1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.296
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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:  296
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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   64   63  RUNNELS        Mabell         24   F    W    Domestic Servant                   KY
 2   64   63  BAINE          Andrew         21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X
 3   65   64  WARING         George G.      54   M    W    Farmer         18,000    5,000     NY
 4   65   64  WARING         Elizabeth      54   F    W                                       KY
 5   65   64  WARING         William        30   M    W                   1,600     600       OH
 6   65   64  WARING         Delila         18   F    W                                       IL
 7   65   64  WARING         George A.      12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   65   64  WARING         Emily C.       12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   65   64  WARING         Charles        9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  65   64  TRUE           John           30   M    W    Farm Laborer                       KY
 11  66   65  JACKSON        Samuel         33   M    W    Farmer                             TN                                                           X     X
 12  66   65  JACKSON        Louisa         28   F    W    Keeping House                      TN                                                           X     X
 13  66   65  JACKSON        Anna           2    F    W                                       TN
 14  67   66  THOMAS         John           43   M    W    Farmer         5,000     2,000     KY                                                           X     X
 15  67   66  THOMAS         Cintha         25   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 16  67   66  THOMAS         Malvina        13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  67   66  THOMAS         Margaret       11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  67   66  THOMAS         William        9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  67   66  THOMAS         Mary J.        3    F    W                                       IL
 20  67   66  THOMAS         Dick           3mo  M    W                                       IL                              Mar
 21  67   66  THOMAS         Evaline        8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 22  67   66  THOMAS         Henry          18   M    W                                       IL
 23  67   66  THOMAS         Ellen          16   F    W                                       IL
 24  67   66  THOMAS         Joe            26   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                                                           X     X
 25  68   67  THOMPSON       Charles        40   M    W    Farmer         1,000     400       Norway             X      X
 26  68   67  THOMPSON       Catherine      30   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 27  68   67  THOMPSON       Ettie          6    F    W                                       IL                 X
 28  68   67  THOMPSON       Newton         2    M    W                                       IL                 X
 29  69   68  STITH          Milton         33   M    W    Farm Laborer                       KY                                                           X     X
 30  69   68  STITH          Dianna         30   F    W    Keeping House                      TN                                                           X     X
 31  69   68  STITH          Carrie         10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  69   68  STITH          Mary E.        8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  69   68  STITH          Criel          6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  69   68  STITH          America J.     5    F    W                                       IL
 35  69   68  STITH          Minerva        3    F    W                                       IL
 36  69   68  STITH          Greenberry     1    M    W                                       IL
 37  70   69  MCHENRY        Mathias        25   M    W    Farmer                   200       IL                                                           X     X
 38  70   69  MCHENRY        Mary A.        21   F    W    Keeping House                      IN                                                           X     X
 39  70   69  MCHENRY        Mary E.        1    F    W                                       IL
 40  70   69  MCHENRY        Barton         5mo  M    W                                       IL                              Jan


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