1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.76
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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:  76
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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   166  164 RILEY          John           56   M    W    Carpenter                100       CT
 2   166  164 RILEY          Lamira         54   F    W    Keeping House                      MA
 3   166  164 RILEY          Nancy          21   F    W                                       CT
 4   166  164 STILLMAN       Louis          8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   167  165 WOODS          Dowell         33   M    W    Laborer        300       100       IL
 6   167  165 WOODS          Harriet        60   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 7   168  166 WOOD           Jacob          37   M    W    Laborer        300       100       IL
 8   168  166 WOOD           Charlotte      32   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 9   168  166 WOOD           Charles        16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  168  166 WOOD           James          13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  168  166 WOOD           George         10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 12  168  166 WOOD           Mary           6    F    W                                       IL
 13  168  166 WOOD           Harriet        4    F    W                                       IL
 14  168  166 WOOD           Annette        1    F    W                                       IL
 15  169  167 HALL           Abner          52   M    W    Farmer         3,900     500       OH
 16  169  167 HALL           Helen          44   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 17  169  167 HALL           Ida            13   F    W                                       IL
 18  169  167 HALL           Abby           12   F    W                                       IL
 19  169  167 HALL           Calvin         8    M    W                                       IL
 20  170  168 HALE           Alex           48   M    W    Farmer         5,000     1,000     OH
 21  170  168 HALE           Alvira         35   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 22  170  168 HALE           Edward         15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 23  170  168 HALE           Nora           13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 24  170  168 HALE           Eulice         11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 25  170  168 HALE           Annie          8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 26  170  168 HALE           Daniel         7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 27  170  168 HALE           Cyntha         5    F    W                                       IL
 28  170  168 HALE           Madison        2    F    W                                       IL
 29  170  168 HALE           Not Named      8mo  F    W                                       IL                              May
 30  171  169 BOYD           William        49   M    W    Wagon Maker    1,000     200       MD
 31  171  169 BOYD           Nancy          49   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 32  171  169 BOYD           Jacob          18   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  172  170 PEARSON        Helen          64   F    W    Keeping House  400       200       MD
 34  172  170 PEARSON        Willis         34   M    W                                       OH
 35  172  170 PEARSON        Francis        30   F    W                                       IN                                                                 X
 36  172  170 PEARSON        Helena         28   F    W                                       IN
 37  172  170 PEARSON        Leonidas       25   M    W    Farmer                             IN
 38  172  170 PEARSON        Helen          13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  173  171 GIBBS          Levy           65   M    W    Shoe Maker                         England            X      X
 40  173  171 GIBBS          Anna           65   F    W    Keeping House  2,000     400       Switzerland        X      X


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