Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
Canton Township, Canton Borough, Alba Borough
Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
1870 Census Records for  Bradford County PA 
1870 Canton Borough Census
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Enumerated August 10 thru 15, 1870 by Ward Warren, Ass't. Marshall
Transcribed for Tri Counties by Carlton Wolfe 2004
Formatted & Published by Joyce M. Tice 2006
Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 -
Do You Know that you can search just the Census Records on the site by using the three county level Census  buttons in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page

You can further limit your search by choosing the find all words option and entering a year or township name along with your surname. Remember that alternate spellings of surnames WILL affect your search results.

P# = Page Number H# = Household - F# = Family
Note ! - Caucasian unless otherwise noted
Post Offices in Canton Township  in 1870  -  Residents in Canton Township picked up their mail at the Canton PO, East Canton PO, Alba PO.  There was no rural delivery until 1903. Be sure to read You Gotta Know the Territory for more information to help you understand this area and time. For individual pages the Post Office will be indicated, and it gives you information on the part of Canton Township in which your person of interest lived. Everyone in Alba Borough received mail at the Alba Post Office and all in Canton Borough picked up mail at the canton Post Office.
Census records are very often difficult to read because of handwriting, microfilm quality, and spelling issues. Our early census takers were not as well educated as we'd like them to have been, and even the people bearing the names often could not spell them with the same consistency we are accustomed to in this era. The census taker wrote what he believed he heard as well as he could. These have been transcribed for you to the very best or our abilities given the difficulties mentioned. Please be tolerant of what you would consider "mistakes." If you can recognize the names you are looking for, then it is a success. If not, then you may want to find a place where you can view the originals so that you can judge for yourselves. Excessive attention to outmoded spelling issues is the sign of a beginner in family research. Those of you who have been at this a while are well aware of the "spelling errors" in our early records and have learned to deal with them. If you have a comment that you think is important for a particular entry send it to me with the EXACT page URL and I will place your note at the bottom of the page.
Canton Township 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41
Alba Borough 01 02 03 04 05 06
Canton Borough 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18
      Cellen 28 F   housekeeper     PA              
      Harriett 7 F   at home     PA              
      Clara 6 F   at home     PA              
60 61 Wright M. C. 29 M   plaster mason   150 PA           1  
      Angeline 38 F   housekeeper     PA              
      Adaline 6 F   at home     PA              
      Imugene 3 F   at home     PA              
      Gertrude 8m F   at home     PA     October        
61 62 Bennett William 48 M   manufacturer 3,250 150 NY           1  
      Nancy 38 F   housekeeper     NY              
      William H. 4 M   at home     NY              
62 63 Farnsworth C. L. 74 M   custom stone   200 NH           1  
      Adelia 54 F   housekeeper     NY              
63 64 Merrick William F. 30 M   dentist 1,200 200 PA           1  
      Lucy 26 F   housekeeper     PA              
      Ralph D. 16 M   at home     PA              
      Isaac 12 M   retired farmer     DE           1  
64 65 Gleason D. J. 34 M   plaster mason 600 400 PA           1  
      Lucy A. 26 F   housekeeper     PA              
65 66 Gage Mahlon 45 M   farm laborer   100 PA           1  
      Ellen 29 F   housekeeper     PA              
      Jennie 2 F   at home     PA              
      Melvin 4 M   at home     PA              
    Owen Roetta 12 F   at home     PA              
    Gage Alexander 24 M   farm laborer     PA           1  
66 67 Peterson N. B. 36 M   barber 1,600 350 PA           1  
      Mary A. 49 F   housekeeper     PA              
    Campbell Otis 10 M   at home     PA       1      
    Robison John 90 M B at home     MD         1 1  
    Sardon Zack 21 M B at home     VA         1 1  
  68 Washington Elizabeth 35 F B housekeeper     TN         1    
67 69 Lewis M. P. 33 M   sash maker 2,500 690 PA           1  
      Emma M. 23 F   housekeeper     NY              
68 70 Williams H. N. 34 M   lawyer 4,120 2,400 NY           1  
      Lucy A. 34 F   housekeeper     NY              
      Charles R. 11 M   at home     PA       1      
      Robert H. 5 M   at home     PA       1      
    Dickenson Antonette 35 F   housekeeper     PA              
      William 5 M   at home     PA       1      
69 71 Spaulding A. N. 43 M   merchant 3,500 6,800 NY           1  

Published on Tri-Counties Site on 7/18/2006
By Joyce M. Tice