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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 consideration. This is consistent throughout Tioga County for this year and probably reflects wrong directions 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
7 7 Classon Assid 57 M W Shoe Maker 600 850 Massachusetts                 X  
7 7 Classon Julia 50 F W Keeps House     New Jersey                    
7 7 Classon Alice 18 F W       Pennsylvania                    
7 7 Classon Delia 9 F W       Pennsylvania                    
8 8 Brown Orson 26 M W Shoe Maker     Pennsylvania                 X  
8 8 Brown Emma 22 F W Keeps House     New York                    
9 9 Burdick Nelson 44 M W Cabinet Maker 2000 1200 New York                 X  
9 9 Burdick Susan 42 F W Keeps House     Pennsylvania                    
9 9 Burdick Gilford 21 M W Carpenter     Pennsylvania                 X  
9 9 Burdick DeFarrest 19 M W Laborer     Pennsylvania         X          
9 9 Burdick Nesada 17 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
9 9 Burdick Addie 15 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
9 9 Burdick Oliver 12 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
9 9 Burdick Chester (Twins) 11 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
9 9 Burdick Charles (Twins) 11 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
10 10 Beagelle Stephen 38 M W Physician 4300 5000 New York                 X  
10 10 Beagelle Sarah 35 F W Keeps House     New York                    
10 10 Beagelle James 6 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
10 10 Beagelle Lenilla 4 F W       Pennsylvania                    
10 10 Beagelle Frank 16 M W Laborer     Pennsylvania                    
10 10 Jones Lillian 14 F W Hired Help     Pennsylvania                    
11 11 Close Ambrose 35 M W Farmer & Ret Merchant 12000 6000 Pennsylvania                 X  
11 11 Close Ann Vinette 36 F W Keeps House     New York                    
11 11 Close Roy 4 M W       Pennsylvania                    
11 12 Close Maria 58 F W House Keeper     Pennsylvania                    
11 12 Close Bernard (Twins) 19 M W Laborer     Pennsylvania                    
11 12 Close Bernette (Twins) 19 M W Laborer     Pennsylvania                    
11 12 Close Maria 16 F W       Pennsylvania                    
11 12 Close Cara 12 F W       Pennsylvania                    
11 12 King Lattie 25 F W Hired Help     Pennsylvania                    
12 13 Hurlburt William 46 M W Harness Maker   1200 Connecticut                 X  
12 13 Hurlburt Phebe 24 F W Keeps House     Pennsylvania                    
12 13 Hurlburt Carrie 2 F W       Pennsylvania                    
12 13 Hurlburt Ettie 8/12 F W       Pennsylvania     Nov              
12 13 Chapel Ann E. 21 F W Hired Help     Pennsylvania                    
13 14 Plank Isaac 59 M W Farmer 8000 1500 New York                 X  
13 14 Plank Esther 58 F W Keeps House     Connecticut                    
13 14 Wood Esther 27 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
13 14 Wood Caston 22 M W Laborer     Pennsylvania                 X  
13 14 Plank William 22 M W       Pennsylvania                 X  

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