1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.163
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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:  163
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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   132  127 SUMPTER        John           3    M    W                                       IL
 2   132  127 SUMPTER        Jeptha         1    M    W                                       IL
 3   134  128 STEPHENSON     Nancy          46   F    W    Keeping House  4,000     1,000     KY
 4   134  128 STEPHENSON     Alex           13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   134  128 STEPHENSON     Douglas        10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   134  128 MILBURN        Rachel         75   F    W                                       KY                                                                 X
 7   135  129 YOKUM          Elizabeth      70   F    W    Keeping House  3,000     800       KY                                                           X     X
 8   135  129 YOKUM          Robert         24   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 9   135  129 MCMURPHY       Joseph         23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 10  136  130 YOKUM          Elihu          33   M    W    Farmer                   800       IL
 11  136  130 YOKUM          Mary           28   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 12  136  130 YOKUM          John           7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 13  137  131 MCGEDDY        Enock          45   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     MD
 14  137  131 MCGEDDY        Lucinda        42   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 15  137  131 MCGEDDY        Enock          18   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  137  131 MCGEDDY        Addie          7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  138  132 PRIMM          Benjamin       27   M    W    Farmer         1,000     500       IL
 18  138  132 PRIMM          Martha         21   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 19  138  132 PRIMM          Minnie         10mo F    W                                       IL                              Aug
 20  139  132 KANE           James          43   M    W    Quarryman      300                 KY                                                           X     X
 21  139  132 KANE           Parthena       29   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 22  139  132 KANE           Sarah          14   F    W                                       IL
 23  139  132 KANE           Charles        12   M    W                                       IL
 24  139  132 KANE           John           11   M    W                                       IL
 25  139  132 KANE           Amanda         9    F    W                                       IL
 26  139  132 KANE           Samantha       7    F    W                                       IL
 27  139  132 KANE           James          11   M    W                                       IL
 28  139  132 KANE           Addie          2    F    W                                       IL
 29  140  133 KENNEDY        Thomas         74   M    W    Farmer         2,500     300       NY
 30  140  133 KENNEDY        Hannah         62   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
                   REMARKS:  Blind
 31  140  133 KENNEDY        Samuel         42   M    W    Farmer         1,200               Canada
 32  140  133 KENNEDY        Albert         18   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  140  133 KENNEDY        Mary           16   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  140  133 KENNEDY        William        12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  140  133 KENNEDY        Laura          20   F    W                                       IL
 36  140  133 MALTBY         Margaret       18   F    W                                       IL
 37  141  134 TOZIER         William        27   M    W    Farmer         1,200     500       IL
 38  141  134 TOZIER         Priscilla      22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 39  141  134 TOZIER         Minnie         2    F    W                                       IL
 40  142  135 PRIMM          Enoch          53   M    W    Farmer         20,000              IL


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