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
      H. P. 14 M   at home     PA       1     Canton  
      Annie M. 12 F   at home     PA       1        
      Minnie M. 3 F   at home     PA                
      Grant 2 M   at home     PA                
102 98 Mandeville Isaac 43 M   farm laborer 300 150 NJ         1 1    
      Sylvia 31 F   housekeeper     NY              
      Julia 28 F   at home     PA         mute      
      Fanny  21 F   at home     PA         mute      
103 99 Browning Eli 43 M   cabinet sh. wk 100 350 PA           1    
      Mary E. 37 F   housekeeper     PA         1      
      Augustus E. 13 M   ap.cabinet mkr     PA       1        
      William 11 M   at home     PA       1        
      Charles 6 M   at home     PA       1        
104 100 Mandeville Worster 29 M   grist mill wkr. 300 150 PA           1   Park Cem., Canton Twp.
      Sylvia 22 F   housekeeper     PA               Park Cem., Canton Twp.
      Charles 1 M   at home     PA               Park Cem., Canton Twp
105 101 Brown  Wesley P. 25 M   sash fact. wkr.   200 NJ           1    
      Mary S. 19 F   housekeeper     PA                
      George W. 8m M   at home     PA     October          
106 102 Dann Silas N. 31 M   farmer 1,000 350 PA           1    
      E. A. 29 F   housekeeper     PA                
      Sterling 2 M   at home     PA                
107 103 Sterling Charles 42 M   foundry worker 2,500 900 PA 1         1   Park Cem., Canton Twp.
      Elizabeth J. 32 F   housekeeper     PA               Park Cem., Canton Twp.
      William 8 M   at home     PA       1        
      Freddy H. 2 M   at home     PA               Park Cem., Canton Twp.
    McIntosh Simon 61 M   farmer     NY           1   Park Cem., Canton Twp.
      Esther 60 F   housekeeper     NY               Park Cem., Canton Twp.; birth name--SUTTON
108 104 Williams Charles 59 M   farmer 2,700 600 VT           1    
      Elenor 49 F   housekeeper     NY                
      Mary E. 18 F   at home     PA                
      George F. 11 M   at home     PA       1        
      Fanny B. 9 F   at home     PA                
109 105 Granteer Lawrence 26 M   carpenter     PA           1    
      Florence 19 F   housekeeper     PA                
      Minnie  2 F   at home     PA                
110 106 Adams D. S. 38 M   miller 800 350 NY           1    
      Huldah A. 30 F   housekeeper     NY                
      Henrietta 4 F   at home     PA                
111 107 Smith L. M. 25 M   farmer 4,000 740 PA           1    

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