1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.281
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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:  281
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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   46   44  WRIGHT         Charles        6    M    W                                       IL
 2   46   44  WRIGHT         Robert         4    M    W                                       IL
 3   46   44  PARR           Catherine      17   F    W                                       IA
 4   46   44  PARR           Alpheus        12   M    W                                       IL
 5   46   44  PARR           Jane           7    F    W                                       IL
 6   47   45  PRATT          George L.      39   M    W    Farmer                   600       KY
 7   47   45  PRATT          Nancy J.       30   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 8   47   45  PRATT          Georgiana      10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   47   45  PRATT          Joanna         10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  47   45  PRATT          Thomas A. J.   9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  47   45  PRATT          Emily J.       7    F    W                                       IL
 12  47   45  PRATT          James S.       5    M    W                                       IL
 13  47   45  PRATT          Augustus       2    M    W                                       IL
 14  47   45  PRATT          Mary E. B.     3mo  F    W                                       IL                              Mar
 15  47   45  MAYAR          William        18   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X
 16  48   46  NORRIS         Ella L.        53   F    W    Keeping House            100       IL
 17  48   46  NORRIS         Mary A.        18   F    W                                       TN
 18  49   47  MCCUBBIN       George         27   M    W    Farmer                   200       KY
 19  49   47  MCCUBBIN       Nancy J.       25   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 20  49   47  MCCUBBIN       Eliza          8mo  F    W                                       KY                              Oct
 21  50   48  MAGEE          James C.       37   M    W    Farmer         4,000     2,100     PA
 22  50   48  MAGEE          Ruth J.        37   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 23  50   48  KLINE          Emma           7    F    W                                       IL
 24  52   50  WILLIAMS       Cyrus          23   M    W    Farmer                   300       IL
 25  52   50  WILLIAMS       Margaret J.    24   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 26  52   50  MCNUTT         Elizabeth      17   F    W                                       IL
 27  53   51  ONKEN          August         29   M    W    Farmer                   500       Prussia            X      X
 28  53   51  ONKEN          Hannah         19   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X
 29  54   52  CONYERS        Presley        49   M    W    Farmer         10,500    3,000     MO
 30  54   52  CONYERS        Mary A.        41   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 31  54   52  CONYERS        Charles        18   M    W                                       IL
 32  54   52  CONYERS        Hannah J.      16   F    W                                       IL
 33  54   52  CONYERS        Catherine      10   F    W                                       IL
 34  54   52  CONYERS        James          7    M    W                                       IL
 35  54   52  WILLIAMS       John           29   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                                                           X     X
 36  55   53  CONYERS        Barton         71   M    W    Farmer         18,000    1,500     KY
 37  55   53  CONYERS        Dorcas         71   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                                 X
 38  55   53  CONYERS        Joshaway       30   M    W    Farmer                   600       IL
 39  55   53  CONYERS        Page           28   M    W    Farmer                   600       IL
 40  55   53  CONYERS        Lizzie         27   F    W    Keeping House                      OH


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