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Census Taken Aug 1870 by R. T. Wood 
Transcribed for Tri Counties 
by Ed Hutchinson 2003
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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 take them in your stride. If you want to tell us what is right and what is wrong with the transcription, your notes will be added to the Comment Page
Census_Year 1870
Microfilm # M593-1456
State Pennsylvania
County Tioga
Township Deerfield
Post Office Elkland, PA 
Enumerator R.T. Wood
Enumeration Date 3 August 1870
Page # 1
Sheet # 140A
Page 140a 140b 141a 141b 142a 142b 143a 143b
144a 144b 145a 145b 146a 146b 147a 147b 148a

See Also - Knoxville Borough

(Note Census taker appears to have listed his own PO rather than the PO of the family under consideraton. This is consistent throughout Tioga County for this year and probably reflects wrong directons they were given. )
1870 Deerfield Census Notes:

The post office listed may be that of the enumerator.

Page 140A, Line 5. Name listed on Census form with “Hannah” as the last name and “Nelson” as the first name. Changed name to Hannah Nelson as it appears that is correct.
Line 29 – There is no separate family number for George Smith but the full name is listed on the line indicating that it is separate from the previous family. Further the family numbers jump from 6 to 8. Therefore, numbered the family 7.

Page 140B – Line 1. Even though this is numbered Dwelling 8, Family 10, I believe it is part of Dwelling 7, Family 9. However, no change has been made to the numbering.

Page 146A – With family number 110 the enumerator stopped listing the dwelling number.  However, using the summary at the end of each page, I added the dwelling numbers for pages 146A and 146B.  After that the dwelling numbers on the bottom of the page did not correspond with the families on the page.  The enumerator resumed listing the dwelling number on page 148A.
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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.

Line # Dwelling # Family # Last Name First Name Age Sex Color Occupation Real Estate Value Personal property Value Place of Birth Father Foreign Born Mother Foreign Born Month if Born in Census Yr Month if Married in Census Yr School in Census Yr Cannot Read Cannot Write Deaf, Dumb, Blind, Insane or Idiot Male over 21 (Eligible to Vote) Denied the Vote Transcriber Remarks
1 1 1 Inscho Edwin 51 M W Laborer     New York               Deaf & Dumb X   See 1880 Deerfield Census.
2 1 1 Inscho Mary 77 F W Keeps House     New York                      
3 1 1 Inscho Elizabeth 30 F W House Keeper 5000 1000 New York                      
4 1 1 Miller Frederick 28 M W Blacksmith     Canada E. X X                  
5 1 1 Nelson Hannah 16 F W Hired Help     Pennsylvania         X           See Notes
6 2 2 Clark George 40 M W Farmer 2500 300 Pennsylvania                 X   See 1860 Deerfield Census.
7 2 2 Clark Mary 32 F W Keeps House     Pennsylvania                      
8 2 2 Clark Fonst (sp) 9 M W       Pennsylvania         X            
9 2 2 Clark Florence 7 F W       Pennsylvania         X            
10 2 2 Clark Minnie 3 F W       Pennsylvania                      
11 3 3 Strum Sidney 35 M W Farmer 1500 350 New York                 X    
12 3 3 Strum Louisa 32 F W Keeps House     New York                      
13 3 3 Strum Joseph 10 M W       Pennsylvania         X            
14 3 3 Strum Willis 8 M W       Pennsylvania         X            
15 3 3 Strum Cyrus 5 M W       Pennsylvania                      
16 3 3 Strum Nancy 2 F W       Pennsylvania                      
17 4 4 Burlingame Henry 46 M W Farmer 5000 1500 Rhode Island                 X   See 1860 & 1880 Deerfield Census
18 4 4 Burlingame Mary 42 F W Keeps House     New York                      
19 4 4 Burlingame Alice 9 F W       Pennsylvania         X            
20 4 4 Burlingame Hattie 7 F W       Pennsylvania         X            
21 4 4 Burlingame Anson 5 M W       Pennsylvania         X            
22 4 5 Keltz John 82 M W Invalid     Pennsylvania                     See 1860 Deerfield Census.
23 4 5 Keltz Susan 75 F W House Keeper     Connecticut                     See 1860 & 1880 Deerfield Census.
24 4 5 Lamb Charley 12 M W Laborer     Pennsylvania                     See 1860 Deerfield Census.
25 5 6 Smith Abraham 83 M W       Rhode Island                 X    
26 5 6 Smith Hannah 11 F W       Rhode Island         X            
27 5 6 Smith Ella 10 F W       Rhode Island         X            
28 5 6 Smith Abraham 7 M W       Pennsylvania         X            
29 5 7 Smith George 40 M W Farmer 6000 1000 Rhode Island                 X   See Notes
30 5 7 Smith Catherine 27 F W Keeps House     New York                      
31 5 7 Smith Clayton 7 M W       Pennsylvania         X            
32 5 7 Smith Alice 4 F W       Pennsylvania                      
33 5 7 Smith Samuel 2 N W       Pennsylvania                      
34 6 8 Angell Darius 25 M W Farmer 2000 800 Pennsylvania                 X    
35 6 8 Angell Jennie 28 F W Keeps House     Massachusetts                      
36 6 8 Angell Bertha 2 F W       Pennsylvania                      
37 6 8 Angell Ellen 6/12 F W       Pennsylvania     July                
38 7 9 Dunn John 40 M W Laborer     New York                 X    
39 7 9 Dunn Olive 39 F W Keeps House     Pennsylvania                      
40 7 9 Dunn Sarah 18 F W       Pennsylvania                      

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