1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.173
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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:  Petersburg  REEL NO:  593.260  PAGE NO:  173
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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   44   43  BRYANT         Artelicia      41   F    W    Keeping House                      TN
 2   44   43  BRYANT         Samuel         16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   44   43  BRYANT         Lucy A.        14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   44   43  BRYANT         Cornelius      12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   44   43  BRYANT         Douglas        10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   45   44  STAPLES        Charles        39   M    W    Works in Wagon Shop      100       TN
 7   45   44  STAPLES        Lucinda        32   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 8   45   44  STAPLES        John E.        15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   45   44  STAPLES        William        12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  45   44  STAPLES        Lucinda        8    F    W                                       KY                                                    X
 11  46   45  COOK           Thomas         27   M    W    Jailor                   100       England            X      X
 12  46   45  COOK           Rachel         29   F    W    Keeping House                      England            X      X
 13  46   45  GREANOCH       Eliza          9    F    W                                       England            X      X                           X
 14  47   46  RUNYON         Amos           25   M    W    Butcher                  500       PA
 15  47   46  RUNYON         Mary           22   F    W    Keeping House                      PA
 16  47   46  RUNYON         Fannie         3    F    W                                       PA
 17  47   46  RUNYON         Agnes          1    F    W                                       PA
 18  48   47  GRAY           William M.     46   M    W    Physician & Surgeon      600       NY
 19  48   47  GRAY           Melissa        39   F    W    Keeping House                      PA
 20  48   47  GRAY           Mary E.        18   F    W                                       PA                                                    X
 21  48   47  GRAY           Alice          15   F    W                                       PA                                                    X
 22  48   47  GRAY           Sophia F.      9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 23  48   47  HUGHES         Jane           11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 24  48   47  GRAY           William        6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 25  48   47  SCOTT          John           26   M    W    Saloon Keeper            700       AR
 26  48   47  SCOTT          Delia          22   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 27  49   48  SCOTT          Pleasant       49   M    W    Farming        1,000     400       VA
 28  49   48  SCOTT          Annie E.       25   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 29  49   48  SCOTT          Leroy          21   M    W                                       IN
 30  49   48  HINES          Lucy           2    F    W                                       IL
 31  50   49  FRACKELTON     Joseph W.      50   M    W    Dry Goods Merchant 3,300 700       Ireland            X      X
 32  50   49  FRACKELTON     Mary           52   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 33  50   49  FRACKELTON     William        25   M    W    Student                            Scotland           X      X                           X
 34  50   49  FRACKELTON     Jennie         16   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 35  50   49  FRACKELTON     David          13   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 36  51   50  MCHENRY        John G.        37   M    W    Dry Goods Merchant       3,000     IL                                        Feb
 37  51   50  MCHENRY        Annie M.       25   F    W    Milliner                           NY                 X      X               Feb
 38  51   50  MCHENRY        James F.       12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  51   50  MCHENRY        Ida            11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  51   50  MCHENRY        Nolton C.      8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X


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