1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.142
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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:  142
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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   213  201 POWELL         Sarah E.       14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 2   214  202 YATES          Fayette        24   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     IN
 3   214  202 YATES          Ann            18   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 4   214  202 STITH          Jane           30   F    W                                       IL
 5   214  202 STITH          Henry          6    M    W                                       IL
 6   214  202 STITH          Mary           1    F    W                                       IL
 7   215  203 MORRIS         Martin         27   M    W    Farmer         4,225     7,000     OH
 8   215  203 MORRIS         Adaline        26   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 9   215  203 MORRIS         Vini           5    F    W                                       IL
 10  215  203 MORRIS         William        2    M    W                                       IL
 11  216  204 SPENCER        George         24   M    W    Farmer                   600       Ireland            X      X
 12  216  204 SPENCER        Catharine      21   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 13  216  204 SPENCER        Mary           4    F    W                                       IL
 14  216  204 SPENCER        Sarah          2    F    W                                       IL
 15  216  204 SPENCER        Harriet        1mo  F    W                                       IL                              Apr
 16  217  205 CULINWAY       Charles H.     25   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL
 17  217  205 CULINWAY       Arminda        20   F    W    Keeping Hosue                      IL
 18  217  205 CULINWAY       Edward         2    M    W                                       IL
 19  218  206 BREWER         John           48   M    W    Farmer         7,500     1,000     IL
 20  218  206 BREWER         Harriet        37   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 21  218  206 BREWER         Thomas         18   M    W                                       IL
 22  218  206 BREWER         William        15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 23  218  206 BREWER         Sarah          10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 24  218  206 BREWER         Martha         8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 25  218  206 BREWER         Richard        6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 26  218  206 BREWER         Samuel         3    M    W                                       IL
 27  218  206 RODGERS        Samuel         26   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 28  219  207 EABY           Moses          33   M    W    Farmer                   500       IN
 29  219  207 EABY           Sarah          31   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 30  219  207 EABY           Charles        8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 31  219  207 EABY           Ida            6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  219  207 EABY           Lora           4    F    W                                       IL
 33  219  207 EABY           Not Named      2mo  F    W                                       IL                              Apr
 34  220  208 JAMISON        Luther         37   M    W    Farmer         10,000    6,000     IL
 35  220  208 JAMISON        Hannah         37   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 36  220  208 JAMISON        Hilda          8    F    W                                       IL
 37  220  208 JAMISON        Hettie         6    F    W                                       IL
 38  220  208 JENNISON       John           31   M    W    Farmer         9,000     3,000     IL
 39  220  208 JENNISON       George         23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       NY
 40  221  209 ADEN           John           41   M    W    Farmer                   300       Hanover            X      X


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