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
      Catherine M. 39 F   housekeeper     PA              
      James F. 11 M   at home     PA       1      
      R. R. 6 M   at home     PA              
    Carr Patience 34 F   housekeeper     PA              
53 53 Irwin Thomas G. 53 M   farrier   2,000 NY           1  
      Mary R. 41 F   milliner     NY              
    Clyne Mahala 21 F   ap. milliner     PA              
54 54 Metler James  65 M   farmer 7,000 2,000 PA           1  
      Sybil 59 F   housekeeper     RI              
      George 28 M   hotel keeper     PA           1  
      Rosa 8 F   at home     PA       1      
    Dann William 26 M   dom. servant     PA              
    Thorn Susan 38 F   housekeeper     PA              
    Austin Esther 25 F   housekeeper     PA              
    Thomas Piercival 26 M   farm laborer     PA              
    Henry James 46 M   jeweler 1,000 500 Ireland           1  
    Jennings Charles 29 M   saloon keeper   300 NY           1  
    West Joseph 50 M   cooper     NY           1  
    Barber James 45 M   artist     PA           1  
55 55 Knapp D. B. 50 M   lawyer 5,000 600 PA           1  
      Mary E. 36 F   housekeeper     PA              
      S. D. 14 M   at home     PA       1      
      Mary H. 2 F   at home     PA              
  56 Rundle Charles 35 M   blacksmith 1,500 150 PA           1  
      Levancy 23 F   housekeeper     PA              
      Emma 12 F   at home     PA       1      
56 57 Derrah Joshua 58 M   butcher 1,500 300 PA           1  
      Lovina 48 F   housekeeper     PA              
      S. V. 17 M   sash fact. wkr.     PA              
      Charles 11 M   at home     PA       1      
57 58 Smith William W. 35 M   carpenter 2,000 800 PA           1  
      Alice 26 F   housekeeper     PA              
    Foulke Minnie  6 F   at home     PA              
    Smith Maud 2 F   at home     PA              
      Linnie 7m F   at home     PA     October        
58 59 Smith W. H. 56 M   carpenter 2,500 600 NY           1  
      Mary 55 F   housekeeper     PA              
      Martha L. 22 F   dress maker     PA              
      Perry T. 19 M   farm laborer     PA              
59 60 Manley Jared 30 M   farmer 6,300 3,000 PA           1  

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