1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.282
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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:  282
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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   55   53  CONYERS        John B.        4mo  M    W                                       IL                              Feb
 2   55   53  KING           Charles        27   M    W    Farm Laborer                       KY
 3   56   54  WOLDRIDGE      Richard        33   M    W    Farmer         16,500    5,000     IL
 4   56   54  WOLDRIDGE      Malvina        25   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 5   56   54  WOLDRIDGE      Julia          7    F    W                                       IL
 6   56   54  WOLDRIDGE      Martha         4    F    W                                       IL
 7   56   54  WOLDRIDGE      Emma           10mo F    W                                       IL                              Aug
 8   56   54  GIBBEN         Bridget        18   F    W    Domestic Servant                   MO                 X      X                                        X
 9   56   54  VAUGHN         James          20   M    W    Farm Laborer                       KY
 10  56   54  FINLAY         John           20   M    W    Farm Laborer                       OH
 11  56   54  CASTLE         George T.      50   M    W    Farm Laborer                       MD
 12  57   55  MCHENRY        John           51   M    W    Farmer         4,000     1,000     IL
 13  57   55  MCHENRY        Virginia       47   F    W    Keeping House                      TN
 14  57   55  MCHENRY        John           17   M    W                                       MO                                                    X
 15  57   55  MCHENRY        Douglas        11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  57   55  MCHENRY        James          10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  58   56  STILTZ         Jacob          21   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL                                                           X     X
 18  58   56  STILTZ         Ellen          23   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 19  58   56  STILTZ         Emma           2    F    W                                       IL
 20  58   56  STILTZ         Green          30   M    W    Farmer                             IL                                                           X     X
 21  60   58  WOLDREDGE      Jackson        30   M    W    Farmer         6,000     4,500     IL
 22  60   58  WOLDREDGE      Mary E.        28   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 23  60   58  WOLDREDGE      Lula           4    F    W                                       IL
 24  60   58  WOLDREDGE      Wallace        2    M    W                                       IL
 25  60   58  MADDOX         George W.      21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                                                                 X
 26  60   58  BOND           Adaline        10   F    W                                       MO                                                    X
 27  60   58  VAUGHN         Levy           21   M    W    Farmer                             KY                                                           X     X
 28  62   59  VAUGHN         Philip         27   M    W    Farmer                   600       KY
 29  62   59  VAUGHN         Mary J.        18   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 30  62   59  VAUGHN         Thomas         1    M    W                                       IL
 31  63   60  WILLIAMS       James A.       54   M    W    Farmer         12,000    4,500     KY
 32  63   60  WILLIAMS       Susan H.       50   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 33  63   60  WILLIAMS       Elijah W.      29   M    W    Farmer         6,000     400       IL
 34  63   60  WILLIAMS       David H.       28   M    W    Farmer                   200       IL
 35  63   60  WILLIAMS       Page A.        26   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 36  63   60  WILLIAMS       Charles C.     18   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 37  63   60  WILLIAMS       Manervy J.     14   F    W                                       IL
 38  63   60  WILLIAMS       Ava E.         13   F    W                                       IL
 39  63   61  PINKLEY        Sarah          32   F    W                                       IL
 40  63   61  PINKLEY        Richard        36   M    W    Physician & Surgeon VA   3,000     VA


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