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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
67 77 Skinner Richard 39 M W Ret. Merchant   3000 New York                 X  
67 77 Skinner Ellen 34 F W Keeps House     New York                    
67 77 Skinner May 5 F W       New York                    
67 77 Brace Alfred 22 M W Clerk in Store     New York                 X  
68 78 Edgecomb Ira 35 M W Lumberman 12000 200 New York                 X  
68 78 Edgecomb Sarah 30 F W Keeps House     Pennsylvania                    
68 78 Edgecomb Waldo 9 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
68 78 Edgecomb James 7 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
68 78 Edgecomb Addie 5 F W       Pennsylvania                    
68 78 Edgecomb Alfred 3 M W       Pennsylvania                    
68 78 Edgecomb Samuel 1 M W       Pennsylvania                    
69 79 Hurlbert William 34 M W Lumberman 150 500 Pennsylvania                 X  
69 79 Hurlbert Helen 23 F W       Pennsylvania                    
70 80 Butcher Jonas 54 M W Farmer 3000 350 Massachusetts                 X  
70 80 Butcher Keziah 39 F W Keeps House     Pennsylvania                    
70 80 Butcher Etta 19 F W       Rhode Island         X          
70 80 Butcher Sarah 11 F W       Minesota         X          
70 80 Butcher Harrison 9 M W       Minesota         X          
70 80 Butcher Mary 6 F W       Minesota         X          
70 80 Butcher Ida 2 F W       New York                    
70 80 Butcher Eva 2 F W       New York                    
70 81 Walling Lester 23 M W Laborer     Rhode Island       Sept         X  
70 81 Walling Cora 21 F W House Keeper     Rhode Island       Sept            
71 82 Scoville Luman 49 M W Speculator 2000   Connecticut                 X  
71 82 Scoville Harriet 48 F W Keeps House     New York                    
71 82 Scoville Frank 20 M W       Pennsylvania                    
72 83 Sayles Aldrich 37 M W Blacksmith 1000 100 Pennsylvania                 X  
72 83 Sayles Martha 37 F W Keeps House     Connecticut                    
72 83 Sayles Edward 5 M W       Pennsylvania                    
73 84 Davis James 36 M W Farmer 2000 500 Pennsylvania                 X  
73 84 Davis Lydia 30 F W Keeps House     New York                    
73 84 Davis Ida 11 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
73 84 Davis Carrie 9 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
73 84 Davis Edith 5 F W       Pennsylvania                    
73 84 Davis Eugene 3 M W       Pennsylvania                    
73 84 Davis Ewellon 10/12 M W       Pennsylvania     Oct              
73 84 Davis Edward 30 M W Laborer     Pennsylvania                 X  
74 85 Green Justus 25 M W Farmer 10000 1000 New York                 X  
74 85 Taff Migamin 46 M W Laborer   450 New York                 X  
74 85 Taff Mary 46 F W House Keeper     New York                    

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