1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.217
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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:  217
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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   387  382 BALE           Not Named      1    F    W                                       IL
 2   388  383 BALE           Felix V.       35   M    W    Miller         5,800     600       IL
 3   388  383 BALE           Jane           30   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 4   388  383 BALE           Alice          8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   388  383 BALE           Flety          7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   388  383 BALE           Virgil         3    M    W                                       IL
 7   388  383 BALE           Harris         7mo  M    W                                       IL                              Oct
 8   388  383 BALE           Edward         43   M    W    Miller                             KY
 9   389  384 POTTER         William        34   M    W    Farmer         4,000     600       IL
 10  389  384 POTTER         Sarah          24   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 11  389  384 POTTER         Savilla        5    F    W                                       IL
 12  389  384 POTTER         Robert         1    M    W                                       IL
 13  389  384 SHORT          John           26   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                                                           X     X
 14  390  385 HICKS          Ferdinand      42   M    W    Farmer                   100       PA                                                           X     X
 15  390  385 HICKS          Mary J.        27   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 16  390  385 HICKS          Rhoda          14   F    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 17  390  385 HICKS          Martha         10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  390  385 HICKS          Rebecca        1    F    W                                       IL
 19  390  385 ARNOLD         James          22   M    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 20  390  385 HICKS          Margaret       12   F    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 21  390  385 HICKS          Nancy          6    F    W                                       IL
 22  391  386 MEACE          Henry          61   M    W    Farmer         500       300       VA                                                           X     X
 23  391  386 MEACE          Jemima         51   F    W    Keeping House                      TN                                                           X     X
 24  391  386 MEACE          Isaac          14   M    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 25  392  387 FURGASON       Louis          68   M    W    Farmer                             VA
 26  392  387 FURGASON       Rachel         24   F    W                                       IL
 27  392  387 FURGASON       Jemima         5    F    W                                       IL
 28  393  388 JOHN           Johnson        23   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 29  393  388 JOHN           Minerva        19   F    W                                       IL
 30  394  389 HICKS          Baltz          27   M    W    Farmer         200       300       IL                                        Nov
 31  394  389 HICKS          Jane           18   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                        Nov
 32  395  390 TOMISON        Robert         24   M    W    Farmer         400       300       IN                                                                 X
 33  395  390 TOMISON        Sarah A.       22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 34  395  390 TOMISON        Jennie         14   F    W                                       IL
 35  395  390 TOMISON        Martha         3    F    W                                       IL
 36  395  390 TOMISON        Mary           4mo  F    W                                       IL                              Jan
 37  396  391 GRAHAM         Harry          28   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     IL
 38  396  391 GRAHAM         Melissa        27   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 39  396  391 GRAHAM         Flora          4    F    W                                       IL
 40  396  391 GRAHAM         Kittie         2    F    W                                       IL


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