1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.31
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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:  31
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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   82   81  FLAGER         George         86   M    W    Farmer         3,100     750       OH
 2   82   81  FLAGER         Emma           18   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 3   83   82  CROFT          Daniel         74   M    W    Farmer         18,000    4,000     VA                                                           X     X
 4   83   82  CROFT          Sarah          68   F    W    Keeping House                      PA
 5   83   82  CROFT          Margaret       40   F    W                                       VA
 6   83   82  CROFT          Daniel         38   M    W    Farmer                             VA
 7   83   82  CROFT          Michael        21   M    W    Farmer                             VA
 8   83   82  CROFT          Samuel         26   M    W    Farmer                             VA
 9   83   82  CROFT          Thomas         17   M    W                                       VA
 10  84   83  BALDWIN        William        40   M    W    Farmer         10,000    4,000     IL
 11  84   83  BALDWIN        Jane           38   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 12  84   83  BALDWIN        Ellen          11   F    W                                       IL
 13  84   83  BALDWIN        Une            8    F    W                                       IL
 14  84   83  BALDWIN        Anna           6    F    W                                       IL
 15  84   83  BALDWIN        Otie           2    F    W                                       IL
 16  84   83  BALDWIN        Arthur         2    M    W                                       IL
 17  84   83  MCGOWAN        Pat            25   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                 X      X
 18  85   84  SMICK          Joseph         31   M    W    Farm Laborer             400       VA
 19  85   84  SMICK          Barbara        28   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 20  85   84  SMICK          Sarah          6    F    W                                       IL
 21  85   84  SMICK          Mary           4    F    W                                       IL
 22  85   84  SMICK          Samuel         1    M    W                                       IL
 23  86   85  KELSEY         Daniel         39   M    W    Farmer         4,000     1,000     OH
 24  86   85  KELSEY         Emaline        29   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 25  86   85  KELSEY         Jemima         36   F    W                                       OH
 26  87   86  KNOWLES        Jacob          25   M    W    Farmer                   500       IN
 27  87   86  KNOWLES        Lucinda        25   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 28  87   86  KNOWLES        Laura          3    F    W                                       IL
 29  87   86  KNOWLES        Lucy           1mo  F    W                                       IL                              Mar
 30  87   86  STONE          Oliver         24   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 31  87   86  NORRIS         Clifford       19   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 32  88   87  LOUIS          Belinda        51   F    W    Keeping House                      MD
 33  88   87  LOUIS          Martha         17   F    W                                       IL
 34  88   87  LOUIS          Charles        14   M    W                                       IL
 35  88   87  LOUIS          Ida B.         11   F    W                                       IL
 36  89   88  STONE          Elza           28   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL
 37  89   88  STONE          Eliza          20   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 38  89   88  STONE          Ida            2    F    W                                       IL
 39  89   88  STONE          Rosey          3mo  F    W                                       IL                              Mar
 40  89   88  CASEY          Dilmon         16   M    W                                       OH


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