1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.33
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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:  33
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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   98   97  TOMLIN         Clara          18   F    W                                       NJ
 2   98   97  TOMLIN         John           16   M    W                                       NJ
 3   98   97  TOMLIN         Job            14   M    W                                       NJ
 4   98   97  TOMLIN         Lydia          12   F    W                                       NJ
 5   98   97  TOMLIN         Hannah         8    F    W                                       NJ
 6   98   97  MARTIN         Frank          21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       NJ
 7   98   97  ENDICOTT       Owen           24   M    W    Farm Laborer                       NJ
 8   98   97  ANDERSON       L.             28   M    W    Farmer         6,000     2,000     IL                                        Mar
                   REMARKS:  Separate household - numbers duplicated
 9   98   97  ANDERSON       Judith         19   F    W    Keeping House                      NJ                                        Mar
                   REMARKS:  Separate household - numbers duplicated
 10  98   97  SHERDON        Isaac          2    M    W                                       IL
 11  99   98  STONE          William A.     61   M    W    Farmer         27,000    2,000     VA
 12  99   98  STONE          Martha         56   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 13  99   98  STONE          Caleb          30   M    W                                       IL
 14  99   98  STONE          Lucilla        28   F    W                                       IL
 15  99   98  STONE          Margaret       20   F    W                                       IL
 16  99   98  STONE          William        17   M    W                                       IL
 17  99   98  STONE          Bertha         14   F    W                                       IL
 18  99   98  MOFFET         Frank          35   M    W    Minister                           PA
 19  99   98  OLIVE          Chris          21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Sweden             X      X
 20  100  99  PATTERSON      Joseph         50   M    W    Farmer         12,000    1,000     KY
 21  100  99  PATTERSON      Annie          27   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 22  101  100 BEGLY          Thomas         22   M    W    Farmer                   500       Ireland            X      X
 23  101  100 BEGLY          Mary           22   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 24  102  101 BEGLY          John           30   M    W    Farmer                   500       Ireland            X      X
 25  102  101 BEGLY          Bridget        26   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 26  102  101 BEGLY          James          4    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 27  102  101 BEGLY          Thomas         4mo  M    W                                       IL                 X      X     Feb
 28  102  101 WELCH          Mike           54   M    W    Farmer                             Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 29  102  101 WELCH          Thomas         14   M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 30  103  102 DONAGAN        Mike           40   M    W    Farmer         10,000    1,500     Ireland            X      X
 31  103  102 DONAGAN        Bridget        20   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 32  103  102 DONAGAN        John           2    M    W                                       Ireland            X      X
 33  103  102 DONAGAN        Thomas         1    M    W                                       Ireland            X      X
 34  103  102 DONAGAN        Francis        4mo  M    W                                       Ireland            X      X     Mar
 35  104  103 MOORE          William        61   M    W    Farmer         500       500       KY
 36  104  103 MOORE          Lucinda        55   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 37  104  103 MOORE          James          16   M    W                                       IL
 38  105  104 GILMER         Robert         32   M    W    Farmer         11,000    2,500     IL
 39  105  104 SHELLY         Abraham        37   M    W                   5,000     800       PA
 40  105  104 SHELLY         Lucinda        34   F    W    Keeping House                      IL


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