1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.77
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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:  77
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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   174  172 NICHOLAS       Mason          71   M    W    Farmer         1,500     300       VA                                                           X     X
 2   174  172 NICHOLAS       Malinda        70   F    W    Keeping House                      VA                                                           X     X
 3   174  172 HEATHCOTE      Marcus         65   M    W    Laborer                            IN
 4   174  172 HEATHCOTE      Mary           37   F    W    Domestic Servant                   NC                                                           X     X
 5   175  173 YOUST          Cyrus          32   M    W    Blacks mith              300       PA
 6   175  173 YOUST          Lizzie         35   F    W    Keeping House                      Canada             X      X
 7   175  173 YOUST          Lillie         4    F    W                                       IL
 8   175  173 YOUST          John           2    M    W                                       IL
 9   176  174 LITTLE         Mary           56   F    W    Keeping House  1,000     300       MA
 10  176  174 LITTLE         John           28   M    W    Student                            IL
 11  177  175 KING           William        41   M    W    Teaching School          200       KY
 12  177  175 KING           Nancy          33   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 13  177  175 KING           Johnson        10   M    W                                       IN                                                    X
 14  177  175 KING           Evie           4    F    W                                       IL
 15  177  175 KING           Lillie         1    F    W                                       IL
 16  178  176 KELLOGG        Albert         26   M    W    Blacksmith               200       OH                                        Apr
 17  178  176 KELLOGG        Millie         23   M    W    Keeping House                      OH                                        Apr
 18  179  177 ORR            Thomas         42   M    W    Nurseryman     1,200     100       Canada             X      X
 19  179  177 ORR            Sarah          32   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                 X
 20  179  177 ORR            Mary           12   F    W                                       IL                 X                                  X
 21  179  177 ORR            John           10   M    W                                       IL                 X                                  X
 22  179  177 ORR            Corda          8    F    W                                       IL                 X                                  X
 23  179  177 ORR            Albert         6    M    W                                       IL                 X                                  X
 24  179  177 ORR            Nellie         3    F    W                                       IL                 X
 25  180  178 BARDEN         John           60   M    W    Farm Laborer   300       100       VA
 26  180  178 BARDEN         Susan          48   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 27  181  179 MITCHELL       Josiah         27   M    W    Laborer                  100       IL
 28  181  179 MITCHELL       Eliza          26   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 29  181  179 MITCHELL       Arthur         2    M    W                                       IL
 30  181  179 MITCHELL       Mandy          1    F    W                                       IL
 31  182  180 FORCE          Benjamin       57   M    W    Blacksmith     1,000     300       NJ
 32  182  180 FORCE          Nancy          48   F    W    Keeping House                      TN
 33  182  180 FORCE          Emma           6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  183  181 HUNT           Edwin          34   M    W    Laborer        600       200       MO
 35  183  181 HUNT           Almira         38   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 36  183  181 HUNT           George         1    M    W                                       IL
 37  183  181 TABOR          Armada         17   F    W                                       IL
 38  183  181 TABOR          James          13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  184  182 DEBORA         John           27   M    W    Laborer                            IL                                                           X     X
 40  184  182 CARRIGAN       Elizabeth      51   F    W    Keeping House  200       100       TN                                                           X     X


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