1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.88
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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:  88
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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   49   47  HURT           Alex           39   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     IL
 2   49   47  HURT           Malinda        61   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                           X     X
 3   49   47  HURT           Martha         25   F    W                                       IL
 4   49   47  HURT           Frank          20   M    W                                       IL
 5   50   48  BROWN          Thomas         20   M    W    Farmer                   500       PA
 6   50   48  BROWN          Lydia          20   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 7   51   49  PRICE          William        50   M    W    Farmer                             MD
 8   51   49  PRICE          Mary A.        40   F    W    Keeping House                      MD
 9   51   49  PRICE          Elizabeth      30   F    W                                       IL
 10  51   49  PRICE          Charles        16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  51   49  PRICE          George         15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 12  52   50  DEGAINNER      Thomas         30   M    W    Farmer                   500       VA
 13  52   50  DEGAINNER      Rachel         24   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 14  52   50  DEGAINNER      Edward         2    M    W                                       IL
 15  53   51  AYERS          William        30   M    W    Farmer         2,500     1,000     IL
 16  53   51  AYERS          Mary           30   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 17  53   51  RINER          Alvin          11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  53   51  RINER          Mary           7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  53   51  AYERS          Joseph         1    M    W                                       IL
 20  54   52  AYERS          Joseph         65   M    W    Farmer         7,500     1,500     NJ
 21  54   52  AYERS          Catharine      50   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 22  54   52  CLARK          Ada            10 or 16 F W                                      IL
 23  55   53  HALL           John           54   M    W    Farmer         16,800    3,000     OH
 24  55   53  HALL           Sarah          45   F    W    Keeping House                      IN                                                           X
 25  55   53  HALL           William        22   F    W    Farmer                             IL
 26  55   53  HALL           Charles        20   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 27  55   53  HALL           Emily          16   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 28  55   53  HALL           Jane           14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 29  55   53  HALL           John           13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 30  55   53  HALL           Samuel         10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 31  55   53  HALL           Ada            9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  55   53  HALL           Dela           7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  55   53  HALL           James          6    F    W                                       IL
 34  55   53  HALL           Robert         3    M    W                                       IL
 35  55   53  HALL           Ella           1    F    W                                       IL
 36  56   54  WILLMOTT       Borz           37   M    W    Farmer                   300       IL
 37  56   54  WILLMOTT       Samantha       37   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                                 X
 38  56   54  WILLMOTT       Melissa        15   F    W                                       IA                                                    X
 39  56   54  WILLMOTT       Martha         13   F    W                                       IA                                                    X
 40  56   54  WILLMOTT       John           11   M    W                                       IA                                                    X


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