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1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.238
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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:  238
                                                                                                               FATHER MOTHER  BORN      MARR.     SCHOOL READ  WRITE              DENIED
 1   542  533 POTTER         Nancy          27   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 2   542  533 POTTER         Annie          5    F    W                                       IL
 3   542  533 POTTER         Minnie         9mo  F    W                                       IL                              Aug
 4   542  533 MASON          William        18   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                                                           X     X
 5   543  534 NATION         Hamilton       42   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     KY                                                           X     X
 6   543  534 NATION         Elizabeth      36   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 7   543  534 NATION         James          20   M    W                                       IL
 8   543  534 NATION         Joseph         18   M    W                                       IL
 9   543  534 NATION         Eliza          15   F    W                                       IL
 10  543  534 NATION         Laura          12   F    W                                       IL
 11  543  534 NATION         Amanda         10   F    W                                       IL
 12  543  534 NATION         Mary           8    F    W                                       IL
 13  543  534 NATION         Sarah          1    F    W                                       IL
 14  543  534 POTTER         Edward         24   M    W    Farm Laborer             100       IL
 15  544  535 SHORT          John M.        26   M    W    Farmer                   100       KY                                                           X     X
 16  544  535 SHORT          Mahala         27   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 17  545  536 MALTBY         Frank          25   M    W    Farmer                   100       IL
 18  545  536 MALTBY         Margaret       24   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 19  545  536 MALTBY         Lawrence       1    M    W                                       IL

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