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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6 43 43 Carley Jefferson 50 M   farmer 3,000 700 NY           1
        Almira 48 F   housekeeper     NY            
  44 44 Buell Alonzo 39 M   laborer     NY           1
        Margaret 32 F   housekeeper     NY            
  45 45 Owens H. S. 49 M   inn keeper   600 PA           1
        Lucinda 49 F   housekeeper     NY            
        G. M. 21 M   at home     PA           1
        Lena 16 F   at home     PA       1    
      Stage Charles 23 M   laborer     NJ           1
      Owens Annice 82 F   farmer 1,500 500 NY            
  46 46 Ferris Ambrose 52 M   clergyman     NY           1
        Adaline 41 F   housekeeper     NY            
      Ashbull A. G. 16 M   at home     NY       1    
  47 47 Miller Peter 58 M   farmer 500 200 NJ           1
        Sylvina 55 F   housekeeper     NY            
        Elsa 27 F   at home     PA            
  48 48 Kline J. A. 47 M   blacksmith 1,000 100 NY           1
        Mary W. 40 F   housekeeper     PA            
  49 49 Owens Michael Jr. 22 M   farm laborer     PA           1
        Julia 19 F   housekeeper     NY     December      
  50 50 Thompson J. W. 48 M   farmer 14,000 1,500 NY           1
        Lucy Ann 46 F   housekeeper     NY            
        Rila 21 F   at home     PA           1
        Eugene 19 M   at home     PA            
        Clara 15 F   at home     PA       1    
  51 51 Dickenson William 40 M   farmer 4,500 900 NY           1
        Mary 35 F   housekeeper     NY            
        Hellen 8 F   at home     PA       1    
        Jerome 5 M   at home     PA            
      Evens Sarah 17 F   housekeeper     PA            
  52 52 Owens Vincent 60 M   farmer 8,000 2,000 NY           1
        Ellen 51 F   housekeeper     NY            
        Katie 14 F   at home     PA       1    
      Kapeman Peter 15 M   at home     PA       1    
  53 53 Baldwin Isaac 49 M   farmer 5,000 800 NY           1
        Cyntha 40 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Frank 16 M   at home     PA       1    
        Hattie 14 F   at home     PA       1    
        Mercon 11 M   at home     PA       1    
        Willis 6 M   at home     PA       1    

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