1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.151
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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:  151
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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   36   38  SPEARS         Julia M.       16   F    W                   2,500               IL                                                    X
 2   36   38  SPEARS         Margaret       7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   36   38  SPEARS         Sarah          5    F    W                                       IL
 4   36   38  SPEARS         Virginia       3    F    W                                       IL
 5   36   38  STEPHENSON     Charles        14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   37   39  HOUGHTON       Aril           44   M    W    Farmer         12,500    3,000     IL
 7   37   39  HOUGHTON       Alvira         44   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 8   37   39  HOUGHTON       James          12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   37   39  HOUGHTON       William        10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  37   39  HOUGHTON       Mary           7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  37   39  STEPHENSON     Sarah          29   F    W                                       IL
 12  37   39  HOAG           Frank          20   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 13  37   39  RYMPLE         Clark          15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 14  37   39  GILL           Clark          22   M    W    Teaching School                    IL
 15  38   40  SPEARS         George         65   M    W    Farmer         5,500     5,000     KY
 16  38   40  SPEARS         Maria          67   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 17  38   40  SPEARS         Anna           13   F    W    2500                     IL                                                              X
 18  38   40  HALEY          Elizabeth      16   F    W    Domestic Servant                   KY
 19  39   41  SPEARS         Henry          37   M    W    Farmer         500                 KY
 20  39   41  SPEARS         Martha         32   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 21  39   41  HANES          Emma           25   F    W    Domestic Servant         100       NC
 22  39   41  TODA           William        24   M    W    Farm Laborer                       KY
 23  39   41  FUNK           Charles        22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Denmark            X      X
 24  40   42  CONOVER        Robert         82   M    W    Farmer         50,000    15,000    NJ
 25  40   42  CONOVER        Sarah          46   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 26  40   42  CONOVER        Mary           18   F    W    Attending School                   IL                                                    X
 27  40   42  CONOVER        John           15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 28  40   42  CONOVER        Judson         13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 29  40   42  CONOVER        Nellie         10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 30  40   42  TURNER         Delila         22   F    W    Domestic Servant                   KY
 31  40   42  FIELDS         Andrew         30   M    W    Farm Laborer             1,000     Ireland            X      X
 32  40   42  OCONNOR        Timothy        30   M    W    Farm Laborer   3,000               Ireland            X      X
 33  42   43  KING           Emaline        58   F    W    Keeping House            200       NC                                                                 X
 34  42   43  KING           Mary           29   F    W                                       IL
 35  42   43  KING           John           32   M    W    Farm Laborer             500       KY
 36  42   43  KING           Aaron          35   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 37  42   43  WILLCOXEN      Clay           19   M    W    Attending School                   IL                                                    X
 38  42   43  WILLCOXEN      Hardin         19   M    W    Attending School                   IL                                                    X
 39  42   43  SHORT          Annie          25   F    W                   4,500     400       IL
 40  43   44  SPEARS         John           47   M    W    Farmer & Stock Raiser 52,500 41,000 KY


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