1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.202
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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:  202
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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   276  272 RANDALL        Martha         2    F    W                                       IL
 2   277  273 HUGGENS        Amos           44   M    W    Cooper         1,000     500       Canada             X      X
 3   277  273 HUGGENS        Mary           33   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 4   277  273 HUGGENS        Dora           6    F    W                                       IL
 5   277  273 HUGGENS        John           73   M    W                                       NH
 6   278  274 HUGGINS        George         42   M    W    Cooper                             Canada             X      X
 7   278  274 HUGGINS        Polly          42   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 8   278  274 HUGGINS        Frederick      20   M    W                                       NY                                                    X
 9   278  274 HUGGINS        Gilbert        19   M    W                                       NY                                                    X
 10  278  274 HUGGINS        Fannie         5    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  279  275 BELL           John C.        29   M    W    Farming                  500       IL
 12  279  275 BELL           Margaret       28   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 13  279  275 BELL           Corda          1    F    W                                       IL
 14  279  275 BELL           Frank          3mo  M    W                                       IL                              Mar
 15  280  276 CANNON         Charles        25   M    W    Works in Woolen Mill     300       IL
 16  280  276 CANNON         Sarah E.       18   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 17  280  276 CANNON         Ida M.         2    F    W                                       IL
 18  280  276 CANNON         William        1    M    W                                       IL
 19  280  276 TURNER         Lydia          66   F    W    Keeping House  600       100       NC
 20  281  277 LUBBIN         Henry          38   M    W    Railroad Laborer         300       Germany            X      X
 21  281  277 LUBBIN         Martha         20   F    W    Keeping House                      MO
 22  281  277 LUBBIN         Cora M.        1    F    W                                       IL                 X
 23  281  277 DAVIS          Phelen G.      40   M    W    Brick Mason    1,000     300       KY
 24  281  277 DAVIS          Mickey         22   F    W                                       IL
 25  281  277 HOHIMER        James          19   M    W    Railroad Laborer                   MO
 26  281  277 YONTS          Jacob          34   M    W    Railroad Laborer                   Germany            X      X
 27  282  278 STAATS         Henry          38   M    W    Carpenter      600       100       Hanover            X      X
 28  282  278 STAATS         Amanda         28   F    W    Keeping House                      OH                                                           X     X
 29  282  278 STAATS         Alonzo         9mo  M    W                                       IL                 X            Sep
 30  282  278 SWOBY          Thomas         23   M    W    Railroad Laborer                   England            X      X
 31  282  278 KEMP           John           21   M    W    Railroad Laborer                   England            X      X
 32  282  278 SMITH          William        19   M    W    Railroad Laborer                   England            X      X
 33  282  278 BLOODWORTH     Thomas         23   M    W    Railroad Laborer                   England            X      X
 34  282  278 HARRIGAN       Thomas         30   M    W    Railroad Laborer                   Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 35  282  278 ADAMS          R. S.          21   M    W    Railroad Laborer                   MO
 36  283  279 BELL           Simpson        39   M    W    Teaming        3,000     600       IL
 37  283  279 BELL           Lizzie         23   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 38  283  279 BELL           Clara L.       4    F    W                                       IL
 39  283  279 BELL           Nannie         9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  283  279 BELL           Ellen          6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X


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