1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.134
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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:  134
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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   152  146 COFFEY         John           17   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 2   152  146 COFFEY         James          15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   152  146 COFFEY         Martha         12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   152  146 COFFEY         Emma           10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   152  146 COFFEY         Nathan         8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   153  147 KILLION        J. L.          48   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     KY
 7   153  147 KILLION        Dorkas         38   F    W    Keeping House                      IN                                                                 X
 8   153  147 KILLION        William        21   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   153  147 KILLION        Isaac          16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  153  147 KILLION        George N.      10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  153  147 KILLION        Michael        7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 12  153  147 KILLION        Marion         3    M    W                                       IL
 13  153  147 ITILLEY        Henry          33   M    W    Fireman        2,000     500       Germany            X      X
 14  154  148 TRAYLOR        Leonidas       30   M    W    Farmer                   400       IL                                                                 X
 15  154  148 TRAYLOR        Nancy          21   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 16  154  148 TRAYLOR        William        3    M    W                                       IL
 17  154  148 TRAYLOR        Dillard        2    M    W                                       IL
 18  155  149 POWELL         George M.      27   M    W    Farmer         7,000     600       IL
 19  155  149 POWELL         Maggie         23   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 20  155  149 POWELL         Hattie         1    F    W                                       IL
 21  155  149 JOHNSON        Cornelius      16   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X
 22  156  150 JOHNSON        Fred           43   M    W    Farmer                   500       Hanover            X      X
 23  156  150 JOHNSON        Martha         34   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 24  156  150 JOHNSON        Janka          8    F    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 25  156  150 JOHNSON        Jerry          5    M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 26  156  150 COGAL          A. M.          63   F    W                                       IN
 27  157  151 MCATEE         Ann            44   F    W    Keeping House  6,500     1,000     IN
 28  157  151 MCATEE         Charles        15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 29  157  151 MCATEE         Edward         9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 30  158  151 PURVIANCE      Charles        24   M    W    Farmer                   300       IL
 31  158  151 PURVIANCE      Elizabeth      22   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 32  158  151 MONTGOMERY     Rebecca        17   F    W                                       IN
 33  158  151 SPILLMAN       Eliza          16   F    W                                       IN
 34  158  151 MCATEE         James          24   M    W    Farmer                             KY
 35  160  152 KNOWLES        William B.     48   M    W    Farmer         20,000    5,000     IN
 36  160  152 KNOWLES        Elizabeth      36   F    W    Keeping House                      Scotland           X      X
 37  160  152 KNOWLES        James          26   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 38  160  152 KNOWLES        Sarah          12   F    W                                       IL
 39  160  152 KNOWLES        Alice          5mo  F    W                                       IL                              Jan
 40  160  152 DAVESON        William        13   M    W                                       TN                                                    X


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