Bradford County PA
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1870 Census Records for  Bradford County PA 
1870 Orwell Township Census
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Enumerated July 14 thru 22, 1870 by Ethel Fuller, Ass't. Marshall
Transcribed for Tri Counties by Carlton Wolfe 2004
Formatted & Published by Joyce M. Tice 2004
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.

H# = Household - F# = Family
Note ! - Caucasian unless otherwise noted
Post Offices in Orwell Township in 1870  -  Residents in Orwell Township picked up their mail at oneof several post offices including some in adjoining townships. There was no rural delivery until 1903. Within the township there were Post Offices at South Hill, Allis Hollow, Potterville, Orwell Hill and North Orwell. Some residents received mail at West Warren Post Office in Warren Township and some at Leraysville Post Office in Pike Township. The appropriate Post Office will be designated on each of these 33 pages. Be sure to read You Gotta Know the Territory for more information to help you understand this area and time.
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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.
Post Office for this page: South Hill
1 1 1 Wells Samuel 36 M   carpenter 1,200 175 PA           1
        Anna 36 F   housekeeper     PA           1
        Charles 12 M   at home     PA            
        Alonzo 8 M   attend. school     PA            
        Burton 5 M   attend. school     PA            
        Milton 5 M   attend. school     PA            
        Frederic G. 1 M   at home     PA            
  2 2 Pickering Thomas 38 M   farmer 3,500 1,200 PA           1
        Ordessa 32 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Alfa 11 F   attend. school     PA            
        Samuel 8 M   attend. school     PA            
        Gertrude 6 F   attend. school     PA            
        John 5m M   at home     PA     February      
        Thomas 74 M   stone mason 700   England 1 1       1
      Brinen Margaret 17 F   dom. servant 1,000   PA            
  3 3 Barber Olive 70 F   housekeeper     MA            
        Isaac 36 M   farm laborer     NY           1
        Phebe 25 F   at home     PA            
  4 4 Buttles  Harlo 36 M   farmer 1,500 300 PA           1
        Susan 30 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Hellen 6 F   attend. school     PA            
        Alma 4 F   at home     PA            
  5 5 Buttles  Samuel 34 M   farmer 2,500   PA           1
        Sarah 35 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Cara 3 F   at home     PA            
        Mary 2m F   at home     PA     May      
  6 6 French Abram 39 M   farmer 400 213 PA           1
        Harriet 38 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Fremont 12 M   at home     PA       1    
        Dara 8 F   attend. school     PA            
  7 7 Lyon Isaac 55 M   farmer 10,000 2,000 PA           1
        Minerva 61 F   housekeeper     CT            
        Sarah J. 26 F   at home     PA            
        Angeline 21 F   at home     PA            
  8 8 Mainerd Franklin 38 M   farmer 1,000 220 PA           1
        Mahala 40 F   housekeeper     PA            
      Ransom Adelbert 19 M   farm laborer   200 PA            
      Mainerd Montsil 8 M   attend. school     PA            
  9 9 Narton George 38 M   grocer     CT           1
        Elizabeth 39 F   housekeeper 1,200 500 PA            
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