1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.136
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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:  136
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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   169  160 TRUMBO         Nellie         1    F    W                                       IL
 2   169  160 MCATEE         Mary           20   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL
 3   170  161 REED           Wallace        49   M    W    Farmer         4,000     1,000     IN
 4   170  161 REED           Elizabeth      28   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 5   170  161 REED           Winnie         14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   170  161 REED           Charles        12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   170  161 REED           Lottie         8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   170  161 REED           Francis        6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   170  161 REED           Georgia        4    F    W                                       IL
 10  170  161 REED           Jackson        7    M    W                                       IN                                                    X
 11  170  161 MCCRAY         Indiana        21   M    W                                       IN
 12  171  162 GODBY          Russell        70   M    W    Farmer         16,000    4,000     VA
 13  171  162 GODBY          Eleanor        47   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 14  171  162 GODBY          Virginia       13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 15  171  162 GODBY          John D.        10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  171  162 TURNER         Frances        24   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 17  171  162 TRENT          Martha         17   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL
 18  173  163 DENTON         George N.      44   M    W    Farmer         18,000    5,000     KY
 19  173  163 DENTON         Nancy          43   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 20  173  163 DENTON         William        21   M    W                                       IL
 21  173  163 DENTON         Edmund         9    M    W                                       IL
 22  173  163 DENTON         Stephen        18   M    W                                       IL
 23  173  163 DENTON         Clarrie        17   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 24  173  163 DENTON         Minerva        16   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 25  173  163 DENTON         Bell           12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 26  173  163 DENTON         Samuel         10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 27  173  163 DENTON         Mary           9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 28  173  163 DENTON         Ellen          5    F    W                                       IL
 29  173  163 CHASE          Aaron          17   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 30  174  164 RULE           Samuel         66   M    W    Farmer         14,000    2,000     PA
 31  174  164 RULE           Nancy          46   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 32  174  164 RULE           Samuel         12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  174  164 RULE           Elizabeth      8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  174  164 CANIE          William        59   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 35  174  164 DEVOLT         Claus          28   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Prussia            X      X
 36  175  165 SMOOT          William        40   M    W    Farmer         47,000    7,000     KY
 37  175  165 SMOOT          Catharine      39   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 38  175  165 SMOOT          William        18   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  175  165 SMOOT          Mary           15   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  175  165 SMOOT          Charles        13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X


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