1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.157
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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:  157
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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   84   80  DODDS          Ira            27   M    W                             100       IL
 2   85   81  DODDS          John           40   M    W    Farmer         5,000     1,200     IL
 3   85   81  DODDS          Ellen          35   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 4   85   81  DODDS          Julia          13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   85   81  DODDS          James          11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   85   81  DODDS          Gilbert        9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   86   82  SMITH          Jacob          34   M    W    Farmer         20,000    1,000     NY
 8   86   82  SMITH          Courtney       29   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 9   86   82  SMITH          George         3    M    W                                       IL
 10  86   82  SMITH          Rody           2mo  F    W                                       IL                              Apr
 11  87   83  CONOVER        Peter          45   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     KY
 12  87   83  CONOVER        Malinda        43   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 13  87   83  CONOVER        Mary           18   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 14  87   83  CONOVER        Cyntha         15   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 15  87   83  CONOVER        Charles        13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  87   83  CONOVER        George         9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  87   83  CONOVER        Hattie         3    F    W                                       IL
 18  87   83  PIERCE         Mary           80   F    W                             2,000     TN
 19  87   83  CONOVER        George         24   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 20  88   84  CONOVER        L. V.          30   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     NJ
 21  88   84  CONOVER        Helen          28   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 22  88   84  CONOVER        William        2    M    W                                       IL
 23  88   84  CONOVER        Sarah          11mo F    W                                       IL                              Jul
 24  88   84  TIMMONS        W. N.          25   M    W    Farm Laborer                       MD                                                           X     X
 25  88   84  TOMLIN         Benjamin       16   M    W    Farm Laborer                       NJ
 26  89   85  WATT           Benjamin       36   M    W    Minister                 700       NH
 27  89   85  WATT           Mary           32   F    W    Keeping House                      TN
 28  89   85  WATT           Joseph         9    M    W                                       TN
 29  89   85  WATT           Louisa         7    F    W                                       TN
 30  90   86  LOYD           Talton         86   M    W    Farmer         9,000     1,000     VA                 X      X                                        X
 31  90   86  LOYD           Catharine      49   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                                 X
 32  90   86  LOYD           Andrew         39   M    W    Farmer                   300       IL
 33  90   86  LOYD           James          29   M    W    Farmer                   400       IL
 34  90   86  LOYD           Benjamin       19   M    W    Farmer                   300       IL                                                    X
 35  91   87  COGDAL         Lucinda        56   F    W    Keeping House            500       TN
 36  91   87  COGDAL         John           30   M    W    Farming                  500       IL
 37  91   87  COGDAL         Nancy          13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 38  92   88  SNOLL          John           50   M    W    Farmer         720       500       Ireland            X      X
 39  92   88  SNOLL          Susanna        61   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 40  92   88  SNOLL          Nonnie         24   M    W    Farmer                   200       Canada


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