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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 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
31 33 Kruzen Jennie 5 F W       Pennsylvania                    
31 33 Judd William 65 M W Gardner     Connecticut                 X  
32 34 Gardner Nelson 35 M W Grocer 2000 500 New York                 X  
32 34 Gardner Hannah 28 F W Keeps House     New York                    
32 34 Gardner Bell 8/12 F W       Pennsylvania     Dec              
33 35 Martin Almond 43 M W Tinner 700 2000 Vermont                 X  
33 35 Martin Laura 33 F W Keeps House     Pennsylvania                    
33 35 Martin John 9 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
33 35 Martin Mary 6 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
33 35 Martin Ida E. 3 F W       Pennsylvania                    
34 36 Thompson Elijah 38 M W Clerk in Store     Pennsylvania                 X  
34 36 Thompson Addie 34 F W Keeps House     New York                    
35 37 Leach Aaron 57 M W Farmer 1500 400 New York                 X  
35 37 Leach Mary 38 F W Keeps House     New Hampshire                    
35 37 Leach Virgin V. 23 M W Laborer     Pennsylvania                 X  
35 37 Leach Frank V. 21 M W Laborer     Pennsylvania                 X  
35 37 Leach Ross V. 17 M W Laborer     Pennsylvania         X          
35 37 Leach Bill V. 11 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
35 38 Leach James V. 25 M W Lawyer 1000 300 Pennsylvania                 X  
35 38 Leach Ida E. 19 F W House Keeper     Pennsylvania                    
36 39 Gould Abel 54 M W Laborer 2800   Pennsylvania                 X  
36 39 Gould Martha 28 F W Keeps House     New York                    
36 39 Gould John 3 M W       Pennsylvania                    
37 40 Cloas George 46 M W Inn Keeper 6000 1000 Pennsylvania                 X  
37 40 Cloas Rachel 48 F W Keeps House     Pennsylvania                    
37 40 Cloas Edwin 22 M W Stage Proprietor   600 Pennsylvania                 X  
37 40 Cloas Elisabeth 11 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
37 40 Cloas Uretta 8 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
37 40 Cloas Willis 4 M W       Pennsylvania                    
37 40 Parmer James 61 M W Harness Maker     Vermont                 X  
37 40 Decker Ephraim 39 M W Laborer     New York                 X  
38 41 Davis Wilson 50 M W Farmer 800 200 New York                 X  
38 41 Davis Esther 34 F W Keeps House     Pennsylvania                    
38 41 Davis Frank 16 M W Laborer     Pennsylvania                    
38 41 Davis Emmet 15 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
38 41 Davis Hattie 13 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
39 42 Strang Francis 64 M W Justice of Peace   300 New York                 X  
39 42 Strang Elisabeth 64 F W Keeps House     New York                    
39 42 Strang Orfie 25 F W House Keeper     Pennsylvania                    
39 42 Strang Orville 11 M W       Pennsylvania         X          

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