1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.141
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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:  141
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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   207  195 KILLION        William        11   M    W                                       IL
 2   207  195 KILLION        Alonzo         9    M    W                                       IL
 3   207  195 KILLION        Lou            3    F    W                                       IL
 4   207  195 KILLION        Jacob          78   M    W                                       KY
 5   207  195 KILLION        Mary           78   F    W                                       KY
 6   207  195 KILLION        John           23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 7   208  196 MONTGOMERY     Alex           35   M    W    Farmer         13,000    2,000     IL
 8   208  196 MONTGOMERY     Rebecca        32   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 9   208  196 MONTGOMERY     John           18   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  208  196 MONTGOMERY     Charles        9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  208  196 MONTGOMERY     William        6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 12  208  196 MONTGOMERY     Franklin       2    M    W                                       IL
 13  208  196 MONTGOMERY     Not Named      1mo  M    W                                       IL                              May
 14  208  196 APPLEGATE      James          24   M    W    Farm Laborer                       KY
 15  209  197 LITTLE         James          36   M    W    Farmer                   600       KY
 16  209  197 LITTLE         Mattie         36   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 17  210  198 BLANE          Samuel         30   M    W    Farmer         19,600    5,000     IL
 18  210  198 BLANE          Mary           30   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 19  210  198 BLANE          Franklin       3    M    W                                       IL
 20  210  198 BLANE          Leonard        2    M    W                                       IL
 21  210  198 BLANE          Evie           3mo  F    W                                       IL                              Mar
 22  210  198 KELLY          William        23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       MD
 23  210  198 MILLER         Julia          19   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL
 24  211  199 HORNBACK       Abel           35   M    W    Farmer         6,000     700       IL
 25  211  199 HORNBACK       Mary           29   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 26  211  199 HORNBACK       Ida            5    F    W                                       IL
 27  211  199 HORNBACK       Malinda        1    F    W                                       IL
 28  211  199 HORNBACK       James          18   M    W                                       IL
 29  212  200 HORNBACK       Nielson        27   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL
 30  212  200 HORNBACK       Margaret       26   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 31  212  200 HORNBACK       Abel           2    M    W                                       IL
 32  213  201 YATES          William        46   M    W    Farmer         350       800       IN
 33  213  201 YATES          Nancy          36   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 34  213  201 YATES          Jared          21   M    W                                       IN
 35  213  201 YATES          Laura          19   F    W                                       IL
 36  213  201 YATES          Albert         16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 37  213  201 YATES          William        12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 38  213  201 YATES          Chauncy        7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  213  201 YATES          Robert         2    M    W                                       IL
 40  213  201 YATES          James          1    M    W                                       IL


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