Bradford County PA
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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
1870 Census Records for  Bradford County PA 
1870 Orwell Township Census
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Enumerated July 14 thru 22, 1870 by Ethel Fuller, Ass't. Marshall
Transcribed for Tri Counties by Carlton Wolfe 2004
Formatted & Published by Joyce M. Tice 2004
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.

H# = Household - F# = Family
Note ! - Caucasian unless otherwise noted
Post Offices in Orwell Township in 1870  -  Residents in Orwell Township picked up their mail at oneof several post offices including some in adjoining townships. There was no rural delivery until 1903. Within the township there were Post Offices at South Hill, Allis Hollow, Potterville, Orwell Hill and North Orwell. Some residents received mail at West Warren Post Office in Warren Township and some at Leraysville Post Office in Pike Township. The appropriate Post Office will be designated on each of these 33 pages. Be sure to read You Gotta Know the Territory for more information to help you understand this area and time.
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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.
Post Office for this page: Orwell Hill PO
19       Elmira 33 F   housekeeper     PA            
        George 4 M   at home     PA            
      Wilson Louisa 29 F   at home     PA            
  148 143 Wilson Samuel 59 M   farmer 4,500 1,000 NY           1
        Maranda 24 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Ida S. 8 F   attend. school     PA            
        Ellen 2 F   at home     PA            
  149 144 Olds William 39 M   farmer 2,500 1,000 PA           1
        Rebecca 40 F   housekeeper     CT            
        Edith A. 16 F   at home     PA            
        Warren 15 M   farm laborer     PA            
        Mary 10 F   attend. school     PA            
      Davis Levi 15 M   farm laborer     PA            
      Olds Jerusha 84 F   at home     NY            
  150 145 Lyon Herman 26 M   farmer   200 PA           1
        Sarah 24 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Burrit 2 M   at home     PA            
  151 146 Lyon George 58 M   farmer 4,000 120 MA           1
        Mary 58 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Francis 17 M   farm laborer     PA       1    
  152 147 Voke Isaac 27 M   farmer 1,600 650 PA           1
        Mary 22 F   housekeeper     PA            
  153 148 Cleveland James 63 M   farmer 6,000 2,000 NY           1
        Nathan 20 M   farm laborer     PA            
        Sarah 26 F   at home     PA            
      Fisher James 32 M   farm laborer   300 England 1 1       1
        Sarah 26 F   dom. servant     England 1 1        
        Mary 4 F   at home     PA 1 1        
      Lent Eliza 59 F   at home   1,000 PA            
  154 149 Brown Leonard 40 M   farmer 5,000 2,000 PA           1
        Ellen 36 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Fred L. 9 M   attend. school     PA            
        Ella M. 5 F   at home     PA            
  155 150 Jilson John 43 M   farmer 7,000 2,000 PA           1
        Meranda 40 F   housekeeper     MA            
        Lucelia 22 F   at home     PA            
        George 19 M   farm laborer     PA       1    
        John L. 15 M   farm laborer     PA       1    
      Dawes Rossella 73 F   at home     MA            
  156 151 Chrispwell Merit 37 M   farmer 1,500 500 PA           1

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 09/27/2004
By Joyce M. Tice