1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.225
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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:  225
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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   449  440 GUNN           William        62   M    W    Farmer         20,000    4,000     KY
 2   449  440 GUNN           Matilda        74   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                           X     X
 3   450  441 FURGASON       Paschal        39   M    W    Farmer                   2,000     KY
 4   450  441 FURGASON       Mary J.        36   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                                 X
 5   450  441 GUNN           Mary           12   F    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
                   REMARKS:  Idiotic
 6   450  441 GUNN           John           9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   450  441 ATTEBERRY      Winifred       48   F    W    Domestic Servant                   KY                                                           X     X
 8   451  442 MASON          Joseph         40   M    W    Farm Laborer             100       NJ                                                           X     X
 9   451  442 MASON          Hannah         37   F    W    Keeping House                      NJ                                                                 X
 10  451  442 MASON          Mary J.        20   F    W                                       NJ
 11  451  442 MASON          William        18   M    W                                       NJ                                                           X     X
 12  451  442 MASON          Joseph         9    M    W                                       NJ                                                    X
 13  451  442 MASON          Ellen          7    F    W                                       NJ                                                    X
 14  451  442 MASON          Elizabeth      3    F    W                                       IL
 15  451  442 MASON          Margaret       6mo  F    W                                       IL                                        Jan
 16  452  443 ELMORE         Martha         41   F    W    Keeping House            100       IL                                                           X     X
 17  452  443 ELMORE         Isham          20   M    W                                       IL
 18  452  443 ELMORE         James          19   M    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 19  452  443 ELMORE         Tilford        16   M    W                                       IL
 20  452  443 ELMORE         Mary           7    F    W                                       IL
 21  453  444 WHITNEY        Jesse          59   M    W    Farmer         400       500       VT
 22  453  444 WHITNEY        Emily          59   F    W                                       KY
 23  453  444 WHITNEY        Marceny        29   M    W                                       KY
 24  454  445 DODSON         Jesse          40   M    W    Farmer                   400       TN                                                           X     X
 25  454  445 DODSON         Susan          38   F    W    Keeping House                      TN                                                           X     X
 26  454  445 DODSON         Nancy          14   F    W                                       TN                                                           X     X
 27  454  445 DODSON         Jane           10   F    W                                       TN
 28  454  445 DODSON         Fannie         7    F    W                                       TN
 29  454  445 DODSON         Sarah          5    F    W                                       TN
 30  454  445 DODSON         Florence       1    F    W                                       TN
 31  454  445 DODSON         Thomas         23   M    W    Farmer                   200       IL
 32  454  445 DODSON         Mary           20   F    W    Keeping House                      TN                                                           X     X
 33  455  446 DAWZ           William        38   M    W    Farmer                   400       KY
 34  455  446 DAWZ           Lucinda        30   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 35  455  446 DAWZ           B. E.          10   M    W                                       KY                                                    X
 36  455  446 DAWZ           James          8    M    W                                       KY                                                    X
 37  455  446 DAWZ           Caroline       6    F    W                                       KY                                                    X
 38  455  446 DAWZ           Talton         4    M    W                                       KY
 39  456  447 ELMORE         William        59   M    W    Farmer                   400       KY                                                           X     X
 40  456  447 ELMORE         Hannah         60   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                           X     X


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