1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.73
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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:  73
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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   143  142 CLAYPOOL       Barbara        23   F    W                                       IL
 2   144  143 HORNBACK       John           40   M    W    Farmer         3,850     1,500     KY
 3   144  143 HORNBACK       Sarah          28   F    W    Keeping House                      VT
 4   144  143 HORNBACK       David          8    M    W                                       IL
 5   144  143 HORNBACK       Thomas         7mo  M    W                                       IL                              Nov
 6   145  144 GARRY          Michael        24   M    W    Farm Laborer             100       Ireland            X      X
 7   145  144 GARRY          Frances        23   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 8   145  144 GARRY          Ellen          1    F    W                                       IL                 X
 9   146  145 STEPHENS       John           28   M    W    Farmer         6,000     1,600     IN
 10  146  145 STEPHENS       Mary           24   F    W                                       IL
 11  146  145 STEPHENS       Albert         6    M    W                                       IL
 12  146  145 STEPHENS       John           3    M    W                                       IL
 13  146  145 STEPHENS       Frank          3mo  M    W                                       IL                              Mar
 14  146  145 HANSON         Chris          24   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Denmark            X      X
 15  146  145 PARISH         Charles        19   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 16  147  146 REDINGTON      Michael        30   M    W    Farmer                   500       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 17  147  146 REDINGTON      Catharine      30   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 18  147  146 REDINGTON      John           8    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                                  X     X
 19  147  146 REDINGTON      Mary           6    F    W                                       IL                 X      X                                  X     X
 20  147  146 REDINGTON      Thomas         3    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 21  147  146 REDINGTON      Ann            5mo  F    W                                       IL                 X      X     Jan
 22  148  147 SEXTON         William        26   M    W    Farmer         100       400       NC
 23  148  147 SEXTON         Mary           23   F    W    Keeping House                      TN
 24  148  147 SEXTON         William        3    M    W                                       IL
 25  148  147 BENNETT        Eliza          8    F    W                                       IL
 26  149  148 BARNSBACK      Eliza          45   F    W    Keeping House  22,000    2,000     IL
 27  149  148 BARNSBACK      Thomas         16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 28  149  148 BARNSBACK      Jacob          15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 29  149  148 BARNSBACK      Ninian         13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 30  149  148 BARNSBACK      Annie          9    F    W                                       IL
 31  149  148 COCKERELL      Thomas         36   M    W                             100       IL
 32  150  149 STONE          Jefferson      41   M    W    Farmer         6,500     3,000     IL
 33  150  149 STONE          Sarah          43   F    W    Keeping House                      MD
 34  150  149 STONE          William        2    M    W                                       IL
 35  150  149 STONE          Benjamin       13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 36  150  149 STONE          Mary           10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 37  150  149 STONE          Annie          7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 38  150  149 STONE          Ellie          1    F    W                                       IL
 39  151  150 PRIMM          Elizabeth      78   F    W    Keeping House  12,000    600       VA                                                                 X
 40  151  150 PRIMM          Thomas         47   M    W    Physician & Surgeon 66,500 5,000   IL


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