1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.87
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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:  87
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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   37   37  DONNER         Louisa         16   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL
 2   38   38  TURNER         Robert         36   M    W    Farmer         4,000     1,500     IL
 3   38   38  TURNER         Anne           33   F    W    Keeping House                      PA
 4   38   38  TURNER         Alfred         40   M    W    Farmer         4,500     1,400     IL
 5   40   39  HIGGINS        Timothy        42   M    W    Farmer         7,000     1,000     IL
 6   40   39  HIGGINS        Margaret       30   F    W    Keeping House                      Scotland           X      X
 7   40   39  HIGGINS        Minnie         1    F    W                                       IL                        X
 8   40   39  JOHNSON        James          19   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IA
 9   41   40  TURNER         Elizabeth      47   F    W    Keeping House  2,500     500       KY                                                           X     X
 10  41   40  TURNER         Charles        6    M    W                                       IL
 11  41   40  TURNER         Andrew         23   M    W    Farmer                             IL                                                    X
 12  43   41  TURNER         Theophilus     37   M    W    Farmer         7,000     2,000     IL
 13  43   41  TURNER         Melissa        24   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 14  43   41  TURNER         Mary           1    F    W                                       IL
 15  43   41  TURNER         Not Named      1mo  M    W                                       IL                              May
 16  43   41  TURNER         Thomas         20   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 17  43   41  MCCOY          Lucinda        44   F    W                                       OH
 18  44   42  MYERS          William        65   M    W    Farmer                   500       VA
 19  44   42  MYERS          Mary E.        28   F    W    Keeping House                      OH                                                           X     X
 20  44   42  MYERS          William        25   M    W    Farmer                   100       OH                                                           X     X
 21  45   43  RIGGIN         Harry          76   M    W    Farmer         17,000    8,000     TN
 22  45   43  RIGGIN         Marian         76   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 23  45   43  RIGGIN         Eliza          35   F    W                                       IL
 24  45   43  BIRD           Lawson         48   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Germany                                                      X     X
 25  46   44  JONES          McKinley       42   M    W    Farmer         7,500     6,000     VA
 26  46   44  JONES          Arminda        44   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 27  46   44  JONES          Harry          14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 28  46   44  JONES          Isaac          12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 29  46   44  JONES          Augustus       10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 30  46   44  JONES          Mariam         7    F    W                                       IL
 31  46   44  JONES          Josiah         5    M    W                                       IL
 32  46   44  BORGADINE      Henry          20   M    W                                       IL
 33  46   44  FERGUSON       Sarah          18   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL
 34  47   45  HALL           John           38   M    W    Farmer                   600       IL
 35  47   45  HALL           Laura          33   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 36  47   45  CAREY          Jeremiah       20   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 37  48   46  ROGERS         Henry          62   M    W    Farmer         22,500    3,000     NY
 38  48   46  ROGERS         Sarah H.       49   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 39  48   46  ROGERS         Mary W.        39   F    W                                       IL
 40  48   46  LEE            Patrick        26   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Ireland            X      X


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