1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.80
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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:  80
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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   203  201 WINES          Malinda        20   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 2   203  201 WINES          William        2    M    W                                       IL
 3   203  201 WINES          Martha         6mo  F    W                                       IL                              Dec
 4   204  202 WILLIAMS       James          30   M    W    Brick Moulder            100       VA
 5   204  202 WILLIAMS       Lucinda        28   F    W    Keeping House                      IN                                                                 X
 6   204  202 WILLIAMS       John           4    M    W                                       IL
 7   204  202 WILLIAMS       Charles        9mo  M    W                                       IL                              Sep
 8   205  203 BATES          Almeron        51   M    W    Farmer         3,500     1,000     NH
 9   205  203 BATES          Lucretia       51   F    W                                       NY
 10  205  203 BATES          Susan          79   F    W                                       NH                                                           X     X
 11  206  204 GILMORE        James          36   M    W    Farmer                   400       NY
 12  206  204 GILMORE        Adaline        27   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 13  206  204 GILMORE        Mary           4    F    W                                       IL
 14  206  204 GILMORE        Emma           8mo  F    W                                       IL                              Nov
 15  206  204 RECK           George         21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       NY
 16  207  205 JENNING        James          25   M    W    Farming                            IN
 17  207  205 AULSBERY       Elizabeth      48   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 18  207  205 AULSBERY       Thomas         21   M    W    Farmer                             IL                                                           X     X
 19  207  205 AULSBERY       Elizabeth      29   F    W                                       IL
 20  207  205 SMITH          Mary           30   F    W                                       IL
 21  208  206 HARRIS         William        37   M    W    Farmer                   500       OH
 22  208  206 HARRIS         Francis        33   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 23  208  206 HARRIS         Minnie         8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 24  208  206 HARRIS         William        7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 25  208  206 HARRIS         Colbie         4    F    W                                       IL
 26  208  206 HARRIS         Edward         2    M    W                                       IL
 27  208  206 HARRIS         Selma          9mo  F    W                                       IL                              Sep
 28  209  207 CASEY          John           50   M    W    Farmer         2,500     1,000     KY
 29  209  207 CASEY          Harriet        42   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 30  209  207 CASEY          Jeremiah       20   M    W                                       IL
 31  209  207 CASEY          Charles        18   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  209  207 CASEY          Ann            14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  209  207 CASEY          John           12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  209  207 CASEY          William        10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  209  207 CASEY          Edward         9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 36  209  207 CASEY          Thomas         7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 37  209  207 CASEY          Mary           5    F    W                                       IL
 38  209  207 CASEY          Alta           3    F    W                                       IL
 39  210  208 HEATHCOTE      Silas          60   M    W    Farmer         300       200       KY                                                           X     X
 40  210  208 HEATHCOTE      Martha         19   F    W    Keeping House                      IN


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