1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.291
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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:  291
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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   29   28  GARBER         Elizabeth      41   F    W    Keeping House                      NY                                                                 X
 2   29   28  GARBER         Alonzo         14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   29   28  GARBER         Evaline        11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X            X
 4   29   28  GARBER         Hannah         8    F    W                                       IL
 5   29   28  GARBER         Mary T.        4    F    W                                       IL
 6   29   28  GARBER         James D.       1    M    W                                       IL
 7   29   28  HINES          Jane           19   F    W                                       IL
 8   30   29  DUNNAVAN       Harmon         38   M    W    Farmer         5,000     1,000     Prussia            X      X
 9   30   29  DUNNAVAN       Mary           23   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 10  31   30  LEADBETTER     Sarah          56   F    W    Keeping House  8,000     1,000     NY                                                                 X
 11  31   30  LEADBETTER     Frances        13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 12  31   30  LEADBETTER     Matilda        18   F    W                                       IL
 13  32   31  SUTTON         Nelson         48   M    W    Farmer         15,000    4,000     NJ
 14  32   31  SUTTON         Mary           44   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 15  32   31  SUTTON         Katie          18   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  32   31  SUTTON         George         16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  32   31  SUTTON         Jennie         13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  32   31  SUTTON         Nellie         8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  32   31  CARTHA         Benjamin       21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                                                           X     X
 20  33   32  DICK           Robert L.      27   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 21  33   32  DICK           Sarah A.       22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 22  33   32  DICK           Nelson         4    M    W                                       IL
 23  33   32  DICK           Albert         7mo  M    W                                       IL                              Nov
 24  33   32  BENSON         Joseph         35   M    W    Farm Laborer                       NY
 25  33   32  MURPHY         Martha         17   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL                                                           X     X
 26  34   33  SUTTON         John           21   M    W    Farmer         8,000     1,500     IL
 27  34   33  SUTTON         Hannah         20   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 28  34   33  SUTTON         Ida            1    F    W                                       IL
 29  34   33  LUTES          George W.      22   M    W    Farm Laborer             100       OH
 30  35   34  JONES          Jane           39   F    W    Keeping House  3,000     600       IL
 31  35   34  JONES          James          16   M    W                   3,000               IL                                                    X
 32  35   34  JONES          Josephine      13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  35   34  JONES          Ida            10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  35   34  JONES          Evie           6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  36   35  SCAGGS         Charles        56   M    W    Farmer         7,000     2,000     KY                                                                 X
 36  36   35  SCAGGS         Yara T.        53   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 37  36   35  SCAGGS         Gilbert B.     21   M    W                                       IL
 38  36   35  SCAGGS         Charles        18   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  36   35  SCAGGS         Rachel         16   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  36   35  SCAGGS         Robert L.      14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X            X


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