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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
70 75 Brauen Lydia 14 F W       Pennsylvania                    
71 76 Simmons William 42 M W Farmer 6000 1000 New York                 X  
71 76 Simmons Annis 36 F W Keeps House     New York                    
71 76 Simmons Charles 8 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
71 76 Simmons Frank 6 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
71 76 Simmons Frederick 3 M W       Pennsylvania                    
71 76 Simmons Nathen 1 M W       Pennsylvania                    
71 76 Simmons Hattie 15 F W House Keeper     Connecticut                    
72 77 Boardman Milton 40 M W Keeps Tavern 3000 4700 Pennsylvania                 X  
72 77 Boardman Booth 36 F W Keeps House     Pennsylvania                    
72 77 Boardman Ross 15 M W       Pennsylvania                    
72 77 Boardman Delos 14 M W       Pennsylvania                    
73 78 Weaver Otis 45 M W Preacher 2700 500 New York                 X  
73 78 Weaver Lucena 41 F W Keeps House     Vermont                    
73 78 Weaver Theodore 21 M W Laborer     New York                 X  
73 78 Weaver Martin 19 M W Laborer     New York                    
74 79 Colbert Jesse 24 M W Shoe Maker     England X X             X  
74 79 Colbert Savana 21 F W Keeps House     New York                    
74 79 Colbert Hosea 6/12 M W       New York X   Feb              

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