1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.54
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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:  54
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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   9    9   MILLER         Edward         2    M    W                                       IL
 2   10   10  MILLER         Telford        26   M    W    Farmer         1,800     600       IL
 3   10   10  MILLER         Margaret       19   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 4   10   10  MILLER         Augustas       8mo  M    W                                       IL                              Oct
 5   10   10  GRIFFIN        Robert         17   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                                                                 X
 6   10   10  GRIFFIN        Laura          79   F    W                                       KY                                                                 X
 7   11   11  MILLER         Mary           71   F    W    Keeping House  1,000     500       VA                                                           X     X
 8   11   11  MILLER         Catherine      48   F    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 9   11   11  MILLER         Elizabeth      44   F    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 10  12   12  MILLER         Isaac          35   M    W    Farmer         4,800     2,000     IL
 11  12   12  MILLER         Margaret       34   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                                 X
 12  12   12  MILLER         Columbus       13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 13  12   12  MILLER         Greene         17   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 14  12   12  MILLER         Jasper         11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 15  12   12  MILLER         Eliza          9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  12   12  MILLER         Filo           8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  12   12  MILLER         Cyntha         6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  12   12  MILLER         Ida            4    F    W                                       IL
 19  12   12  MILLER         Zachariah      2    M    W                                       IL
 20  12   12  MILLER         Not Named      4mo  F    W                                       IL                              Feb
 21  13   13  MILLER         Alfred         44   M    W    Farmer         4,000     1,000     IL                                                           X     X
 22  13   13  MILLER         Sarah          36   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 23  13   13  MILLER         Mary           18   F    W                                       IL
 24  13   13  MILLER         Robert         14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 25  13   13  MILLER         Dalbert        12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 26  13   13  MILLER         Eliza          10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 27  13   13  MILLER         Emma           7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 28  13   13  MILLER         Arthur         1    M    W                                       IL
 29  14   14  LENOX          William        54   M    W    Farmer                   800       KY                                                           X     X
 30  14   14  LENOX          Serena         37   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 31  14   14  LENOX          John           7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  14   14  LENOX          Mary           5    F    W                                       IL
 33  14   14  LENOX          Martha         3    F    W                                       IL
 34  14   14  LENOX          Not Named      1mo  F    W                                       IL                              May
 35  14   14  POTTER         Douglas        14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 36  15   15  MILLER         James          39   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 37  15   15  MILLER         Evaline        34   F    W    Keeping Hosue                      IL
 38  15   15  MILLER         Kate           15   F    W                                       IL                                                                 X
 39  15   15  MILLER         Ellen          12   F    W                                       IL                                                                 X
 40  15   15  MILLER         William        7    M    W                                       IL                                                                 X


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