1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.285
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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:  285
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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   75   73  POTTER         Robert         23   M    W                                       IL
 2   75   73  POTTER         Andrew         21   M    W                                       IL
 3   75   73  POTTER         Lafayette      19   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   75   73  POTTER         Monroe         16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   75   74  ARMSTRONG      Martha         23   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 6   75   74  ARMSTRONG      Ezra           5    M    W                                       IA
 7   75   74  ARMSTRONG      Harry          3    M    W                                       IA
 8   76   75  DOWELL         Christiana     47   F    W    Keeping House  5,600     1,000     IN                                                           X     X
 9   76   75  DOWELL         Annie          21   F    W                                       IL
 10  76   75  DOWELL         Sarah          17   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  76   75  DOWELL         Dorcas         16   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 12  76   75  DOWELL         Daniel         14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 13  76   75  DOWELL         Greenberry     12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 14  76   75  DOWELL         Jackson        10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 15  76   75  DOWELL         Marion         10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  76   76  MCHENRY        Thomas         22   M    W    Farmer                   1,100     TN
 17  76   76  MCHENRY        Narsis         19   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                                 X
 18  76   76  MCHENRY        Walter         1mo  M    W                                       IL                              May
 19  77   77  STEPHEN        James          30   M    W    Farmer         4,800     3,000     Scotland           X      X
 20  77   77  STEPHEN        Hester         28   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 21  77   77  STEPHEN        Nancy          5    F    W                                       IL                 X
 22  77   77  STEPHEN        Caroline       2    F    W                                       IL                 X
 23  77   77  STEPHEN        Margaret       2    F    W                                       IL                 X
 24  77   77  BERRY          William        20   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Prussia            X      X
 25  77   77  ROBISON        William        23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 26  78   78  MILLER         Rial           43   M    W    Farmer         5,000     600       IL
 27  78   78  MILLER         Cyntha         37   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 28  78   78  ROBISON        George F.      20   M    W                                       OH
 29  78   78  BRIGHT         Sarah          14   F    W                                       IL
 30  78   78  MCNEELY        Thomas         20   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 31  79   79  GREENWALT      John           36   M    W    Farmer         600       1,500     France             X      X
 32  79   79  GREENWALT      Martha         36   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                                 X
 33  79   79  GREENWALT      Jesse          5    M    W                                       IL
 34  79   79  GREENWALT      Samuel         3    M    W                                       IL
 35  79   79  GREENWALT      John           1    M    W                                       IL
 36  80   80  HOLLAND        Mathew         37   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL
 37  80   80  HOLLAND        Eliza          38   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 38  80   80  HOLLAND        Mary L.        13   F    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 39  80   80  HOLLAND        Emma           11   F    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 40  80   80  HOLLAND        John           4    M    W                                       IL


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