILLSON        Amanda         20   F    W                                       IL
 37  181  174 THOMAS         William        23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 38  182  175 BRADLEY        James          33   M    W    Farmer         1,700     1,000     IL
 39  182  175 BRADLEY        Lucy           32   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 40  182  175 BRADLEY        Samuel         9    M    W                                       IL


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