Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
Canton Township, Canton Borough, Alba Borough
Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
1870 Census Records for  Bradford County PA 
1870 Canton Borough Census
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Enumerated August 10 thru 15, 1870 by Ward Warren, Ass't. Marshall
Transcribed for Tri Counties by Carlton Wolfe 2004
Formatted & Published by Joyce M. Tice 2006
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 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.
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
Canton Borough 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18
    VanDyke David 20 M   ap. blacksmith     PA              
19 19 Scudder James 53 M   shoemaker 2,700 800 MA           1  
      Mahittable 52 F   housekeeper     PA              
      Alice 10 F   at home     PA       1      
      Thomas B. 32 M   shoemaker 100 400 PA           1  
      Sophronia 34 F   housekeeper     NY              
      May B. 10 F   at home     PA       1      
      George W. 8 M   at home     PA       1      
      Ella 6 F   at home     PA       1      
      Ettie  4 F   at home     PA              
20 20 Fellows Mary 35 F   housekeeper     PA              
      Eddie 9 M   at home     PA       1      
      Alice 4 F   at home     PA              
21 21 Beers Andrew 39 M   livery man 5,500 4,000 NY           1  
      Elthea 28 F   housekeeper     NY              
      Eliza 10 F   at home     NY       1      
      Ella 7 F   at home     NY       1      
      Eugene 6 M   at home     NY              
      Martha  3 F   at home     NY              
22 22 Hooper J. A. 41 M   clothier 6,000 2,000 NY           1  
      Ann 39 F   housekeeper     PA              
      Charles W. 10 M   at home     PA       1      
      E. V. 7 F   at home     PA       1      
      Jemima 69 F   ret. housekeep     NJ              
23 23 Tuthill Benjamin 31 M   ret. merchant   300 NJ           1  
      Louise 21 F   housekeeper     NY              
      Ransom H. 1 M   at home     NY              
24 24 Newman Ezekiel 49 M   grocer 6,000 2,500 PA           1  
      Ellen M. 42 F   housekeeper     PA              
      Lewis W. 10 M   at home     PA       1      
      Elisha H. 6 M   at home     PA       1      
      Jay W. 3 M   at home     PA              
      Ellen  3m F   at home     PA     March        
    Clancy Honora 18 F   housekeeper     Ireland              
25 25 Griffin John 54 M   farmer 10,000 8,000 PA           1  
      Lucy 57 F   housekeeper     PA              
      John S. 26 M   store clerk     PA           1  
      Ella 19 F   at home     PA       1      
    McDowell Harvey 7 M   at home     PA       1      
26 26 Dewit Isaac C. 36 M   blacksmith 500 400 OH           1  

Published on Tri-Counties Site on 7/18/2006
By Joyce M. Tice