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
      Dana T. 19 M   at home     PA             Canton Park Cem., Canton Twp.
      Chauncy 16 M   at home     PA                
      Clarence 10 M   at home     PA       1      
      Clarra 7 F   at home     PA                
      Julia M. 1 F   at home     PA                
138 133 Ayres A. D. 29 M   farmer 240 680 PA           1    
      Julia M. 28 F   housekeeper     NY                
139 134 McMahan Clark 27 M   farmer 8,000 1,600 PA           1   Oak Hill, Troy Twp.
      Lucy 29 F   housekeeper     PA               Oak Hill, Troy Twp.
      Willie 3 M   at home     PA               Oak Hill, Troy Twp.
      Anna 12 F   at home     PA                
    Rockwell Melville 23 M   farm laborer     PA           1   Park Cem., Canton Twp.; m. Margaret McMAHAN
    Stanton George 19 M   farm laborer     PA                
140 135 Thomas Hamilton 41 M   farmer 5,000 2,200 PA           1   Alba Cem., Canton Twp. 
      Elizabeth 38 F   housekeeper     NY               Alba Cem. , Canton Twp.; birth name BECKER
      Adolphus 17 M   at home     PA       1       Alba Cem., Canton Twp.; m. Marion BLAKEMAN
      Bolivar 16 M   at home     PA       1        
      Henry 14 M   at home     PA       1        
      Eugenia 12 F   at home     PA       1       Alba Cem., Canton Twp.; m. Milton A. CASE
      Alvin 9 M   at home     PA       1       Alba Cem., Canton Twp.; m1 Ella F. ?: m2 Mary N. ?
      Mead 3 M   at home     PA               Alba Cem., Canton Twp. m. Lizzie ?
141 136 Kiff Andrew 59 M   farmer 1,500 450 NY           1    
      Anna 61 F   housekeeper     NY                
142 137 Taber Harriett 54 F   housekeeper 4,500 1,000 CT                
      Mary E. 29 F   teach. school     PA                
      A. W. 23 M   farmer     PA           1    
      Jane  10 F   at home     PA                
      Eddie 6 M   at home     PA                
143 138 Loomis A. E. 39 M   farmer 4,000 1,100 NY           1    
      Adaline 35 F   housekeeper     NY                
      Clark W. 11 M   at home     PA       1        
      Mary 8 F   at home     PA                
      Hiram 3 M   at home     PA                
      Horace 2 M   at home     PA                
144 139 Loomis Huldah  66 F   housekeeper   150 NJ         1      
145 140 Wheat Lewis 55 M   farmer 10,000 3,000 NY           1    
      Maria 52 F   housekeeper     PA                
      Rosalpha 28 F   school teach.     PA                
      Amelia 25 F   school teach.     PA                
      Walter 23 M   at home     PA           denied    

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