1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.290
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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:  290
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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   20   20  WATKINS        David          17   M    W                                       IL
 2   20   20  WATKINS        William        15   M    W                                       IL
 3   20   20  HARMON         Henry          34   M    W    Farmer                             IL                                                           X     X
 4   21   21  GARBER         Henry          45   M    W    Tailor                             Hanover            X      X
 5   21   21  GARBER         Gasky          55   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 6   21   21  FATHERS        John           8    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 7   22   22  LEFUS          George         44   M    W    Farmer         1,000     500       Hanover            X      X
 8   22   22  LEFUS          Martha         44   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 9   22   22  LEFUS          Annie          12   F    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 10  22   22  LEFUS          Mary           10   F    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 11  22   22  LEFUS          Harrison       18   M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 12  23   23  THOMAS         James V.       70   M    W    Farmer         5,000     5,000     TN                                                           X     X
 13  23   23  THOMAS         Martha         22   M    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 14  23   23  THOMAS         Ellen          21   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 15  23   23  THOMAS         George W.      10mo M    W                                       IL                              Sep
 16  23   23  THOMAS         Polly          65   F    W                                       KY                                                           X     X
 17  24   24  BATTERTON      William        38   M    W    Farmer         4,000     1,000     IL                                                           X     X
 18  24   24  BATTERTON      Mary           26   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 19  24   24  BATTERTON      Robert         4    M    W                                       IL
 20  24   24  BATTERTON      Andrew         2    M    W                                       IL
 21  25   25  THOMAS         William        45   M    W    Farmer         6,000     1,200     KY                                                           X     X
 22  25   25  THOMAS         Lydia          43   F    W    Keeping House                      OH                                                           X     X
 23  25   25  THOMAS         Pleasant       17   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 24  25   25  THOMAS         Louis          14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 25  25   25  THOMAS         William        12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 26  25   25  THOMAS         Douglas        10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 27  25   25  THOMAS         Emily          6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 28  25   25  THOMAS         Haden          1    M    W                                       IL
 29  26   26  KING           Marshall       54   M    W    Farmer         9,000     2,000     KY
 30  26   26  KING           Eliza          44   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 31  26   26  KING           Dilard         19   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  26   26  KING           Malissa        16   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  26   26  KING           Taylor         12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  26   26  KING           Henry          10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  26   26  KING           Franklin       3    M    W                                       IL
 36  26   26  GREENE         John           21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 37  28   27  BARNETT        Jacob          20   M    W    Farmer         1,500     200       IL                 X                      Nov
 38  28   27  BARNETT        Ida            16   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X               Nov
 39  28   27  BARNETT        Mary A.        62   F    W                                       MD
 40  29   28  GARBER         Abraham        44   M    W    Farmer         2,000     500       OH


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