1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.71
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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:  71
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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   131  130 STEPHENS       Lucy           36   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 2   131  130 STEPHENS       Delila         17   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   131  130 STEPHENS       Perry          13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   131  130 STEPHENS       Rena           9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   131  130 STEPHENS       Martha         8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   131  130 STEPHENS       Mary           4    F    W                                       IL
 7   132  131 REEVES         Thomas         52   M    W    Laborer        200       300       VA
 8   132  131 REEVES         Lucinda        46   F    W    Keeping House                      VA                                                           X     X
 9   132  131 REEVES         Jacob          23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                                                           X     X
 10  132  131 REEVES         William        21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 11  132  131 REEVES         John           18   M    W                                       IL
 12  132  131 REEVES         Mary           14   F    W                                       IL                                                                 X
 13  132  131 REEVES         Ephraim        10   M    W                                       IL
 14  132  131 REEVES         Sarah          5    F    W                                       IL
 15  133  132 PETTIT         Thomas         22   M    W    Farmer                   100       IL
 16  133  132 PETTIT         Mary           47   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 17  133  132 PETTIT         Mary           3    F    W                                       KY
 18  133  132 PETTIT         Laura          2    F    W                                       KY
 19  134  133 POE            William        31   M    W    Farm Laborer             100       KY
 20  134  133 POE            Sarah          26   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 21  134  133 POE            Laura          9    F    W                                       KY
 22  134  133 POE            William        8    M    W                                       KY
 23  134  133 POE            John           6    M    W                                       KY
 24  134  133 POE            Sarah          4    F    W                                       KY
 25  134  133 POE            James          2    M    W                                       KY
 26  135  134 CANTERBERRY    C. H.          55   M    W    Farmer         24,500    5,000     KY
 27  135  134 CANTERBERRY    Emaline        49   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 28  135  134 CANTERBERRY    Oliver         15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 29  135  134 CANTERBERRY    Charles        12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 30  135  134 CANTERBERRY    Newton         8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 31  135  134 CANTERBERRY    Lincoln        5    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  135  134 CANTERBERRY    Emma           3    F    W                                       IL
 33  135  134 ALEXANDER      Sam            31   M    W                                       IL
 34  136  135 THOMPSON       Dennis         31   M    W    Farmer                   400       Ireland            X      X
 35  136  135 THOMPSON       Ann            25   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 36  136  135 THOMPSON       Joseph         8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 37  136  135 THOMPSON       Dennis         6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 38  136  135 THOMPSON       James          5    M    W                                       IL
 39  136  135 THOMPSON       Peter          3    M    W                                       IL
 40  136  135 THOMPSON       John           6mo  M    W                                       IL                              Dec


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