Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
1870 Census Records for  Bradford County PA 
1870 Ridgebury Township Census
Tri-Counties Genealogy & History Sites Home Pages
About This Site & How to Use It
Warning & Disclaimer
Tri-County Township Index
Ridgebury Township Page
No Commercial Use
Cite Your Sources
You Gotta Know the Territory
Say Hello to Joyce
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.
Page 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37
32 256 256 Colwell Wezner 28 M   farmer 3,000 900 NY           1
        Elsa A. 23 F   housekeeper     NY            
        Ettie 9m F   at home     PA     Sept.      
      Gray Edwin 21 M   laborer     PA           1
      Hays Mary 19 F   dairy maid     PA            
  257 257 Roberts  Amos  50 M   farmer 6,000 1,200 NY           1
        Mariah 48 F   housekeeper     NY            
        Samuel 22 M   at home     NY           1
        Helen 15 F   at home     PA       1    
  258 258 Halstedd W. S. 56 M   farmer 8,000 2,500 NY           1
        Mary E. 50 F   housekeeper     NY            
        Robert 21 M   at home     PA           1
        Mary E. 18 F   at home     PA            
        Willmot S. 16 M   at home     PA       1    
        Sally E. 14 F   at home     PA       1    
        Augusta 11 F   at home     PA       1    
      Rickey Harriet 21 F   dairy maid     PA            
  259 259 Wright  William 34 M   carpenter 500   NJ           1
        Frances 32 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Fred 7 M   at home     NY       1    
        Forrence 3 F   at home     PA            
  260 260 Raynard G. W. 45 M   farmer 4,000 600 NY           1
        Sally A. 44 F   housekeeper     NY            
        Samuel W. 19 M   at home     NY            
        Rebecka 15 F   at home     PA       1    
        Judson W. 10 M   at home     PA       1    
        Ruth M. 8 F   at home     PA       1    
  261 261 Hatshad G. S. 26 M   farmer 3,500 750 PA           1
        Delphine 22 F   housekeeper     NY            
        Emily G. 5 F   at home     PA            
        Hellen M. 3 F   at home     PA            
      Bartlett Phoeba 24 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Lafayette 1 M   at home     PA            
  262 262 Bartlett Alonzo 42 M   laborer     Canada 1 1       1
        Amelia 32 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Lilla 2 F   at home     NY 1          
  263 263 Larrison Theodore 41 M   farmer 4,000 900 PA           1
        Ester J. 39 F   housekeeper     PA            
        Seldon 15 M   at home     PA       1    
        Emma 13 F   at home     PA       1    

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