1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.254
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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:  254
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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   115  110 KING           Louis          14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 2   115  110 SHORT          Jacob          11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   115  110 SHORT          Hannah         9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   115  110 SHORT          Emma           7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   116  111 MASTERS        Squire D.      57   M    W    Farmer         20,000    4,000     TN
 6   116  111 MASTERS        Lucinda        55   F    W    Keeping House                      TN
 7   116  111 MASTERS        Mary           27   F    W                                       IL
 8   116  111 MASTERS        Malissa        22   F    W                                       IL
 9   116  111 MASTERS        Wilburn        11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  116  111 RADAMAKER      Ann            17   F    W    Domestic Servant                   Hanover            X      X
 11  116  111 TRUSELY        Sam            20   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 12  116  111 WILCOX         Milo           18   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 13  117  112 HOUGHTON       Savigna        60   M    W    Farmer         25,000    5,000     KY
 14  117  112 HOUGHTON       Charry D.      51   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 15  117  112 HOUGHTON       Walter         20   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  117  112 HOUGHTON       Mary           14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  117  112 HOUGHTON       Henry          9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  117  112 HOUGHTON       Alvira         5    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  117  112 PANTIER        Catherine      26   F    W                   2,000     500       IL
 20  117  112 PANTIER        Charry         9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 21  117  112 PANTIER        James          5    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 22  117  112 NANCE          Evelyn         3    F    W                                       IL
 23  117  112 ELLINGTON      William        20   M    W    Farm Laborer                       NC
 24  118  113 BENSON         James          35   M    W    Blacksmith               200       Ireland            X      X
 25  118  113 BENSON         Annie          34   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 26  118  113 BENSON         John           13   M    W                                       DE                 X      X                           X
 27  118  113 BENSON         James          11   M    W                                       DE                 X      X                           X
 28  118  113 BENSON         Mary A.        9    F    W                                       DE                 X      X                           X
 29  118  113 BENSON         Michael        7    M    W                                       DE                 X      X                           X
 30  118  113 BENSON         William        2    M    W                                       DE                 X      X
 31  119  114 NANCE          George W.      72   M    W    Farmer         8,500     1,000     VA                                                                 X
 32  119  114 NANCE          Elizabeth      70   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 33  119  114 NANCE          Lincoln        27   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 34  120  115 DAVIS          Mary J.        39   F    W    Keeping House  10,500    5,000     IL                                                                 X
 35  120  115 DAVIS          William        9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 36  120  115 DAVIS          Lucy           6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 37  120  115 ASKINS         John           20   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 38  120  115 ASKINS         Joseph         18   M    W                                       IL
 39  120  115 ASKINS         James          14   M    W                                       IL
 40  120  115 ASKINS         Anie           12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X


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