1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.230
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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:  230
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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   485  477 HALEY          Coleman        27   M    W    Farmer                   300       KY
 2   485  477 HALEY          Mary           22   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 3   485  477 HALEY          Rebecca        14   F    W                                       IL                                                                 X
 4   486  478 HALEY          William        60   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     KY                                                           X     X
 5   486  478 HALEY          Nancy          55   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                           X     X
 6   486  478 HALEY          Matilda        16   F    W                                       KY                                                    X
 7   486  478 HALEY          Sarah          14   F    W                                       KY                                                    X
 8   486  478 HALEY          Eliza          12   F    W                                       KY                                                    X
 9   486  478 SWANE          Robert         22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 10  486  478 SWANE          Charles        25   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 11  487  479 WATSON         John           35   M    W    Farm Laborer             200       KY
 12  487  479 WATSON         Nancy          20   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 13  487  479 WATSON         Elizabeth      1    F    W                                       KY
 14  488  480 CAVEN          James          27   M    W    Farmer                   400       KY
 15  488  480 CAVEN          Happy          22   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 16  488  480 CAVEN          Adelia         1    F    W                                       IL
 17  489  481 CAVEN          William        30   M    W    Farmer                   400       KY
 18  489  481 CAVEN          Martha         25   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 19  489  481 CAVEN          Mary           5    F    W                                       IL
 20  489  481 CAVEN          John           1    M    W                                       IL
 21  490  482 GREENE         William        23   M    W    Farmer                   400       IL
 22  490  482 GREENE         Amanda         19   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 23  490  482 HENDERSON      James          26   M    W    Farmer                   400       IL
 24  490  482 JEWAL          William        22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       AL
 25  490  482 FLEMING        James          30   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Ireland            X      X
 26  491  483 BELL           John           44   M    W    Farmer                   200       IN                                                           X     X
 27  491  483 BELL           Clarey         39   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 28  491  483 BELL           Eliza          17   F    W                                       IL
 29  491  483 BELL           James          14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 30  491  483 BELL           Annie          8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 31  491  483 BELL           William        3    M    W                                       IL
 32  492  484 WATKINS        Alvin          41   M    W    Farmer         10,000    5,000     IL
 33  492  484 WATKINS        Nancy          35   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 34  492  484 WATKINS        Ellen          16   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  492  484 WATKINS        Ganes          14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 36  492  484 WATKINS        Minnie         10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 37  492  484 WATKINS        Joseph         7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 38  492  484 WATKINS        Brahm          5    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  492  484 WATKINS        Beverly        2    M    W                                       IL
 40  492  484 WATKINS        Greene         1mo  M    W                                       IL                              May


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