1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.275
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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:  275
REFERENCE:  Township 18, Range 8 West
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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   1    1   EATEN          John M.        18   M    W    Farmer                             IL                                                    X
 2   1    1   SIMS           Mary M.        42   F    W    Keeping House  7,000     600       MO
 3   1    1   LANE           Jacob          17   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                                                           X     X
 4   2    2   HENDERSON      William        32   M    W    Farmer                   400       IN                                                           X     X
 5   2    2   HENDERSON      Mary           30   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 6   2    2   HENDERSON      Joseph         9    M    W                                       IL                        X
 7   2    2   HENDERSON      Sarah          8    F    W                                       IL                        X
 8   2    2   HENDERSON      Mary           6    F    W                                       IL                        X
 9   2    2   HENDERSON      James          4    M    W                                       IL                        X
 10  2    2   HENDERSON      Martha J.      2    F    W                                       IL                        X
 11  3    3   KINNER         John A.        32   M    W    Farmer                   600       IL
 12  3    3   KINNER         Eliza C.       23   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 13  3    3   KINNER         Eli B.         3    M    W                                       IL
 14  3    3   KINNER         Mary J.        1    F    W                                       IL
 15  4    4   BRIERTON       Jacob          40   M    W    Farmer         1,600     800       PA
 16  4    4   BRIERTON       Hannah         37   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 17  4    4   FISHER         Artelissa      5    F    W                                       IL
 18  4    4   HINKLE         Henry          22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 19  5    5   BIGGS          William        30   M    W    Farmer         480       200       Hanover            X      X
 20  5    5   BIGGS          Esther         30   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 21  5    5   BIGGS          Newton         3    M    W                                       IL                 X
 22  5    5   BIGGS          Laurenna       2    F    W                                       IL                 X
 23  5    5   BIGGS          Jane           1    F    W                                       IL                 X
 24  5    5   BIGGS          Not Named      3mo  M    W                                       IL                 X            Apr
 25  6    6   ARNOLD         John           38   M    W    Farmer         2,800     600       IL                                                           X     X
 26  6    6   ARNOLD         Hannah J.      33   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 27  6    6   ARNOLD         Mary E.        11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 28  6    6   ARNOLD         James          9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 29  6    6   ARNOLD         Alice          8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 30  6    6   ARNOLD         Martha         4    F    W                                       IL
 31  6    6   ARNOLD         David B.       9mo  M    W                                       IL                              Sep
 32  7    7   ARNOLD         Greene         36   M    W    Farmer                   400       IL                 X      X
 33  7    7   ARNOLD         Mary F.        18   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                 X      X
 34  8    8   SEWAL          John           58   M    W    Farmer         5,000     600       NC
 35  8    8   SEWAL          Harriet        48   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 36  8    8   SEWAL          Sarah          18   F    W                                       IL
 37  8    8   SEWAL          Mary           16   F    W                                       IL
 38  8    8   SEWAL          John           13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  8    8   SEWAL          William        11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  8    8   SEWAL          George         8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X


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