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

Town of Erin, Chemung County NY
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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
71 frame 100 71 Barnes Oliver 40 M     Chemung 1   9 farmer 1         1  
        Barnes Hannah 30 F   wife Chemung                      
        Barnes Ginny 12 F   child Chemung                      
        Barnes Sarah 9 F   child Chemung                      
        Barnes John 7 M   child Chemung                      
        Barnes Ruth 1 F   child Chemung                      
72 frame 800 72 Herrington Amasa 27 M     Chemung 1   27 farmer 1         1  
        Herrington Helen 25 F   wife Saratoga                      
        Herrington Melissa 3 F   child Chemung                      
        Herrington Sewart? 1 M   child Chemung                      
        Herrington David 68 M   father Washington 1   27 farmer 1         1  
        Herrington Ana 67 F   mother Mass                      
73 log 100 73 Cowan William 27 M     Dutchess 1   2m farmer 1         1  
        Cowan Phobe 30 F   wife Dutchess                      
        Cowan Mable? 4 M   child Dutchess                      
        Cowan? Mary Ann 3 F     Dutchess                      
        Loven? Ann 55 F   mother Dutchess                      
74 frame 500 74 Cooper Samuel 49 M     Jersey 1   21 farmer 1         1  
        Cooper Matilda 47 F   wife Vermont                      
        Cooper Mason 21 M   child Chemung         1         1  
        Cooper Emeline 15 F     Chemung                      
        Cooper Matilda 6m F     Chemung                      
75 plank 50 75 Beckhorn Ebenezer 45 M     Orange 1   8 farmer 1         1  
        Beckhorn Hannah 60 F   wife New Jersey                      
        Beckhorn Mary 7 F   g-child New Jersey                      
76 plank 8 76 Street Samuel 30 M     New Jersey 1   9 farmer 1         1  
        Street Elizabeth 25 F   wife Tompkins                      
        Street Maria 6 F   child Chemung                      
        Street Oliver 4 M     Chemung                      
        Street Hannah 2 F     Chemung                      
        Street Louisa 4m F     Chemung                      
77 frame 400 77 Stage Joseph 27 M     Orange 1   1 farmer 1            
        Stage Mary 28 F   wife Orange                      
        Stage John 2 M   child Orange                      
        Stage John L. 25 M   brother ??   1 farmer 1         1  
78 frame 100 78 Denton Thomas M. 45 M     Orange     12 farmer 1         1  
        Asa Earl 39 M   servant New Jersey 1   3 farmer 1            
        Asa Phebe 27 F   wife New Jersey                      
        Asa Mary 4 F   child New Jersey                      
        Asa Henry 1 M     Chemung                      
79 frame 200 79 Dickson Isaac 41 M     England 1   21     1       1  
        Dickson Ann 39 F   wife Orange                      
80 frame 500 80 Tuthill Hiram 55 M     Orange 1   27 farmer 1       1  
        Tuthill Azubah 51 F   wife Tompkins                      
        Tuthill Francis 25 M   child Chemung 1       1            
        Tuthill Esther 22 F   daughter in law Chemung                      
        Tuthill William 19 M   child Chemung                      
        Tuthill Stella 9 F   child Chemung                      
        Tuthill Samuel 15 M   servant Chemung                      
        Tuthill Sarah/Susan 1 F   g-child Chemung                      
81 plank 100 81 Denton Edward 48 M     Orange 1   6 farmer 1         1  
        Denton Martha 40 F   wife Orange                      
        Denton Hiram 21 M   child Orange         1            
        Denton (Nehemiah??) 19 M   child Orange                      
        Denton Elizabeth 17 F   child Orange                      
        Denton Jane Ann 15 F   child Orange                      
        Denton Harriet 7 F   child Orange                      
        Denton Martha 7 F   child Orange                      
        Denton (Sarah) Frances 5 F   child Chemung                      
        Denton Elmer? 1 F   child Chemung                      

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