1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.83
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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:  City of Athens  REEL NO:  593.260  PAGE NO:  83
REFERENCE:  Township 18, Range 6 West
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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   1    1   BARFIELD       Thomas         32   M    W    Miller         3,000     1,000     KY
 2   1    1   BARFIELD       Mary E.        29   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 3   1    1   BARFIELD       Earnest        9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   1    1   BARFIELD       Eva            3    F    W                                       IL
 5   1    1   BARFIELD       Jesse          20   M    W                                       IL
 6   2    2   TAYLOR         James          40   M    W    Carpenter                300       PA
 7   2    2   TAYLOR         Margaret       35   F    W    Keeping House                      PA
 8   2    2   TAYLOR         William        8    M    W                                       IL
 9   2    2   TAYLOR         Orville        5    M    W                                       IL
 10  2    2   TAYLOR         Johnston       3    M    W                                       IL
 11  3    3   GIBSON         Ben F.         52   M    W    Tinner                   600       VA
 12  3    3   GIBSON         Elizabeth      18   F    W                                       IL
 13  3    3   GIBSON         Benjamin       11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 14  3    3   GIBSON         Mary           8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 15  3    3   GIBSON         Lincoln        5    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  4    4   BOOTH          Edward         40   M    W    School Teacher           300       NY
 17  4    4   BOOTH          Lilia          20   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 18  4    4   BOOTH          Mary A.        2    F    W                                       IL
 19  5    5   KINHART        John           29   M    W    Blacksmith     1,200     1,800     MD
 20  5    5   KINHART        Sarah          32   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 21  5    5   KINHART        Linney         1    F    W                                       IL
 22  6    6   HALL           Clayburn       50   M    W    Farmer         200       1,000     VA
 23  6    6   HALL           Mary           49   F    W    Keeping House  2,000               IL
 24  7    7   HALL           Joel           46   M    W    Druggist       20,000    2,000     VA
 25  8    8   ENGLAND        William        48   M    W    Physician      800       1,000     KY
 26  8    8   ENGLAND        Sarah          43   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 27  8    8   ENGLAND        Laura          12   F    W                                       KY
 28  8    8   ENGLAND        Anna           7    F    W                                       KY
 29  8    8   ENGLAND        William        10mo M    W                                       KY                              Aug
 30  9    9   CAURINE        Mason          26   M    W    Hotel Keeper             500       MI
 31  9    9   CAURINE        Exline         25   F    W    Keeping House                      MI
 32  9    9   WILLIAMS       Jane           17   F    B    Domestic Servant                   MO                                                           X     X
 33  10   10  EVEMAN         Moses          51   M    W    Ret. Merchant            300       KY
 34  10   10  EVEMAN         Nancy          40   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 35  10   10  GOBLE          Burdes         22   M    W    Painter                            KY
 36  10   10  MCALISTER      Elizabeth      33   F    W    Milliner                           KY
 37  11   11  SCANTLAN       Emalia         37   F    W    Keeping House  200       100       VA
 38  11   11  SCANTLAN       William        16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  11   11  SCANTLAN       Milton         14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  11   11  SCANTLAN       Alice          12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X


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