1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.128
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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:  Tallula P.O.  REEL NO:  593.260  PAGE NO:  128
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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   103  99  FULTON         Henry          7    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 2   103  99  FULTON         George         6    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 3   103  99  FULTON         James          5    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 4   103  99  FULTON         Elizabeth      2    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 5   103  99  FULTON         William        1    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 6   103  99  LOUIS          Mary           56   F    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 7   104  100 GUINNAN        Pat            35   M    W    Farmer         400       100       Ireland            X      X
 8   104  100 GUINNAN        Mary           30   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 9   104  100 GUINNAN        John           3    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 10  104  100 GUINNAN        Margaret       1    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 11  105  101 MAHON          William        30   M    W    Farmer         300       100       Ireland            X      X
 12  105  101 MAHON          Margaret       23   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 13  105  101 MAHON          John           3    M    W                                       Ireland            X      X
 14  105  101 MAHON          William        1    M    W                                       Ireland            X      X
 15  106  102 HEDRIC         John           82   M    W    Farmer                   100       VA
 16  106  102 HEDRIC         Lydia          64   F    W    Keeping House                      OH                                                           X     X
 17  107  103 TURNER         Henry          28   M    W    Farmer         300       400       IL
 18  107  103 TURNER         Eliza          24   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 19  107  103 TURNER         Franklin       1    M    W                                       IL
 20  108  104 GRIMSBY        William        40   M    W    Farmer                   100       VA
 21  108  104 GRIMSBY        Louisa         39   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 22  108  104 GRIMSBY        Robert         17   M    W                                       KY                                                    X
 23  108  104 GRIMSBY        Nimrod         16   M    W                                       KY                                                    X
 24  108  104 GRIMSBY        John           10   M    W                                       KY                                                    X
 25  108  104 GRIMSBY        Henry          7    M    W                                       KY                                                    X            X
 26  108  104 GRIMSBY        Jacob          4    M    W                                       IL
 27  108  104 GRIMSBY        Edward         8mo  M    W                                       IL                              Oct
 28  109  105 MCCABE         Henry          60   M    W    Farmer         1,200     500       NJ
 29  109  105 MCCABE         Sarah          50   F    W    Keeping House                      MD
 30  109  105 MCCABE         Lucretia       16   F    W                                       MD                                                    X
 31  109  105 MCCABE         James          14   M    W                                       MD                                                    X
 32  109  105 MCCABE         Hannah         11   F    W                                       MD                                                    X
 33  109  105 SNODGRASS      Joseph         70   M    W    Farmer         475                 VA
                   REMARKS:  Blind
 34  110  106 BUSHON         William        32   M    W    Farmer                   400       OH                                                           X     X
 35  110  106 BUSHON         Nancy          30   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 36  110  106 BUSHON         John           10   M    W                                       OH
 37  110  106 BUSHON         William        8    M    W                                       OH
 38  110  106 BUSHON         Joseph         6    M    W                                       OH
 39  110  106 BUSHON         James          2    M    W                                       IL
 40  110  106 BUSHON         Sarah          2    F    W                                       IL


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