Bradford County PA
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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: North Orwell PO
23       Emma B. 6 F   attend. school     PA            
  184 179 Cass Byron 34 M   merchant 1,000 4,000 NY           1
        Phebe M. 6m F   at home     PA     January      
  185 180 Russell Horace A. 43 M   farmer 5,000 1,200 PA           1
        Polly A. 48 F   housekeeper     NY            
        Eunace 79 F   at home     CT            
      Hamilton Joseph 22 M   nurseryman     PA           1
  186 181 Allen John 32 M   farm laborer   150 NY           1
        Mary A. 27 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Isaac A. 5 M   at home     PA            
        Carrie A. 2 F   at home     PA            
      Cass Lois 70 F   at home 500   NY            
      Miller Willis 16 M   store clerk     PA       1    
  187 182 Tanner Henry 44 M   carpenter 1,500 1,000 NY           1
        Olin E. 40 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Olen E. 17 M   carpenter app.     PA       1    
        Hattie A. 13 F   at home     PA       1    
  189 183 Miner Edward B. 67 M   shoemaker 500 200 CT           1
  190 184 Bordman Edward 48 M   farmer 6,000 2,000 NY           1
        Mary E. 44 F   housekeeper     NY            
        Ida 17 F   at home     PA            
  191 185 Russell Joseph P. 26 M   farmer 4,000 1,000 PA           1
        Annetta H. 19 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Austin 1 M   at home     PA            
  192 186 Tripp William J. 30 M   farm laborer   200 PA           1
        Elizabeth P. 24 F   housekeeper     NY            
        Walter L. 6 M   attend. school     PA            
        Ira C. 3 M   at home     PA            
        Mary L. 1 F   at home     PA            
  193 187 Sibley Solomon 56 M   farmer 6,000 2,200 PA           1
        Amanda 47 F   housekeeper     PA            
        John P. 29 M   farm laborer     PA           1
        Ralph 21 M   farm laborer     PA       1   1
        Isabelle 9 F   attend. school     PA            
        Elizabeth 23 F   at home     PA            
    188 Russell Roswell 84 M   farmer   900 CT           1
        Polly 86 F   housekeeper     CT            
  194 189 Baker Levi 60 M   laborer     NY           1
        Martha 31 F   housekeeper     England 1 1        

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