1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.53
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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:  53
REFERENCE:  Township 17, Range 6 West
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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   1    1   SUTTON         Samuel         61   M    W    Farmer         6,000     1,700     PA
 2   1    1   SUTTON         Emaline        48   F    W    Keeping House                      NJ
 3   1    1   SUTTON         Charles        11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   2    2   SUTTON         Joseph         24   M    W    Farmer         2,500     500       IL
 5   2    2   SUTTON         Nancy          18   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 6   2    2   SUTTON         Not Named      2mo  F    W                                       IL                              Apr
 7   3    3   HINES          Samuel         40   M    W    Farmer         4,800     1,000     TN                                                           X     X
 8   3    3   HINES          Mary           47   F    W    Keeping House                      TN                                                           X     X
 9   3    3   HINES          John           15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  3    3   HINES          Alex           12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  3    3   HINES          William        10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 12  3    3   HINES          Jackson        8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 13  3    3   HINES          Warren         5    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 14  3    3   BELL           Thomas         20   M    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 15  3    3   BELL           Maria          15   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  4    4   DUNCAN         Anderson       56   M    W    Farmer         1,800     1,000     KY
 17  4    4   DUNCAN         Cynthia        51   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                           X     X
 18  4    4   DUNCAN         Mary           17   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 19  4    4   DUNCAN         Thomas         13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 20  5    5   HORNBUCKLE     George         38   M    W    Farmer         1,200     700       IL
 21  5    5   HORNBUCKLE     Sarah          37   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 22  5    5   HORNBUCKLE     Laura          12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 23  5    5   HORNBUCKLE     Melvin         9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 24  5    5   HORNBUCKLE     Carrie         7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 25  5    5   HORNBUCKLE     Denis          5    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 26  6    6   HORNBUCKLE     Tilman         31   M    W    Farmer         600       500       IL
 27  6    6   HORNBUCKLE     Mary           28   F    W    Keeping House                      PA
 28  6    6   HORNBUCKLE     William        8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 29  7    7   PEDIGO         Henry          55   M    W    Farmer         1,811     500       KY
 30  7    7   PEDIGO         Rachel         58   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 31  7    7   PEDIGO         Henry          22   M    W                                       IL
 32  8    8   PEDIGO         Enoch          31   M    W    Farmer                   100       IL
 33  8    8   PEDIGO         Emily          21   F    W    Keeping House                      OH                 X      X
 34  8    8   PEDIGO         Oscar          4    M    W                                       IL
 35  8    8   PEDIGO         George         2    M    W                                       IL
 36  9    9   MILLER         Lemuel         41   M    W    Farmer         1,500     1,500     IL
 37  9    9   MILLER         Mary           24   F    W    Keeping House                      TN
 38  9    9   MILLER         Alvin          15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  9    9   MILLER         Charles        13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  9    9   MILLER         John           3    M    W                                       IL


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