1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.229
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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:  229
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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   477  469 SMITH          Jane           14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 2   477  469 SMITH          William        7    M    W                                       IL
 3   478  470 BENTON         Lydia          27   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 4   478  470 BENTON         Joanna         10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   478  470 BENTON         William        9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   478  470 BENTON         Daniel         8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   478  470 BENTON         John           1    M    W                                       IL
 8   479  471 DABNEY         Jonathan       37   M    W    Farmer         200       2,000     KY
 9   479  471 DABNEY         Nancy          39   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 10  479  471 DABNEY         Luisa          14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  479  471 DABNEY         Sarah          11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 12  479  471 DABNEY         Charles        3    M    W                                       IL
 13  479  471 DABNEY         Daniel         1    M    W                                       IL
 14  479  471 ATTEBERRY      Daniel         80   M    W    Farmer         10,000    100       SC                                                           X     X
 15  479  471 PATCHEN        Azor           33   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                                                           X     X
 16  480  472 WATKINS        Jesse          30   M    W    Farmer         8,000     3,000     IL
 17  480  472 WATKINS        Nancy          27   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 18  480  472 WATKINS        John           2    M    W                                       IL
 19  480  472 WATKINS        Thompson       1    M    W                                       IL
 20  480  472 WATKINS        Lucinda        61   F    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 21  480  472 ALLEN          Abraham        23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       TN                                                                 X
 22  480  472 PATCHEN        Elias          16   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 23  480  472 GREENE         Aaron          70   M    W    Farm Laborer                       KY                                                           X     X
 24  480  472 MAHAN          Pat            48   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 25  480  472 PATCHEN        Alice          8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 26  481  473 ATTEBERRY      John           27   M    W    Farmer                   300       Hanover            X      X
 27  481  473 ATTEBERRY      Harmke         23   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 28  482  474 DOWELL         Thomas         69   M    W    Farmer         50,000    3,000     VA
 29  482  474 DOWELL         George         23   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 30  482  474 REEP           Eli            30   M    W    Farmer                   8,000     IN
 31  482  474 REEP           Anna           22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 32  482  474 REEP           Nannie         1    F    W                                       IL
 33  482  474 DOWELL         Ann            21   F    W                                       IL
 34  482  474 DORAN          John           20   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X
 35  482  474 THOMPSON       James          20   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X
 36  482  474 BOND           William        16   M    W    Farm Laborer                       KY                                                                 X
 37  483  475 MILLER         Harmon         30   M    W    Farm Laborer                       KY                 X      X
 38  483  475 MILLER         Ann            28   F    W    Keeping House                      MO                 X      X
 39  484  476 WATSON         James          33   M    W    Farmer                   500       KY
 40  484  476 WATSON         Nancy          20   F    W    Keeping House                      KY


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