1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.113
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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:  113
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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   238  230 MCGARY         Jane           23   F    W                                       IL
 2   238  230 MCGARY         Jacob          16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   238  230 MCGARY         Sarah          11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   238  230 MCGARY         Hannah         10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   238  230 MCGARY         James          7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   238  230 MCGARY         Lida           3    F    W                                       IL
 7   238  230 PICKEREL       James          24   M    W    Farm Laborer                       KY
 8   238  230 COX            John           20   M    W    Farm Laborer                       MD
 9   238  230 HUGGINS        James          21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       OH
 10  239  231 KINCAID        Andrew         60   M    W    Farmer         16,000    5,000     KY
 11  239  231 KINCAID        Elizabeth      50   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 12  239  231 KINCAID        Martha         17   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 13  239  231 KINCAID        Ann            12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 14  239  231 KINCAID        Abe L.         8    M    W                                       IL
 15  240  232 KINCAID        William        55   M    W    Farmer         30,000    5,000     KY
 16  240  232 KINCAID        Louisa         48   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 17  240  232 KINCAID        William        21   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  240  232 KINCAID        Elizabeth      13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  240  232 MOORE          Elizabeth      70   F    W                                       KY
 20  241  233 KINCAID        A. E.          22   M    W    Farmer                             IL                                        Oct
 21  241  233 KINCAID        Sarah          19   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                        Oct
 22  241  233 KINCAID        Sam            19   M    W    Farmer                             KY
 23  242  234 KINCAID        Samuel         63   M    W    Farmer                   500       KY
 24  242  234 KINCAID        Louisa         59   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 25  242  234 KINCAID        Oliver         24   M    W    Farmer                             KY
 26  242  234 KINCAID        Mary           22   F    W                                       KY
 27  242  235 KINCAID        James          26   M    W    Farmer                             KY                                        Aug
 28  242  235 KINCAID        Jane           19   F    W    Keeping House                      VA                                        Aug
 29  243  236 SWINEY         Edward         47   M    W    Farmer         40,000    10,000    KY
 30  243  236 SWINEY         Malinda        46   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 31  243  236 SWINEY         Emma           22   F    W                                       IL
 32  243  236 SWINEY         Elija          18   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  243  236 SWINEY         Laura          15   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  243  236 SWINEY         Ned            13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  243  236 SWINEY         Frank          4    M    W                                       IL
 36  243  236 DEVERMAN       Richard        19   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hessen             X      X
 37  243  236 VARLEY         Andrew         23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       KY
 38  244  237 WILLIAMS       Jerry          30   M    W    Farmer         8,000     2,000     IL
 39  244  237 WILLIAMS       Jennie         25   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 40  244  237 WILLIAMS       Samuel         1    M    W                                       IL


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