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1870 Census Records for  Bradford County PA 
1870 Wells Township Census

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Enumerated June 27, 1870 by V. M. Wilson, Ass't. Marshall
Transcribed for Tri Counties by Carlton Wolfe 2004 from Official Microfilm
Formatted & Published by Joyce M. Tice 2005
P# = Page, H# = Household - F# = Family
Note ! - Caucasian unless otherwise noted
Post Offices in Wells Township in 1870 included Old Hickory (later called Aspinwall in southern part of township) and French Mills (Now Mosherville in northern section of township) . In this census pages one through twelve used the Old Hickory Post Office in the south and pages thirteen through thirty one, picked up their mail at French Mills in the north. There was no rural delivery at this time so rural people had to pick up their own mail, usually weekly, at the post office in the near village. 
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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.

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.
Page 01 03 05 07 09 11 13 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 29
Post Office : Old Hickory
9       M. A. 24 F   housekeeper     Ireland 1 1        
        Hurbert 9 M   at home     PA   1   1    
        Ulyssus 6 M   at home     PA   1   1    
        Mabel 3 F   at home     PA   1        
      Still John 30 M   farm laborer     NY           1
        Almira 25 F   housekeeper     NY            
        Hattie 2 F   at home     PA            
  65 66 Bothwell Robert 42 M   cooper     England 1 1        
        Alice 40 F   housekeeper     England 1 1     1  
        W. H. 11 M   at home     PA 1 1   1    
        J. A. 9 M   at home     PA 1 1   1    
        M. J. 1 F   at home     NJ 1 1        
  66 67 Bothwell Alden 46 M   farmer 8,000 1,200 NJ           1
        Caroline 42 F   housekeeper     NY            
        Franklin 20 M   at home     PA            
        Schuyler 17 M   at home     PA            
        Elvie 15 F   at home     PA       1    
        H. M. 13 F   at home     PA       1    
        Aldin 7 M   at home     PA       1    
  67 68 Cailiff S. A. 34 M   minister   800 PA           1
        Emma 35 F   housekeeper     PA            
        A. M. 4 M   at home     PA            
        Casper 2 M   at home     NY            
        Alice L. 2 F   at home     NY            
  68 69 Roe Emeline 33 F   housekeeper 700   PA            
        Adelbert 10 M   at home     PA       1    
        Elmer 7 M   at home     PA       1    
        Bertha 3 F   at home     PA            
  69 70 Warner Francis 29 M   farmer 4,000 1,000 PA           1
        Margaret 25 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Freddie 4 M   at home     PA            
        Effie 1 F   at home     PA            
        Mahala 54 F   ret.housekpr.     PA            
      Quinn John 16 M   farm laborer     NY 1 1        
  70 71 Ludlo John 42 M   farmer 3,000 500 PA           1
        Mary 35 F   housekeeper     NY            
        I. M. 14 F   at home     NY       1    
        Hurbert 11 M   at home     NY       1    
        Jennie 8 F   at home     NY            
10 72 72 Updyke M. W. 37 M   brick mason   100 NY           1
        Olive 32 F   housekeeper     NY            
        Florence 14 F   at home     PA       1    
        Carrie 8 F   at home     PA       1    
        Smith 2 M   at home     PA            
  73 73 Chadwick Asa 66 M   farmer 1,500 500 NJ           1
        L. H. 60 F   housekeeper     PA            
      Lucas Edwin 16 M   at home     PA       1    
  74 74 Perry J. A. 45 M   farmer 4,000 1,500 NJ           1
        M. V. 46 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Benjamin 19 M   at home     PA       1    
        S. E. 15 F   at home     PA       1    
        E. D. 10 F   at home     PA       1    
  75 75 Lawrence Leslie 62 M   farmer 4,000 1,000 NY           1
        Berlinda 53 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Lucy 24 F   at home     PA            
      Ginners George 14 M   farm laborer     NY       1    
    76 Wood Seth 25 M   farm laborer     PA           1
        Gusta 21 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Jennie 3 F   at home     PA            
        Cora B. 3m F   at home     PA     March      
  76 77 Lawrence Daniel 53 M   farmer 6,000 700 NY           1
        M. J. 40 F   housekeeper     NY            
        J. C. 19 M   at home     PA       1    
        M. E. 18 F   school teach.     PA            
        S. J. 15 F   at home     PA       1    
        Emma 14 F   school teach.     PA       1    
        A. J. 12 F   at home     PA       1    
        W. T. 10 M   at home     PA       1    
        Edith 8 F   at home     PA       1    
        Minnie 7 F   at home     PA       1    
        Cora B. 1 F   at home     PA            
  78 78 Furgeson Alfred 61 M   farmer 8,000 2,500 NY           1
        Elizabeth 56 F   housekeeper     NY            
        Fannie 17 F   at home     PA       1    
      Yonn Joseph 35 M   farm laborer     NY           1
      Fergueson Hannah 83 F   ret.housekpr.     NY         1  
      Fletcher William 16 M B farm laborer     NY       1    

Published on Tri-Counties Site on 7/3/2005
By Joyce M. Toce