1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.176
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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:  176
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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   61   60  CARMAN         Charles        51   M    W    Plastererr     1,700     1,000     OH
 2   61   60  CARMAN         Irena          46   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 3   61   60  CARMAN         Mary           17   F    W                                       IL
 4   61   60  CARMAN         Cordelia       14   F    W                                       IL
 5   62   61  HARRIS         John           35   M    W    Brick Mason    150       400       OH
 6   62   61  HARRIS         Nancy          29   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 7   62   61  HARRIS         Lida           8    F    W                                       OH                                                    X
 8   63   62  WHITE          William        46   M    W    Carpenter & Joiner 15,500 5,000    KY
 9   63   62  WHITE          Rebecca        41   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                                 X
 10  63   62  WHITE          William        21   M    W    Carpenter                          IL
 11  63   62  WHITE          Annie          19   F    W                                       IL
 12  63   62  WHITE          George         16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 13  63   62  WHITE          John           13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 14  63   62  WHITE          Charles        5    M    W                                       IL
 15  63   62  WHITE          James          1    M    W                                       IL
 16  64   63  WHITE          Aaron T.       23   M    W    Carpenter                200       IL
 17  64   63  WHITE          Williamanna    24   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 18  64   63  WHITE          Annie M.       1mo  F    W                                       IL                              May
 19  65   64  ELLIOTT        Charles E.     34   M    W    Physician                1,000     OH
 20  65   64  ELLIOTT        Mary           32   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 21  65   64  ELLIOTT        Charles E.     10   M    W                                       OH                                                    X
 22  65   64  EARL           Elizabeth      18   F    W                                       OH
 23  66   65  WILLIAMSON     George         32   M    W    Carpenter      900       300       IL
 24  66   65  WILLIAMSON     Esther         28   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 25  66   65  WILLIAMSON     Laura          8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 26  66   65  WILLIAMSON     Warren         6    M    W                                       IL
 27  66   65  WILLIAMSON     Cora           3    F    W                                       IL
 28  66   65  WILLIAMSON     Joseph         1    M    W                                       IL
 29  67   66  FIGGINS        Abner          61   M    W    Grocer         2,000     2,000     VA                                                           X     X
 30  67   66  FIGGINS        Catherine      53   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 31  67   66  FIGGINS        Joseph         18   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  67   66  FIGGINS        Franklin       16   M    W    Invalid                            IL                                                    X
 33  68   67  COX            Warren P.      46   M    W    Physician & Surgeon 5,000 1,000    IL
 34  68   67  COX            Martha E.      33   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 35  68   67  COX            Lucy N.        6    F    W                                       IL
 36  68   67  COX            Alice          11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 37  69   68  OTT            Saul           24   M    W    Livery Stable Keeper     10,000    IN
 38  69   68  OTT            Catherine      20   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 39  69   68  OTT            Samuel P.      2    M    W                                       IL
 40  70   69  PETERSON       Olie           35   M    W    Shoemaker      1,100     300       Norway             X      X


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