1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.59
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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:  59
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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   40   40  CLARY          Rial           51   M    W                                       TN
 2   41   41  BATTERTON      Enoch          55   M    W    Farmer         4,500     2,190     KY
 3   41   41  BATTERTON      Huberta        45   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 4   41   41  BATTERTON      John           26   M    W                                       IL
 5   41   41  BATTERTON      Martha         15   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   41   41  BATTERTON      Morris         13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   41   41  BATTERTON      Laura          11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   41   41  BATTERTON      George         6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   41   41  BATTERTON      Charles        3    M    W                                       IL
 10  42   42  YOAKUM         James          28   M    W    Farmer                   400       IL
 11  42   42  YOAKUM         Julia          20   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 12  42   42  YOAKUM         Sarah          9mo  F    W                                       IL                              Sep
 13  43   43  YOAKUM         William        59   M    W    Farmer                             KY
 14  43   43  YOAKUM         Priscilla      60   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                           X     X
 15  43   43  YOAKUM         William        21   M    W                                       IL
 16  44   44  BATTERTON      Levi           64   M    W    Farmer         3,850     500       KY
 17  44   44  BATTERTON      Dorcas         59   F    W    Keeping House                      OH                                                           X     X
 18  44   44  BATTERTON      William        22   M    W                             200       IL
 19  44   44  BATTERTON      Amanda         23   F    W                                       IL
 20  44   44  BROWN          Ira            22   M    W    Farmer                   100       IL
 21  45   45  IRWIN          William        50   M    W    Farmer         1,000     500       NC
 22  45   45  IRWIN          Matilda        36   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 23  45   45  IRWIN          Margaret       9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 24  46   46  HOLMAN         Frank          50   M    W    Farmer         2,000     1,000     KY
 25  46   46  HOLMAN         Mary           41   F    W    Keeping House                      NY                 X      X
 26  46   46  HOLMAN         James          18   M    W                                       KY                                                    X
 27  46   46  HOLMAN         Tandy          16   M    W                                       KY                                                    X
 28  46   46  HOLMAN         Thomas         14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 29  46   46  HOLMAN         Genell         12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 30  46   46  HOLMAN         Alice          10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 31  46   46  HOLMAN         Sophronie      9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  46   46  HOLMAN         Charles        7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  46   46  HOLMAN         Addie          2    F    W                                       IL
 34  47   47  DEARWESTER     Martha         35   F    W    Keeping House            100       IL
 35  47   47  DEARWESTER     Sarah          10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 36  47   47  DEARWESTER     Lincoln        5    M    W                                       IL
 37  47   47  DEARWESTER     Emma           1    F    W                                       IL
 38  47   47  HELLER         Nancy          38   F    W                                       IL
 39  48   48  STEPHENSON     John           29   M    W    Farmer                   300       IL                                                                 X
 40  48   48  STEPHENSON     Louisa         23   F    W    Keeping House                      IL


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