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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
24 29 Button Ellen 9 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
25 30 Hunt Burton 45 M W Farmer 3500 800 New York                 X  
25 30 Hunt Ann 29 F W Keeps House     Pennsylvania                    
25 30 Hunt Effie 7 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
25 30 Hunt Sherman 5 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
26 31 Patterson Chas. 22 M W Laborer   75 New York                 X  
26 31 Patterson Olive 21 F W Keeps House     Pennsylvania                    
26 31 Patterson Jennie 1 F W       Pennsylvania                    
27 32 Labar James 37 M W Farmer 3600 1400 New York                 X  
27 32 Labar Harriet 34 F W Keeps House     New York                    
27 32 Labar Alvernon 15 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
27 32 Labar Marion 9 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
27 32 Labar Margret 74 F W Old age     New York                    
27 32 Carpenter Margret 12 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
28 33 Sherwood Daniel 43 M W Farmer 4000 1000 New York                 X  
28 33 Sherwood Emiline 40 F W Keeps House     New York                    
28 33 Sherwood Ira 7 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
28 33 Sherwood Elias (Twins) 4 M W       Pennsylvania                    
28 33 Sherwood Eliza (Twins) 4 F W       Pennsylvania                    
29 34 VanPelt Jacob 55 M W Farmer 1000 100 New York           X X   X  
29 34 VanPelt Elizabeth 52 F W Keeps House     New York           X X      
29 34 VanPelt Polly 30 F W Housekeeper     New York                    
29 35 VanPelt Milton 36 M W Laborer     New York           X X   X  
29 35 VanPelt Olive 24 F W House     New York                    
29 35 VanPelt Delaine 17 F W       Pennsylvania           X X      
29 35 VanPelt William 16 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
29 35 VanPelt Ann F. 12 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
29 35 VanPelt June 8 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
29 35 VanPelt Truman 6 M W       Pennsylvania                    
29 35 VanPelt Samuel 4 M W       Pennsylvania                    
30 36 Wilkins Margret 60 F W House Keeper     Connecticut                    
31 37 Stanton Charles 40 M W       New York                 X  
31 37 Stanton Emily 39 F W       New York                    
31 37 Stanton James 12 M W       Pennsylvania                    
32 38 King Bertha 55 F W House Helper     New York                    
32 38 King John 16 M W Laborer     New York                    
32 38 King Samuel 9 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
32 38 King Charlotte 9 F W       Pennsylvania         X          

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