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
      Sarah A. 17 F   at home     PA       1     East Canton  
190 185 Wright Achsah 78 F   housekeeper 1,000 1,200 CT                
191 186 VanDyke E. C. 29 M   retail merchant 2,500 3,500 PA           1    
      S. E. 29 F   housekeeper     PA                
192 186 Landon Benjamin 46 M   farmer 6,000 1,760 PA           1   Main St. Cem., Canton Twp.
      Mary A. 43 F   housekeeper     NY               Main St. Cem., Canton Twp.; birth name- BARROW
      Merlin 22 M   farm laborer     PA     March     1   Main St. Cem., Canton Twp.
      Augusta 20 F   housekeeper     PA     March         Main St. Cem., Canton Twp.
    Lilley M. E. 20 M   blacksmith     PA                
    Riggs C. E. 23 M   carriage sh.wk 1,000 600 PA           1   Park Cem., Canton Twp.; m. Fredericka ?; first name Charles
    Landon Edward 16 M   store clerk     PA       1       Main St. Cem., Canton Twp.
193 187 Lindley Sheldin 34 M   farmer 16,000 2,500 PA           1    
      Josephine 31 F   housekeeper     PA                
      Helen 11 F   at home     PA       1        
      Fanny  9 F   at home     PA       1        
      Emma  2 F   at home     PA                
    Northrop W.  16 M   at home     PA       1        
  188 Lindley Joseph  63 M   retired farmer     VT                
      Lovina 55 F   housekeeper     CT                
194 189 Johnson L. O. 52 M   carpenter 1,200 600 NY           1    
      Rachael 49 F   housekeeper     NY                
      Henry L. 21 M   carpenter     PA           1    
      H. D. 19 F   attend. school     PA                
      Julius R. 17 M   at home     PA       1        
      Julia O. 14 F   at home     PA       1        
      Lucy A. 12 F   at home     PA       1        
      Laura E. 10 F   at home     PA       1        
195 190 Foster J. M. 60 M   farmer 6,000 3,500 PA           1    
      Delian 53 F   housekeeper     CT                
      Reed 20 M   at home     PA       1        
196 191 Annable Samuel 48 M   farmer 5,000 1,600 NY           1   Beech Flats Cem., Canton Twp.
      Hannah 44 F   housekeeper     PA               Beech Flats Cem., Canton Twp.; birth name--Hannah Haverly LEWIS
      Mary E. 7 F   at home     PA       1       m1--- Samuel ANNABLE; m2- Eldaah LANDON
197 192 Wright J. R. 29 M   carpenter 2,000 870 PA           1    
      Ann E. 26 F   housekeeper     PA                
      Lelia 5 F   at home     PA                
      Charlotte 4m F   at home     PA     January          
198 193 Williams Thomas 62 M   farmer 5,000 2,000 MA           1    
      Susan 58 F   housekeeper     VT                
      Nancy P. 24 F   housekeeper     PA                

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