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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
    Murdock Sam'l 42 M W Retail Merchant 1500 5000 New York       March         X  
    Murdock Lettie 19 F W Boarder     Pennsylvania       March            
1 1 Jobbs Joseph 34 M W Farmer 2000 500 New York                 X  
1 1 Jobbs Mary 34 F W Keeps House     Pennsylvania                    
1 1 Jobbs Emma 11 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
1 1 Jobbs Estella 9 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
1 1 Jobbs Sarah 6 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
1 1 Jobbs Esa 4 F W       Pennsylvania                    
1 1 Jobbs Joseph 1 M W       Pennsylvania                    
2 2 Mallory Lachins 61 M W Farmer 3000 500 New York                 X  
2 2 Mallory Lucy 62 F W Keeps House     New York                    
2 2 Oearr Francis 14 F W Hired Help     Pennsylvania                    
2 2 Mallory Charles 4 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
3 3 Coase Erastus 45 M W Carpenter 1000 450 New York                 X  
3 3 Coase Annette 40 F W Keeps House     New York                    
3 3 Coase Mark 22 M W Laborer     Pennsylvania                 X  
3 3 Coase Jared 19 M W Laborer     Pennsylvania                    
3 3 Coase Rush (Twins) 16 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
3 3 Coase Ross (Twins) 16 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
3 3 Coase Lunetta 7 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
3 3 Coase Jesse 3 F W       Pennsylvania                    
3 3 Thompson Domaskes 78 M W Invalid     New York                 X  
4 4 Joseph Thomas 54 M W Tailor 1000 400 New York                 X  
4 4 Joseph Marion 58 F W Keeps House     Vermont                    
4 4 Joseph Frances 23 F W House Keeper     Pennsylvania                    
4 4 Joseph Valeria 20 F W School Teacher     Pennsylvania                    
5 5 Stanton Erastus 48 M W Harness Maker     New York                 X  
5 5 Stanton Betsey 38 F W Keeps House     Pennsylvania                    
5 5 Stanton Marianns (Twins) 16 M W Laborer     Pennsylvania         X          
5 5 Stanton Matilda (Twins) 16 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
5 5 Stanton Sophia 15 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
5 5 Stanton Henry 12 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
5 5 Stanton Delens 10 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
5 5 Stanton Emma 7 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
5 5 Stanton Marion 5 F W       Pennsylvania                    
5 5 Stanton Sheridan 3 M W       Pennsylvania                    
5 5 Stanton Ada 10/12 F W       Pennsylvania     Oct              
5 5 Whitman Hannah 77 F W Old Age     New York                    
6 6 Boardman Elkans 66 F W Farmer 1500 200 New York                 X  
6 6 Boardman Eliza 59 F W Keeps House     Massachusetts                    

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