1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.138
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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:  138
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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   184  173 POND           Hester         48   F    W    Keeping House                      NJ
 2   184  173 POND           Swezy          11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   184  173 POND           Hester         5    F    W                                       IL
 4   184  173 POND           Robert         3    M    W                                       IL
 5   184  173 DORRELL        Mary           25   F    W    Teacher                            IL
 6   184  173 DORRELL        Helen          22   F    W    Teacher                            IL
 7   184  173 POND           David          52   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     NY
 8   185  174 POND           Truman         28   M    W    Farmer                   600       IL
 9   185  174 POND           Jane           24   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 10  185  174 POND           Alice          3    F    W                                       IL
 11  185  174 JACKSON        Presley        21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       KY
 12  186  175 POND           Alfred         44   M    W    Farmer         4,000     1,000     PA
 13  186  175 POND           Nancy          35   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 14  186  175 POND           Viney          13   M    W                                       IL
 15  186  175 POND           Evie           11   F    W                                       IL
 16  186  175 POND           Mandy          9    F    W                                       IL
 17  186  175 POND           Thomas         7    M    W                                       IL
 18  186  175 POND           Alfred         2mo  M    W                                       IL                              Apr
 19  187  176 TAYLOR         Solomon        67   M    W    Farmer         7,000     1,000     KY
 20  187  176 TAYLOR         Sarah          66   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 21  187  176 TAYLOR         Francis        21   M    W                                       IL
 22  187  176 WARREN         James          25   M    W    Farm Laborer                       KY
 23  187  176 GUIN           Eliza          16   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL
 24  188  177 GODBY          Russell        40   M    W    Farmer         19,000    2,500     IN
 25  188  177 GODBY          Susan          38   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 26  188  177 GODBY          Eliza          15   F    W                                       IL
 27  188  177 GODBY          Edward         11   M    W                                       IL
 28  188  177 GODBY          Henry          8    M    W                                       IL
 29  188  177 GODBY          George         6    M    W                                       IL
 30  188  177 MYERS          John           33   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X
 31  188  177 DOWELL         George         35   M    W    Farm Laborer                       KY
 32  189  178 TAYLOR         James          44   M    W    Farmer         3,700     1,000     KY
 33  189  178 TAYLOR         Mary           30   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 34  189  178 TAYLOR         Sarah          7mo  F    W                                       IL                              Dec
 35  189  178 GIBBS          Ann            11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 36  189  178 GIBBS          George         9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 37  190  179 POND           Henry C.       25   M    W    Farmer         4,000     3,000     IL
 38  190  179 POND           Abigail        22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 39  190  179 POND           Francis        15   M    W                                       IL
 40  190  179 CENTRE         Mary           18   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL


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