Bradford County PA
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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
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
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 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 Ridgebury 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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5 34 34 Burt John 79 M   farmer 3,500 600 NY           1
        Elizabeth 76 F   housekeeper     CT            
        Mark A. 50 M   at home     PA           1
        Mariah 35 F   at home     NY            
  35 35 Davidson J. B. 46 M   carpenter     PA           1
        Adaline 22 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Nellie 1 F   at home     PA            
      Butler William P. 28 M   laborer     NY           1
        Frances 21 F   housekeeper     NY            
  36 36 Meade G. R. 29 M   cooper     NY           1
        Catherine 25 F   housekeeper     PA            
      Meade G. W. 57 M   cooper     NY           1
        Sarah 55 F   housekeeper     NY            
      Bilson Elsa 62 F   at home     NY            
  37 37 Voorhis A. H. 45 M   merchant 3,000 600 PA           1
        Elmira 38 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Jud 17 M   at home     PA       1    
        Ell  11 F   at home     PA       1    
        Liz 9 M   at home     PA       1    
        Budd 2 M   at home     PA            
  38 38 Breese Amos 52 M   laborer     NY           1
        Catherine 50 F   housekeeper     NY            
        Phenius 18 M   at home     NY            
  39 39 Graves J. W. 27 M   shoemaker   300 PA           1
        M. A. 27 F   housekeeper     PA            
        William A. 5 M   at home     NY            
        E. E. 4 M   at home     NY            
        L. E. 2 M   at home     PA            
        Charity 64 F   at home     NY            
  40 40 Hammond Jerrid 44 M   butcher   300 NY           1
        Clarissia 41 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Lenora 15 F   at home     PA       1    
        Jessie 8 F   at home     PA       1    
  41 41 Carr Joseph 45 M   butcher 2,500   England 1 1       1
        Elizabeth 45 F   housekeeper     England 1 1        
        Joseph C. 5 M   at home     NY 1 1        
  42 42 Cowles D. 45 M   physician   500 NY           1
        Frances E. 39 F   housekeeper     NY            
        Fanny E. 15 F   at home     IL       1    
        Ora W. 11 F   at home     MI       1    

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 09/16/2004
By Joyce M. Tice