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: North Orwell PO
24       Mary C. 8 F   attend. school     NY   1        
        Sarah 5 F   at home     NY   1        
        Charles H. 3 M   at home     NY   1        
  195 190 Pitcher Sarah F. 57 F   housekeeper 200 130 NY            
        Eliza 25 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Emeline M. 22 F   laborer ?     VA           1
        Richard 4 M   at home     VA            
  196 191 Wilber Leonard 24 M   farmer 3,000 1,383 NY           1
        Mary J. 23 F   housekeeper     PA            
  197 192 Tuttle Alba 52 M   farmer   450 PA           1
        Emily 50 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Oley L. 14 M   farm laborer     PA       1    
  198 193 Alger Orastus 33 M   blacksmith 4,000 1,000 PA           1
        Arvilla 21 F   housekeeper     NY            
        Minerva 53 F   at home     PA            
        Henry L. 16 M   farm laborer     PA       1    
        Alfred 13 M   attend. school     PA            
        Guy 11 M   attend. school     PA            
  199 194 Brown James H. 36 M   stone mason 600 300 PA           1
        Sarah E. 33 F   housekeeper     PA            
      Hill Eliza M. 63 F   weaver   200 PA            
  200 195 Washburn Charles 43 M   farmer 3,000 1,100 PA           1
        Ruth 35 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Sarah 5 F   at home     PA            
        Charles 2 M   at home     PA            
      Stanton Adeline 32 F   at home   200 PA            
      Baxter Martha 21 F   at home     PA            
  201 196 Towner John 25 M   farmer   200 PA           1
        Francis C. 25 M   housekeeper     PA            
        Emma R. 7 F   attend. school     PA            
        Orletta 4m F   at home     PA     February      
  202 197 Wright Francis 26 M   farmer   1,200 NY           1
        Jelila 30 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Lizzie J. 3 F   at home     PA            
  203 198 Chubbuck Sheldon 48 M   farmer 5,000 1,800 PA           1
        Phebe 47 F   housekeeper     CT            
        Melville E. 18 M   farm laborer     PA       1    
        Clara E. 16 F   at home     PA       1    
        Esther E. 8 F   attend. school     PA            
  204 199 Higgins Chester A. 32 M   farmer 2,000 1,000 NY           1

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