1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.110
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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:  110
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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   217  210 ROGERS         Samuel         32   M    W    Farmer                   100       IL
 2   217  210 ROGERS         Martha         23   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 3   217  210 ROGERS         Susan          2    F    W                                       IL
 4   217  210 ROGERS         Peter          1    M    W                                       IL
 5   217  210 BRADLEY        David          50   M    W    Farmer         600                 VT                                                           X     X
 6   218  211 KINNEY         Thomas         52   M    W    Farmer         600       100       KY
 7   218  211 KINNEY         Sarah          37   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 8   218  211 KINNEY         John           17   M    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 9   218  211 KINNEY         Joseph         16   M    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 10  218  211 KINNEY         Rachel         14   F    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 11  218  211 KINNEY         Ellen          12   F    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 12  218  211 KINNEY         Emma           10   F    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 13  218  211 KINNEY         Martha         8    F    W                                       IL
 14  218  211 KINNEY         James          6    M    W                                       IL
 15  218  211 KINNEY         Alice          2    F    W                                       IL
 16  219  212 MCKINNEY       Patsy          43   F    W    Keeping House  500       500       IL                                                           X     X
 17  219  212 MCKINNEY       Mosby          21   M    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 18  219  212 MCKINNEY       Joseph         19   M    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 19  219  212 MCKINNEY       May            17   F    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 20  219  212 MCKINNEY       George         15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 21  219  212 MCKINNEY       Martha         13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 22  219  212 MCKINNEY       William        10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 23  219  212 MCKINNEY       Betsy          8    F    W                                       IL
 24  219  212 MCKINNEY       Rebecca        4    F    W                                       IL
 25  219  212 MCKINNEY       John           2    M    W                                       IL
 26  219  212 MCKINNEY       Charles        7mo  M    W                                       IL                              Nov
 27  220  213 ESTIL          Joseph         37   M    W    Farmer         15,000    3,000     IL
 28  220  213 ESTIL          Mary           38   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 29  220  213 ESTIL          Martha         4    F    W                                       IL
 30  220  213 ESTIL          James          2    M    W                                       IL
 31  220  213 KNOWLES        Burton         67   M    W    Farmer                   900       GA
 32  220  213 JONES          Evaline        17   F    W    Domestic Servant                   KY
 33  220  213 JONES          James          27   M    W    Farm Laborer                       KY
 34  220  213 KNOWLES        Willis         20   M    W    Farmer                   600       IL
 35  221  214 ESTIL          William        76   M    W    Farmer         3,000     500       KY
 36  221  214 ESTIL          Eliza          66   F    W    Keeping House                      PA
 37  221  214 JOHNSON        Joseph         18   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 38  222  215 VANNATTAN      William        37   M    W    Farmer                             KY
 39  222  215 VANNATTAN      Ada            34   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                                 X
 40  222  215 VANNATTAN      Mahala         10   F    W                                       KY


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