1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.35
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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:  35
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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   112  111 WATKINS        Lizzie         5    F    W                                       IL
 2   112  111 WATKINS        George         3    M    W                                       IL
 3   112  111 WATKINS        Jennie         6mo  F    W                                       IL                              Dec
 4   112  111 WATKINS        Elizabeth      69   F    W                                       MD
 5   112  111 SMITH          Henry          21   M    W    Student                            IL
 6   113  112 EWING          Robert         28   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     KY
 7   113  112 EWING          Nancy          24   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 8   113  112 EWING          Minnie         4    F    W                                       IL
 9   113  112 EWING          Ellen          2    F    W                                       IL
 10  113  112 MASTERS        Isaac          21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       TN
 11  114  113 RIED           Andrew J.      37   M    W    Farmer         15,500    5,000     KY
 12  114  113 RIED           Sarah          32   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 13  114  113 RIED           Charles        11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 14  114  113 RIED           Laura          9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 15  114  113 RIED           William        7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  114  113 BOZMAN         George         18   M    W    Farm Laborer                       TN
 17  115  114 MURRAY         James          69   M    W    Farmer         20,000    2,000     NH
 18  115  114 MURRAY         Margaret       70   F    W    Keeping House                      NH
 19  115  114 BOYD           Mathew         40   M    W    Farm Laborer                       TN
 20  116      Unoccupied
 21  117      Unoccupied
 22  118  115 DILARD         Riley          23   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 23  118  115 MCDONALD       William P.     46   M    W    Farmer         8,000     1,200     KY
 24  118  115 MCDONALD       Mary           33   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 25  118  115 MCDONALD       Mary           19   F    W                                       IL
 26  118  115 MCDONALD       Daniel         17   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 27  118  115 MCDONALD       George         15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 28  118  115 MCDONALD       Thomas         11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 29  118  115 MCDONALD       Mahala         9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 30  118  115 MCDONALD       Charles        5    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 31  118  115 HORNBACK       Mary           66   F    W                                       KY
 32  119  116 MAY            James R.       60   M    W    Farmer         1,200     200       VA
 33  119  116 MAY            Mary           60   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 34  119  116 WILLSON        Mary           40   F    W                                       IL
 35  119  116 WILLSON        Nancy          9    F    W                                       IL
 36  119  116 MAY            James          16   M    W                                       IL
 37  120  117 MAY            John           19   M    W    Farmer                   100       IA
 38  120  117 MAY            Harriet        17   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 39  121  118 WILLARD        James          60   M    W    Farmer         200       100       Canada
 40  121  118 WILLARD        Sarah          58   F    W    Keeping House                      VA


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