1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.162
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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:  162
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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   122  118 JONES          John           19   M    W    Farm Laborer                       TN
 2   123  119 PURKAPILE      James          51   M    W    Farmer         17,400    8,000     KY
 3   123  119 PURKAPILE      Catharine      52   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 4   123  119 PURKAPILE      Charles        17   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   123  119 PURKAPILE      Emma           14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   123  119 PURKAPILE      Annette        11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   123  119 PURKAPILE      Mary           9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   123  119 IRVINE         Mable          21   F    W                                       Ireland            X      X
 9   123  119 LEACHT         Henry          21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Germany            X      X
 10  124  120 JOHN           William        40   M    W    Farmer         5,000               Prussia            X      X
 11  124  120 JOHN           Mary           40   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X
 12  125  121 KENNEDY        James          24   M    W    Farmer         3,000     1,000     IL
 13  125  121 KENNEDY        Mary           20   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 14  125  121 KENNEDY        Hannah         4    F    W                                       IL
 15  125  121 KENNEDY        Charles        2    M    W                                       IL
 16  125  121 KENNEDY        Harry          2mo  M    W                                       IL                              Apr
 17  125  121 BURKHOLDER     John           14   M    W    Farm Laborer                       OH                                                    X
 18  125  121 WILLIAMSON     Martha         16   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL                                                    X
 19  126  122 SMITH          Louis          47   M    W    Farmer         4,000     1,000     OH
 20  126  122 SMITH          Mary           26   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 21  126  122 SMITH          Harriet        13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 22  126  122 SMITH          William        11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 23  126  122 SMITH          Alcot          3    M    W                                       IL
 24  126  122 SMITH          Mary           1    F    W                                       IL
 25  127  123 GOLDSBY        James          49   M    W    Farmer         6,000     1,500     KY
 26  127  123 GOLDSBY        Elizabeth      40   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 27  127  123 GOLDSBY        James          11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 28  127  123 GOLDSBY        Lona           7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 29  127  123 BUCKLES        Lute           22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 30  128  124 HORNBUCKLE     Wash           69   M    W    Farmer         9,000     1,000     GA                                                                 X
 31  128  124 HORNBUCKLE     Clarissa       69   F    W    Keeping House                      TN                                                                 X
 32  128  124 SMITH          Arena          41   F    W                   800       400       IL
 33  129  125 STRUBLE        Philander      34   M    W    Farmer         6,400               OH
 34  129  125 STRUBLE        Harriet        28   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 35  129  125 STRUBLE        Albert         2    M    W                                       IL
 36  129  125 SMITH          George         17   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 37  130  126 KENADA         Thom           30   M    W    Farmer         4,000     500       IL
 38  132  127 SUMPTER        George         40   M    W    Miller         3,000     1,000     IL
 39  132  127 SUMPTER        Armeda         35   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 40  132  127 SUMPTER        William        10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X


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