1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.2
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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:  Athens  REEL NO:  593.260  PAGE NO:  2
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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   6    6   RANKIN         Susan          31   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 2   6    6   RANKIN         James          14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   6    6   RANKIN         Annie          7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   6    6   RANKIN         George         3    M    W                                       IL
 5   6    6   RANKIN         William        2    M    W                                       IL
 7   6    6   RANKIN         Louis          4mo  M    W                                       IL                              Jan
 8   6    6   HICKEY         Thomas         32   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Canada             X      X
 9   6    6   BROOKS         Henry          26   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 10  6    6   GASTEELE       Harriet        30   F    W    Domestic Servant                   OH
 11  7    7   POLLOCK        Henry          20   M    W    Farmer                   500       OH
 12  7    7   POLLOCK        Kessiah        18   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 13  8    8   MYERS          Jacob          50   M    2    Farmer         2,000     1,000     VA
 14  8    8   MYERS          Cornelia       40   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 15  9    9   FESBURY        William        40   M    W    Farmer                   500       Hanover            X      X
 16  9    9   FESBURY        Mary           40   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 17  9    9   FESBURY        Harrison       14   M    2                                       IL                 X      X
 18  9    9   FESBURY        Annie          11   F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 19  9    9   FESBURY        Ellen          8    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 20  9    9   FESBURY        William        4    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 21  10   10  GAMBOLL        Charles        32   M    2    Farmer                   500       IL
 22  10   10  GAMBOLL        Martha         28   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 23  10   10  GAMBOLL        John           10   M    W                                       IL
 24  10   10  GAMBOLL        Martha         7    F    W                                       IL
 25  10   10  PARROH         David          22   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 26  11   11  STONE          George         57   M    W    Farmer         4,000     1,500     KY
 27  11   11  STONE          Maria          41   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 28  11   11  STONE          William        18   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 29  11   11  STONE          Alvira         9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 30  11   11  STONE          Charles        7    M    W                                       IL
 31  11   11  STONE          George         5    M    W                                       IL
 32  11   11  STONE          Mary           3mo  F    W                                       IL                              Apr
 33  11   11  CARDIN         Frank          14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  12   12  BROWN          Edward         22   M    W    Farmer         6,400     1,000     OH
 35  12   12  BROWN          Sarah          51   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 36  12   12  BROWN          Martha         28   F    W                                       OH
 37  12   12  BROWN          Elizabeth      23   F    W                                       OH
 38  13   13  BRANNAN        John           30   M    W    Farmer                   2,000     OH
 39  13   13  BRANNAN        Harriet        22   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 40  13   13  BRANNAN        Anna           4    F    W                                       OH


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