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 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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15       Luanna 16 F   at home     PA            
  115 115 Sturton A. E. 35 M   farmer 3,500 900 PA           1
        Marian 28 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Mary 5 F   at home     PA            
        Minnie 3 F   at home     PA            
        John C. 10m M   at home     PA     Sept.      
      Rolf Eva 12 F   at home     PA       1    
  116 116 Klyne J. C. 41 M   farmer 4,000 1,000 PA           1
        Julia A. 37 F   housekeeper     NY            
        Ida 14 F   at home     PA       1    
        Edith 10 F   at home     PA       1    
        George 7 M   at home     PA       1    
        Elda 6 F   at home     PA       1    
        Ethel 3 F   at home     PA            
      Peet Milo 25 M   laborer     CT           1
  117 117 Mandeville G. M. 65 M   farm laborer     NJ           1
        Catherine 64 F   housekeeper     NY            
      Klyne Sarah L. 23 F   housekeeper     NY            
  118 118 Gillett A. M. 33 M   farmer 1,500 400 PA           1
        Nancy 23 F   housekeeper     NY           1
  119 119 Cooper Lyman 27 M   farm laborer     PA           1
        Emma 21 F   housekeeper     PA            
        George 22 M   laborer     PA           1
      Livermore Frank 17 M   at home     PA       1    
  120 120 Halpine Robert 29 M   farmer 4,000 800 NY           1
        Laura 26 F   housekeeper     PA            
        John 7 M   at home     PA       1    
        Hattie 4 F   at home     PA            
        Alvin 3 M   at home     PA            
        Margaret 10m F   at home     PA     Sept.      
  121 121 Gates Luther 57 M   farmer 6,000 1,200 VT           1
        Abagal 47 F   housekeeper     NY            
        Shoureska 24 M   at home     PA           1
      Whitmon Robert 53 M   laborer     NY           1
  122 122 Mosier Lewis 45 M   farmer 3,000 900 NY           1
        Caroline 40 F   housekeeper     NY            
        Jud 14 M   at home     PA       1    
        James 13 M   at home     PA       1    
        Emily 11 F   at home     PA       1    
        Eliza 9 F   at home     PA       1    

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