1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.214
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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:  214
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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   368  363 HUDSPEATH      William        4    M    W                                       IL
 2   368  363 LANE           Lenard         22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 3   369  364 RUTLEDGE       James M.       55   M    W    Farmer         21,300    3,000     KY
 4   369  364 RUTLEDGE       Margaret       50   F    W    Keeping House                      TN
 5   369  364 RUTLEDGE       Mary           22   F    W                                       IL
 6   369  364 RUTLEDGE       James          20   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   369  364 RUTLEDGE       Hattie         19   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   369  364 RUTLEDGE       Matilda        17   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   369  364 RUTLEDGE       Thomas         16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  369  364 RUTLEDGE       Catherine      14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  369  364 RUTLEDGE       Emma           12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 12  369  364 RUTLEDGE       Lena           9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 13  369  364 RUTLEDGE       Harvey         4    M    W                                       IL
 14  370  365 GOODPASTURE    Abraham        58   M    W    Minister       16,000    3,000     TN
 15  370  365 GOODPASTURE    Dulcina        50   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 16  370  365 GOODPASTURE    Hattie         15   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  370  365 GOODPASTURE    Jacob          10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  370  365 ROBSON         Richard        22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       MO
 19  371  366 MOORE          Salena         64   F    W    Keeping House  17,000    2,000     KY
 20  371  366 MOORE          Elizabeth      37   M    W                                       IL
 21  371  366 MOORE          John           26   M    W                                       IL
 22  371  366 MOORE          James          19   M    W                                       IL
 23  371  366 HUTCHINSON     Benjamin       7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 24  371  366 CASTEEL        Cintha         19   F    W    Domestic Servant                   PA
 25  372  367 TRAYLOR        Edward         33   M    W    Farmer         2,400     1,000     PA
 26  372  367 TRAYLOR        Anna E.        28   F    W                                       IL
 27  372  367 TRAYLOR        Charles        7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 28  372  367 NANCE          Joseph         22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 29  372  367 CASTEEL        Cintha         19   F    W    Domestic Servant                   PA
 30  372  367 CASTEEL        Harry          4    M    W                                       IL
 31  372  367 CASTEEL        Fannie         2    F    W                                       IL
 32  372  367 CASTEEL        Maggie         10mo F    W                                       IL                              Aug
 33  373  368 HARRIS         Thomas         36   M    W    Farmer         14,000    3,000     IL
 34  373  368 HARRIS         Grazell        33   F    W    Keeping House                      Scotland           X      X
 35  373  368 HARRIS         Margaret       10   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 36  373  368 HARRIS         Mary           9    F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 37  373  368 HARRIS         Nancy          8    F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 38  373  368 HARRIS         John           7    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 39  373  368 HARRIS         James          3    M    W                                       IL
 40  373  368 HARRIS         Anne           1    F    W                                       IL


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