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Census Taken Aug 1870 by R. T. Wood
28 July 1870
Transcribed for Tri Counties 
by Ed Hutchinson 2005
Pages Formatted & Published 
by  Joyce M. Tice 2006
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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Census Year 1870
Microfilm # M593-1457
State Pennsylvania
County Tioga
Township Westfield TWP
Post Office Elkland
Enumerator R.T. Wood
Enumeration Date 28 July 1870
Westfield Township 445a 445b 446a 446b 447a 447b 448a 448b 449a 449b 450a 450b
451a 451b 452a 452b 453a 453b 454a 454b 455a 455b 456a 456b
Westfield Borough 457a 457b 458a 458b 459a 459b 460a 460b 461a 461b
(Note Census taker appears to have listed his own PO rather than the PO of the family under consideraton. This is consistent throughout Tioga County for this year and probably reflects wrong directons they were given. )
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
9 13 Gilbert James 3 M W       Pennsylvania                    
9 13 Gilbert Josie 1 F W       Pennsylvania                    
9 14 Metcalf Charles 68 M W Cooper     New York                 X  
9 14 Metcalf Sarah 58 F W House Keeper     Rhode Island                    
9 14 Metcalf Steven Jr. 22 M W Laborer 600   Pennsylvania                 X  
10 15 Plank Daniel 61 M W Farmer 3000 400 New York                 X  
10 15 Plank Eliza 48 F W Keeps House     New York                    
10 15 Plank Ellen 15 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
10 15 Plank Martha 12 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
10 15 Plank Sylvester 8 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
10 15 Plank Cora 6 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
11 16 Pritchard Morris 52 M W Farmer 2000 500 Pennsylvania                 X  
11 16 Pritchard Sarah 43 F W Keeps House     Pennsylvania                    
11 16 Pritchard Malon 18 M W Laborer     Pennsylvania                    
11 16 Pritchard Manville 16 M W Laborer     Pennsylvania         X          
11 16 Pritchard Ella 14 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
11 16 Pritchard Ensie 11 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
12 17 Rexford Job 53 M W Farmer 4000 800 New York                 X  
12 17 Rexford Chloe 48 F W Keeps House     Pennsylvania                    
12 17 Rexford Stella 9 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
12 17 Rexford Emerson 25 M W Laborer     Pennsylvania       May         X  
12 17 Rexford Clara 20 F W House Keeper     New York       May            
13 18 Bush Austin 44 M W Farmer 5000 1000 Vermont                 X  
13 18 Bush Orvilla 46 F W Keeps House     New York                    
13 18 Bush Eugene 20 M W Laborer     Pennsylvania                    
13 18 Bush Randolph 18 M W Laborer     Pennsylvania         X          
13 18 Bush Loren 12 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
14 19 Lamanans Alonzo 31 M W Farmer 3000 300 Pennsylvania                 X  
14 19 Lamanans Susan 30 F W Keeps House     Pennsylvania                    
14 19 Lamanans Ray 4/12 M W       Pennsylvania     Apr              
14 19 McKinley Mary 14 F W Hired Help     Pennsylvania                    
15 20 Wheaton Henry 45 M W Carpenter   150 New York                 X  
15 20 Wheaton Clarisa 42 F W Keeps House     Vermont                    
15 20 Wheaton Mary 15 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
15 20 Wheaton Wallace 9 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
16 21 Craig John 60 M W Farmer 1000 250 New York                 X  
16 21 Craig Hannah 54 F W Keeps House     Pennsylvania                    
16 21 Craig John B. 24 M W Laborer     Pennsylvania                 X  
16 21 Craig Delania 18 F W House Keeper     Pennsylvania                    
16 21 Craig Andrew 16 M W       Pennsylvania                    

Published on Tri-Counties Site on 02/02/2006
By Joyce M. Tice