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 Canton Township 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
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. 
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
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11 10 Lilley Robert 58 M   farmer 6,000 1,470 VT           1 Alba Alba Cem., Canton Twp.
      Lucy P. 54 F   housekeeper     NH               Alba Cem., Canton Twp.
      Charles F. 13 M   at home     PA       1        
    Barts Myron 20 M   farm laborer     NY                
12 11 Greanleaf Daniel 49 M   farmer 4,500 1,000 NY           1   Alba Cem., Canton Twp.
      Elmina P. 54 F   housekeeper     NY               Alba Cem., Canton Twp.
    Pierce Wightman 79 M   ret.shoemaker     CT           1    
    Porter Henry 20 M   farm laborer     PA       1        
    Dwyer K. Isadore 18 F   at home     PA       1        
    Pierce Clarrie M. 10 F   at home     PA       1        
13 12 Lilley John 63 M   farmer 9,800 3,000 VT 1         1   Alba Cem., Canton Twp.
      Lemira 57 F   housekeeper     PA               Alba Cem., Canton Twp.
      McKean D. 27 M   farmer     PA           1    
      T. James 24 M   farmer     PA           1    
      Clayton 19 M   at home     PA       1        
      Ellie 16 F   at home     PA       1        
14 13 Bothwell James 39 M   farmer 3,150 800 PA           1    
      Sally M. 36 F   housekeeper     PA                
      Helen M. 15 F   attend. school     PA       1        
      Mary S. 8 F   at home     PA                
    Greanleaf Aaron  38 M   dom. servant     PA           1    
15 14 Thompson E. S. 35 M   lumberman 1,500   PA           1    
      A. E. 34 F   housekeeper     PA 1              
      L. P. 13 M   at home     PA       1        
    Lenox D. S. 32 M   lumberman 1,500   CT 1         1    
16 15 Ward Orin P. 34 M   farmer 3,000 900 PA           1   Alba Cem., Canton Twp.
      Paulina 28 F   housekeeper     PA               Alba Cem., Canton Twp.; birth name--WRIGHT
      Minnie M. 2 F   at home     PA                
      Allen T. 4m M   at home     PA     January          
      Polly 78 F   ret.housekeepr     CT                
17 16 Lewis Leonard 40 M   farmer 7,000 1,280 PA           1    
      Malvina A. 36 F   housekeeper     PA                
      Churchill S. 10 M   at home     PA       1        
      Jennie R. 6 F   at home     PA       1        
    Rockwell Betsy 77 F   ret.housekeepr     PA                
    Horton Berton 20 M   farm hand     PA       1        
18 17 Valentine Augustus 28 M   farmer 9,000 1,245 NY           1    
      Wealthy 27 F   housekeeper     PA                
      Maud 2 F   at home     PA                

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