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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:  223
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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   431  423 MANION         Thomas         20   M    W    Farm Laborer                       PA                 X      X
 2   432  424 KEEN           Thomas         28   F    W    Farmer                   400       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 3   432  424 KEEN           Winnie         23   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 4   432  424 KEEN           Mary           2    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 5   432  424 KEEN           Thomas         3mo  M    W                                       IL                 X      X     Mar
 6   433  425 STONE          Jacob          50   M    W    Farmer         5,000     1,000     Prussia            X      X
 7   433  425 STONE          Pauline        36   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 8   433  425 STONE          Robert         16   M    W                                       IL                 X                                  X
 9   433  425 STONE          Albert         14   M    W                                       IL                 X                                  X
 10  433  425 STONE          William        12   M    W                                       IL                 X                                  X
 11  433  425 STONE          Frank          10   M    W                                       IL                 X                                  X
 12  433  425 STONE          Charles        2    M    W                                       IL                 X
 13  434  426 WATKINS        Thomas         46   M    W    Farmer         16,000    2,000     IL
 14  434  426 WATKINS        Mary           39   F    W    Keeping House                      TN
 15  434  426 WATKINS        Thomas         21   M    W                                       IL
 16  434  426 WATKINS        Eliza          20   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  434  426 WATKINS        Richard        17   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  434  426 WATKINS        Joseph         15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  434  426 WATKINS        McClane        13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 20  434  426 WATKINS        Harry          10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 21  434  426 WATKINS        Mary           8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 22  434  426 WATKINS        George         3    M    W                                       IL
 23  434  426 HILL           Emaline        20   F    W                                       IL                                                                 X
 24  434  426 WATKINS        Nancy          11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X            X
 25  435  427 GOLDSBY        Thomas         22   M    W    Farmer                   100       IL                                                                 X
 26  435  427 GOLDSBY        Mary           23   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 27  435  427 GOLDSBY        Edward         1    M    W                                       IL
 28  436  428 DOWNEY         John           40   M    W    Railroad Laborer                   Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 29  436  428 DOWNEY         Ellen          20   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 30  438  429 DOWELL         Samuel         19   M    W    Farmer                   600       IL
 31  438  429 DOWELL         Julia          19   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 32  438  429 DOWELL         Mary A.        8mo  F    W                                       IL                              Nov
 33  438  429 DOWELL         Ellen          20   F    W                                       MO
 34  438  429 DOWELL         Lucy           10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  439  430 CLARY          Richard        24   M    W    Farmer                   400       IL
 36  439  430 CLARY          Manerva        26   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 37  439  430 CLARY          John           13   M    W                                       IL
 38  439  430 CLARY          Chester        2    M    W                                       IL
 39  439  430 CLARY          Cora           7mo  F    W                                       IL                              Nov
 40  439  430 CLARY          John           22   M    W    Farmer                             IL                                                                 X


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