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
      David W. 6m M   at home     PA     December       Canton  
320 313 Vermlya Edward 51 M   farmer 6,000 1,500 NY           1    
      Jane 53 F   housekeeper     NY               Grover/Turner Cem., Canton Twp.
321 314 Wetherbee G. W. 32 M   Bl;acksmith 1,500 800 PA           1    
      Emeline 31 F   housekeeper     PA                
      Carrie 7 F   at home     PA       1        
      George D. 2 M   at home     PA                
322 315 Kendall S. D. 52 M   sawmill worker 8,500 270 VT                
      Laura C. 50 F   housekeeper     PA               Spaulding Cem., Canton Twp.
      P. S. 26 M   sawmill worker     PA           1   Spaulding Cem., Canton Twp.; 2nd wife of S.D KENDELL
      Lucinda 20 F   at home     PA                
      Horace 19 M   at home     PA                
      James 15 M   at home     PA             Idiotic  
    Spaulding Horace 87 M   retired farmer     CT           1   Spaulding Cem., Canton Twp.
323 316 Scudder John K. 21 M   shoemaker   300 PA           1   Spaulding Cem., Canton Twp.
      Eliza A. 25 F   housekeeper     NY                
      Ella 6 F   at home     PA       1        
    Sweet Jacob 14 M   at home     PA       1        
324 317 Jones Stephen 24 M   farmer 300 150 PA           1    
      Mary 24 F   housekeeper     NY                
      Clarence 9m M   at home     PA     Sept.          
325 318 Sellard Ichabod 49 M   farmer 15,000 4,915 PA           1    
      Harriett 43 F   housekeeper     PA               Sellard Cem., Canton Twp.
      Sophia 23 F   housekeeper     PA               Sellard Cem., Canton Twp.; birth name - KING
      I. R. 26 M   at home     PA                
      Lelia 19 F   at home     PA       1       Sellard Cem., Canton Twp.
      Harriett 4 F   at home     PA               Sellard Cem., Canton Twp.; m. Truman Taylor
326 319 Jones H. H. 56 M   farmer 2,000 500 NY           1    
      Lucy 52 F   housekeeper     PA                
    Terry Sarah 25 F   housekeeper     PA                
      William H. 4 M   at home     PA                
      Jennie 1 F   at home     PA              
    Jones Levi R. 17 M   at home     PA       1        
      W. H. 11 M   at home     PA       1        
    Polen Lucy E. 8 F   at home     PA       1        
327 320 Turner James C. 42 M   farmer 6,500 1,500 PA 1         1    
      Julia 32 F   housekeeper     PA                
328 321 Turner Lydia 57 F   housekeeper 1,500 375 PA                
      Emma 21 F   teach. school     PA                
      Sarah 19 F   at home     PA                

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