1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.11
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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:  Tallula  REEL NO:  593.260  PAGE NO:  11
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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   71   67  CULVER         Charles        16   M    W                                       IL
 2   71   67  CULVER         Susan          12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   71   67  CULVER         James          10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   71   67  CULVER         John           7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   71   67  PATTERSON      Annie          19   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL
 6   71   67  CULVER         Edward         37   M    W    Farmer         7,000     3,000     NY
 7   71   67  CULVER         Riley          78   M    W                                       VT
 8   73   68  WHITE          Frank          24   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 9   73   68  WHITE          Nellie         22   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 10  73   68  WHITE          Delia          4    F    W                                       IL
 11  73   68  WHITE          William        1    M    W                                       IL
 12  74   69  GLASSCOCK      Elias          32   M    W    Farmer                   600       IL
 13  74   69  GLASSCOCK      Emaline        28   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 14  74   69  GLASSCOCK      Almira         8    F    W                                       IL
 15  74   69  GLASSCOCK      Johnathan      6    M    W                                       IL
 16  74   69  MURPHY         John           34   M    W    Farm Laborer                       OH                 X      X
 17  75   70  WHITNEY        Alonzo         54   M    W    Farmer         6,000     4,000     VT
 18  75   70  WHITNEY        Mary           52   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 19  75   70  WHITNEY        Annie          21   F    W                                       IL
 20  75   70  WHITNEY        Emily          14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 21  75   70  WHITNEY        Frank          9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 22  75   70  MCKINSEY       John           63   M    W    Farm Laborer                       MD
 23  77   71  SMICK          John E.        35   M    W    Farmer         7,000     4,000     IL
 24  77   71  SMICK          Eliza          35   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 25  77   71  SMICK          Harry          7    M    W                                       IL
 26  77   71  SMICK          James          4    M    W                                       IL
 27  77   71  SMICK          Jessie         9    M    W                                       IL
 28  77   71  SMICK          Not Named      2mo  M    W                                       IL                              Apr
 29  77   71  SMICK          Laura          66   F    W                                       OH
 30  77   71  SMICK          Yandell        25   M    W                                       IL
 31  79   72  KIRK           A. S.          40   M    W    Farmer         6,000     1,000     KY
 32  80   73  MOORE          Robert         34   M    W    Farmer         9,000     5,000     IL
 33  80   73  MOORE          Mary           29   F    W                                       IL
 34  80   73  MOORE          Thomas         9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  80   73  MOORE          Charles        7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 36  80   73  WILLIAMSON     Louis          30   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Germany            X      X
 37  80   73  WILLIAMSON     Andrew         30   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Germany            X      X
 38  81   74  LEE            John T.        58   M    W    Retired Physician 2,000  5,000     VA


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