1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.150
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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  REEL NO:  593.260  PAGE NO:  150
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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   30   30  SHOOK          Mary           40   F    W    Keeping House                      IN                 X      X
 2   30   30  SHOOK          Aminda         15   F    W                                       IL
 3   30   30  SHOOK          Sarah          11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   30   30  SHOOK          Martin         9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   30   30  SHOOK          Charles        7    M    W                                       IL
 6   30   30  SHOOK          Clara          5    F    W                                       IL
 7   30   30  SHOOK          Benjamin       2    M    W                                       IL
 8   30   30  SHOOK          Not Named      1mo  M    W                                       IL                              May
 9   30   31  MCLISH         Joseph         21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       KY                                        Dec
 10  30   31  MCLISH         Mary           17   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                        Dec
 11  30   32  SHOOK          James          22   M    W    Day Laborer                        IN                                        Apr
 12  30   32  SHOOK          Sarah          18   F    W    Keeping House                      TN                                        Apr
 13  31   33  KINNER         John           68   M    W    Farmer         7,500     1,000     VA
 14  31   33  KINNER         Jane           61   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 15  31   33  KINNER         William        25   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL
 16  32   34  HALEY          James          32   M    W    Farm Laborer                       KY
 17  32   34  HALEY          Nancy          25   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 18  32   34  HALEY          William        4    M    W                                       KY
 19  32   34  HALEY          Lindy          3    M    W                                       KY
 20  32   34  HALEY          Not Named      5mo  M    W                                       IL                              Jan
 21  33   35  BELL           George         39   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 22  33   35  BELL           Matilda        40   F    W    Keeping House                      MO
 23  33   35  BELL           Abraham        16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 24  33   35  BELL           Walter         14   M    W                                       IA                                                    X
 25  33   35  BELL           William        10   M    W                                       IA                                                    X
 26  33   35  BELL           Mary           9    F    W                                       KS
 27  33   35  BELL           Not Named      10mo M    W                                       IL                              Aug
 28  34   36  BELL           Abraham        68   M    W    Farmer         12,000    2,000     KY
 29  34   36  BELL           Mary           65   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 30  34   36  BELL           Theodore       14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 31  35   37  NEELY          John           40   M    W    Farmer                   150       IL
 32  35   37  NEELY          Sarah          36   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 33  35   37  NEELY          Catharine      17   F    W                                       IL
 34  35   37  NEELY          Charles        15   M    W                                       IL
 35  35   37  NEELY          William        13   M    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 36  35   37  NEELY          Julia          11   F    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 37  35   37  NEELY          George         9    M    W                                       IL
 38  35   37  NEELY          Martha         4    F    W                                       IL
 39  35   37  NEELY          Dewitt         10mo M    W                                       IL                              Aug
 40  36   38  SPEARS         Harriett       39   F    W                   12,000    1,500     IL


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