1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.133
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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:  133
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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   142  138 GIBSON         Allen          11   M    W                                       IL
 2   143  139 THOMAS         Harvey         32   M    W    Blacksmith               400       KY
 3   143  139 THOMAS         Emily          30   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 4   143  139 THOMAS         William        9    M    W                                       KY                                                    X
 5   143  139 THOMAS         Lou            5    F    W                                       KY
 6   143  139 THOMAS         Amos           3    M    W                                       IL
 7   144  140 DAWSON         Louis          48   M    W    Farmer         2,000     1,200     KY
 8   144  140 DAWSON         Catharine      35   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 9   144  140 DAWSON         John           20   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  144  140 DAWSON         Matilda        12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  144  140 DAWSON         James          19   M    W    Farmer                             VA
 12  145  141 MILLER         Nancy          59   F    W    Keeping House  8,300     600       IN                                                           X     X
 13  145  141 MILLER         Caroline       21   F    W                                       IL
 14  145  141 MILLER         Henrietta      18   F    W                                       IL
 15  145  141 DAWSON         George R.      38   M    W    Farmer         4,000     500       KY
 16  146  142 ESTIL          John           28   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL                                        Jan
 17  146  142 ESTIL          Mary           20   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                        Jan
 18  146  142 FOURDER        Peter          21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X
 19  146  142 SHRIERS        Christ         38   M    W    Farmer                             Hanover            X      X
 20  147  143 HILL           Philip         24   M    W    Farmer                   700       IN
 21  147  143 HILL           Mary           24   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 22  147  143 HILL           Caroline       1    F    W                                       IL
 23  149  144 BARNETT        William        43   M    W    Sawyer         200       300       TN
 24  149  144 BARNETT        Amy            38   F    W    Keeping House                      TN
 25  149  144 BARNETT        James          15   M    W                                       IL
 26  149  144 BARNETT        Henry          13   M    W                                       IL
 27  149  144 BARNETT        Reuben         11   M    W                                       IL
 28  149  144 BARNETT        Jane           10   F    W                                       IL
 29  149  144 BARNETT        Emaline        9    F    W                                       IL
 30  149  144 BARNETT        Josephine      8    F    W                                       IL
 31  149  144 BARNETT        William        4    M    W                                       IL
 32  149  144 BARNETT        Clayburn       1    M    W                                       IL
 33  150  145 BARNETT        Clayburn       28   M    W    Farmer                   100       KY
 34  150  145 BARNETT        Martha         20   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 35  150  145 BARNETT        John           1    M    W                                       IL
 36  152  146 COFFEY         Nathan         53   M    W    Farmer                   600       KY
 37  152  146 COFFEY         Nancy          51   F    W    Keeping House                      TN                                                                 X
 38  152  146 COFFEY         Tartillian     24   M    W    Farmer                             KY
 39  152  146 COFFEY         Lairnia        22   F    W                                       KY                                                    X
 40  152  146 COFFEY         Leonard        18   M    W                                       IL                                                    X


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