1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.98
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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:  98
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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   124  117 KINCAID        Joseph         20   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 2   124  117 KINCAID        Hulda          15   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   124  117 KINCAID        Ettie          10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   124  117 MORSE          Harry          20   M    W    Farm Laborer                       England            X      X
 5   124  117 MORSE          Fred           16   M    W    Farm Laborer                       England            X      X
 6   124  117 NEGBERY        Nelson         23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       England            X      X
 7   124  117 WINFIELD       Howe           30   M    W    Domestic Servant                   Denmark            X      X
 8   125  118 JOHNSON        Jefferson      42   M    W    Farmer         22,000    13,000    IL
 9   125  118 JOHNSON        Mary           34   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 10  125  118 JOHNSON        Anna           3    F    W                                       IL
 11  125  118 JOHNSON        Cintha         65   F    W                                       KY
 12  125  118 JOHNSON        Jacob          43   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 13  125  118 WILLIAMS       W. B.          27   M    W    Farmer         5,000     1,000     IL
 14  125  118 ODELL          Enoch          21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       TN                                                           X     X
 15  125  118 RIPLEY         Harvey         13   M    W                                       WI                                                    X
 16  125  118 PERRY          Joseph         23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IN                                                           X     X
 17  125  118 CAMPBELL       Enos           21   M         Farm Laborer                       IL
 18  125  118 ODELL          James          48   M    W    Farm Laborer                       TN
 19  126  119 CROZIER        John           47   M    W    Minister       1,000     1,500     OH
 20  126  119 CROZIER        Harriet        40   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 21  126  119 CROZIER        Alex           14   M    W                                       IN
 22  126  119 CROZIER        Harriet        11   F    W                                       IN
 23  126  119 CROZIER        David          7    M    W                                       IL
 24  126  119 CROZIER        Charles        1    M    W                                       OH
 25  127  120 EWING          Williamson     56   M    W    Farmer                   600       KY
 26  127  120 EWING          Mary           54   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 27  127  120 EWING          Phebe          24   F    W                                       KY
 28  127  120 EWING          Sarah          22   F    W                                       KY
 29  127  120 EWING          Mararet        18   F    W                                       KY
 30  127  120 EWING          Dolly          16   F    W                                       KY
 31  128  121 JOHNSON        John           45   M    W    Farmer         22,000    15,000    IL
 32  128  121 JOHNSON        Elizabeth      40   F    W                                       KY
 33  128  121 JOHNSON        Addie          23   F    W                                       IL
 34  128  121 JOHNSON        Edward         20   M    W                                       IL
 35  128  121 JOHNSON        Cora           10   F    W                                       IL
 36  128  121 JOHNSON        Iona           8    F    W                                       IL
 37  128  121 JOHNSON        Joseph         4    M    W                                       IL
 38  128  121 JOHNSON        Ellen          1    F    W                                       IL
 39  128  121 LAWSON         Peter          32   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Germany            X      X
 40  129  122 SHORT          James          46   M    W    Farmer         12,900    5,000     IL                                                           X     X


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