1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.32
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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:  32
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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   90   89  HUDSON         Thomas         52   M    W    Farmer         7,000     1,000     GA
 2   90   89  HUDSON         Elizabeth      44   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 3   90   89  HUDSON         George         17   M    W                                       IL
 4   90   89  HUDSON         Arnold         14   F    W                                       IL
 5   90   89  HUDSON         Lillie         11   F    W                                       IL
 6   90   89  HUDSON         Freddie        1    M    W                                       IL
 7   90   89  MULHOLLAND     John           29   M    W    Teaching School                    IL
 8   91   90  RAYBORN        Joseph         23   M    W    Farmer         5,600     1,000     IL
 9   91   90  RAYBORN        Mary           23   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 10  91   90  RAYBORN        Ethola         2    F    W                                       IL
 11  91   90  BARNET         Jane           73   F    W                                       KY
 12  92   91  HUNT           John G.        61   M    W    Farmer         11,000    2,000     NJ
 13  92   91  HUNT           Maria          55   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 14  92   91  HUNT           Mary           30   F    W                                       OH
 15  92   91  HUNT           Melissa        22   F    W                                       OH
 16  92   91  HUNT           Sarah          20   F    W                                       OH
 17  92   91  HUNT           John           11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  92   91  HUNT           Caroline       9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  93   92  MATNEY         Harvey         26   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL                                        Nov
 20  93   92  MATNEY         Mary           18   F    W    Keeping House                      VA                                        Nov
 21  93   92  BURKE          Mike           24   M    W    Farmer                   300       PA
 22  94   93  SMITH          Enoch          27   M    W    Farmer         3,000     1,000     IL
 23  94   93  SMITH          Luiza          27   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 24  94   93  SMITH          Dora           3    F    W                                       IL
 25  95   94  STONE          John L.        53   M    W    Farmer         20,000    4,000     NJ
 26  95   94  STONE          Julia          50   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 27  95   94  STONE          Cora B.        9    F    W                                       IL
 28  95   94  MYERS          Charles        19   M    W                                       IL
 29  95   94  MYERS          Lonewal        13   M    W                                       MI
 30  95   94  HETHERWICK     James          50   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Scotland           X      X
 31  96   95  RAYBORN        J. H.          68   M    W    Farmer                   200       KY
 32  96   95  RAYBORN        Rachel         71   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 33  96   95  RAYBORN        Margaret       31   F    W                             200       IL
 34  96   95  SNIDER         Ann H.         45   F    W                             1,500     KY
 35  97   96  RAYBORN        G. T.          34   M    W    Farmer         8,000     1,500     IL
 36  97   96  RAYBORN        Mary           34   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 37  97   96  RAYBORN        Edward         5    M    W                                       IL
 38  98   97  TOMLIN         Aaron          40   M    W    Farmer         10,000    4,000     NJ
 39  98   97  TOMLIN         Lydia          40   F    W    Keeping House                      NJ
 40  98   97  TOMLIN         Judas          19   F    W                                       NJ


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