1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.117
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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:  Greenview  REEL NO:  593.260  PAGE NO:  117
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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   14   14  MARTIN         James          6    M    W                                       MO
 2   14   14  MARTIN         Francis        4    M    W                                       MO
 3   14   14  MARTIN         Arthur         2    M    W                                       IL
 4   15   15  GREER          Robert         40   M    W    Butcher                  700       IN
 5   15   15  GREER          Manerva        39   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 6   15   15  MACKEY         Mary           13   F    W                                       IL
 7   15   15  HALL           Elizabeth      41   F    W    Seamstress                         OH
 8   16   16  LEACH          Eli            35   M    W    Farmer         8,000     100       IN
 9   16   16  LEACH          Artemissa      27   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 10  16   16  LEACH          Artelissa      6    F    W                                       IL
 11  16   16  LEACH          Ida            3    F    W                                       IL
 12  16   16  LEACH          Angeline       6mo  F    W                                       IL                              Nov
 13  17   17  CHAMBERLAIN    George         24   M    W    Carpenter      800       200       NY
 14  17   17  CHAMBERLAIN    Grace          21   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 15  17   17  CHAMBERLAIN    Hugh           3    M    W                                       IL
 16  17   17  CHAMBERLAIN    May            2mo  F    W                                       IL                              Apr
 17  18   18  LANKTON        John B.        31   M    W    Carpenter      500       200       IL
 18  18   18  LANKTON        Mary           24   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 19  18   18  LANKTON        Charles        4    M    W                                       IL
 20  18   18  LANKTON        Emma           2    F    W                                       IL
 21  19   19  MAYFIELD       Cavello        29   M    W    Druggist       1,000     400       KY
 22  19   19  MAYFIELD       Harriet        32   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 23  19   19  MAYFIELD       Albert         5    M    W                                       IN                                                    X
 24  19   19  WARD           A.             20   M    W    Farmer                             KY
 25  19   19  ROBINSON       Richard        21   M    W    Clerk in store                     KY
 26  20   20  RAYNOR         John           50   M    W    Baker          800       400       Germany            X      X
 27  20   20  RAYNOR         Charley        15   M    W                                       IA                 X      X                           X
 28  20   20  RAYNOR         John           14   M    W                                       IA                 X      X                           X
 29  20   20  RAYNOR         Emily          12   F    W                                       IA                 X      X                           X
 30  20   20  RAYNOR         Annie          9    F    W                                       IA                 X      X                           X
 31  20   20  RAYNOR         Bettie         6    F    W                                       IA                 X      X                           X
 32  21   21  THOMAS         Edward         27   M    W    Physician                500       IL
 33  21   21  THOMAS         Mary           20   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 34  21   21  THOMAS         Helen          7mo  F    W                                       IL                              Oct
 35  22   22  RIGHTER        William B.     52   M    W    Farmer         3,000     300       NY
 36  22   22  RIGHTER        Catharine      48   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 37  22   22  RIGHTER        Jemima         20   F    W                                       IL
 38  23   23  SPENCE         Thomas         28   M    W    Shoemaker      600       300       Ireland            X      X
 39  23   23  SPENCE         Jane           29   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 40  23   23  BLANE          Mary           77   F    W                                       Ireland            X      X


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