1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.135
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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:  135
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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   162  153 KNOWLES        Riley          40   M    W    Farmer         10,000    2,000     IN
 2   162  153 KNOWLES        Sarah          39   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 3   162  153 KNOWLES        Kate           10   F    W                                       IL
 4   162  153 KNOWLES        Anna           6    F    W                                       IL
 5   162  153 KNOWLES        Samuel         4    M    W                                       IL
 6   162  153 KNOWLES        Robert         1mo  M    W                                       IL                              Apr
 7   163  154 SPEAR          George G.      34   M    W    Farmer         10,000    5,000     VT
 8   163  154 SPEAR          William        32   M    W    Farmer         10,000    5,000     IL
 9   163  154 SPEAR          Lucretia       65   F    W    Keeping House                      VT
 10  163  154 SPEAR          Lena           22   F    W                                       IL
 11  163  154 NELSON         Peter          22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Sweden             X      X
 12  163  154 PAULSON        Ellen          35   F    W    Domestic Servant                   Sweden             X      X
 13  164  155 CORD           Thomas         60   M    W    Farmer         4,800     1,000     KY
 14  164  155 CORD           James          52   M    W    Keeping House                      KY
 15  164  155 CORD           Thomas         30   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 16  164  155 CORD           Andrew         25   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 17  164  155 CORD           George D.      21   M    W                                       IL
 18  164  155 CORD           Rebecca        18   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  164  155 CORD           Franklin       15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 20  164  155 CORD           Henry          13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 21  164  155 CORD           Beauregard     9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 22  165  156 KING           John           96   M    W    Farmer                             NC                                                           X     X
 23  165  156 TRUMBO         Charles A.     28   M    W    Farmer                             NC                                                           X     X
 24  165  156 TRUMBO         Nancy          21   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 25  165  156 TRUMBO         Minerva        1    F    W                                       IL
 26  166  157 TRUMBO         Elizabeth      58   F    W    Keeping House  5,000     1,000     KY                                                                 X
 27  166  157 TRUMBO         Andrew         20   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 28  166  157 TRUMBO         Henry          16   M    W                                       IL
 29  167  158 BRACKEN        Mary           72   F    W    Keeping House  10,000    800       TN                                                           X     X
 30  167  158 TURNER         Mary           36   F    W                                       IL
 31  168  159 GUIN  or GINN  Montgomery     45   M    W    Farmer                   500       KY                                                                 X
 32  168  159 GUIN  or GINN  Telitha        32   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 33  168  159 CHILDERS       Alvin          9    M    W                                       KY                                                    X
 34  169  160 TRUMBO         Samuel         38   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL
 35  169  160 TRUMBO         Almira         35   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 36  169  160 TRUMBO         William        16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 37  169  160 TRUMBO         Mary           13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 38  169  160 TRUMBO         Thomas         9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  169  160 TRUMBO         Eliza          8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  169  160 TRUMBO         Leona          5    F    W                                       IL


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