1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.17
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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:  17
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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   115  108 CLINE          Charles        2    M    W                                       IL
 2   116  109 CRAIG          Henry          29   M    W    Farmer                   500       KY
 3   116  109 CRAIG          Luceba         18   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 4   117  110 WILLBANKS      Joseph         41   M    W    Farmer         14,000    3,000     IL                                                           X     X
 5   117  110 WILLBANKS      Menasa         37   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 6   117  110 WILLBANKS      Mary           18   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   117  110 WILLBANKS      John           14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   117  110 WILLBANKS      Robert         12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   117  110 WILLBANKS      Stephen        10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  117  110 WILLBANKS      Francis        7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  117  110 WILLBANKS      Charles B.     5    M    W                                       IL
 12  117  110 WILLBANKS      Cornelia       3    F    W                                       IL
 13  117  110 WILLBANKS      Joseph         5mo  M    W                                       IL                              Jan
 14  118  111 MITCHEL        Joseph         33   M    W    Farmer         600       600       IL
 15  118  111 MITCHEL        Martha         31   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 16  118  111 MITCHEL        Alice          11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  118  111 MITCHEL        Ida M.         9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  118  111 MITCHEL        George         2    M    W                                       IL
 19  118  111 MITCHEL        May            1    F    W                                       IL
 20  118  111 DRISCOL        Ida            8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 21  118  111 AYERS          Bell           6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 22  119  112 WILLIAMS       J. E.          32   M    W    Farmer         15,000    10,000    IL
 23  119  112 WILLIAMS       Roshy D.       28   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 24  119  112 WILLIAMS       Joe            4    M    W                                       IL
 25  119  112 WILLIAMS       Francis        2    M    W                                       IL
 26  119  112 BELLMS         John           40   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Ireland            X      X
 27  119  112 WILLIAMS       John           23   M    W    Farmer         3,000     2,000     IL
 28  120  113 LEBIT          William        45   M    W    Farmer                   1,500     NH
 29  120  113 LEBIT          Mary F.        47   F    W    Keeping House                      NH
 30  120  113 LEBIT          Hannah         22   F    W                                       NH                                                    X
 31  120  113 LEBIT          Abbie          18   F    W                                       NH                                                    X
 32  120  113 LEBIT          William        16   M    W                                       NH                                                    X
 33  120  113 LEBIT          Hubbert        14   M    W                                       NH                                                    X
 34  120  113 LEBIT          Harvy          9    M    W                                       NH                                                    X
 35  120  113 LEBIT          Louis          4    M    W                                       NH
 36  121  114 ARNOLD         F. C.          26   M    W    Farmer                   100       VA
 37  121  114 ARNOLD         Agnes          22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 38  121  114 ARNOLD         Fannie         4    F    W                                       IL
 39  121  114 ARNOLD         Alice          3mo  F    W                                       IL                              Feb
 40  121  114 ARNOLD         Mary           22   F    W                                       VA


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