1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.262
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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:  262
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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   167  161 CLARY          John           14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 2   167  161 CLARY          James          12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   167  161 CLARY          Mary           10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   167  161 CLARY          Abraham        8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   167  161 CLARY          William        6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   167  161 CLARY          Robert T.      3    M    W                                       IL
 7   168  162 BELL           Martha J.      42   F    W    Keeping House  800       300       IL                                                                 X
 8   168  162 BELL           John C.        19   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 9   168  162 CLARY          Martha         16   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  169  163 RUTLEDGE       Jasper         31   M    W    Farmer         4,500     100       IL
 11  169  163 RUTLEDGE       Jane           30   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 12  169  163 RUTLEDGE       Mary           6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 13  170  164 COX            Samuel         32   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 14  170  164 BELL           Silas          47   M    W    Farmer         1,500     600       KY
 15  170  164 BELL           Caroline       41   F    W                                       KY                                                           X     X
 16  170  164 BELL           Charles        17   M    W                                       IL
 17  170  164 BELL           Mary           9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  170  164 BELL           William        8    M    W                                       IL
 19  170  164 BELL           Peter          6    M    W                                       IL
 20  170  164 BELL           Alfred         4    M    W                                       IL
 21  170  164 BELL           Henry          1    M    W                                       IL


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