1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.67
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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:  67
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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   100  100 FOX            John           11mo M    W                                       IL                              May
 2   101  101 SMITH          Marion         26   M    W    Farmer         400       300       VA
 3   101  101 SMITH          Almeda         20   F    W    Keeping Hosue                      IL
 4   102  102 SOLES          George         38   M    W    Farmer         400       500       IL
 5   102  102 SOLES          Elizabeth      42   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 6   102  102 SOLES          John           14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   102  102 SOLES          Margaret       7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   102  102 PUMPHREY       Martha         18   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IA
 9   103  103 HOWARD         Thomas         63   M    W    Farmer                   500       NC
 10  103  103 HOWARD         Nancy          50   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                           X     X
 11  103  103 HOWARD         William        24   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 12  103  103 HOWARD         Pleasant       22   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 13  103  103 HOWARD         Thomas         16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 14  103  103 HOWARD         George         14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 15  103  103 HOWARD         John           11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  103  103 HOWARD         Francis        7    F    W                                       IL
 17  104  104 LOTT           George         56   M    W    Farmer         2,000     1,000     OH                                                           X     X
 18  104  104 LOTT           Rebecca        50   F    W    Keeping House                      PA
 19  104  104 LOTT           Mary           28   F    W                                       VA
 20  104  104 LOTT           Rebecca        26   F    W                                       VA
 21  104  104 LOTT           George         24   M    W                                       VA
 22  104  104 LOTT           Sarah          70   F    W                                       VA
 23  104  104 LOTT           Nancy          16   F    W                                       VA
 24  105  105 WADE           Henry          45   M    W    Farmer                   400       IN                                                           X     X
 25  105  105 WADE           Sarah          39   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                                 X
 26  105  105 WADE           Leander        20   M    W                                       IL
 27  105  105 WADE           Fannie         11   F    W                                       IL
 28  107  106 HIBBS          John           45   M    W    Farmer         1,200     600       OH                                                           X     X
 29  107  106 HIBBS          Malinda        37   F    W    Keeping House                      OH                                                           X     X
 30  107  106 HIBBS          Samuel         18   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 31  107  106 HIBBS          James          16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  107  106 HIBBS          Sarah          8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  107  106 HIBBS          John           3    M    W                                       IL
 34  108  107 JERDON         John           32   M    W    Farmer                   500       PA
 35  108  107 JERDON         Harriet        30   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 36  108  107 JERDON         Rebecca        10   F    W                                       VA                                                    X
 37  108  107 JERDON         Mary           9    F    W                                       VA                                                    X
 38  108  107 JERDON         George         6    M    W                                       VA                                                    X
 39  108  107 JERDON         John           4    M    W                                       IL
 40  108  107 JERDON         Clara          2    F    W                                       IL


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