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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
13 14 Plank Harvey 21 M W Laborer     Pennsylvania                 X  
13 14 Plank Lydia 14 F W House Keeper     Pennsylvania                    
14 15 McNaughten David 56 M W Physician & Druggist 1800 2000 New York                 X  
14 15 McNaughten Ann E. 46 F W Keeps House     New York                    
14 15 McNaughten Francis 20 M W Laborer     Pennsylvania                    
14 15 McNaughten Ellen 18 F W       Pennsylvania                    
15 16 McNaughten Wesley 24 M W Clerk in Store     Pennsylvania                 X  
15 16 McNaughten Emma 23 F W Keeps House     New York                    
16 17 Hill Erastus 54 M W Constable 2000 800 New York                 X  
16 17 Hill Violette 46 F W Keeps House     New York                    
16 17 Hill Lafayette 26 M W Laborer     Pennsylvania                 X  
16 17 Hill Kirkland 24 M W Laborer     Pennsylvania                 X  
16 17 Hill Emasette 20 F W House Keeper     Pennsylvania                    
16 17 Hill Perry 18 M W Laborer     Pennsylvania                    
16 17 Joseph --ate 19 F W Hired Help     Pennsylvania                    
16 17 Potter William 33 M W Boarder     Pennsylvania                 X  
16 17 Parameter George 28 M W Boarder     New York                 X  
16 17 Hoecken Frank 36 M W Music Teacher     Prussia X X                
17 18 Thompson Jared 50 M W Retail Merchant 3400 8000 New York                 X  
17 18 Thompson Fannie 49 F W Keeps House     New York                    
17 19 Phillips Sylvester 29 M W Retail Merchant   5000 Pennsylvania                 X  
17 19 Phillips Srilla 25 F W House Keeper     Pennsylvania                    
17 19 Smith Marcia 20 F W Hired Help     Pennsylvania                    
18 20 Seeley Samuel 32 M W Harness Maker     New York                 X  
18 20 Seeley Harriet 30 F W Keeps House     New York                    
19 21 Tremaine John 53 M W Lumberman 2000 150 New York                 X  
19 21 Tremaine Betsey 46 F W Milliners     Pennsylvania                    
19 21 Whipple Martin 23 M W Laborer     Pennsylvania                 X  
19 21 Whipple Willard 19 M W Laborer     Pennsylvania                    
19 21 Tremaine Willis 11 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
20 22 Bulkley Edwin 35 M W Clerk in Store   500 Pennsylvania                 X  
20 22 Bulkley Melyssia 25 F W Keeps House     Pennsylvania                    
20 22 Bulkley Ira 11 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
20 22 Bulkley Emma 5 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
20 22 Bulkley George 1 M W       Pennsylvania                    
21 23 Strang Bertlen 41 M W Lawyer 10000 10000 New York                 X  
21 23 Strang Betsey 38 F W Keeps House     New York                    
21 23 Strang Francis 21 M W Student     Pennsylvania                 X  
21 23 Strang Barter 9 M W       Pennsylvania         X          

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