1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.72
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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:  72
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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   137  136 CANTERBURY     O. P.          46   M    W    Farmer         58,500    12,000    KY
 2   137  136 CANTERBURY     Elizabeth      40   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 3   137  136 CANTERBURY     Mary           21   F    W                                       IL
 4   137  136 CANTERBURY     Margaret       19   F    W                                       IL
 5   137  136 CANTERBURY     Maria          17   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   137  136 CANTERBURY     Martha         13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   137  136 CANTERBURY     Annie          7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   137  136 CANTERBURY     John           10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   137  136 CANTERBURY     Ettie          5    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  137  136 CANTERBURY     William        2    M    W                                       IL
 11  137  136 DUNNAN         Michael        30   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Ireland            X      X
 12  138  137 GLEASON        Mathew         30   M    W    Farm Laborer             100       Ireland            X      X
 13  138  137 GLEASON        Margaret       24   F    W    Keeping House                      OH                 X      X
 14  138  137 GLEASON        Ellen          3    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 15  138  137 GLEASON        Mary           2    F    W                                       IL                 X
 16  138  137 GLEASON        Sarah          2mo  F    W                                       IL                 X            Apr
 17  138  137 GLEASON        Catharine      60   F    W                                       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 18  138  137 GLEASON        Ktie           14   F    W                                       NY                 X      X
 19  139  138 PRIMM          Elisha         55   M    W    Farmer         18,000    15,000    IL
 20  139  138 PRIMM          Lucinda        50   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 21  140  139 STEEL          Henry          33   M    W    Farmer                   100       IN
 22  140  139 STEEL          Nancy          24   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 23  140  139 STEEL          Almina         3    F    W                                       IL
 24  141  140 PRIMM          Eliza          23   F    W    Farmer         9,600     2,000     IL
 25  141  140 PRIMM          Alice          23   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 26  141  140 PRIMM          Joseph         3    M    W                                       IL
 27  141  140 PRIMM          Benjamin       1    M    W                                       IL
 28  141  140 MYERS          Kate           27   F    W                                       OH
 29  141  140 CLARK          William        23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       MD
 30  142  141 CLAYPOOL       John           41   M    W    Farmer         16,000    3,000     IL
 31  142  141 CLAYPOOL       Isabella       26   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 32  142  141 CAMPBELL       William        22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       NJ
 33  143  142 PRAY           George         35   M    W    Farmer         6,000     1,000     NY
 34  143  142 PRAY           Eliza          28   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 35  143  142 PRAY           Malinda        6    F    W                                       IL
 36  143  142 PRAY           Ada            4    F    W                                       IL
 37  143  142 PRAY           Alice          2    F    W                                       IL
 38  143  142 PRAY           Charles        3mo  M    W                                       IL                              Mar
 39  143  142 REEVES         Jacob          23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 40  143  142 CLAYPOOL       M.             66   M    W                                       KY                                                           X     X


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