1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.70
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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:  Athens  REEL NO:  593.260  PAGE NO:  70
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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   122  121 HANOVER        Malinda        3    F    W                                       IL
 2   122  121 HANOVER        Laura          9mo  F    W                                       IL                              Aug
 3   123  122 PERKINS        Peter          60   M    W    Farmer         4,000     1,000     OH                                                           X     X
 4   123  122 PERKINS        Dicy           60   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 5   123  122 PERKINS        Maria          30   F    W                                       IL
 6   124  123 JOBE           William        33   M    W    Farmer                   200       KY                                                           X     X
 7   124  123 JOBE           Margaret       27   F    W                                       IL
 8   124  123 JOBE           Jesse          9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   124  123 JOBE           Thomas         7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  124  123 JOBE           William        5    M    W                                       IL
 11  124  123 JOBE           Levy           4    M    W                                       IL
 12  124  123 JOBE           Rachel         2    F    W                                       IL
 13  124  123 JOBE           Barton         1    M    W                                       IL
 14  125  124 JORDON         John           53   M    W    Farmer         2,100     1,000     OH
 15  125  124 JORDON         Ellen          52   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 16  125  124 JORDON         Caroline       17   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  125  124 JORDON         Staley         6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  126  125 DENEY          William        42   M    W    Farmer                   500       PA
 19  126  125 DENEY          Hattie         30   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 20  126  125 DENEY          Minnie         4    F    W                                       IL
 21  126  125 DENEY          Bertha         2    F    W                                       IL
 22  127  126 CRESSY         Stephen        30   M    W    Farmer                   500       NY
 23  127  126 CRESSY         Emma           20   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 24  127  126 CRESSY         Warren         2mo  M    W                                       IL                              Apr
 25  127  126 PRESCOTT       George         30   M    W    Miller         3,000     10,000    England            X      X
 26  128  127 MEACHAM        Morris         35   M    W    Teamster                 100       IL                                                           X     X
 27  128  127 MEACHAM        Malissa        32   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 28  128  127 MEACHAM        America        14   F    W                                       OH
 29  128  127 MEACHAM        Joseph         10   M    W                                       IL
 30  128  127 MEACHAM        Mary           8    F    W                                       IL
 31  128  127 MEACHAM        Joshaway       4    M    W                                       IL
 32  128  127 MEACHAM        Not Named      2    F    W                                       IL
 33  128  127 THOMAS         Baron          22   M    W    Laborer                            OH                                                           X     X
 34  129  128 HORNBACK       Hiram          40   M    W    Farmer         600       400       IL
 35  129  128 HORNBACK       Sarah          16   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 36  129  128 HORNBACK       Simon          14   M    W                                       IL
 37  130  129 PAINE          Louisa         51   F    W    Keeping House  1,200     600       OH                                                           X     X
 38  130  129 PAINE          Thomas         30   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 39  130  129 PAINE          Charles        6    M    W                                       IL
 40  131  130 STEPHENS       Thomas         38   M    W    Farmer                   500       TN


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