1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.294
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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:  294
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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   51   50  PEDEN          Elihu          24   M    W    Laborer                            OH                                                           X     X
 2   52   51  THOMAS         Harden         41   M    W    Farmer         9,500               KY                                                           X     X
 3   52   51  THOMAS         Sarah          31   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 4   52   51  THOMAS         Elijah         13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   52   51  THOMAS         Eunice         11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   52   51  THOMAS         Samuel         9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   52   51  THOMAS         Ira            5    M    W                                       IL
 8   52   51  THOMAS         Charles        3    M    W                                       IL
 9   52   51  THOMAS         Dennis         7mo  M    W                                       IL                              Nov
 10  53   52  RAY            George W.      36   M    W    Farmer         1,000     500       IN
 11  53   52  RAY            Mary           31   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 12  53   52  RAY            Victoria       12   F    W                                       MO
 13  53   52  RAY            James          10   M    W                                       MO
 14  53   52  BROWN          Albert         18   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IN
 15  54   53  MCCUE          Peter          40   M    W    Farmer         1,000     500       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 16  54   53  MCCUE          Bridget        33   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 17  54   53  MCCUE          Kate           10   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 18  54   53  MCCUE          John           9    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 19  54   53  MCCUE          Mary           6    F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 20  54   53  MCCUE          Thomas         5    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 21  54   53  MCCUE          Lizzie         2    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 22  54   53  MCCUE          Jane           6mo  F    W                                       IL                 X      X     Dec
 23  55   54  KING           Alonzo         22   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL
 24  55   54  KING           Annie          19   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 25  55   54  COHEE          Catherine      9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 26  56   55  ALLEN          William        27   M    W    Farmer                   300       IL
 27  56   55  ALLEN          Lucretia       22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 28  56   55  ALLEN          Matilda        10mo F    W                                       IL                              Sep
 29  57   56  SMITH          Jacob          37   M    W    Farmer         300       200       IN                                                           X     X
 30  57   56  SMITH          Sarah          33   F    W    Keeping  House                     IL
 31  57   56  SMITH          Mary E.        13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  57   56  SMITH          Hannah         11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  57   56  SMITH          Henry N.       9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  57   56  SMITH          Harmon         4    M    W                                       IL
 35  58   57  WHITE          Harmon         51   M    W    Farmer         1,500     500       NY
 36  58   57  WHITE          Sarah          37   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 37  58   57  WHITE          Annie          16   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL                                                                 X
 38  58   57  SANDRUFF       Ellen          6    F    W                                       IL
 39  58   57  MELTON         Milton         6    M    W                                       IL
 40  58   57  WHITE          John J.        22   M    W    Farmer                             IL                                                           X     X


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