1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.292
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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:  292
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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   36   35  SCAGGS         William        12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X            X
 2   36   35  DAVIS          Helen          23   F    W    Teaching School                    IL
 3   37   36  SCAGGS         Thomas         27   M    W    Farmer                   100       IL                                        Dec
 4   37   36  SCAGGS         Caroline       20   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                        Dec
 5   38   37  LOUNSBERRY     Sam            42   M    W    Farmer         8,000     2,000     NY
 6   38   37  LOUNSBERRY     Ellen          18   F    W                                       IL
 7   38   37  LOUNSBERRY     Emma           16   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   38   37  LOUNSBERRY     Albert         5    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   38   37  MCGLASSON      Nat            28   M    W                                       IL
 10  38   37  HART           Laura          13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  39   38  LOUNSBERRY     Eben           44   M    W    Farmer         8,000     2,500     NY                                                           X     X
 12  39   38  LOUNSBERRY     Mary           26   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 13  39   38  LOUNSBERRY     George         7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 14  39   38  LOUNSBERRY     Charles E.     5    M    W                                       IL
 15  39   38  LOUNSBERRY     Evaline        1    F    W                                       IL
 16  39   38  THOMAS         Ellen          14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  39   38  THOMAS         William        23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                                                           X     X
 18  39   38  THOMAS         James          19   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                                                           X     X
 19  40   39  LOUNSBERRY     Morris         33   M    W    Farmer         7,500     2,500     IL                                                                 X
 20  40   39  LOUNSBERRY     Sophia         30   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 21  40   39  LOUNSBERRY     Matilda        10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 22  40   39  LOUNSBERRY     Johnston       4    M    W                                       IL
 23  40   39  LOUNSBERRY     Cyrus          1    M    W                                       IL
 24  40   39  WATKINS        Amos           24   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 25  41   40  COLSON         William        35   M    W    Farmer         3,500     600       IL
 26  41   40  COLSON         Gilian         10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 27  41   40  COLSON         Jane           9    F    W                                       IL
 28  42   41  OGDEN          Amos           48   M    W    Farmer                             NY
 29  42   41  OGDEN          Caroline       48   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 30  42   41  OGDEN          Jane           18   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 31  42   41  OGDEN          Ezekiel        14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  42   41  OGDEN          Polly          12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  42   41  OGDEN          Isaac          10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  42   41  OGDEN          Morris         6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  42   41  OGDEN          Amos           3    M    W                                       IL
 36  42   41  HARMON         Henry          40   M    W                                       IL
 37  43   42  SCAGGS         James          29   M    W    Farmer                   1,100     IL
 38  43   42  SCAGGS         Martha E.      23   F    W    Keeping House                      OH                                                                 X
 39  43   42  SCAGGS         Clarice        5    F    W                                       IL
 40  43   42  SCAGGS         Cyntha         3    F    W                                       IL


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