1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.283
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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:  283
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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   63   61  PINKLEY        James          12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 2   63   61  PINKLEY        Lueana         8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   63   61  PINKLEY        Solomon        6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   63   61  PINKLEY        William        9mo  M    W                                       IL                              Oct
 5   64   62  LEMAR          Charles H.     26   M    W    Farmer                   300       IN
 6   64   62  LEMAR          Malissa        28   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 7   64   62  LEMAR          Annie          6    F    W                                       IL
 8   64   62  LEMAR          Clara          4    F    W                                       IL
 9   64   62  LEMAR          James          2    M    W                                       IL
 10  64   62  LEMAR          William        8mo  M    W                                       IL                              Oct
 11  65   63  WYNN           Clinton        30   M    W    Farmer                   2,500     IL
 12  65   63  WYNN           Margaret V.    33   F    W    Keeping House                      AR
 13  65   63  WYNN           Mary           11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 14  65   63  WYNN           Fannie         9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 15  65   63  WYNN           Yancey         1    M    W                                       IL
 16  65   63  KEEN           Robert         79   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                                                           X     X
 17  66   64  ATTERBERRY     Ashford        33   M    W    Farmer         6,000     1,000     IL
 18  66   64  ATTERBERRY     Sarah          25   F    W    Keeping House                      OH                                                           X     X
 19  66   64  ATTERBERRY     Marion         8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 20  66   64  ATTERBERRY     Harriet        7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 21  66   64  ATTERBERRY     Christiana     6    F    W                                       IL
 22  66   64  ATTERBERRY     Ira            3    M    W                                       IL
 23  66   64  ATTERBERRY     Kird           1    M    W                                       IL
 24  67   65  THORP          Christian      35   M    W    Farmer                             KY
 25  67   65  THORP          Sarah J.       33   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 26  67   65  THORP          Joseph         12   M    W                                       KY                                                    X
 27  67   65  THORP          Manervy        9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 28  67   65  THORP          William        6    M    W                                       IL
 29  67   65  THORP          Logan B.       1    M    W                                       IL
 30  68   66  BALKS          John           35   M    W    Farmer         2,000     500       TN                                                           X     X
 31  68   66  BALKS          Jesse          33   M    W    Farmer                             TN                                                           X     X
 32  68   66  BALKS          John           60   M    W    Farmer                             TN                                                           X     X
 33  69   67  HILLYER        Charles        49   M    W    Farmer         2,000     700       VA
 34  69   67  HILLYER        Temperance     41   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 35  69   67  HILLYER        George         14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 36  69   67  HILLYER        Eliza          12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 37  69   67  HILLYER        Nelson         10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 38  69   67  HILLYER        Mary           8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  69   67  HILLYER        John           5    M    W                                       IL
 40  69   67  HILLYER        Martha         1    F    W                                       IL


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