1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.272
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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:  272
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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   58   57  ELWOOD         Thomas         35   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Ireland            X      X
 2   59   58  AYLWARD        Edward         37   M    W    Farmer                   200       Ireland            X      X
 3   59   58  AYLWARD        Bridget R.     30   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X                                        X
 4   59   58  AYLWARD        Mary           13   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 5   59   58  AYLWARD        Benjamin       12   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 6   59   58  AYLWARD        Margaret       10   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 7   59   58  AYLWARD        Thomas         7    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 8   59   58  AYLWARD        James          3    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 9   59   58  AYLWARD        Joanna         1    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 10  59   58  ROWEN          William        40   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Ireland            X      X
 11  60   59  SIMPSON        Lucretia       59   F    W    Keeping House  11,000    800       KY
 12  60   59  SIMPSON        Clifton        17   M    W                             100       IL                                                    X
 13  60   59  SIMPSON        Lafayette      20   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     IL
 14  60   59  SIMPSON        Jane           21   F    W                                       IL
 15  60   59  SIMPSON        Evaline        1    F    W                                       IL
 16  60   59  SIMPSON        Coonrod        35   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Germany            X      X
 17  61   60  SPEARS         George C.      48   M    W    Farmer         20,550    4,000     KY
 18  61   60  SPEARS         Elizabeth      37   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 19  61   60  SPEARS         William        19   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 20  61   60  SPEARS         Maria L.       17   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 21  61   60  SPEARS         Yates          10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 22  61   60  SPEARS         Henrietta      7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 23  61   60  SPEARS         George N.      1    M    W                                       IL
 24  61   60  SPEARS         Loutitia       70   F    W                                       KY
 25  61   60  SPEARS         Mary E.        20   F    W                   2,500     100       IL                                                    X
 26  61   60  SPEARS         George         18   M    W                   2,500     150       IL                                                    X
 27  61   60  MORGAN         John           28   M    W    Farm Laborer             100       IL
 28  61   60  JONES          Nat            27   M    W    Farm Laborer             400       OH
 29  62   61  PUCKETT        William        27   M    W    Shoemaker      1,500     150       SC
 30  62   61  PUCKETT        Sarah          36   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 31  62   61  PUCKETT        Seth           2mo  M    W                                       IL                              Apr
 32  62   61  STALEY         Bruce          14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  62   61  STALEY         Florence       13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  62   61  STALEY         Thomas         9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  62   61  STALEY         Abraham        7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 36  63   62  CAIN           George         31   M    W    Nurseryman                         IA                 X      X
 37  63   62  CAIN           Harriet E.     30   F    W    Keeping House                      MO
 38  63   62  CAIN           Foster         3    M    W                                       IL
 39  63   62  CAIN           Ruth           1    F    W                                       IL
 40  63   62  FILES          Thomas         29   M    W    Farm Laborer                       NY


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