1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.43
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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:  43
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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   173  169 LUKINS         Mary           1    F    W                                       IL
 2   174  170 FAHA           James          35   M    W    Farmer         3,000     1,000     Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 3   174  170 FAHA           Mary           30   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 4   174  170 FAHA           Niddie         3    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 5   174  170 FAHA           Mary           1    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 6   174  170 FAHA           Joanna         60   F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 7   175  171 KNOWLES        Martin         53   M    W    Farmer         800       300       IN                 X      X                                  X     X
 8   175  171 KNOWLES        Polly          46   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 9   175  171 KNOWLES        Evangaline     14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  175  171 KNOWLES        Ada            12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  175  171 KNOWLES        Franklin       10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 12  175  171 KNOWLES        Charles        6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 13  176  172 GAITMAN        G.             30   M    W    Farmer         3,000     100       NY
 14  176  172 GAITMAN        Ruth           25   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 15  176  172 GAITMAN        Harry          2    M    W                                       IL
 16  176  172 GAITMAN        William        4    M    W                                       IL
 17  176  172 DENTON         George         21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       KY
 18  177  173 KNOWLES        Thomas         30   M    W    Farmer                   500       IN
 19  177  173 KNOWLES        Henrietta      25   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 20  177  173 KNOWLES        Luella         8    F    W                                       IL
 21  177  173 KNOWLES        Flora          3    F    W                                       MO
 22  177  173 KNOWLES        Trena          1    F    W                                       KS
 23  178  174 CUMMONS        Dorkos         25   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 24  178  174 CUMMONS        Kate           6    F    W                                       IL
 25  178  174 CUMMONS        Mary           2    F    W                                       IL
 26  179  175 CALOWAY        J. W.          31   M    W    Farmer                   500       KY
 27  179  175 CALOWAY        Sarah          21   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 28  179  175 CALOWAY        Lenard         1    M    W                                       IL
 29  180  176 GIBBS          John           33   M    W    Farmer                   500       MD
 30  180  176 GIBBS          Samantha       22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 31  180  176 GIBBS          Alvin          1    M    W                                       IL
 32  181  177 PATTERSON      Thomas         ??   M    W    Farmer         9,000     3,000     PA
 33  181  177 PATTERSON      Alice          24   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 34  181  177 PATTERSON      William        20   M    W                                       OH
 35  181  177 PATTERSON      Rose           15   F    W                                       IL
 36  182      Unoccuplied
 37  183  178 RAYBORN        Logan          41   M    W    Farmer         8,000     600       IL
 38  183  178 RAYBORN        Mattie         25   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 39  183  178 RAYBORN        Mattie         6mo  M    W                                       IL                              Feb
 40  183  178 GREATHOUSE     John           9    M    W                                       IL


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