1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.51
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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:  51
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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   234  231 MCREYNOLDS     Martha         21   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 2   235  232 JOHNSON        Terry          46   M    W    Farmer         4,000     1,000     Norway             X      X
 3   235  232 JOHNSON        Ann            44   F    W    Keeping House                      Norway             X      X
 4   235  232 JOHNSON        Carter         9    F    W                                       Norway
 5   235  232 JOHNSON        John           6    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 6   235  232 JOHNSON        John           23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Norway             X      X
 7   236  233 TRESON         Thon           35   M    W    Farmer         1,000     5,000     Norway             X      X
 8   236  233 TRESON         Maria          34   F    W                                       Norway
 9   236  233 TRESON         George         10   M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 10  236  233 TRESON         John           9    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 11  236  233 TRESON         Not Named      1    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 12  237  234 DONALDSON      W. R.          45   M    W    Farmer         20,000    5,000     KY
 13  237  234 DONALDSON      Albert         23   M    W    Farmer                             KY
 14  237  235 RIDDLE         Henry          34   M    W    Farmer                             KY
 15  237  235 RIDDLE         Sarah          20   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 16  237  235 GREGORY        Ed             16   M    W    Farm Laborer                       KY
 17  237  235 DONALDSON      R.             5    M    W                                       IL
 18  237  235 SOURE          Rebecca        35   F    W    Keeping House                      IA
 19  238  236 YOWEL          James          62   M    W    Farmer                   4,000     KY
 20  238  236 YOWEL          Emily          62   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 21  238  236 YOWEL          Margaret       30   F    W                                       IN
 22  238  236 MOSER          William        21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       VA
 23  239  237 PAGE           Louis          31   M    W    Farmer         5,000     1,000     KY
 24  239  237 PAGE           Mary           35   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 25  239  237 PAGE           Lucy           8    F    W                                       IL
 26  239  237 PAGE           Eliza          6    F    W                                       IL
 27  239  237 PAGE           Clarinda       4    F    W                                       IL
 28  239  237 PAGE           John           1    M    W                                       IL
 29  239  237 HENDERSON      H. ?           28   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 30  240  238 MCATEE         William A.     38   M    W    Farmer                   1,600     KY
 31  240  238 MCATEE         Elizabeth      28   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 32  240  238 SAMPSON        Mary           60   F    W                   3,500     200       KY
 33  240  238 MCATEE         Mart           27   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 34  240  238 MCATEE         Lafayette      28   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 35  241  239 LEACH          Thomas         40   M    W    Farmer         2,400     1,000     IN
 36  241  239 LEACH          Rebecca        37   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 37  241  239 LEACH          Isaac          17   M    W                                       IL
 38  241  239 LEACH          John           15   M    W                                       IL
 39  241  239 LEACH          Mary           13   F    W                                       IL
 40  241  239 LEACH          Stephen        10   M    W                                       IL


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