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
      Louisa 24 F   housekeeper     PA     December       Canton Park Cem., Canton Twp.
129 125 Wilcox Hezekiah 42 M   farmer 2,200 500 PA           1   Park Cem., Canton Twp.
      Polly 38 F   housekeeper     PA               Park Cem., Canton Twp.
      Henry  10 M   at home     PA       1        
      Lee 9 M   at home     PA       1       Park Cem., Canton Twp.
      Naoma 16 F   at home     PA       1        
130 126 Fox A. D. 51 M   farmer 4,500 6,000 NH           1    
      Sarah S. 44 F   housekeeper     PA                
      B. G. 8 M   at home     IL       1        
131 127 Brann James 37 M   farmer 5,000 1,400 England 1 1       1   St. Michael's,Cem., Canton Twp.
      Betsy 39 F   housekeeper     PA                
      James L. 5 M   at home     PA 1              
    Corman John 15 M   farm laborer     PA       1        
132 128 Sellard Calvin 67 M   farmer 20,000 3,000 CT           1   Main St., Canton
      Rosina 61 F   housekeeper     PA               Main St., Canton
      J. M. 19 M   at home     PA                
    White Lewis 16 M   farm laborer     PA       1        
133 129 Brink John 38 M   painter   300 PA           1    
      Mary 26 F   housekeeper     IN                
      Frank 5 M   at home     IA                
      Anna 3 F   at home     PA                
      Freddie 1 M   at home     PA                
134 130 Fassett Truman 58 M   farmer 11,000 3,400 PA           1   Park Cem., Canton Twp.
      Lois B. 61 F   housekeeper     VT               Park Cem., Canton Twp.
      Milton T. 25 M   store clerk     NY           1    
      Laura L. 20 F   at home     NY                
    Morgan Martin 20 M   farm laborer     DE                
    Levering O. A. 19 M   farm laborer     OH       1        
136 131 Fitz Patrick 40 M   farmer 800 200 Ireland 1 1       1    
      Bridget 38 F   housekeeper     Ireland 1 1            
      Frank 16 M   at home     PA 1 1   1        
      Dominck 14 M   at home     PA 1 1   1        
      Thomas 12 M   at home     PA 1 1   1        
      Mary 7 F   at home     PA 1 1   1        
      Jane  4 F   at home     PA 1 1            
      Ella 8m F   at home     PA 1 1 Sept.          
137 132 Ayers Andrew 56 M   farmer 2,800 1,500 NY           1    
      Sally 49 F   housekeeper     PA                
      Milton E. 23 M   farm laborer     PA           1    

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