1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.289
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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:  289
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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   13   13  THOMAS         Ida            6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 2   13   13  THOMAS         Ada            4    F    W                                       IL
 3   13   13  THOMAS         Jesse          1    M    W                                       IL
 4   13   13  MELTON         Willis         35   M    W    Farm Laborer             100       IN                                                           X     X
 5   14   14  ATTERBERRY     Cal            49   M    W    Merchant       3,000     4,000     IN
 6   14   14  ATTERBERRY     Gilian         49   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 7   14   14  ATTERBERRY     John           17   M    W                                       IL
 8   14   14  ATTERBERRY     Matilda        14   F    W                                       IL
 9   14   14  ATTERBERRY     Charles        11   M    W                                       IL
 10  14   14  ATTERBERRY     Nancy          24   F    W                                       IL
 11  14   14  ATTERBERRY     Annie          5    F    W                                       IL
 12  14   14  ATTERBERRY     Ellie          2    F    W                                       MO
 13  15   15  MCDONALD       Andrew         29   M    W    Saloon Keeper            300       OH
 14  15   15  MCDONALD       Carolina       26   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 15  15   15  MCDONALD       Martha J.      6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  15   15  MCDONALD       William        3    M    W                                       IL
 17  16   16  WHITNEY        James D.       27   M    W    Physician & Surgeon 320  500       NY
 18  16   16  WHITNEY        Elizabeth      20   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 19  16   16  THOMAS         Nancy          13   F    W                                       IL
 20  16   16  WHITNEY        John           29   M    W                                       England            X      X
 21  17   17  MYER           Charles        31   M    W    Saloon Keeper  1,600     200       Prussia            X      X
 22  17   17  MYER           Sophia         28   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 23  17   17  MYER           Pauline        6    F    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 24  17   17  MYER           Fred           2    M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 25  17   17  MYER           Not Named      1mo  F    W                                       IL                 X      X     May
 26  18   18  BARNETT        John           32   M    W    Blacksmith     1,800     600       IL                                                           X     X
 27  18   18  BARNETT        Margaret       22   F    W                                       OH
 28  18   18  BARNETT        John           4    M    W                                       IL
 29  18   18  BARNETT        William        2    M    W                                       IL
 30  18   18  BARNETT        Jennie         8mo  F    W                                       IL                              Sep
 31  19   19  HARRISON       Charles        32   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL                                                           X     X
 32  19   19  HARRISON       Mary A.        25   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 33  19   19  HARRISON       Peter          10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  19   19  HARRISON       John           7    M    W                                       IL
 35  19   19  HARRISON       George         5    M    W                                       IL
 36  19   19  HARRISON       Ann            3    F    W                                       IL
 37  19   19  HARRISON       Not Named      3mo  F    W                                       IL                              Mar
 38  20   20  WATKINS        Maria          53   F    W    Keeping House  400       300       NY
 39  20   20  WATKINS        Anson          24   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 40  20   20  WATKINS        Isaac          22   M    W                                       IL


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