1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.240
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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:  240
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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   7    7   PINKERTON      Charles        2    M    W                                       IL
 2   9    8   ROBINSON       Don K.         29   M    W    Farmer                   100       IL
 3   9    8   ROBINSON       Evaline        18   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 4   9    8   ROBINSON       William        1    M    W                                       IL
 5   10   9   ENSLEY         Henry H.       27   M    W    Farmer         4,000     1,000     IL
 6   10   9   ENSLEY         Mary           22   F    W    Keeping House                      Germany            X      X
 7   10   9   ENSLEY         Elizabeth      3    F    W                                       IL                        X
 8   10   9   ENSLEY         Araminda       8mo  F    W                                       IL                        X     Sep
 9   10   9   ENSLEY         Elizabeth      69   F    W                                       PA                                                           X     X
 10  10   9   COLBURN        Charles        11   M    W                                       IL                                                                 X
 11  10   9   GARBER         Henry          18   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Germany            X      X
 12  11   10  PEAK           William H.     23   M    W    Farmer                   1,500     IL
 13  11   10  PEAK           Angeline       50   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 14  11   10  PEAK           James H.       16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 15  11   10  PEAK           Frank          13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  11   10  PEAK           Harry          9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  12   11  WATKINS        Isaac          45   M    W    Farmer         9,510     1,500     IN
 18  12   11  WATKINS        Eliza          40   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                                 X
 19  12   11  WATKINS        John           17   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 20  12   11  WATKINS        Ala            14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 21  12   11  WATKINS        Rial           11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 22  12   11  WATKINS        William        6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 23  12   11  BAILEY         George         25   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL
 24  12   11  BAILEY         Mary           19   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 25  13   12  ARMSTRONG      John           21   M    W    Farmer                   600       IL                                                           X     X
 26  13   12  ARMSTRONG      Caroline       19   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 27  14   13  STITH          Elzy C.        51   M    W    Farmer         21,600    4,000     KY
 28  14   13  STITH          America        48   F    W    Keeping House                      TN
 29  14   13  STITH          William        24   M    W                                       IL
 30  14   13  STITH          Thomas         19   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 31  14   13  STITH          John J.        17   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  14   13  STITH          Richard        15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  14   13  STITH          James          13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  14   13  STITH          David          10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  14   13  STITH          Elzy           5    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 36  14   13  STITH          Catherine      3    F    W                                       IL
 37  15   14  HUDSPETH       James          60   M    W    Farmer         6,000     3,000     KY                                                           X     X
 38  15   14  HUDSPETH       Nancy          45   F    W    Keeping House  3,500               VA
 39  15   14  HUDSPETH       Jonathan       19   M    W                                       IL
 40  15   14  HUDSPETH       Christoph      11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X


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