1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.105
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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:  105
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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   182  175 BRADLEY        Malinda        7    F    W                                       IL
 2   182  175 BRADLEY        Mary           5    F    W                                       IL
 3   182  175 BRADLEY        Dolly          4    F    W                                       IL
 4   183  176 HORNBACK       Alvin          23   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL
 5   183  176 HORNBACK       Melissa        22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 6   184  177 CASTILE        Thomas         52   M    W    Farmer         840       800       PA
 7   184  177 CASTILE        Rebecca        51   F    W    Keeping House                      MD                                                           X     X
 8   184  177 CASTILE        William        28   M    W    Farmer                             PA
 9   184  177 CASTILE        John           18   M    W                                       VA                                                           X     X
 10  184  177 CASTILE        Mary           15   F    W                                       VA
 11  184  177 CASTILE        Jones          14   M    W                                       PA
 12  184  178 DICKEN         John           21   M    W    Farmer                             KY                                                           X     X
 13  184  178 DICKEN         Cyntha         19   F    W    Keeping House                      VA                                                           X     X
 14  184  178 WILLCOX        Anna           2    F    W                                       IL
 15  185  179 WRIGHT         Moses          36   M    W    Farmer                   100       KY                                                           X     X
 16  185  179 WRIGHT         Elizabeth      37   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 17  185  179 WRIGHT         William        10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  185  179 WRIGHT         Sarah          6    F    W                                       IL
 19  185  179 WRIGHT         Polly          4    F    W                                       IL
 20  185  179 WRIGHT         Mary           3    F    W                                       IL
 21  185  179 WRIGHT         Hannah         1    F    W                                       IL
 22  186  180 CASTILE        Mary           42   F    W    Keeping House  600       300       MD
 23  186  180 CASTILE        Martha         22   F    W    Farmer                             PA
 24  186  180 CASTILE        Mary           17   F    W                                       PA                                                           X     X
 25  186  180 CASTILE        Milford        14   M    W                                       PA
 26  186  180 CASTILE        Jane           12   F    W                                       PA
 27  186  180 CASTILE        Minerva        9    F    W                                       PA
 28  186  180 CASTILE        Alpheus        6    M    W                                       IL
 29  187  181 LONG           John           44   M    W    Farmer         6,000     1,500     OH
 30  187  181 LONG           Mary           36   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 31  187  181 LONG           Charles        13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  187  181 LONG           Emma           8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  187  181 LONG           John           4    M    W                                       IL
 34  188  182 HUTCHES        John           52   M    W    Farmer                   600       NY
 35  188  182 HUTCHES        Sarah          44   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 36  188  182 HUTCHES        Hattie         20   F    W                                       IL
 37  188  182 HUTCHES        Jane           14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 38  188  182 HUTCHES        Clara          17   F    W                                       IL
 39  188  182 HUTCHES        Lulie          5    F    W                                       IL
 40  188  183 HUTCHIN        David          23   M    W    Farmer                             PA                                        Jan


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