1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.224
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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:  224
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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   439  430 MILLER         Elisha         24   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 2   440  431 HORNBUCKLE     William        49   M    W    Farmer         1,200     800       KY
 3   440  431 HORNBUCKLE     Elizabeth      43   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 4   440  431 HORNBUCKLE     George         14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   441  432 TIPPS          Thomas         21   M    W    Farmer                   500       Ga
 6   441  432 TIPPS          Mary           20   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 7   441  432 TIPPS          William        3mo  M    W                                       IL                              Feb
 8   442  433 SUMMERS        Fred           34   M    W    Farmer                   400       IN
 9   442  433 SUMMERS        Amanda         25   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 10  442  433 SUMMERS        Nellie         2    F    W                                       IL
 11  442  433 SUMMERS        Berta          6mo  F    W                                       IL                              Dec
 12  442  433 JACOB          Greene         26   M    W    Farmer                   400       IL
 13  443  434 DODSON         James          31   M    W    Farmer                   400       TN                                                           X     X
 14  443  434 DODSON         Angeline       30   F    W    Keeping House                      TN
 15  443  434 DODSON         Samuel         9    M    W                                       IL
 16  443  434 DODSON         John           7    M    W                                       IL
 17  443  434 DODSON         Andrew         5    M    W                                       IL
 18  443  434 DODSON         Margaret       1    F    W                                       TN
 19  444  435 DODSON         John           53   M    W    Farmer                   500       TN                                                                 X
 20  444  435 DODSON         Julia          51   F    W    Keeping House                      TN                                                           X     X
 21  444  435 DODSON         Jesse          22   M    W                                       TN                                                           X     X
 22  444  435 DODSON         Elizabeth      18   F    W                                       TN                                                           X     X
 23  444  435 DODSON         Permelia       16   F    W                                       TN                                                           X     X
 24  444  435 DODSON         Thomas         13   M    W                                       TN                                                           X     X
 25  444  435 DODSON         John           11   M    W                                       TN                                                           X     X
 26  444  435 DODSON         Florence       9    F    W                                       IL
 27  445  436 PARSONS        Joseph         32   M    W    Carpenter                100       MD
 28  445  436 PARSONS        Margaret       30   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 29  445  436 PARSONS        Benjamin       14   M    W                                       IN                                                    X
 30  445  436 PARSONS        Edward         9    M    W                                       IN                                                    X
 31  445  436 PARSONS        Henry          5    M    W                                       IN                                                    X
 32  445  436 PARSONS        Charles        4    M    W                                       IN
 33  446  437 HALLER         John           37   M    W    Farmer                   100       OH                                        Nov
 34  446  437 HALLER         Sarah          18   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                        Nov                X     X
 35  447  438 ROACH          Talton         24   M    W    Farmer                   300       KY                                        Sep
 36  447  438 ROACH          Josephine      18   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                        Sep                X     X
 37  448  439 DODSON         James          25   M    W    Farmer                   400       TN
 38  448  439 DODSON         Eliza          20   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 39  448  439 DODSON         Mary           2    F    W                                       IL
 40  448  439 DODSON         Martha         3mo  F    W                                       IL                              Apr


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