1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.19
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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:  19
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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   127  121 DICK           William        1    M    W                                       IL
 2   128  122 STONE          James B.       31   M    W    Farmer         8,000     1,000     IL
 3   128  122 STONE          Sarah          25   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 4   128  122 STONE          Nancy          1    F    W                                       IL
 5   129  123 WILSLAGLE      Isaac          36   M    W    Farmer                   500       VA
 6   129  123 WILSLAGLE      Emily          29   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 7   129  123 WILSLAGLE      Trena          4    F    W                                       IL
 8   129  123 WILSLAGLE      Amanda         1    F    W                                       IL
 9   129  123 GOODPASTURE    Thomas         36   M    W    Farmer                   200       IL
 10  130  124 CARTER         Harrison       28   M    W    Farmer                   500       KY                                        Sep
 11  130  124 CARTER         Laura          17   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                        Sep
 12  131  125 GADDY          Andrew         30   M    W    Farmer         6,000     1,000     Scotland           X      X
 13  131  125 GADDY          Sarah          31   F    W    Keeping House                      England            X      X
 14  131  125 GADDY          Thomas         3    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 15  131  125 GADDY          Cora           9mo  F    W                                       IL                 X      X     Nov
 16  132  126 COPPER         John           61   M    W    Farmer         1,200     3,000     OH
 17  132  126 COPPER         Artelissa      31   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 18  132  126 COPPER         Harry          15   M    W                                       IL
 19  132  126 COPPER         Charles        13   M    W                                       IL
 20  132  126 COPPER         John           12   M    W                                       IL
 21  132  126 COPPER         Laura          10   F    W                                       IL
 22  132  126 COPPER         Eliza          7    F    W                                       IL
 23  132  126 COPPER         Mary           6    F    W                                       IL
 24  132  126 COPPER         Howard         3    M    W                                       IL
 25  132  126 COPPER         Louis          8mo  M    W                                       IL                              Oct
 26  133  127 DAWSON         Andrew J.      29   M    W    Farm Laborer                       OH
 27  133  127 DAWSON         Barbara        29   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 28  133  127 COPPER         Charles        19   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IN
 29  134  128 JOHNSON        Joseph         34   M    W    Farmer         800       1,000     IL
 30  134  128 JOHNSON        Abbie          33   F    W    Keeping House                      CT
 31  134  128 JOHNSON        William        4    M    W                                       IL
 32  135  129 ESTON          Stephen        54   M    W    Farmer         500       100       IN                                                           X     X
 33  135  129 ESTON          Sarah          48   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                           X     X
 34  135  129 ESTON          William        23   M    W                                       IN
 35  135  129 ESTON          Rhoda          18   F    W                                       IN
 36  135  129 ESTON          Mary           15   F    W                                       IN
 37  135  129 ESTON          Willson        14   M    W                                       IN
 38  135  129 ESTON          George         10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  135  129 ESTON          Rachel         11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  135  129 ESTON          Thomas         6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X


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