1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.86
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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:  86
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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   28   28  SHEPHERD       Joseph         2    M    W                                       IL
 2   29   29  WALLACE        David          36   M    W    Laborer                  100       OH
 3   29   29  WALLACE        Harriet        24   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 4   29   29  WALLACE        David          6    M    W                                       IL
 5   29   29  WALLACE        George         4    M    W                                       IL
 6   30   30  WALLACE        John           22   M    W    Farmer                             IN                                                           X     X
 7   30   30  WALLACE        Amanda         17   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 8   31   31  AUSTED         Edward         35   M    W    Farmer                   100       PA
 9   31   31  AUSTED         Clarissa       33   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 10  31   31  AUSTED         William        14   M    W                                       IL
 11  31   31  AUSTED         Charles        10   M    W                                       IL
 12  31   31  AUSTED         Martha         8    F    W                                       IL
 13  31   31  HANN           Thomas         20   M    W    Laborer                            IL
 14  31   31  GRAY           Elizabeth      18   F    W                                       IL
 15  32   32  PRIMM          Abraham        58   M    W    Farmer         16,600    3,000     IL
 16  32   32  PRIMM          Luanna         50   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 17  32   32  PRIMM          Arminda        18   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  32   32  PRIMM          Rosa           17   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  32   32  PRIMM          Maria          14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 20  32   32  YOKUM          Martin         29   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 21  32   32  WILSON         William        22   M    W    School Teacher                     Canada
 22  33   33  HARGROVE       Mike           27   M    W    Farmer                             MO
 23  33   33  HARGROVE       Malissa        21   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 24  33   33  HARGROVE       Lily           8mo  F    W                                       IL                              Sep
 25  33   33  BURK           James          22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       NY
 26  34   34  HORNBACK       Jacob          30   M    W    Farmer         5,800     1,000     IL
 27  34   34  HORNBACK       Arminda        26   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 28  34   34  HORNBACK       Margaret       74   F    W                                       KY                                                                 X
 29  34   34  CLARK          Henry          17   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 30  35   35  BURN           Soloman        83   M    W    Farmer         800       400       NC
 31  35   35  BURN           Jemima         67        W    Keeping House                      KY                                                                 X
 32  35   35  BURN           James          35   M    W    Laborer        300                 IN                                                           X     X
 33  36   36  HORNBACK       Isaac          37   M    W    Farmer         4,000     6,000     IL                                        Jul
 34  36   36  HORNBACK       Frances        32   F    W    Keeping House                      VA                                        Jul
 35  36   36  DOONE          William        30   M    W    Laborer                            VA                                                           X     X
 36  36   36  DOONE          John           35   M    W                                       VA
                   REMARKS:  Idiotic
 37  37   37  TURNER         Walter         68   M    W    Farmer         20,000    10,000    TN                                                           X     X
 38  37   37  TURNER         Joanna         62   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 39  37   37  TURNER         William        20   M    W                                       IL
 40  37   37  CLARK          Abraham        30   M    W    Farm Laborer                       OH


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