1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.9
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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:  Tallula  REEL NO:  593.260  PAGE NO:  9
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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   56   53  TAYLOR         Ellen          4    F    W                                       IL
 2   56   53  TAYLOR         Mary           2    F    W                                       IL
 3   56   53  TAYLOR         Beulah         69   F    W                                       PA
 4   56   53  BERRYHILL      D. T.          15   F    W                                       OH
 5   56   53  Unoccupied
 6   57   53  Unoccupied
 8   58   54  BECK           William        43   M    W    Farmer         2,000     1,000     IL
 9   58   54  BECK           Jane           45   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 10  58   54  BECK           William        18   M    W                                       IL
 11  58   54  BECK           Julia          15   F    W                                       IL
 12  58   54  BECK           Mary           13   F    W                                       IL
 13  59   55  GRAHAM         George         37   M    W    Farmer         6,000     1,000     Ireland            X      X
 14  59   55  GRAHAM         Margaret       40   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 15  59   55  LAWSON         James          40   M    W    Farm Laborer                       NY
 16  60   56  CODY           Peter          36   M    W    Farmer         9,000     1,000     Ireland            X      X
 17  60   56  CODY           Catherine      30   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X                                        X
 18  60   56  CODY           James          6    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 19  60   56  CODY           Walter         4    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 20  60   56  CODY           Andrew         3    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 21  60   56  CODY           Mary           2    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 22  60   56  CODY           Bridget        1    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 23  60   56  GRIMMER        Mike           22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Ireland            X      X
 24  61   57  GRAHAM         William        35   M    W    Farmer         4,500     800       Ireland            X      X
 25  61   57  GRAHAM         Anna           33   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 26  61   57  GRAHAM         Anna           7    F    W                                       IL                 X
 27  61   57  GRAHAM         John           4    M    W                                       IL                 X
 28  61   57  GRAHAM         Ettie          3    F    W                                       IL                 X
 29  61   57  GRAHAM         Mary           1    F    W                                       IL                 X
 30  61   57  GRAHAM         John           24   M    W    Farmer                             Ireland            X      X
 31  62   58  SHEPHARD       W. R.          35   M    W    Farmer         8,000     1,500     IL
 32  62   58  SHEPHARD       Clancy         30   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 33  62   58  SHEPHARD       Jennie         9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  62   58  SHEPHARD       Julia          2    F    W                                       IL
 35  62   58  WHALEY         Isaac          23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       OH
 36  63   59  BERA           William        40   M    W    Farmer         2,000     500       England            X      X
 37  64   60  ESTILL         James          47   M    W    Farmer         6,500     2,500     KY
 38  64   60  ESTILL         Jane           49   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 39  64   60  ESTILL         William        22   M    W                                       Ireland
 40  64   60  ESTILL         Elias          15   M    W                                       AL


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