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: Orwell Hill PO
26       Ann 38 F   housekeeper     England 1 1        
        George 16 M   farm laborer     PA   1   1    
        Josephine 14 F   attend. school     PA   1        
        Adalaide 11 F   attend. school     PA   1        
        Nettie 9 F   attend. school     PA   1        
        Charles 7 M   attend. school     PA   1        
  214 208 Bears Charles M. 34 M   farmer 3,000 1,500 PA           1
        Elizabeth 30 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Fredie 5 M   attend. school     PA            
        Carrie 2 F   at home     PA            
        Sallie 70 F   at home     VT            
  215 209 Mainard Lyensges L. 31 M   wheel wright 2,000 400 PA           1
        Charlotte S. 25 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Mertie 5 F   at home     PA            
      Johnson Joel 65 M   farmer     PA           1
        Sophrona 60 F   housekeeper     PA            
  216 210 Cowles James P. 40 M   wheel wright 1,000 400 PA           1
        Ella 23 F   housekeeper     PA     November      
        Lois Ann 63 F   at home     CT     November      
  217 211 Welch George L. 42 M   harnessmaker 1,300 300 NY 1 1       1
        Elizabeth 35 F   housekeeper     NY            
        Alfred 13 M   attend. school     NY            
        Lydia 7 F   attend. school     NY            
        Ella 3 F   at home     NY            
  218 212 Hunt Orren 46 M   cooper     NY           1
        Julia A. 37 F   housekeeper     NY            
        Clarence B. 19 M   farm laborer     NY       1    
        Sarah J. 12 F   attend. school     NY            
        Orren 7 M   attend. school     PA            
  219 213 Farrar Eli M. 56 M   carpenter 1,200 400 PA     October     1
        Sharlotte 40 F   housekeeper     PA     October      
        Fred 17 M   carpenter app.     PA            
        Charles 13 M   attend. school     PA            
  220 214 Knapp Haley 65 F   housekeeper 5,000 800 CT            
        Achcilles 25 M   student     PA           1
        Melancthon 22 M   farmer     PA           1
        Josephine 20 F   at home     PA            
      Taylor Warren 6 M   attend. school     PA            
  221 215 Frisbie Actchson 40 M   merchant 1,500 1,500 PA           1
        Anna M. 37 F   housekeeper     PA            

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