1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.231
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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:  231
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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   492  484 DANIELS        John           21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 2   492  484 BEAMS          Aston          19   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 3   493  485 WATKINS        Jacob          20   M    W    Farmer                   400       IL                                                           X     X
 4   493  485 WATKINS        Amanda         22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 5   493  485 WATKINS        Sylvia         1    F    W                                       IL
 6   494  486 WATKINS        John           50   M    W    Farmer                   600       IN
 7   494  486 WATKINS        Mary           42   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                                 X
 8   494  486 WATKINS        Ann            18   F    W                                       IL
 9   494  486 WATKINS        Elias          11   M    W                                       IL
 10  494  486 WATKINS        Ellen          8    F    W                                       IL
 11  494  486 WATKINS        Sarah          22   F    W                                       IL
 12  494  486 WATKINS        Harriet        2    F    W                                       IL
 13  494  486 WATKINS        John           6mo  M    W                                       IL                              Dec
 14  495  487 MERREL         George         25   M    W    Farmer         4,000     1,000     IL
 15  495  487 MERREL         Hannah         22   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 16  495  487 MERREL         Anna           2    F    W                                       IL
 17  495  487 RUMFORD        Alice          17   F    W                                       KY
 18  496  488 RUMFORD        Joseph         60   M    W                             500       KY
 19  496  488 RUMFORD        Joseph         14   M    W                                       KY                                                    X
 20  497  489 WHITE          James          42   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL
 21  497  489 WHITE          America        26   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 22  497  489 WHITE          Isabella       10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 23  497  489 WHITE          William        14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 24  497  489 WHITE          George         12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 25  497  489 WHITE          Eliza          8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 26  497  489 WHITE          Harriet        4    F    W                                       IL
 27  497  489 WHITE          Alice          2    F    W                                       IL
 28  498  490 CASWELL        Polly          40   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 29  498  490 CASWELL        Warren         20   M    W                                       IL
 30  498  490 CASWELL        Nancy          14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 31  498  490 CASWELL        Frank          12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  498  490 CASWELL        Douglas        10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  498  490 CASWELL        Isaac          8    M    W                                       IL
 34  498  490 CASWELL        John           6    M    W                                       IL
 35  499  491 RICHARDSON     John           35   M    W    Farmer                   600       MD                                                                 X
 36  499  491 RICHARDSON     Elizabeth      38   F    W    Keeping House                      MD
 37  499  491 RICHARDSON     Elizabeth      12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 38  499  491 RICHARDSON     Mary           10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  499  491 RICHARDSON     William        9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  499  491 RICHARDSON     John           8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X


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