1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.84
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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:  84
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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   12   12  WINTERS        Reuben         51   M    W    Wagon Maker    300       1,000     NY
 2   12   12  WINTERS        Charles        22   M    W                                       NY
 3   12   12  WINTERS        John           20   M    W                                       NY
 4   12   12  WINTERS        Annette        18   F    W                                       NY
 5   12   12  WINTERS        Mary           15   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   12   12  WINTERS        Maria          7mo  F    W                                       IL                              Nov
 7   12   12  CREWS          Philip         31   M    W    Blacksmith                         IL
 8   13   13  CANTRALL       Joshaway       28   M    W    Wagon Maker              100       IL
 9   13   13  CANTRALL       Amelia         24   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 10  13   13  CANTRALL       Sidney         7mo  M    W                                       IL                              Nov
 11  14   14  ROBERTS        William        36   M    W    Physician & Surgeon 2,500 250      VA
 12  14   14  ROBERTS        Ann            31   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 13  14   14  ROBERTS        Virginia       12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 14  14   14  ROBERTS        John           9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 15  14   14  ROBERTS        Ann            7    F    W                                       IL
 16  14   14  ROBERTS        Mary           6    F    W                                       IL
 17  14   14  ROBERTS        Alice          3    F    W                                       IL
 18  14   14  ROBERTS        Joseph         1    M    W                                       IL
 19  15   15  ROBERTS        Ann            65   F    W    Postmaster               300       PA
 20  15   15  PREHN          Catherine      44   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 21  15   15  CORBAN         Louis          9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 22  16   16  WAGONER        James B.       49   M    W    Blacksmith     800       800       OH
 23  16   16  WAGONER        Eliza          45   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 24  16   16  WAGONER        Laura          15   F    W                                       IL
 25  16   16  WAGONER        Eliza          13   F    W                                       IL
 26  16   16  WAGONER        Martha         11   F    W                                       IL
 27  16   16  WAGONER        George         9    M    W                                       IL
 28  16   16  SWEARINGUIN    E.             68   F    W                                       VA                                                                 X
 29  17   17  BOYD           John           56   M    W    Carpenter      600       500       MD
 30  17   17  BOYD           Mary           42   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 31  17   17  BOYD           Hannah         18   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  17   17  BOYD           Charles        16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  17   17  BOYD           Benjamin       14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  17   17  BOYD           Mary           10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  17   17  BOYD           Lina           1    F    W                                       IL
 36  18   18  TURNER         Allen          25   M    W    Farmer                   1,600     IL
 37  18   18  TURNER         Laura          22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 38  18   18  TURNER         Mary           2    F    W                                       IL
 39  19   19  HURT           Margaret       54   F    W    Keeping House  6,000     1,000     MD
 40  19   19  HURT           David          20   M    W                                       IL


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