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1870 Census Records for  Bradford County PA 
1870 Ridgebury Township Census
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Enumerated June 15 thru 30, 1870 by E. G. Durfey, Ass't. Marshall
Transcribed for Tri Counties by Carlton Wolfe 2004
Formatted & Published by Joyce M. Tice 2004
P# = Page Number
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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 Ridgebury Township  in 1870  -  Residents in Ridgebury Township picked up their mail at the Bentley Creek PO or the Ridgebury 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 the township in which your subject lived. Bentely Creek PO would serve the southern part of the township and the Ridgebury PO served the north, probably located in or near the village of Gillett. Households on this page received mail at the Bentley Creek Post Office
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.
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1 1 1 Cumins K. H. 59 M   farmer 8,000 1,000 PA           1
        Sally 56 F   housekeeper     NY            
        Morris 32 M   at home     PA           1
        Elizabeth 26 F   at home     PA            
        John 24 M   at home     PA           1
        Jefferson 20 M   at home     PA            
        Hiram 12 M   at home     PA       1    
  2 2 Hapeman Benjamin 35 M   farmer 4,000 900 NY           1
        Katie 33 F   housekeeper     NJ            
        Willis 9 M   at home     PA       1    
        Fred 7 M   at home     PA       1    
        John 5 M   at home     PA            
      Finton Susan 80 F   at home     NY            
  3 3 Stirton John 71 M   farmer 5,000 2,000 Scotland 1 1       1
        Ellison 65 F   housekeeper     England 1 1        
        James 37 M   at home     PA 1 1       1
        Sarah 33 F   at home     PA 1 1        
        Ellison 9m F   at home     PA     Sept.      
      Rayner Eva M. 11 F   at home     PA       1    
        Lapeta 8 F   at home     PA       1    
      Thatcher Stedenus 48 M   laborer     NY           1
  4 4 Stirton John Jr. 30 M   farmer 5,000 1,000 PA           1
        Julia 27 F   housekeeper     PA            
      Elliot James 18 M   laborer     PA            
  5 5 Dean William N. 43 M   farm laborer     NY           1
        Sarah M. 37 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Joseph 11 M   at home     PA       1    
        Gabe 10 M   at home     PA       1    
        Frankie 3 M   at home     NY            
  6 6 Culver John 63 M   farmer 500 200 PA           1
        Della 64 F   housekeeper     NY            
  7 7 Stephus Norman 46 M   farmer 3,500 300 NY           1
        Evelinda 47 F   housekeeper     NY            
        Sarah J. 22 F   at home     NY            
        Elita 20 F   at home     NY            
        Emma E. 16 F   at home     PA       1    
        George W. 15 M   at home     PA       1    
        Clarence A. 9 M   at home     NY       1    
  8 8 Robinson George  34 M   laborer     NY           1
        Fannie 29 F   housekeeper     NY            
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