1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.112
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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:  112
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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   230  223 SWEATMAN       Thomas         19   M    W    Farmer                             KY
 2   231  224 POWER          George W.      57   M    W    Farmer         12,000    2,000     KY
 3   231  224 POWER          Mary           24   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 4   231  224 POWER          Robert         17   M    W                                       IL
 5   231  224 POWER          Sarah          13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   231  224 POWER          Martha         9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   232  225 POWER          George S.      27   M    W    Farmer         4,000     1,000     IL
 8   232  225 POWER          Elizabeth      21   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 9   232  225 POWER          Edward         2    M    W                                       IL
 10  232  225 POWER          Martha         3mo  F    W                                       IL                              Feb
 11  232  225 WASSON         Sarah          50   F    W                                       IL
 12  232  225 COLEMAN        William        12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 13  233  226 BRADLEY        Andrew         38   M    W    Farmer         13,000    2,500     KY                                                           X     X
 14  233  226 BRADLEY        Sarah          30   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 15  233  226 BRADLEY        Alex           10   M    W                                       IL
 16  233  226 BRADLEY        Emma           5    F    W                                       IL
 17  233  226 BRADLEY        Matilda        2    F    W                                       IL
 18  233  226 BRADLEY        Mahala         5mo  F    W                                       IL                              Jan
 19  233  226 BRADLEY        Martha         68   F    W                                       KY                                                           X     X
 20  233  226 HORNBACK       Mary           66   F    W                                       KY
 21  233  226 HORNBACK       Andrew         64   M    W    Farmer         7,000     1,000                                                                  X     X
 22  233  226 MAKWELL        William        20   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 23  234  227 GAINES         Henry          39   M    W    Farmer         9,000     2,500     KY
 24  234  227 GAINES         Emma           39   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 25  234  227 GAINES         William        19   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 26  234  227 GAINES         Charles        11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 27  234  227 GAINES         Laura          10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 28  234  227 GAINES         James          8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 29  234  227 GAINES         Annie          5    F    W                                       IL
 30  234  227 GAINES         Mary           2    F    W                                       IL
 31  234  227 EDEN           Matilda        20   F    W    Domestic Servant                   KY
 32  234  227 GAINES         Thomas         30   M    W    Farmer                             KY
 33  235  228 POWER          John           25   M    W    Farmer         2,400     800       IL
 34  235  228 POWER          Sarah          27   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 35  235  228 POWER          Aroett         1    F    W                                       IL
 36  236  229 KINCAID        Robert         29   M    W    Farmer         4,500     1,000     IL
 37  236  229 KINCAID        Sarah          29   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 38  236  229 KINCAID        George         3    M    W                                       IL
 39  238  230 MCGARY         Jacob          50   M    W    Farmer         15,000    4,000     PA                                                           X     X
 40  238  230 MCGARY         Martha         46   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                           X     X


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