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
Burial Information added by Pat NEWELL Smith
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. 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
      Clarinda 15 F   at home     N.Brunsw. 1 1   1    
      Mira 13 F   at home     N.Brunsw. 1 1   1    
      Frank 10 M   at home     N.Brunsw. 1 1   1    
      Ada 4 F   at home     N.Brunsw. 1 1        
    Haney Catherine 75 F   at home     England 1 1        
40 40 Andress William 81 M   at home   200 NY           1
      Lydia 82 F   at home     NY            
    Munn Jane 58 F   housekeeper     NY            
      Philip 34 M   at home     PA           1
      Mary 21 F   housekeeper     NY            
41 41 Rockwell E. P. 40 M   book agent     PA           1
      Mary L. 39 F   housekeeper     PA            
      Lizzie 13 F   at home     PA       1    
      May L. 1 F   at home     PA            
    Crandal Mary 17 F   at home     PA            
    Cruise May Ann 12 F   housekeeper     PA            
42 42 Crandal Allen 63 M   carpenter 6,000 1,000 NY           1
      Sarah 60 F   housekeeper     NY            
43 43 Foss George 41 M   farmer  2,000 2,000 NH           1
      Nancy 35 F   housekeeper     PA            
      Walter 14 M   at home     PA       1    
      Willis 12 M   at home     PA       1    
      Myrta 4 F   at home     PA            
44 44 Smith F. J. 30 M   butcher   400 NY           1
      L. A. 24 F   housekeeper     NY            
    Saylor S. A. 17 F   housekeeper     NY       1    
45 45 Fellows J. H. 36 M   wagon maker 1,500 1,000 PA           1
      S. B. 36 F   housekeeper     PA            
      A. B. 8 F   at home     NY            
    Palmer Charles 67 M   farm laborer     PA           1
    Estenwine John 21 M   blacksmith     PA 1 1       1
    Gool J. W. 34 M   wagon maker   150 NY           1
    Carr Sarah 15 F   housekeeper     NY       1    
46 46 Lockwood H.  45 M   farmer  1,000 1,000 NY           1
      Elizabeth 46 F   housekeeper     NY 1 1        
      I. F. 19 F   at home     NY   1        
      J. A. 17 F   at home     NY   1   1    
      Phebe 14 F   at home     PA   1   1    
      M. M. 2 F   at home     PA   1   1    
    Laughead Jane 64 F   at home     Ireland 1 1        
    Bartlet Perry 20 M   farm laborer     PA            

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