1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.252
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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:  252
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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   98   94  SEAMAN         Sarah          2    F    W                                       IL
 2   98   94  SEAMAN         Elizabeth      1    F    W                                       IL
 3   100  95  GOODPASTURE    William        52   M    W    Farmer         500       500       TN
 4   100  95  GOODPASTURE    Mahala         54   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                                 X
 5   100  95  GOODPASTURE    Sarah          21   F    W    Teaching School                    TN
 6   100  95  GOODPASTURE    Jefferson      19   M    W                                       TN                                                    X
 7   100  95  GOODPASTURE    Ewing          17   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   100  95  GOODPASTURE    Almira         15   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   100  95  GOODPASTURE    Malinda        12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  101  96  WILLSON        George         43   M    W    Farmer                   200       OH
 11  101  96  WILLSON        Duay           31   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 12  101  96  WILLSON        Laura          7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 13  101  96  WILLSON        Emma           4    F    W                                       IL
 14  101  96  WILLSON        Robert         1    M    W                                       IL
 15  102  97  CALDWELL       David          35   M    W    Farmer         2,000     600       OH
 16  102  97  CALDWELL       Elizabeth      26   F    W    Keeping Hosue                      AR
 17  102  97  CALDWELL       Anna E.        11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  102  97  CALDWELL       Mary E.        6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  102  97  CALDWELL       Dillie         5    F    W                                       IL
 20  102  97  CALDWELL       Elizabeth      2    F    W                                       IL
 21  102  97  CALDWELL       William        6mo  M    W                                       IL                              Dec
 22  103  98  CLARY          John A.        54   M    W    Farmer         7,000     1,000     TN                                                                 X
 23  103  98  CLARY          Thomas B.      27   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 24  103  98  CLARY          Enon           21   M    W    Farmer                             IL                                                    X
 25  103  98  CLARY          William        18   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 26  103  98  CLARY          Sarah          16   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                    X
 27  104  99  BOWMAN         George N.      81   M    W    Farmer         7,000     800       VA
 28  104  99  BOWMAN         Rozena         19   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 29  105  100 CLARY          Rial           32   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL
 30  105  100 CLARY          Julia          24   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 31  105  100 CLARY          Manervy        13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  105  100 CLARY          George         4    M    W                                       IL
 33  105  100 CLARY          Elizabeth      1    F    W                                       IL
 34  106  101 HINE           Otto           37   M    W    Farmer         1,500     600       Prussia            X      X
 35  106  101 HINE           Lydia          41   F    W                                       Ireland            X      X
 36  106  101 HINE           Sarah          14   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 37  106  101 HINE           Ida            12   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 38  106  101 HINE           Mary           13   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 39  106  101 HINE           Otto           8    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 40  106  101 HINE           Charles        6    M    W                                       IL                 X      X


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