1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.127
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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:  127
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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   95   93  KNOWLES        Clark          13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 2   95   93  KNOWLES        Stephen        10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   95   93  KNOWLES        Martha         7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   95   93  KNOWLES        Minnie         4    F    W                                       IL
 5   95   93  KNOWLES        Purtyman       1    M    W                                       IL
 6   95   93  KNOWLES        Purtyman       91   M    W    Farmer                             GA
 7   98   94  DENTON         Thomas         37   M    W    Carpenter      1,000     200       IL
 8   98   94  DENTON         Joanna         36   F    W    Keeping House                      NJ
 9   98   94  DENTON         Francis        17   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  98   94  DENTON         Mary           10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  98   94  DENTON         Nora           7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 12  99   95  DENTON         William        38   M    W    Farmer         8,500     3,000     IL
 13  99   95  DENTON         Elizabeth      39   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 14  99   95  DENTON         Coleman        16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 15  99   95  DENTON         Charles        15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  99   95  DENTON         George         11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  99   95  DENTON         Ann M.         9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  99   95  DENTON         Eliza          7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  99   95  DENTON         Sherman        5    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 20  99   95  DENTON         Mary A.        5    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 21  99   95  DENTON         Mary           74   F    W                                       VA
 22  100  96  CENTER         Levy           45   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 23  100  96  CENTER         Frances        40   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                           X     X
 24  100  96  CENTER         Nancy          12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 25  100  96  CENTER         James          8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 26  100  96  CENTER         Daniel         3    M    W                                       IL
 27  101  97  VICE           John           57   M    W    Farmer                   300       KY                                                           X     X
 28  101  97  VICE           Annie          52   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 29  101  97  VICE           John           16   M    W                                       KY                                                                 X
 30  101  97  VICE           William        18   M    W                                       KY                                                                 X
 31  101  97  VICE           Sarah          14   F    W                                       KY                                                                 X
 32  102  98  RODGERS        Joseph         26   M    W    Farmer                             KY                                                           X     X
 33  102  98  RODGERS        Martha         20   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 34  102  98  RODGERS        Louisa         2    F    W                                       KY
 35  102  98  RODGERS        John           1    M    W                                       KY
 36  103  99  FULTON         John H.        40   M    W    Farmer         400       400       Hanover            X      X
 37  103  99  FULTON         Ann            33   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 38  103  99  FULTON         Matilda        13   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 39  103  99  FULTON         Harmon         10   M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 40  103  99  FULTON         Thomas         8    M    W                                       IL                 X      X


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