1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.276
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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:  276
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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   8    8   SEWAL          Matilda        10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 2   8    8   SEWAL          Caroline       6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   8    8   SEWAL          Andrew         3    M    W                                       IL
 4   9    9   CARTER         Jeremiah       34   M    W    Farmer                             IL                                                           X     X
 5   9    9   CARTER         Maria          29   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 6   9    9   CARTER         Robert         8    M    W                                       IL
 7   9    9   CARTER         Nancy J.       5    F    W                                       IL
 8   9    9   CARTER         Mary E.        2    F    W                                       IL
 9   10   10  CROMWELL       James L.       37   M    W    Farmer                             NY
 10  10   10  CROMWELL       Margaret       28   F    W    Keeping House                      Canada                    X
 11  11   11  CRAIG          John H.        34   F    W    Farmer                   500       OH
 12  11   11  CRAIG          Anna           23   M    W    Keeping House                      OH
 13  11   11  CRAIG          Francis        6    M    W                                       IL
 14  11   11  CRAIG          Ida L.         3    F    W                                       IL
 15  11   11  CRAIG          Larkin H.      1    M    W                                       IL
 16  12   12  DANIELS        Harrison       29   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     IL
 17  12   12  DANIELS        Sarah M.       22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 18  12   12  DANIELS        Sarah E.       3    F    W                                       IL
 19  12   12  DANIELS        William F.     2    M    W                                       IL
 20  12   12  DANIELS        Calaway        1    M    W                                       IL
 21  12   12  DANIELS        Not Named      6mo  M    W                                       IL                              Jan
 22  13   13  FERGUSON       William A.     34   M    W    Farmer                             KY                                                                 X
 23  13   13  FERGUSON       Catherine      26   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 24  13   13  FERGUSON       William S.     1    M    W                                       IL
 25  15   14  DANIELS        John L.        20   M    W    Farm Laborer                       MO
 26  15   14  DANIELS        Major          65   M    W    Farmer         5,000     1,000     KY                                                           X     X
 27  15   14  DANIELS        Margaret       67   F    W    Keeping House                      TN                                                           X     X
 28  16   15  OSBORN         Wesley         31   M    W    Farmer                   600       OH
 29  16   15  OSBORN         Mariah         31   F    W                                       OH
 30  16   15  OSBORN         Maldin N.      3    M    W                                       IL
 31  16   15  OSBORN         Harry A.       6mo  M    W                                       IL                              Dec
 32  16   15  HALL           Francis M.     18   M    W    Farmer                   300       OH                 X      X
 33  16   15  MCGLASSON      Samuel         17   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                 X      X
 34  17   16  SMEDLEY        William        62   M    W    Farmer         36,000    6,000     KY
 35  17   16  SMEDLEY        Susan C.       61   F    W                                       IL
 36  17   16  SMEDLEY        Thomas         21   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 37  17   16  SMEDLEY        Lou            19   F    W                                       IL
 38  17   16  SMEDLEY        Olive          17   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  17   16  SMEDLEY        Ellen          15   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  17   16  HUTCHINSON     Fannie         17   F    W                                       KY                                                    X


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