Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
Canton Township, Alba Borough
Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
1870 Census Records for  Bradford County PA 
1870 Alba Borough Census
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Enumerated June 1 thru 23, 1870 by Ward Warren, Ass't. Marshall
Transcribed for Tri Counties by Carlton Wolfe 2004
Formatted & Published by Joyce M. Tice 2006
P# = Page Number H# = Household - F# = Family
Note ! - Caucasian unless otherwise noted
Post Offices in Canton Township  in 1870  -  Residents in Canton Township picked up their mail at the Canton PO, East Canton PO, Alba PO.  There was no rural delivery until 1903. Be sure to read You Gotta Know the Territory for more information to help you understand this area and time. For individual pages the Post Office will be indicated, and it gives you information on the part of Canton Township in which your person of interest lived. Everyone in Alba Borough received mail at the Alba Post Office and all in Canton Borough picked up mail at the canton Post Office.
Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 -
Do You Know that you can search just the Census Records on the site by using the three county level Census  buttons in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page

You can further limit your search by choosing the find all words option and entering a year or township name along with your surname. Remember that alternate spellings of surnames WILL affect your search results.

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 deal with them. If you have a comment that you think is important for a particular entry send it to me with the EXACT page URL and I will place your note at the bottom of the page.
Canton Township 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41
Alba Borough 01 02 03 04 05 06
      John 2 M   at home     PA 1 1        
30 31 Andress E. L. 66 M   farm laborer 400 200 PA           1
      Margaret 60 F   housekeeper     NY            
      Lathan 22 M   wagon sh. wk.     PA           1
      Frank 16 F   at home     PA            
31 32 Hookir C. C. 40 M   physician 2,500 1,000 PA           1
      Annabell 37 F   housekeeper     PA            
      Frank 18 M   at home     PA       1    
      Willis 16 M   at home     PA       1    
    Greenlief Nancy 41 F   housekeeper     PA            
32 33 Manley D. J. 24 M   merchant 3,500 1,800 PA       1   1
      M. F. 24 F   housekeeper     PA            
      Arthur L. 1m M   at home     PA     April      
33 34 Manley C. G.  53 M   merchant 6,000 2,500 CT           1
      B. A. 47 F   housekeeper     PA            
      C. G. Jr. 7 M   at home     PA       1    
    McCarty Nora 14 F   at home     PA 1 1   1    
34 35 Sands W. H. 36 M   at home   500 PA           1
      L. A. 24 F   housekeeper     PA            
      O. W. 3 F   at home     NJ            
      R. D. 2 F   at home     PA            
36 36 Wilcox Nathan 33 M   farm laborer 800 200 NY           1
      Martha 28 F   housekeeper     NY            
      Nathan 6 M   at home     PA       1    
      Florence 4 F   at home     PA            
      Grace 1 F   at home     PA            
37 37 Palmer David 64 M   justice/peace 25,000 3,000 VT           1
      Betsey 40 F   housekeeper     VT            
      H. J. 7 M   at home     PA       1    
      B. M. 5 F   at home     PA            
      M. E. 2 F   at home     PA            
    Armstrong Esther 84 F   at home     VT            
    Brown Reuben 18 M   farm laborer     PA       1    
38 38 Williams I. B. 26 M   farm laborer   100 NY           1
      E. A. 22 F   housekeeper     PA            
      Andress 3 M   at home     PA            
      Marion 1 F   at home     PA            
39 39 Greenlaugh A. 51 M   minister   500 N.Brunsw. 1 1        
      Cornelia 38 F   housekeeper     N.Brunsw. 1 1        
      Clarinda 15 F   at home     N.Brunsw. 1 1   1    

Published on Tri-Counties Site on 7/17/2006
By Joyce M. Tice