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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17       George J. N. 5 M   at home     NY            
      Cooper Orin 28 M   merchant 2,000   PA           1
  133 133 Robinson J. C. 33 M   merchant 3,000 1,000 Ireland 1 1       1
        Martha 29 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Stephen 10 M   at home     PA 1     1    
        Mintie 9 F   at home     PA 1     1    
        Hellen 4 F   at home     PA 1          
      Tutten E. M. 25 M   clerk     PA 1 1       1
  134 134 Lowman G. S. 40 M   farmer 25,000 5,180 NY           1
        Isabelle 36 F   housekeeper     NY            
        Martin 7 M   at home     PA       1    
        U. Murcie 3 M   at home     PA            
      McCormick Thomas 23 M   laborer     PA 1 1       1
      Stone Martha 23 F   dairy maid     PA            
  135 135 Bailey Charles 66 M   blacksmith     NY           1
        Mariah 66 F   housekeeper     NY            
  136 136 Cornell J. S. 47 M   laborer     NY           1
        Jane C. 45 F   housekeeper     NY            
        Sarah 21 F   at home     PA            
        Charles 18 M   at home     PA       1    
        Oscar 15 M   at home     NY       1    
        Joseph 8 M   at home     PA       1    
        William 6 M   at home     PA       1    
      McGee Elizabeth 88 F   at home     NY            
  137 137 Handy Charles 53 M   inn keeper 2,000 1,000 NY           1
        Maudain 47 F   housekeeper     NY            
        Frances 22 F   at home     MI            
        Jud 20 M   at home     NY            
        Guy 18 M   at home     NY       1    
        Mul 13 M   at home     NY       1    
  138 138 Wilkinson Julia 55 F   farmer 3,000 200 PA            
        Josephine 24 F   at home     PA            
  139 139 Burnham D. H. 52 M   farmer 10,000 2,000 NY           1
        Mary A. 51 F   housekeeper     NY            
        Richard 21 M   at home     PA           1
        William H. 16 M   at home     PA       1    
        H. W. 9 M   at home     PA       1    
        Isabelle 10 F   at home     PA       1    
  140 140 Webb J. L. 31 M   farmer 1,200   PA           1
        Harriet 35 F   housekeeper     NY            

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