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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 consideration. This is consistent throughout Tioga County for this year and probably reflects wrong directions 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
33 39 Tate James 49 M W Farmer 1600 300 New York                 X  
33 39 Webb Isabelle 42 F W House Keeper     New York                    
33 39 Webb Abby 17 F W       Pennsylvania                    
33 39 Webb James 15 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
34 40 Thompson Lyman 41 M W Laborer   250 Vermont                 X  
34 40 Thompson Caroline 39 F W Keeps House     New York                    
34 40 Thompson Adelbert 10 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
34 40 Thompson Huldah 4 F W       Pennsylvania                    
35 41 Wallace John 42 M W Farmer 1500 1000 New York                 X  
35 41 Wilcox Asher 76 M W Laborer     Rhode Island                 X  
35 41 Wilcox Lucy 57 F W Keeps House     Rhode Island                    
36 42 Peck Harry 54 M W Farmer 1000 150 New York                 X  
36 42 Peck Sarah 46 F W Keeps House     New York                    
36 42 Peck Henry 11 M W       New York         X          
36 42 Peck Ervine 9 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
36 42 Peck Debillo 3 M W       Pennsylvania                    
37 43 Traverse Henry 34 M W Farmer 1000 200 New York                 X  
37 43 Traverse Eveline 27 F W Keeps House     New York                    
37 43 Traverse Norval 12 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
37 43 Traverse Hattie 10 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
37 43 Traverse Henry 7 M W       Pennsylvania                    
37 43 Traverse Leroy 21 M W Laborer     New York                 X  
38 44 Vancise Henry 52 M W Farmer 300 300 New York           X X      
38 44 Vancise Ann 51 F W Keeps House     New York                    
38 44 Vancise Jacob 28 M W Laborer     Pennsylvania           X X   X  
38 44 Vancise William 23 M W Laborer     Pennsylvania           X X   X  
38 44 Vancise Lettie 17 F W       Pennsylvania                    
38 44 Vancise Dolly 11 M W       Pennsylvania                    
38 44 Vancise Ida 7 F W       Pennsylvania                    
39 45 Vincent James 39 M W Farmer 1000 300 New York                 X  
39 45 Vincent Maria 61 F W House Keeper     New York                    
39 45 Vincent Gilbert 18 M W Laborer     Pennsylvania                    
39 45 Vincent Harriet 24 F W House Keeper     New York                    
40 46 Seamans William 40 M W Farmer 3000 1000 Pennsylvania                 X  
40 46 Seamans Juliette 38 F W Keeps House     New York                    
40 46 Morris Julia 17 M W Hired Help     Pennsylvania                    
41 47 Seamans Barnes 38 M W Farmer 2000 600 Pennsylvania                 X  
41 47 Seamans Lucretia 26 F W Keeps House     New York                    
41 47 Seamans Elvia 12 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
41 47 Seamans Jennis 4 F W       Pennsylvania                    

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