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
      Cyntha L. 53 F   housekeeper     PA             East Canton  
      Chauncy J. 16 M   at home     PA       1        
      Chester W. 13 M   at home     PA       1        
      Lydia  84 F   ret.housekeepr     CT                
    Spaulding Jennie 17 F   attend. school     PA       1       E. Canton Cem. Canton Twp.; m. ? MANLEY
181 176 Ingham C. A. 36 F   housekeeper 1,000 400 PA                
      Ida 15 F   at home     PA       1        
      Fred 11 M   at home     PA       1        
      Anna 9 F   at home     PA       1        
182 177 Lawrence William 65 M   farmer 5,000 4,000 PA   1       1    
      Ann  51 F   housekeeper   4,000 PA                
      William F. 17 M   at home     PA       1        
183 178 Gates S. P. 31 M   gos.minister   400 CT           1   Park Cem., Canton Twp.; first name--Stephen
      Emma F. 27 F   housekeeper     IL                
      Alice S. 1 F   at home     PA                
      Sarah F. 5m F   at home     PA     December         Park Cem., Canton Twp.; m. W. D. CROCKETT
184 179 Landon C. W. 33 M   carriage maker 3,000 1,250 PA     January     1    
      Edith 23 F   housekeeper     PA     January          
185 180 Landon Warren 37 M   carriage maker 3,000 3,000 PA           1    
      Cecilia 28 F   housekeeper     PA 1 1            
      Eugene 8 M   at home     PA       1        
      Eldaoh? 4 M   at home     PA                
      Harriett 2 F   at home     PA                
    Brown Portus L. 8 M   at home     PA       1        
186 181 Owen Abner W. 33 M   blacksmith 600 800 NY           1    
      Anna E. 34 F   housekeeper     PA                
      Levi R. 12 M   at home     WI       1        
      Catherine C. 10 F   at home     NY       1        
      Fanny E. 8 F   at home     NY       1        
      Anna E. 7 F   at home     Canada                
      Mahittable 2 F   at home     PA                
      James A. 10m M   at home     PA     July          
187 182 Brown James  42 M   carriage trim.   500 Scotland 1 1            
      Fuletta 30 F   housekeeper     PA                
      Minnie 3 F   at home     PA 1              
      William 1 M   at home     PA 1              
188 183 Greeno D. A. 52 M   carpenter 5,000 1,500 NY           1    
      Betsy G. 53 F   housekeeper     PA                
189 184 Barnes James 41 M   blacksmith 2,000 100 PA 1 1       1    
      Jane 36 F   housekeeper     PA                

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