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1870 Census Records for Tioga County PA 
1870 Ward Township Census
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Census Taken July 1870 Enumerator: F.M. Sheffers 
Transcribed for Tri Counties 
by Ed Hutchinson 2003
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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 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
Census_Year 1870
Microfilm # M593-1457
State Pennsylvania
County Tioga
Township Ward
Post Office Liberty
Enumerator F.M. Sheffers
Enumeration Date August 3, 1870
Page # 8
Sheet # 426B
Sheet 423a 423b 424a 424b 425a 425b 426a 426b
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.

Page # Sheet# Line # Dwelling # Family # Last Name First Name Age Sex Color Occupation Real Estate Value Personal property Value Place of Birth Father Foreign Born Mother Foreign Born Month if Born in Census Yr Month if Married in Census Yr School in Census Yr Cannot Read Cannot Write Deaf, Dumb, Blind, Insane or Idiot Male over 21 (Eligible to Vote) Denied the Vote Transcriber Remarks
8 426B 1 59 63 Kiff Franklin 4 M W       Pennsylvania                      
8 426B 2 60 64 Brooks Joseph 31 M W Farmer 3500 1000 New York                 1    
8 426B 3 60 64 Brooks Claire 26 F W Keeping House     Pennsylvania         1            
8 426B 4 60 64 Brooks Lee 6 F W       Pennsylvania                      
8 426B 5 60 64 Brooks Grace 4 F W       Pennsylvania                      
8 426B 6 60 64 Brooks Ambraso 3 M W       Pennsylvania                      
8 426B 7 60 64 Pray Ambraso 33 M W Farm Labour     New York                 1    
8 426B 8 61 65 Whitman Warren 33 M W Lumberman 2000 100 Pennsylvania                 1    
8 426B 9 61 65 Whitman Ellen 23 F W       Pennsylvania                      

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 12/12/2003
By Joyce M. Tice