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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.
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Post Office : French Mills
15       Lydia 44 F   housekeeper     NY         1  
        Silas 21 M   at home     PA         1 1
        Maria 14 F   at home     PA         1  
  114 114 Brewer Lyman 40 M   farmer 10,000 3,000 PA           1
        Almira 37 F   housekeeper     PA            
        J. W. 15 M   at home     PA       1    
        S. A. 12 F   at home     PA       1    
        Almira 4 F   at home     PA            
      Taber Martha 29 F   housekeeper     PA            
      Peters Subal 19 M   farm laborer     PA            
  115 115 Little Rebecca 61 F   housekeeper     NJ           1
        Maria 26 F   housekeeper     NY            
        Windfield 22 M   tanner/currier     NY            
        G. M. 5 M   at home     NY           1
        Selah 60 M   tanner 3,000 500 NY            
  116 116 VanSciver Abraham 42 M   farm laborer 200   NY           1
        Caroline 32 F   housekeeper     PA         1  
        G. E. 4 M   at home     PA            
  117 117 More J. A. 76 F   housekeeper 300   NY            
  118 118 French Smith 33 M   farmer 6,000 2,000 PA           1
        Elizabeth 35 F   housekeeper     NY            
      Mitchell Rachel 60 F   ret.housekpr.     NY            
        William 42 M   farm laborer     NY         1 1
      Wooliver Rhoda 19 F   housekeeper     NY            
      Robison Edward 23 M B farm laborer     VA         1 1
  119 119 Capron Miron 39 M   farmer 5,000 1,000 PA           1
        Mary Ann 30 F   housekeeper     PA            
      Devare Margaret 19 F   housekeeper     NJ         1  
        Minnie 7m F   at home     PA     December      
  120 120 Henderson J. O. 55 M   farm laborer     NY           1
        Jane 38 F   housekeeper     PA         1  
        James 14 M   at home     PA       1    
        Ella 12 F   at home     PA       1    
        Martin 4 M   at home     PA            
  121 121 Gifford Whitney 57 M   farmer 15,000 3,000 NY           1
        Martha 57 F   housekeeper     NJ            
        Mary 74 F   ret.housekpr.     NY            
        Maria 26 F   housekeeper     PA            
      Rosell Julia 22 F   housekeeper     NY            
  122 122 Sturdevant James 28 M   farmer 2,600 500 PA           1
16       Sarah 35 F   housekeeper     PA            
  123 123 French Sebomy 67 M   farmer 6,000 2,000 NY           1
        Emma 61 F   housekeeper     NY            
        George 23 M   farm laborer     PA            
      Sullivan Patrick 18 M   farm laborer     Ireland 1 1   1    
      Cohill Frank 14 M   farm laborer     OH       1    
        S. E. 26 F   housekeeper     NJ            
        William 2 M   at home     PA            
        Mollie 5m F   at home     PA     February      
  124 124 French H. C. 38 M   farmer 6,000 2,000 PA           1
        Mary A. 32 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Helen 9 F   at home     PA       1    
        E. R. 6 F   at home     PA       1    
        Harriett 2 F   at home     PA            
        Julia 17 F   housekeeper     PA            
      Strong Ann 75 F   ret.housekpr.     NY            
  125 125 Vanderpool William 35 M   farm laborer     NJ         1 1
        Eleanor 38 F   housekeeper     NJ       1    
        M. E. 11 F   at home     NJ       1    
        J. H. 9 M   at home     NJ       1    
        G. L. 6 M   at home     NJ            
        Hannah 4 F   at home     NJ            
        M. C. 2 F   at home     NY     March      
        Maria 4m F   at home     PA           1
  126 126 Adams Robert 34 M   farmer 3,000 600 NY            
        Mary 33 F   housekeeper     NY            
        Floid 10 M   at home     PA       1    
        Fred 9 M   at home     PA       1    
        Frank 7 M   at home     PA       1    
        Fletcher 6 M   at home     PA       1    
        Clayton 4 M   at home     PA            
        Milton 1 M   at home     PA            
  127 127 Hill Joseph 32 M   farmer 6,000 2,000 Ireland 1 1       1
        Sarah 34 F   housekeeper     Ireland 1 1        
        Alice 78 F   ret.housekpr.     Ireland 1 1        
      Thompson J. H. 18 M   farm laborer     PA       1    
  128 128 Wells Warren 61 M   farmer 2,300 1,000 NY           1
        Lofana 43 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Foster 32 M   farm laborer     PA           1
        Alice 20 F   at home     PA            

Published on Tri-Counties Site on 7/3/2005
By Joyce M. T1ce