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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
40 43 Cloas Noah 33 M W Retail Merchant 1500 4000 Pennsylvania                 X  
40 43 Cloas Nancy 30 F W Keeps House     Pennsylvania                    
40 43 Cloas Julian 9 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
40 43 Cloas Ara 6 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
41 44 Streeter Augustus 46 M W Lawyer 2500 500 Pennsylvania                 X  
41 44 Streeter Octavia 34 F W Keeps House     New York                    
41 44 Streeter James 8 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
41 45 Secard James 61 M W Gardener   275 New York                 X  
41 45 Secard Sophia 58 F W House Keeper     New York                    
42 46 Osborn Giles 38 M W Painter   500 New York                 X  
42 46 Osborn Harriet 28 F W Keeps House     Pennsylvania                    
42 46 Osborn Marion 12 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
43 47 Strang Jerry 26 M W Lawyer 1600 800 New York                 X  
43 47 Strang Marg. 28 F W Keeps House     New York                    
43 47 Strang Albert 15 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
44 48 Embree Isaac 39 M W Shoe Maker 1000 400 New Jersey                 X  
44 48 Embree Lucy 32 F W Keeps House     New York                    
44 48 Embree Hannah 12 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
44 48 Embree Harriet 10 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
44 48 Embree Lenith 5 F W       New York                    
45 49 Rood Theodore 30 M W Wagon Maker 1600 600 New York                 X  
45 49 Rood Lucy 35 F W Keeps House     New York                    
45 49 Rood Ernest 5 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
45 49 Benaner Clarence 17 M W Laborer     Pennsylvania                    
46 50 Sanders Thomas 36 M W Retail Merchant 2000 3000 Pennsylvania                 X  
46 50 Sanders Harriet 34 F W Keeps House     Pennsylvania                    
46 50 Sanders May 3 F W       Pennsylvania                    
47 51 Eberlee Frank 25 M W Farmer 800 150 Bavaria X X                
47 51 Eberlee Celia 31 F W House Keeper     Bavaria X X                
47 51 Eberlee Lewis 29 M W Farmer     Bavaria X X             X  
47 51 Doty Rachel 28 F W House Keeper   3000 New York                    
47 51 Doty Alice 25 F W Milliner     New York                    

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