1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.78
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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:  78
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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   184  182 DEBORA         William        2    M    W                                       KY
 2   184  182 DEBORA         Henry          1    M    W                                       IL
 3   185  183 SERRELL        Lawrence       50   M    W    Cooper         800       200       OH
 4   185  183 SERRELL        Elizabeth      50   F    W    Keeping House                      IN                                                                 X
 5   185  183 SERRELL        Nancy          16   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   185  183 SERRELL        Martha         8    F    W                                       IL
 7   186  184 GOLDSMITH      G. B.          35   M    W    Minister                 500       Canada             X      X
 8   186  184 GOLDSMITH      Helen          27   F    W    Keeping House                      Canada             X      X
 9   186  184 GOLDSMITH      Eugene         3    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 10  187  185 DOWELLING      James          26   M    W    Lawyer         500       500       PA
 11  187  185 DOWELLING      Ira            21   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 12  187  185 DOWELLING      Ida            4    F    W                                       IL
 13  187  185 DOWELLING      James          3    M    W                                       IL
 14  187  185 DOWELLING      Effie          1    F    W                                       IL
 15  188  186 GRAHAM         Peter          75   M    W    Carpenter      1,000     500       NY
 16  188  186 GRAHAM         Mary           53   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 17  188  186 GRAHAM         Ellen          30   F    W                                       IL
 18  188  186 GRAHAM         Ellen          13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  188  186 GRAHAM         Ettie          9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 20  188  186 CANTRALL       Edward         8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 21  189  187 CALB           John           31   M    W    Laborer        400       100       VA
 22  189  187 CALB           Charlotte      25   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 23  189  187 CALB           Edward         3    M    W                                       IL
 24  189  187 CALB           Finlay         1    M    W                                       IL
 25  189  187 CALB           Not Named      2mo  M    W                                       IL                              Apr
 26  189  187 CALB           Ezekiel        60   M    W    Laborer                            VA
 27  190  188 MCCOY          Robert         26   M    W    Farmer         700       200       PA
 28  190  188 MCCOY          Sarah          21   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 29  191  189 MCKINLEY       Daniel         51   M    W    Harness Maker            300       OH
 30  191  189 MCKINLEY       Lavica         44   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 31  191  189 MCKINLEY       John           16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  191  189 MCKINLEY       Margaret       14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  191  189 MCKINLEY       Amelia         10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  192  190 HEADRICK       Johnston       72   M    W    Farmer         1,500     600       KY
 35  192  190 HEADRICK       Julia          67   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                                 X
 36  192  190 HOLLAND        Malissa        19   F    W                                       KY
 37  193  191 ROBISON        William        36   M    W    Laborer                            ME
 38  193  191 ROBISON        Ellen          31   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 39  193  191 ROBISON        William        9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  193  191 ROBISON        Sarah          7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X


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