1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.130
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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:  130
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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   118  114 FAITH          John           3    M    W                                       IL
 2   119  115 PARK           John           39   M    W    Farmer         5,000     1,500     Scotland           X      X
 3   119  115 PARK           Catharine      38   F    W    Keeping House                      Scotland           X      X
 4   119  115 PARK           Barbara        14   F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 5   119  115 PARK           Hugh           11   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 6   119  115 PARK           John           18   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 7   119  115 PARK           Margaret       5    F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 8   119  115 PARK           Catharine      3    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 9   119  115 PARK           Thomas         8mo  M    W                                       IL                              Oct
 10  119  115 MCCREE         Margaret       70   F    W                                       Scotland
 11  120  116 KILLION        William        37   M    W    Farmer                   600       IN                                                                 X
 12  120  116 KILLION        Eliza          37   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                                 X
 13  120  116 KILLION        John M.        17   M    W                                       IL
 14  120  116 KILLION        Jacob          15   M    W                                       IN                                                    X
 15  120  116 KILLION        Thomas         13   M    W                                       IN                                                    X
 16  120  116 KILLION        Mary           6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  120  116 KILLION        Elija          4    M    W                                       IL
 18  120  116 KILLION        Lutian         1    M    W                                       IL
 19  120  116 GRIFFIN        Mary           19   F    W                                       IL
 20  121  117 GUINNAN        John           28   M    W    Railroad Laborer 400     100       Ireland            X      X
 21  121  117 GUINNAN        Mary           22   F    W    Keeping House                      NY                 X      X
 22  121  117 GUINNAN        Elizabeth      5    F    W                                       IL                 X
 23  121  117 GUINNAN        Thomas         3    M    W                                       IL                 X
 24  121  117 GUINNAN        Mary           2    F    W                                       IL                 X
 25  122  118 REED           Greene B.      44   M    W    Laborer                            IN                                        Nov
 26  122  118 REED           Sarah          21   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                        Nov
 27  123  119 COGILL         Moses          25   M    W    Farmer                   100       IL
 28  123  119 COGILL         Sarah          20   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 29  123  119 COGILL         Ann            1    F    W                                       IL
 30  124  120 HUGHES         Austin         70   M    W    Farmer                   200       KY                                                           X     X
 31  124  120 HUGHES         Martha         54   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 32  124  120 HUGHES         Francis        27   M    W    Farmer                             IN                                                           X     X
 33  124  120 HUGHES         Henry          18   M    W                                       IN                                                           X     X
 34  125  121 KILLION        Jacob          60   M    W    Farmer         65,000    6,000     KY
 35  125  121 KILLION        Paulina        63   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 36  125  122 KILLION        John           24   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     IL                                        Jul
 37  125  122 KILLION        Mollillie      17   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                        Jul
 38  125  122 HORNBACK       James          19   M    W                                       IL
 39  125  122 SMITH          William        9    M    W                                       IL
 40  125  122 BROWN          Polly          42   F    W                                       KY                                                                 X


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