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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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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
19       Emma 4 F   at home     PA 1 1        
        Francis 2 M   at home     PA 1 1        
        Polly Ann 57 F   housekeeper     Ireland 1 1        
  148 147 Grinnell Rhoda 59 F   housekeeper 5,000 800 NY            
        Harrison 30 M   farmer     PA           1
    148   H. G. 25 M   farmer     PA           1
        Alice 23 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Stael 3 M   at home     PA            
        H. G. 1 M   at home     PA            
      Daggett Edwin 16 M   farm laborer     PA       1    
  149 149 Furgeson W. C. 32 M   farm laborer     NY           1
        Gerntia 30 F   housekeeper     PA            
        C. E. 10 F   at home     PA       1    
        J. A. 8 M   at home     PA       1    
        Susie 3 F   at home     PA            
    150   Elizer 66 M   farm laborer     NY           1
        Elizabeth 66 F   housekeeper     NY         1  
        E. E. 8 F   at home     PA       1    
  150 151 Hayton David 26 M   farm laborer   100 NY 1         1
        Huldah 20 F   housekeeper     PA            
      Westlake Nellie 5 F   at home     PA            
  151 152 Wright John 46 M   farmer 18,000 2,500 PA           1
        Didama 42 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Alice 9 F   at home     PA       1    
        Charles 12 M   at home     PA       1    
      Clymer W. H. 26 M   farm laborer     NY           1
      Boughton Almy 24 F   housekeeper     PA            
      Quell Robert 48 M   farmer 6,000 1,500 NY 1 1       1
        S. J. 63 F   housekeeper     NY            
        James 32 M   farm laborer     PA           1
        M. J. 24 F   housekeeper     PA            
      Garrison Melvina 24 F   housekeeper     PA            
      Quell Hattie 1 F   at home     PA            
  153 154 Baker Samuel 36 M   farmer 7,000 500 PA           1
        Hannah 26 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Charles 9 M   at home     PA       1    
        Julia 5 F   at home     PA            
  155 155 Harvy D. B. 30 M   farmer 500 500 NY            
        Effie 29 F   housekeeper     NY           1
20       Clarinda 11 F   at home     PA       1    
      Sickles Price 19 M   farm laborer     NJ         1 1
      Brower Malinda 25 F   housekeeper     PA            
        George 3 M   at home     PA            
  156 156 Noble George W. 37 M   farmer 10,000 2,000 NY           1
        Mary 32 F   housekeeper     NJ            
        Ella 12 F   at home     PA       1    
        A. P. 5 M   at home     PA            
        A. C. 62 M   retired farmer     NY           1
        Aurilla 64 F   ret.housekpr.     NY            
      Critendin Sarah 22 F   housekeeper     NY 1          
      Tichner Willard 19 M   farm laborer     PA       1    
      Gorden William 39 M   farmer   200 PA           1
        Lina 26 F   housekeeper     NY            
  158 158 Robinson Aurilla 47 F   housekeeper 260   PA         1  
        Mary 11 F   at home     NY       1    
        Antoinette 9 F   at home     NY       1    
        David 5 M   at home     PA            
  159 159 Pellet John 25 M   farm laborer 700 100 NJ           1
        Mary 21 F   housekeeper     PA            
  160 160 Garrison Foster 34 M   farmer 3,600 6,000 PA           1
        George 3 M   at home     PA            
      Pellet J. W. 55 M   farm laborer   120 NJ           1
        S. A. 55 F   housekeeper     NJ            
        A. L. 13 F   at home     PA       1    
  161 161 Brink G. W. 46 M   farmer 3,000 6,000 NJ           1
        Susan 45 F   housekeeper     NJ            
        Andrew 34 M   RR engineer     NJ           1
        Benjamin 19 M   sawmill wkr.     NJ            
        Willis 14 M   at home     PA       1    
        Allice 14 F   at home     PA       1    
        Alfred 12 M   at home     PA       1    
        Jay 10 M   at home     PA       1    
        Frank 6 M   at home     PA            
  162 162 Sturdevant Joseph 47 M   farmer 1,500 300 NY           1
        Hannah 43 F   housekeeper     NY            
        C. M. 21 F   at home     PA            
        O. C. 14 M   at home     PA            
        Millie 8 F   at home     PA            
        J. E. 6 M   at home     PA            

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