1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.124
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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:  124
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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   75   73  WILLSON        Calvin         19   M    W                                       OH                                                    X
 2   75   73  WILLSON        Emma           10   F    W                                       OH                                                    X
 3   75   73  WILLSON        Lula           2    F    W                                       IL
 4   75   73  WILLSON        Eugene         8mo  M    W                                       IL                              Nov
 5   76   74  THOMAS         Charles H.     34   M    W    Painter        600       100       LA
 6   77   75  WETHERSFORD    Samuel         35   M    W    Farmer                   100       KY
 7   77   75  WETHERSFORD    Mina           31   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 8   77   75  WETHERSFORD    William        14   M    W                                       KY                                                    X
 9   77   75  WETHERSFORD    James          11   M    W                                       KY                                                    X
 10  77   75  WETHERSFORD    John           7    M    W                                       KY                                                    X
 11  77   75  WETHERSFORD    Oscar          4    M    W                                       KY
 12  77   75  WETHERSFORD    Alice          1    F    W                                       KY
 13  78   76  GRANT          William        42   M    W    Farmer                   600       NC
 14  78   76  GRANT          Sarah          40   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 15  78   76  GRANT          Stephen        13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  78   76  GRANT          Thomas         10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  78   76  GRANT          Nancy          7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  78   76  GRANT          Emily          5    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  78   76  GRANT          Howard         4    M    W                                       IL
 20  78   76  GRANT          Fannie         2    F    W                                       IL
 21  78   76  GIVENS         Lucy           21   F    W                                       IL
 22  79   77  STONE          Thomas M.      28   M    W    Farmer         9,000     2,000     IN
 23  79   77  STONE          Permelia       22   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 24  79   77  STONE          John           2    M    W                                       IL
 25  79   77  STONE          Lucy           2    F    W                                       IL
 26  79   77  GAMBREL        John           18   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IN
 27  80   78  LUELLEN        John           40   M    W    Farmer         4,000     1,000     KY
 28  80   78  GLENN          William        72   M    W    Farmer         4,500     1,200     KY
 29  80   78  GLENN          Hannah         70   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 30  81   79  OBRYAN         Irving         37   M    W    Farmer                   100       VT
 31  81   79  OBRYAN         Ruth           29   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 32  81   79  OBRYAN         Joseph         7    M    W                                       IL
 33  81   79  OBRYAN         Ellen          3    F    W                                       IL
 34  81   79  OBRYAN         Edward         2    M    W                                       IL
 35  82   80  REED           Wallace        45   M    W    Farmer         5,000     1,000     IN
 36  82   80  REED           Elizabeth      38   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 37  82   80  REED           Winnie         14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 38  82   80  REED           Charles        12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  82   80  REED           Andrew J.      10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  82   80  REED           Charlotte      8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X


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