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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
59 66 Mack Sophia 18 F W Hired Help     Pennsylvania                    
60 68 Perry George 45 M W Laborer   400 New York                 X  
60 68 Perry Hattie 44 F W Keeps House     New York                    
60 68 Perry Lunette 15 F W       Michigan         X          
60 68 Perry Edgar 9 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
61 69 Edgecomb Peter 29 M W Laborer 600 100 New York                 X  
61 69 Edgecomb Sarah 33 F W Keeps House     Pennsylvania                    
61 69 Edgecomb Carrie 1 F W       Pennsylvania                    
61 69 Edgecomb Sarah 6/12 F W       Pennsylvania     Jan              
61 70 Edgecomb Orrin 58 M W Farmer 500 300 Maine                 X  
61 70 Edgecomb Lettie 42 F W Keeps House     New Jersey                    
61 70 Edgecomb Lucy 20 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
61 70 Edgecomb Dwight 14 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
61 70 Edgecomb Albert 8 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
61 70 Edgecomb Minnie 17 F W Hired Help     Pennsylvania                    
61 71 Frees Kate 24 F W Tailoress     Pennsylvania                    
61 71 Edgecomb James 22 M W Laborer     Pennsylvania                 X  
62 72 Champlain James 38 M W Farmer 6000 1000 Pennsylvania                 X  
62 72 Champlain Mary 30 F W Keeps House     Scotland X X                
62 72 Champlain Harrison 6 M W       Pennsylvania   X     X          
62 72 Champlain Sherman 3 M W       Pennsylvania   X                
62 72 Stevenson John 14 M W Laborer     Pennsylvania         X          
63 73 Champlain John 31 M W Farmer 6000 1500 Pennsylvania                 X  
63 73 Champlain Clarissa 28 F W Keeps House     Pennsylvania                    
63 73 Champlain Delia 1 F W       Pennsylvania                    
63 73 Champlain George 78 M W Invalid     Rhode Island                 X  
63 73 Champlain Lucy 68 F W Invalid     New York                    
64 74 Blackman Lyman 63 M W Farmer 6000 1000 Massachusetts                 X  
64 74 Blackman Maria 61 F W Keeps House     Massachusetts                    
64 74 Blackman George 32 M W Laborer     New York                 X  
64 74 Blackman Mary 25 F W House Keeper     New York                    
64 74 Blackman May 7 F W       New York                    
64 74 Blackman Fred 3 M W       New York                    
65 75 Pease Abraham 74 M W Farmer 5200 700 New York                 X  
65 75 Pease Cynthia 70 F W Keeps House     Massachusetts                    
65 75 Washburn Clarisa 37 F W House Keeper     Pennsylvania                    
65 75 Washburn Isiah 17 M W Laborer     Pennsylvania         X          
65 75 Washburn Abram 11 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
66 76 Pease Oliver 32 M W Farmer 2000 500 Pennsylvania                 X  
66 76 Pease Louisa 27 F W Keeps House     New York                    

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