1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.56
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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:  56
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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   22   22  BATTERTON      William        3    M    W                                       IL
 2   22   22  BATTERTON      Harry          1    M    W                                       IL
 3   22   22  BATTERTON      Annie          4mo  F    W                                       IL                              Jan
 4   22   22  HARTLEY        William        22   M    W    School Teacher                     IL
 5   23   23  HINES          George         29   M    W    Farming                  400       IL                                                                 X
 6   23   23  HINES          James          12   M    W                                       IL
 7   23   23  HINES          Sarah          8    F    W                                       IL
 8   23   23  HINES          George         5    M    W                                       IL
 9   23   23  HINES          Thomas         33   M    W    Invalid                            IL                                                           X     X
 10  24   24  SOBBIN or LOBBIN John         32   M    W    Farmer         3,000     800       Hanover            X      X
 11  24   24  SOBBIN or LOBBIN Mary         24   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 12  24   24  SOBBIN or LOBBIN Bettie       6    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 13  24   24  SOBBIN or LOBBIN Annie        3    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 14  24   24  SOBBIN or LOBBIN Not Named    1    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 15  24   24  SMITH          Christiana     60   F    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 16  25   25  BATTERTON      Thomas         30   M    W    Farmer         1,800     600       IL
 17  25   25  BATTERTON      Lucy           28   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 18  25   25  BATTERTON      Jasper         8    M    W                                       IL
 19  25   25  BATTERTON      Ala            7    F    W                                       IL
 20  25   25  BATTERTON      Marion         5    M    W                                       IL
 21  25   25  BATTERTON      George         3    M    W                                       IL
 22  25   25  BATTERTON      Anderson       1    M    W                                       IL
 23  26   26  WATSON         George         47   M    W    Farmer         2,500     600       Scotland           X      X
 24  26   26  WATSON         Evaline        39   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 25  26   26  WATSON         George         15   M    W                                       IL                 X                                  X
 26  26   26  WATSON         Jarvis         12   M    W                                       IL                 X                                  X
 27  26   26  WATSON         John           9    M    W                                       IL                 X                                  X
 28  26   26  WATSON         Robert         7    M    W                                       IL                 X                                  X
 29  26   26  WATSON         Archibald      4    M    W                                       IL                 X
 30  26   26  WATSON         William        1    M    W                                       IL                 X
 31  27   27  CRIDER         Elijah         46   M    W    Farmer                   600       KY
 32  27   27  CRIDER         Martha         34   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                                 X
 33  27   27  CRIDER         George         14   M    W                                       IA                                                    X
 34  27   27  CRIDER         Harriet        13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  27   27  CRIDER         Emory          10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 36  27   27  CRIDER         Samuel         7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 37  27   27  CRIDER         Marshall       5    M    W                                       IL
 38  27   27  CRIDER         Charles        4    M    W                                       IL
 39  27   27  CRIDER         Sarah          1    F    W                                       IL
 40  28   28  BATTERTON      Henry          26   M    W    Sawyer                   2,000     IL                                        Jan


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