1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.137
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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:  137
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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   175  165 SMOOT          John           10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 2   175  165 SMOOT          Annie          5    F    W                                       IL
 3   175  165 SMOOT          Coleman        75   M    W    Farmer                             VA
 4   175  165 ESLING         Martin         23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X
 5   175  165 TACKET         Paulina        20   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 6   178  166 HADEN          John           29   M    W    Farmer                   500       KY
 7   178  166 HADEN          Jemima         27   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 8   178  166 HADEN          Mary           5    F    W                                       IL
 9   178  166 HADEN          Charles        3    M    W                                       IL
 10  178  166 HADEN          Edward         6mo  M    W                                       IL                              Nov
 11  179  167 CLEVELAND      Thomas         27   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     IL
 12  179  167 CLEVELAND      Mary           20   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                                 X
 13  179  167 CLEVELAND      Alvin          3    M    W                                       IL
 14  179  167 CLEVELAND      John           1    M    W                                       IL
 15  179  168 CLEVELAND      Selby          22   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     IL
 16  179  168 CLEVELAND      Sarah          22   F    W    Keeping House                      VA                                                           X     X
 17  179  168 CLEVELAND      Robert         1    M    W                                       IL
 18  179  168 SNODGRASS      Mary           13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  179  168 SNODGRASS      George         14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 20  179  168 SNODGRASS      Caubecca       18   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL
 21  180  169 CLEVELAND      William        32   M    W    Farmer                   500       NY
 22  180  169 CLEVELAND      Lydia          23   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 23  180  169 CLEVELAND      Alonzo         9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 24  180  169 CLEVELAND      Mary           7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 25  180  169 CLEVELAND      Elmer          4    M    W                                       IL
 26  180  169 CLEVELAND      Cora           2    F    W                                       IL
 27  181  170 BALLARD        Sam            55   M    W    Farmer         2,000     500       VA
 28  181  170 BALLARD        Catharine      53   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 29  181  170 BALLARD        Moses          21   M    W                                       IL
 30  181  170 BALLARD        Freedom        13   M    W                                       IL
 31  181  170 BALLARD        Margaret       80   F    W                                       VA                                                           X     X
 32  182  171 BRACKEN        O. P.          52   M    W    Farmer         9,000     2,000     KY
 33  182  171 BRACKEN        Nancy          51   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 34  182  171 BRACKEN        James          27   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 35  183  172 ALLEN          William F.     35   M    W    Farmer                   100       TN                                                                 X
 36  183  172 ALLEN          Nancy          30   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 37  183  172 ALLEN          Sarah          5    F    W                                       IL
 38  183  172 ALLEN          Samuel         4    M    W                                       IL
 39  183  172 ALLEN          William        4    M    W                                       IL
 40  184  173 POND           Samuel         55   M    W    Farmer         8,000     1,500     NY


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