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
      Sarah E. 28 F   housekeeper     PA              
      Thaddeus 4 M   at home     PA              
      John J. 2 M   at home     PA              
      Mary 65 F   ret. housekeep   300 PA              
36 36 Andrus C. E. 26 M   store clerk   500 NY           1  
      Lucy C. 21 F   housekeeper     PA              
37 37 Hickok Sam S. 22 M   ret. merchant 3,000 1,500 PA           1  
      Mertie 17 F   housekeeper     PA              
    Wilcox Nancy 48 F   housekeeper   150 PA              
38 38 Tuttle Horace 45 M   hotel keeper 5,000 1,000 NY           1  
      Nancy 40 F   housekeeper     PA              
      Julia  16 F   at home     PA       1      
      Frankie 14 F   at home     PA       1      
      Emma 10 F   at home     PA       1      
      Lizzie M. 8 F   at home     PA       1      
    Sweet George 20 M   dom. servant     PA              
    Faucet John A. 35 M   at home   2,000 NY              
    Kinney Thomas  40 M   cooper     Ireland 1 1       1  
    Owen Frank 22 M   store clerk     PA              
    Peper Theodore 20 M   light.rod agent     MD              
    Park T. A. 53 M   light.rod agent     MA           1  
39 39 Trout A. V. 50 M   grocer 5,000 800 PA           1  
      Milton M. 24 M   grocer   200 PA           1  
      Amelia 22 F   at home     PA              
      George A. 17 M   at home     PA       1      
40 40 White D. W. 38 M   broker 840 3,000 NY           1  
      Martha  31 F   housekeeper     NY              
41 41 Brown Orin 58 M   farmer 3,000 1,000 VT           1  
      Roxy A. 53 F   housekeeper     NY              
      Calvin M. 35 M   farmer 3,000 1,000 PA           1  
      Ellen 28 F   housekeeper     PA              
      Jennie 11 F   at home     PA       1      
      Harry O. 6 M   at home     PA       1      
      Charles C. 7m M   at home     PA     October        
42 42 French Lucius  69 M   peddler   1,000 CT           1  
    Brown C. A. 36 F   housekeeper     NY              
      Sevellan 12 M   at home     PA       1      
      Ruth A. 9 F   at home 2,500 300 PA       1      
43 43 Mix William L. 68 M   retired farmer 3,500 3,000 NY           1  
      Lola S. 56 F   housekeeper     NY              

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