1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.26
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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:  Tallula  REEL NO:  593.260  PAGE NO:  26
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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   40   40  WISEMAN        Sarah          1    F    W                                       IL                 X
 2   40   40  MILTON         Benjamin       29   M    W                                       IN
                   REMARKS:  Idiotic
 3   41   41  HUGHS          John H.        34   M    W    Farmer                   400       IL
 4   41   41  HUGHS          Elizabeth      30   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 5   41   41  HUGHS          Charles        6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   41   41  HUGHS          William        5    M    W                                       IL
 7   41   41  PEARSONS       Joseph         40   M    W    Mail Carrier             100       VA
 8   42   42  HURST          Merritt        30   M    W    Physician      1,400     300       KY
 9   42   42  HURST          Mary           23   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 10  42   42  HURST          Stith          25   M    W    Physician                          KY
 11  43   43  PROPST         Levi           42   M    W    Carpenter      900       200       VA
 12  43   43  PROPST         Elizabeth      42   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 13  43   43  PROPST         Elzina         16   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 14  43   43  PROPST         David          14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 15  43   43  PROPST         Annie          12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  43   43  PROPST         Alfred         10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  44   44  RAMEY          Thomas         32   M    W    Minister                 200       KY
 18  44   44  RAMEY          Mary           27   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 19  44   44  RAMEY          Clara          6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 20  44   44  RAMEY          James          4    M    W                                       IL
 21  44   44  RAMEY          George         2    M    W                                       IL
 22  44   44  RAMEY          Ellen          1mo  F    W                                       IL                              Apr
 23  45   45  HANKINS        John           48   M    W    Laborer                  100       IN
 24  45   45  HANKINS        Joseph         22   M    W    Farmer                             IN
 25  45   45  HANKINS        Sarah          20   F    W                                       IN
 26  45   45  HANKINS        John           18   M    W                                       IN
 27  45   45  HANKINS        Jacob          16   M    W                                       IN                                                    X
 28  45   45  HANKINS        Samuel         14   M    W                                       IN                                                    X
 29  45   45  HANKINS        Henry          12   M    W                                       IN                                                    X
 30  46   46  EDEN           Jacob          27   M    W    Farm Laborer             500       KY
 31  46   46  EDEN           Mary           26   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 32  46   46  EDEN           Milton Levi    11   M    W                                       IL
 33  46   46  EDEN           John           5    M    W                                       IL
 34  46   46  EDEN           Thomas         4    M    W                                       IL
 35  46   46  EDEN           Flora Belle    2    F    W                                       IL
 36  46   46  EDEN           Adaline        5mo  F    W                                       IL                              Jan
 37  47   47  EASTON         William        40   M    W    Farmer                             IN                                                           X     X
 38  47   47  EASTON         Elizabeth      33   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 39  48   48  ALKIRE         John           38   M    W    Farmer         500       500       IL
 40  48   48  ALKIRE         Elizabeth      34   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                           X     X


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