Bradford County PA
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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
1870 Census Records for  Bradford County PA 

Barclay Coal loading into boats at Towanda Canal Basin 1857
1870 Barclay Township Census
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Enumerated Aug, 12 through Sept 8 by H. M. Rockwell , Ass't. Marshal
Transcribed for Tri Counties by Carlton Wolfe 2004
Formatted & Published by Joyce M. Tice 2005
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.

P# = Page Number H# = Household - F# = Family
Note ! - Caucasian unless otherwise noted
Post Offices in Barclay Township  in 1870  -  There was only one Post Office in Barclay Township in 1870, the Barclay Post Office. All residents of the township picked up their mail at the same post office.  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.
Barclay was a coal mining area. The township was formed from Franklin Township in 1866 and reverted back to Franklin when the coal ran out. For more about Barclay Township be sure to examine the Barclay Township Page
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.
Page 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 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51
      Joanna 9 F   at home     PA 1 1   1    
      Margaret 8 F   at home     PA 1 1   1    
      Elizabeth 6 F   at home     PA 1 1        
      Ellen 3 F   at home     PA 1 1        
      Thomas 2 M   at home     PA 1 1        
      Sarah 2m F   at home     PA 1 1 March      
202 201 Sheets ? David 35 M   miner     Scotland 1 1       1
      Hannah 33 F   housekeeper     Scotland 1 1        
      Abram 5 M   at home     PA 1 1        
      John 3 M   at home     PA 1 1        
203 202 Dichburn William 37 M   miner     Scotland 1 1       1
      Dorothy 39 F   housekeeper     Scotland 1 1        
      Thomas 6 M   at home     PA 1 1        
      Bessie 4 F   at home     PA 1 1        
204 203 Sante John 27 M   laborer     PA           1
      Angeline 25 F   housekeeper     PA            
      Martlin 6 M   at home     PA            
      Frederick 4 M   at home     PA            
      Mahlon 4m M   at home     PA     January      
    Albro Elizabeth 27 F   dom. servant     PA            
    Waggot John 50 M   miner     England 1 1       1
      Henry 19 M   miner     PA 1 1        
    Holcomb Irod 18 M   miner     PA            
205 204 Cotter E. D. 31 M   carpenter 500 500 NY           1
      Mary 24 F   housekeeper     PA            
      Ellen 4 F   at home     PA            
      Edward 1 M   at home     PA            
    Monehan Dennis 25 M   mill laborer 350 300 PA           1
    McEnery James 24 M   mill laborer     Ireland 1 1       denied
    Baber John 21 M   mill laborer     PA           1
    Christel Patrick 63 M   mill laborer     Ireland 1 1       1
206 205 Sabin E. K. 51 M   mill laborer     PA           1
      Margaret 43 F   housekeeper     PA            
      Maurice 23 M   mill laborer     PA           1
      David 20 M   mill laborer     PA            
      Edward 9 M   at home     PA       1    
    Horton Alvin 24 M   mill laborer     PA           1
    Crossey B. F. 20 M   mill laborer     PA            
    House Henry 40 M   mill laborer     MA           1
    Hollenback Susan 22 F   dom. servant     PA            

Published on Tri-Counties Site on 10/5/2005
By Joyce M. Tice