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
61 log 10 61 Mitchell John 51 M     Chemung 1   10 farmer 1         1  
        Mitchell Caroline 47 F   wife Chemung                      
        Mitchell Calista 16 F   child Chemung                      
        Mitchell Stella 12 F     Chemung                      
        Mitchell John C. 10 M     Chemung                      
        Mitchell James R. 7 M     Chemung                      
62 frame 50 62 Genung Jesse 54 M     New Jersey 1   6 farmer 1         1  
        Genung Sally 50 F   wife New Jersey                      
        Genung David 27 M   child New Jersey                      
        Genung Fanny 14 F     New Jersey                      
        Genung Sara 2 F     Chemung                      
63 frame 40 63 Rosell Mary Ann 44 F     Pennsylvania   1 10 farmer 1         1  
        Rosell Samuel 18 M   child Tompkins                      
        Rosell Sarah 16 F     Chemung                      
        Rosell Polly 11 F     Chemung                      
64 frame 50 64 Clark John 26 M     Saratoga 1   10 farmer 1         1  
        Clark Margaret 24 F   wife New Jersey                      
        Clark Richard 1 M   child Chemung                      
65 log 10 65 Inman Martin 57 M     Rhode Island 1   4 farmer 1            
        Inman Jane 50 F     Pennsylvania                      
        Inman Isaac 22 M     Chemung       farmer 1         1  
        Inman (Chloe) 16 F     Chemung                      
        Inman John 18 M     Chemung                      
        Inman Phobe 15 F     Chemung                      
        Inman William 13 M     Chemung                      
        Inman Sloma 10 F     Chemung                      
        Inman Susan 8 F     Chemung                      
66 frame 250 66 Faber Gideon 46 M     Tioga? 1   11 farmer 1         1  
        Faber Elcy 41 F   wife Dutchess                      
        Faber Russell 20 M   child Pennsylvania                      
        Faber Steven 13 M   servant Chemung                      
67 frame 250 67 Clark John M. 62 M     Ireland 1   14 farmer 1       1  
        Clark Mary 49 F   wife Chemung                      
68 frame 250 68 Clark (Cummings) 37 M     Saratoga 1   8 1         1  
        Clark Abigail 26 F   wife Chemung                      
        Clark (Malonia) 3 F   child Chemung                      
        Clark Jane 2 F     Chemung                      
        Clark John 18 M   servant Chemung                      
69 log 10 69 Salnan Mary Ann 38 F     Saratoga   1 16 farmer           1  
        Salnan Polly Ann 16 F   child Chemung                      
        Salnan Theodore 14 M     Chemung                      
        Salnan Alice 12 F     Chemung                      
        Salnan Martin 7 M     Chemung                      
        Salnan Bryan 4 M     Chemung                      
70 frame 100 70 Barns Jesse 29 M     Chemung 1   4 farmer 1         1  
        Barns Laura 22 F   wife Chemung                      
        Barns Charlotte 3 F   child Chemung                      
        Barns (Ambrose) 6m M     Chemung                      

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