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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
124 137 Barr John 61 M W Farmer 1600 400 Scotland X X                
124 137 Barr Senith 45 F W Keeps House     New York                    
124 137 Barr Nathan 18 M W Laborer     Pennsylvania X                  
124 137 Barr Samantha 13 F W       Pennsylvania X       X          
124 137 Barr Martha 11 F W       Pennsylvania X       X          
125 138 Taft Jesse 73 M W Old Age     Rhode Island                 X  
125 138 Taft Sabra 74 F W Old Age     Rhode Island                    
125 138 Taft Ethan 40 M W Farmer 1875 800 New York                 X  
125 138 Taft Mary 34 F W Keeps House     Pennsylvania                    
125 138 Taft Stephen 15 M W       Pennsylvania                    
125 138 Taft Gillie 13 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
125 138 Taft Jesse 7 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
125 138 Taft Ethan 4 M W       Pennsylvania                    
125 138 Taft Mary 3 F W       Pennsylvania                    
126 139 Glow Ethan 62 M W Laborer     New York                 X  
126 139 Glow Anna 68 F W Keeps House     New York                    
127 140 Slocum Caleb 60 M W Laborer 600 100 New York                 X  
127 140 Slocum Phebe 64 F W Keeps House     New York                    
128 141 Bostwick Walker 24 M W Farmer 1000 400 Pennsylvania       Oct         X  
128 141 Bostwick Phebe 19 F W Keeps House     Pennsylvania       Oct            
129 142 Baker Daniel 60 M W Farmer 2500 525 New York                 X  
129 142 Baker Eunice 50 F W Keeps House     Pennsylvania                    
129 142 Baker Luther 7 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
129 142 Baker Hannah 86 F W Old Age     Rhode Island                    
130 143 Baker Leonard 22 M W Laborer   250 Pennsylvania                 X  
130 143 Baker Ellen 20 F W Keeps House     Pennsylvania                    
130 143 Baker Madelia 2 F W       Pennsylvania                    
130 143 Baker Minnie 1 F W       Pennsylvania                    
131 144 Sprague Page 43 M W Farmer 2800 1000 New York                 X  
131 144 Sprague Maria 43 F W Keeps House     New York                    
131 144 Sprague Anderson 13 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
131 144 Sprague William 11 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
131 144 Sprague Louise 7 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
131 144 Sprague Frederick 2 M W       Pennsylvania                    
132 145 Mack Henry 19 M W Farmer 2400 700 Pennsylvania                    
132 145 Mack Nancy 49 F W House Keeper     New York                    
132 145 Mack Sarah 16 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
132 145 Mack Ella 13 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
132 145 Mack Levi 8 M W       Pennsylvania         X          

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