1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.218
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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:  218
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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   396  391 HOGAN          Lizzie         13   F    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 2   396  391 HOFFMAN        James          23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 3   397  392 GRAHAM         Sandy          30   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 4   397  392 GRAHAM         Mary           27   F    W                                       IL
 5   397  392 GRAHAM         Fred           5    M    W                                       IL
 6   397  392 GRAHAM         Herbert        3    M    W                                       IL
 7   397  392 GRAHAM         Mary           7mo  F    W                                       IL                              Nov
 8   398  393 GRAHAM         Mentor         64   M    W    Farmer         12,000    1,000     IL
 9   398  393 THOMPSON       Rice           48   M    W    Farmer                   500       KY
 10  398  393 THOMPSON       Patience       39   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                           X     X
 11  398  393 THOMPSON       Mary           18   F    W                                       KY
 12  398  393 THOMPSON       William        13   M    W                                       IL
 13  398  393 THOMPSON       Samuel         11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 14  398  393 THOMPSON       Eliza          6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 15  398  393 THOMPSON       Julia          5    F    W                                       IL
 16  399  394 LOVEN          John           40   M    W    Farmer                   400       Ireland            X      X
 17  399  394 LOVEN          Bridget        28   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 18  399  394 LOVEN          James          5    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 19  399  394 LOVEN          Mary           2    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 20  399  394 LOVEN          Benjamin       1    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 21  399  394 LOFTUS         Thomas         35   M    W    Laborer                  100       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 22  399  394 MOFFET         Pat            25   M    W    Laborer                            Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 23  400  395 KELLY          Thomas         23   M    W    Farmer                   500       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 24  400  395 KELLY          Mary           60   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 25  401  396 WATKINS        McLane         43   M    W    Farmer         15,000    1,000     IL
 26  401  396 WATKINS        Elizabeth      38   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 27  401  396 WATKINS        Russell        11   M    W                                       IL
 28  401  396 WATKINS        Mary           4    F    W                                       IL
 29  401  396 KINCAID        Thom           17   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 30  403  397 WATKINS        Mary           75   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                           X     X
 31  403  397 WATKINS        Lucy           9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  403  397 WATKINS        Alice          7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  403  397 EDWARDS        Hugh           55   M    W    Farm Laborer                       KY
 34  403  397 DUFF           George         43   M    W    Farmer                             TN                                                           X     X
 35  403  397 WARFIELD       Sarah          47   F    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 36  404  398 ARMSTRONG      James          34   M    W    Farmer         2,000     4,000     IL
 37  404  398 ARMSTRONG      Susan          32   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 38  404  398 ARMSTRONG      Amory          12   M    W                                       IL
 39  404  398 ARMSTRONG      Lou            9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  404  398 ARMSTRONG      Charles        7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X


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