1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.96
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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:  Athens  REEL NO:  593.260  PAGE NO:  96
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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   109  104 FULTON         Emma           11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 2   109  104 FULTON         Isaac          9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   109  104 BRACKEN        Abigail        65   F    W    3000                               KY
 4   110  105 BROOKS         James          56   M    W    Farmer         1,200     800       OH
 5   110  105 BROOKS         Christiana     49   F    W    Keeping House                      OH                                                                 X
 6   110  105 MORRIS         Mary           16   F    W                                       OH
 7   110  105 BROOKS         Sarah          13   F    W                                       OH
 8   110  105 MYERS          James          21   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 9   111  106 HORNBACK       David          37   M    W    Farmer         800       500       KY
 10  111  106 HORNBACK       Sarah          27   F    W    Keeping House                      MD
 11  111  106 HORNBACK       Jacob          11   M    W                                       IL
 12  111  106 HORNBACK       John           4    M    W                                       IA
 13  111  106 HORNBACK       Charles        3    M    W                                       IL
 14  111  106 HORNBACK       Dora           5mo  F    W                                       IL                              Jan
 15  112  107 SCANTLAN       Jared          46   M    W    Farmer         3,000     800       IN                                                                 X
 16  112  107 SCANTLAN       Martha         41   F    W                                       IL
 17  112  107 SCANTLAN       Maria          19   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  112  107 SCANTLAN       Mary           17   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  112  107 SCANTLAN       Norman         12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 20  112  107 SCANTLAN       Thomas         10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 21  112  107 SCANTLAN       Emma           7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 22  112  107 SCANTLAN       Ida            3    F    W                                       IL
 23  114  108 BRANNON        Almeda         34   F    W    Keeping House  700       400       IL
 24  114  108 BRANNON        Mararet        16   F    W                                       IL
 25  114  108 BRANNON        Ellen          12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 26  114  108 BRANNON        William        8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 27  114  108 BRANNON        Anna           4    F    W                                       IL
 28  114  108 BRANSON        Susan          73   F    W                                       NC                                                           X     X
 29  115  109 WALKER         Charles        46   M    W    Farmer         1,200     800       IL
 30  115  109 WALKER         Mary           38   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 31  115  109 WALKER         Wisafie        16   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  115  109 WALKER         Martha         13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  115  109 WALKER         Alice          10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  115  109 WALKER         Cordie         6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  117  110 DERRY          James M.       47   M    W    Farmer         6,000     1,500     VA
 36  117  110 DERRY          Martha         29   F    W    Keeping House                      OH                                                                 X
 37  117  110 DERRY          Laurenna       19   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 38  117  110 DERRY          Newman         17   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  117  110 DERRY          Charles H.     6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  117  110 DERRY          Emery          4    F    W                                       IL                                                    X


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