1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.261
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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:  261
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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   161  155 ROBINSON       George         6    M    W                                       IL
 2   161  155 ROBINSON       Robert         4    M    W                                       IL
 3   161  155 ROBINSON       James          2    M    W                                       IL
 4   161  155 KING           Nancy          62   F    W                             500       KY
 5   161  155 SHIPLEY        Samuel         52   M    W    Farmer         6,000               KY                                                           X     X
                   REMARKS:  Insane
 6   162  156 SHIPLEY        Violet         48   F    W    Keeping House  3,000     1,000     KY
 7   162  156 SHIPLEY        Margaret       50   F    W    6000                     1,000     KY                                                           X     X
                   REMARKS:  Insane
 8   162  156 SHIPLEY        Henry          45   M    W    Farmer         30,000    4,000     KY
 9   162  156 SHIPLEY        Manerva        32   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 10  162  156 SHIPLEY        Genett         8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  162  156 SHIPLEY        Clement W.     6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 12  162  156 SHIPLEY        Henry          2mo  M    W                                       IL                              Apr
 13  162  156 KNIGHT         Maria          22   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL
 14  162  156 ENGLE          David          22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       TN
 15  162  156 YATES          Richard        25   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                 X      X
 16  162  156 ANDERSON       James          19   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Sweden             X      X
 17  163  157 MASTERS        Hardin         24   M    W    fARMER                   700       IL
 18  163  157 MASTERS        Emma           21   F    W    Keeping House                      VT
 19  163  157 MASTERS        Edgar          2    M    W                                       IL
 20  164  158 STEWART        Robert         32   M    W    Farmer                   800       Scotland           X      X
 21  164  158 STEWART        Elizabeth      22   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 22  164  158 STEWART        Catharine      2    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 23  164  158 STEWART        Mary           8mo  F    W                                       IL                 X      X     Oct
 24  164  158 ALLISON        Catherine      70   F    W                                       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 25  164  158 SCHOFIELD      Thomas         31   M    W    Farm Laborer                       England            X      X
 26  165  159 TRAYLER        James          42   M    W    Farmer         6,000     1,000     KY
 27  165  159 TRAYLER        Sophronia      45   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                           X     X
 28  165  159 TRAYLER        Maria          19   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 29  165  159 TRAYLER        William        17   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 30  165  159 TRAYLER        James          14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 31  165  159 TRAYLER        Harriet        6    F    W                                       IL
 32  165  159 MALONEY        Mary           28   F    W    Domestic Servant                   KY
 33  166  160 PARK           Rebecca        53   F    W    Keeping House  1,000     600       Scotland           X      X                                  X     X
 34  166  160 PARK           Andrew         21   M    W    Farmer                             Scotland           X      X                           X
 35  166  160 PARK           Margaret       18   F    W                                       Scotland           X      X                           X
 36  166  160 PARK           Agnes          15   F    W                                       Scotland           X      X                           X
 37  166  160 PARK           James          10   M    W                                       Scotland           X      X
 38  166  160 ROSE           Christ         14   M    W                                       Scotland           X      X                           X
 39  167  161 CLARY          Hugh           38   M    W    Farmer                   600       IL
 40  167  161 CLARY          Louisa         35   F    W    Keeping House                      IL


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