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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
133 146 Somers Lyman 35 M W Farmer 200 1500 Connecticut                 X  
133 146 Somers Mary 36 F W Keeps House     Connecticut                    
133 146 Somers Gertrude 10 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
133 146 Somers Ella 8 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
133 146 Somers Maggie 2 F W       Pennsylvania                    
134 147 Somers Lemans(?) 70 M W Farmer     Pennsylvania                 X  
134 147 Somers Myra 73 F W House Keeper     Connecticut                    
134 147 James Serine 73 M W       New York                 X  
135 148 Obon Sheldon 43 M W Mechanic     Connecticut                 X  
135 148 Obon Sarah 40 F W Keeps House     Connecticut                    
135 148 Obon Homer 17 M W Laborer     Connecticut                    
135 148 Obon Wallace 14 M W Laborer     Connecticut                    
135 148 Obon Arthur 10 M W       Pennsylvania                    
135 148 Obon Ernest 3 M W       Pennsylvania                    
136 149 Butler Ann 51 F W House Keeper   50 Massachusetts                    
136 149 Butler Ervin(?) 12 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
136 149 Butler Ada 10 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
137 150 Davis Robert 64 M W Farmer     New York                 X  
137 150 Davis Lucy 46 F W House Keeper     New York                    
137 150 Davis Ella 16 F W       New York         X          
138 151 Ackley Henry 29 M W Farmer     New York                 X  
138 151 Ackley Almira 23 F W Keeps House     New York                    
138 151 Ackley Hattie 3 F W       Pennsylvania                    
139 152 Sweasy Joseph 57 M W Laborer   100 New Jersey                 X  
139 152 Sweasy Harriet 55 F W Keeps House     New York                    
140 153 Sager Martin 37 M W       Pennsylvania                 X  
140 153 Sager Margaret 26 F W       Pennsylvania                    
140 153 Sager Eilas 13 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
140 153 Sager Nancy 14 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
140 153 Sager Vine 80 M W       Massachusetts                    
141 154 Sager Henry 53 M W Farmer 3000 1300 Pennsylvania                 X  
141 154 Sager Almira 49 F W Keeps House     Pennsylvania                    
141 154 Sager Simone 20 M W       Pennsylvania                    
141 154 Sager Maria 17 F W       Pennsylvania                    
141 154 Sager Benji 11 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
141 154 Sager David 9 M W       Pennsylvania                    
142 155 Clark Henry 59 M W Farmer 3000 1200 New York                 X  
142 155 Clark Susan 55 F W Keeps House     New York                    
142 155 Clark Frank 18 M W       New York                    
142 155 Clark David 14 M W       New York         X          

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