1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.156
Continued from Page 155
Continued on Page 157

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:  156
========================================================================================================================================================================================
 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
========================================================================================================================================================================================
 1   74   71  COLBY          Henry          25   M    W    Farmer         14,200              IL
 2   74   71  COLBY          Mary           22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 3   74   71  CRYLEN         Will           19   M    W    Farm Laborer                       VA
 4   75   72  WADE           Samuel         35   M    W    Farmer                   500       KY
 5   75   72  WADE           Lucinda        30   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 6   75   72  WADE           Alice          9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   75   72  WADE           Albert         3    M    W                                       IL
 8   75   72  WADE           Lillian        11mo F    W                                       IL                              Jul
 9   75   72  OBRIEN         Jerry          30   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Ireland            X      X
 10  76   73  SPEARS         Zearl          57   M    W    Farmer         27,200    30,000    KY
 11  76   73  SPEARS         Mary           48   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 12  76   73  SPEARS         Henry          19   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 13  76   73  SPEARS         Charles        17   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 14  76   73  CARTER         William        27   M    W    Farm Laborer   600       200       KY
 15  77   74  SPEARS         John H.        20   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     IL                                        Sep
 16  77   74  SPEARS         Emily          20   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                        Sep
 17  78   75  GUM            Robert         26   M    W    Farming        3,000     1,200     IL
 18  78   75  GUM            Martha         20   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 19  78   75  GUM            George         10mo M    W                                       IL                              Aug
 20  78   75  SWAIN          Charles        24   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 21  80   76  BEEKMAN        John F.        27   M    W    Farmer         6,000     2,500     IL
 22  80   76  BEEKMAN        Sarah          27   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 23  80   76  BEEKMAN        Lucy           2    F    W                                       IL
 24  80   76  VORHEES        A. V.          25   M    W    Farm Laborer                       NJ
 25  81   77  DENLEY         Sarah          58   F    W    Keeping House            500       PA
 26  81   77  DENLEY         Charles        19   M    W                                       NJ
 27  81   77  DENLEY         Elizabeth      17   F    W                                       NJ
 28  81   77  DENLEY         Sarah          16   F    W                                       NJ
 29  81   77  CORDERY        Thomas         27   M    W    Farmer                             NJ
 30  82   78  CLARK          Rachel         46   F    W    Keeping House  15,800    4,705     NY
 31  82   78  CLARK          John           26   M    W    Farmer                   300       IL
 32  82   78  CLARK          Mary           18   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  82   78  CLARK          Charles        13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  82   78  CLARK          Luella         11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  83   79  DODDS          Thomas         35   M    W    Farmer         5,000     1,200     IL                                        Nov
 36  83   79  DODDS          Laruette       26   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                        Nov
 37  83   79  BOYSE          Elija          19   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Canada                                                X
 38  84   80  DODDS          Gilbert        77   M    W    Farmer         1,200               SC
 39  84   80  DODDS          Manervey       49   F    W    Tailorist                          KY
 40  84   80  DODDS          Margaret       31   F    W                                       IL


Continued from Page 155
Continued on Page 157


Back to Census Index