Tri-Counties Genealogy & History
by Joyce M. Tice
1855 New York State Census Records for

Town of Erin, Chemung County NY
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
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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.

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 our own time. The census taker wrote what he believed he heard as well as he could. Our volunteers have transcribed them 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 and will limit your research effectiveness.

Transcribed 2009 by Sherry LAMPMAN Nichols
Published April 2009 by Joyce M. Tice

The 1855 census for Erin was collected by James Hollenbeck from June 4 thru June 29, 1855.  I was able to copy the original records from microfilm to transcribe from. I looked in the 1850 & 1860 census for every family to compare to the 1855 census because of the bad handwriting. James Hollenbeck spelled the names just the way they sounded. For instance he spelled Hiram-Hyrum, Elizabeth-Elithabeth. His 4 & 7’s looked a lot alike. He spelled Orange Co as Oren throughout the census. I didn’t copy the names as he spelled them. He didn’t fill in a lot of the blanks. He only put down how many years the head of the household was in the county not the rest of the family. He only filled in child for the first child in column 9 for relationship. He left column 4 empty for households 83-87 & 90-96.
If I found names in the other census records that matched up to the 1855, I put parenthesis around them. If I couldn’t find the family and had to guess at a name, I put a question mark after them.
You can find the copies from the microfilm in the back of the notebook that I used. The notebook is located at the Steele Memorial Library in Elmira, NY. If you can correct any names feel free to correct them. The microfilm can be found at the LDS church in Horseheads or soon at the Steele Memorial Library.
        Sherry Nichols
           Mar 2009

( ) = name found in alternate census record
?  = name was a guess from the census

Page  01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 13 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Dwelling # in order of visitation of what material built value family # in order of visitation Name of every person who lived in this abode 1st day of June age sex color relationship to head of family county born or what state married widowed years in residence profession voter native born voter naturalized alien persons of color not taxed persons over 21 who can't read or write owners of land deaf, dumb, blind or idiot
22 frame 200 22 Davis Silas 50 M   child Delaware 1   15 farmer 1         1  
        Davis Catharine 48 F     Delaware                      
        Davis Ginent (Janette) 19 F     Chemung                      
        Davis Genent(Garrett) 18 M     Chemung                      
        Davis Nancy 15 F     Chemung                      
        Davis Cornelius 14 M     Chemung                      
        Davis John 13 M     Chemung                      
        Davis Cornelia 11 F     Chemung                      
        Davis Edna 5 F     Chemung                      
        Davis Monima 1 F     Chemung                      
23 frame 200 23 Perry Enos 44 M     Yates 1   1 farmer 1         1  
        Perry (Rebecca) 28 F   wife Yates                      
        Perry Thomas 17 M   child Yates                      
        Perry (Alvira) 9 F     Yates                      
        Perry George 8 M     Yates                      
        Perry Emmett 7m M     Chemung                      
24 frame 100 24 Blauvelt Peleg 22 M     Genesee 1   15 farmer 1         1  
        Blauvelt Adaline 20 F   wife Chemung                      
25 log 20 25 Dibble Samuel 60 M     Schoharie 1   10 farmer 1            
        Dibble Cornelia 70 F   wife Chemung                      
      26 Weber Peter 27 M     Schoharie 1   1 labor 1            
        Weber Margaret 22 F   wife Schoharie                      
        Weber Catherine 1 F   child Tompkins                      
27 log 26 27 Dibble James 32 M     Schoharie 1   12 farmer 1         1  
        Dibble (Eliza) 34 F   wife Schoharie                      
        Dibble Cornelia 11 F   child Chemung                      
        Dibble Samuel 8 M   child Chemung                      
        Dibble Lovina 6 F   child Chemung                      
        Dibble Sidney 5 M   child Chemung                      
        Dibble Roseanna 3 F   child Chemung                      
28 log 50 28 (Rumsey) George 38 M     Orange 1   12 farmer 1         1  
        (Rumsey) Rachel Ann 39 F   wife Chemung                      
        (Rumsey) Josiah 8 M   child Chemung                      
        (Rumsey) Alfred 6 M   child Chemung                      
        (Rumsey) (Else) 3 F   child Chemung                      
29 frame 60 29 (Shattuck) Henry 36 M     Schoharie 1   14 farmer 1         1  
        (Shattuck) Ann  39 F   wife Tompkins                      
        (Shattuck) Isaac 15 M   child Chemung                      
        (Shattuck) Sarah 13 F   child Chemung                      
        (Shattuck) Christopher 10 M   child Chemung                      
        (Shattuck) Esther 7 F   child Chemung                      
        (Shattuck) Martha(Mirilla) 5 F   child Chemung                      
        (Shattuck) Hannah 3 F   child Chemung                      
        (Shattuck) John 1 M   child Chemung                      
30 frame 50 30 Crine? Steven 28 M     Orange 1   2 farmer 1         1  
        Crine? Addia 27 F   wife Orange                      
        Crine? Ruth 4 F   child Tompkins                      
        Crine? Perkins 1 M     Chemung                      
31 log 25 31 Smith Russell 34 M     Tompkins 1   2m farmer 1         1  
        Smith Louisa 52 F   sister Tompkins                      

Last Updated on 4/6/2009
By Joyce M. Tice