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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28 219 219 Middough Enoch 38 M   farmer 2,500 500 NY           1
        John 76 M   at home     NY           1
        Betsey M. 29 F   at home     NY            
  220 220 VanGorder S. 70 M   farmer 1,200 350 NY           1
        Jane 58 F   housekeeper     NY            
        Antionette 38 F   at home     PA            
        Bellings 36 M   at home     NY           1
        Wallace 16 M   at home     PA       1    
  221 221 Westbrooks Charles 53 M   farmer 3,000 1,000 NY           1
        Betsey 52 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Ida 16 F   at home     PA       1    
        Eddy 13 M   at home     PA       1    
      Stone Della 19 F   school teacher     NY            
  222 222 Clark C. M. 45 M   farm laborer     NY           1
        M. A. 36 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Charles H. 4 M   at home     PA            
        William E. 2 M   at home     PA            
  223 223 Davidson T. B. 42 M   farmer 3,500 1,000 PA           1
        Elizabeth 36 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Wilmot 13 M   at home     PA       1    
        Polly 77 F   at home     NY            
  224 224 VanSickle Michael 70 M   farmer 1,000 120 NJ           1
        Clarissa 59 F   housekeeper     NY            
      Johnson Elizabeth 37 F   housekeeper     NY            
  225 225 Rightmyre D. G. 39 M   farmer 2,500 800 NY           1
        Ester 39 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Lyman T. 9 M   at home     PA       1    
      Seeley Hannah 62 F   at home     NY            
      Pephain Charles 19 M   laborer     NY            
  226 226 Seeley John F. 64 M   farmer 3,000 350 NY           1
        Mariah 43 F   housekeeper     NY            
        Harriet R. 15 F   at home     PA       1    
        Lilly M. 2 F   at home     PA            
  227 227 Kitchpole William 43 M   farmer 1,500 500 England 1 1       1
        Debora A. 28 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Robert 9 M   at home     PA 1     1    
        Edward 5 M   at home     PA 1          
  228 228 Rickey David 63 M   laborer 100 150 PA           1
        Eliza A. 46 F   housekeeper     NY            
        George H. 7 M   at home     PA       1    

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