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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
82 93 Markham Mary 14 F W House Keeper 400 150 New York                    
82 93 Markham Ettie 21 F W       Pennsylvania                    
82 93 Markham Libbie 18 F W       Pennsylvania                    
82 93 Markham Julia 17 F W       Pennsylvania                    
83 94 Price Sybil 52 F W House Keeper 3000 500 Ohio                    
83 94 Price James 22 M W Laborer     Pennsylvania                 X  
83 94 Price Mary 19 F W       Pennsylvania                    
83 94 Price Franklin 11 M W       Pennsylvania                    
84 95 Haven Lucinda 43 F W House Keeper 2000 300 Pennsylvania                    
84 95 Haven Annette 16 F W       Pennsylvania                    
84 95 Haven Mary 14 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
84 95 Haven George 12 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
85 96 Simpson Meritt 31 M W Wagon Make 1500 300 New York                 X  
85 96 Simpson Mary 31 F W Keeps House     Pennsylvania                    
85 96 Simpson Lionia 10 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
85 96 Simpson Samuel 9/12 M W       Pennsylvania     Oct              
85 97 Simpson Christopher 63 M W Wagon Make     Vermont                 X  
85 97 Simpson Fanny 56 F W Keeps House     New York                    
86 98 Tremain Seth 30 M W Laborer   200 New York                 X  
86 98 Tremain Amelia 25 F W Keeps House     Pennsylvania                    
86 98 Tremain Orrin 19 M W Laborer     Pennsylvania                    
87 99 Conklin Albert 27 M W Laborer     New York                 X  
87 99 Conklin Rachael 22 F W Keeps House     Pennsylvania                    
87 99 Conklin Samantha 3 F W       Pennsylvania                    
87 99 Conklin Charles 9/12 M W       Pennsylvania     Oct              
88 100 Neiley Richard 53 M W Lumberman 2000 100 New Brunswick X X             X  
88 100 Neiley Mary 48 F W Keeps House     New Brunswick X X                
88 100 Neiley Harry 10 M W       Baltimore         X          
88 101 Neiley Augustus 23 M W Lawyer     Maine                 X  
88 101 Neiley Nancy 19 F W Keeps House     Pennsylvania                    
89 102 West James 56 M W Farmer 350 100 New York           X X   X  
89 102 West Catherine 54 F W Keeps House     New York           X X      
89 102 West William 14 M W       New York                    
89 102 West Mary 9 F W       Pennsylvania                    
90 103 Cuningham James 22 M W Laborer     New York                 X  
90 103 Cuningham Mary 17 F W Keeps House     Pennsylvania                    
90 103 Cuningham Casley 1 F W       Pennsylvania                    
91 104 Boom Charles 26 M W Teamster   300 New York                 X  
91 104 Boom Sarah 22 F W Keeps House     Pennsylvania                    
91 104 Neiley George 29 M W Laborer     Maine                 X  

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