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
      Frederick 16 M   farmer     PA             Canton  
329 322 Sellard Enoch 65 M   farmer 5,000 1,000 PA           1    
      Clarrissa 57 F   housekeeper     PA               Grover/Turner Cem., Canton Twp. 
      E. M. 27 F   teach. school     PA               Grover/Turner Cem., Canton Twp.
      John K. 24 M   farm laborer     PA           1    
330 323 Owen Allen 27 M   farmer 3,000 600 PA     March     1   Grover/Turner Cem., Canton Twp.
      Emma 19 F   housekeeper     PA     March          
      Dallas 25 M   farmer   370 PA           1    
331 324 Spaulding Mary 41 F   housekeeper 5,000 1,500 PA                
      Charles P. 18 M   farmer     PA       1        
      Ellen 17 F   at home     PA       1       Park Cem., Canton Twp.; m. Ellen C. SCUDDER
      John G. 9 M   at home     PA       1        
332 325 Clark Henry 41 M   stone mason     PA           1    
      Henretta 24 F   housekeeper     PA                
      Cynthia 2 F   at home     PA                
333 326 Watts James 47 M   farmer 1,000 1,350 PA           1    
      Phebe 50 F   housekeeper     NY               Main St. Cem., Canton Twp.
334 327 Grantier O. B. 38 M   farmer 2,500 980 PA           1   Main St. Cem., Canton Twp.
      Emily  38 F   housekeeper     PA                
      George W. 18 M   at home     PA       1        
      Ella 17 F   at home     PA       1        
    Ensworth Electa 26 F   housekeeper     PA               Grover/Turner Cem., Canton Twp.; m. Baldwin VanDyke NEWELL
      Hesipah 9 M   at home     PA       1        
    Grantier Betsy 75 F   ret.housekeepr     NJ                
335 328 Camp Stowal 27 M   farmer 1,100 500 NY           1    
      Sarah C. 27 F   housekeeper     PA                
      E. C. 6 F   at home     PA                
      A. E. 4 M   at home     PA                
      M. E. 1 F   at home     PA                
336 329 Lathrop Gilbert 44 M   carpenter 700 200 PA           1    
      Adaline 43 F   housekeeper     NY                
      Isadore 13 F   at home     PA       1        
      Edgar 11 M   at home     PA       1        
      Freddie 9 M   at home     PA       1        
      Gilbert 7 M   at home     PA       1        
      Anna 4 F   at home     PA                
      Adaline 11m F   at home     PA     July          
337 330 Tuberty John 50 M   RR worker   130 Ireland 1 1            
      Mary 28 F   housekeeper     Ireland 1 1     1      
      Katie 14 F   at home     PA 1 1   1        

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