Bradford County PA
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Enumerated June 1 thru 14, 1870 by G. W. Nichols, Asst. Marshall 
Transcribed for Tri Counties by Carlton Wolfe 2004
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The photo was sent in by Don Stanton. The place and people are unidentified, but it is most likely in Bradford County. I am including it as representative of the homes our local people lived in before the modern era. Their lives were not about accumulating  luxury, but just getting along as well as they could in hard circumstances. 
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 take them in your stride. If you want to tell us what is right and what is wrong with the transcription, your notes will be added to the Comment Page
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Post Office Ulster in all cases
I eminiated the race column. All residents are Caucasian except  two black domestic servants. I made notation as such in the occupation column
11       Clarence 7 M at home     PA            
        Eugene 4 M at home     IA            
  78 78 Wilkinson William W. 59 M farmer 1,100 200 PA           1
        Minerva 53 F housekeeper     PA            
        Alfonzo 21 M dom. servant     PA           1
        Seba 18 F at home     PA            
        William 16 M at home     PA            
  79 79 Fraser Ruben 55 M farmer   2,300 NY 1 1       1
        Elizabeth 51 F housekeeper     NY            
        Belle 24 F milliner     NY            
        Schuyler 22 M merchant     NY           1
        John 19 M at home     NY       1    
        Daniel 16 M at home     NY       1    
        Elizabeth 13 F at home     NY       1    
        Ella 10 F at home     NY       1    
  80 80 Flemming F. E. 25 M dom. servant     PA           1
        Melissa 26 F housekeeper     PA            
        Roseletta 3 F at home     PA            
        David 1 M at home     PA            
  81 81 Merrill M. L. 23 M shoemaker 200   PA           1
        Emma 19 F housekeeper     PA            
        Richard 7m M at home     PA     October      
  82 82 Merrill William 63 M shoemaker 800 200 PA           1
        Sarah A. 62 F housekeeper     PA            
        William C. 18 M at home     PA       1    
  83 83 Merrill Orlando 31 M dom. servant     PA           1
        Ellen J. 30 F housekeeper     PA            
        John M. 11m M at home     PA     June      
  84 84 Rose Edward 55 M farmer 1,000 200 NY           1
        Miami 37 F housekeeper     PA            
        Alonzo 18 M dom. servant     PA       1    
        Lawrence A. 16 M dom. servant     PA       1    
        Charles 14 M at home     PA            
        Mary A. 12 F at home     PA            
        Ella 8 F at home     PA            
        Addie 6 F at home     PA            
        Benjamin 2 M at home     PA            
  85 85 Newbury J. P. 32 M farmer 2,700 800 NY           1
        Eliza 29 F housekeeper     PA            
        Mary E. 5 F at home     PA            
12       Ida N. 4 F at home     PA            
  86 86 Rogers Theodore 23 M dom. servant   250 PA           1
        Elmira 20 F at home     PA            
        George 6m M at home     PA     December      
  87 87 Holcomb Philander 36 M farmer 2,000 1,000 PA           1
        Ruth L. 34 F housekeeper     PA            
        Robert 5 M at home     PA            
        Perly 3 M at home     PA            
        Grace 2m F at home     PA     April      
  88 88 Kitchen C. B. 52 M farmer 2,000 400 PA           1
        Elsie 15 F housekeeper     PA            
        Lewis 19 M dom. servant     PA       1    
        Edward 17 M at home     PA       1    
        Mary 13 F at home     PA       1    
  89 89 Holcomb Alfred 68 M millwright/farm 3,000 1,500 PA           1
        Rosarah 24 F housekeeper     PA            
        Frank 29 F at home     PA       1    
        Alfred Jr. 15 M at home     PA       1    
  90 90 Holcomb Orrin 21 M farmer 1,500 250 PA     December     1
        Mary 19 F housekeeper     PA     December      
        Polly 78 F at home     PA            
  91 91 McKinney Huston 37 M farmer 4,000 1,200 PA           1
        Sarah L. 38 F housekeeper     PA            
        Nora 10 F at home     PA       1    
        Luella 7 F at home     PA       1    
  92 92 Lenox Edward 29 M farmer 3,000 1,000 PA           1
        Mary J. 23 F housekeeper     PA 1 1        
        Robert E. 2 M at home     PA            
        James 1 M at home     PA            
        Infant 1m F at home     PA     May      
        Daniel 75 M at home     NY           1
        Betsey 71 F at home     PA            
        David S. 31 M dom. servant     PA           1
  93 93 Leonard Charles 56 M farmer 1,800 3,000 NY           1
        Mahala 46 F housekeeper     NY            
        Emerson 18 M dom. servant     PA            
        Samuel 16 M at home     PA       1    
        Susan 13 F at home     PA       1    
        Ellery 10 M at home     PA       1    
        Mary 7 F at home     PA       1    

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 03/21/2004
By Joyce M. Tice