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by Joyce M. Tice
1855 New York State Census Records for

Town of Horseheads, Chemung County NY
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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 2008 by Sherry LAMPMAN Nichols
Published October 2008 by Joyce M. Tice

Note from Sherry - The 1855 census for Horseheads was collected by DeWitt Curtis from June 1 thru June 19, 1855.  A group of people years ago looked at the original records and copied them to paper form for the library and indexed them.  I first typed the records from these paper records. Just like the original records some of the handwriting was hard to read or the person copying them had trouble reading the census. I then ordered the microfilm of the 1855 census for Chemung Co from the LDS church. This film is now on permanent loan at the LDS Church on Broad St in Horseheads. I spent many hours looking at the film and trying to be as correct as possible with the names.  I spent hours looking at the 1850 and 1860 census records trying to figure out names that were in question. I had other genealogists look at the records to help me figure out names. If you don’t agree with what I have typed I suggest you look at the film at the LDS church. There is a copy of the records at the clerk’s office in Elmira but the records in the census books there are copies that are faded and hard to read. For any names that I wasn’t sure of I put question marks after them. In a few cases I added names from other sources and put parenthesis around them. The census taker stopped putting visitation numbers in the columns after # 378 and either left it blank or put a 1 in the space. There was a page and half of records missing from the library’s records that I found and added from the microfilm. This took me about 1 yrs to type up, much longer then I thought it would. I hope it will help everyone that looks at it. I did my best with what I had.

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Inmates of County Poor House are on page 37
Be sure to scroll to the right to see the entire page.
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
161 plank 100 177 Shear? E.W. 33 M     Tompkins 1   1m              
        Shear? Amanda 28 F   wife Steuben 1   1m              
        Shear? Morris B. 10 M   son Steuben     1m              
        Shear? Lydia L. 8 F   daughter Penn     1m              
        Shear? Alverade? 5 M   son Chemung     1m              
        Shear? Sarah A. 1 F   daughter Chemung     1m              
162 frame 500 178 Park James 33 M     Penn 1   1 farmer 1          
        Park Mary A. 31 F   wife Penn 1   1              
        Park John W. 11 M   son Penn     1              
        Park Ann L. 9 F   daughter Penn     1              
        Park Eunice I.? 7 F   daughter Penn     1              
        Park Adoniram I.? 5 M   son Chemung     1              
        Park Catherine 3 F   daughter Chemung     1              
        Park Infant (no name) 1m F   daughter Chemung     1m              
163 plank 100 179 Davenport Henry 79 M     Orange 1   1 blacksmith 1          
        Davenport Julia A. 50 F   wife Orange 1   1              
        Davenport Archibald 34 M   son Orange     1              
        Davenport Arlando 20 M   son Delaware     1              
        Davenport Elizabeth 18 F   daughter Yates     1              
        Davenport Caroline 14 F   daughter Yates     1              
        Davenport Ruth 5 F   daughter Yates     1              
        Davenport Marinda 3 F   daughter Yates     1              
164 frame 1000 180 Jackson John 68 M     England 1   57 farmer 1         1
        Jackson Sarah 66 F   wife Chemung 1   66              
        Jackson Andrew P. 25 M   son Chemung     25             1
        Jackson Lyman 23 M   son Chemung     23              
        Savercool Daniel 16 M   servant Chemung     6m              
165 frame 400 181 Green Paris/Pansh 65 M     Rensalaer   W 40 farmer 1          
        Green Hamilton 42 M   son Rensalaer     40 farmer 1         1
        Green Orselia 19 F   daughter Chemung     19              
166 frame 300 182 Breese Joel 64 M     New Jersey 1   38 farmer 1         1
        Breese Elisabeth 64 F   wife Orange 1   38              
        Breese Alanson 43 M   son Cayuga     38   1          
        Breese Jane 39 F   daughter Cayuga     38              
        Breese Margaret 31 F   daughter Cayuga     31              
        Breese Stephen 23 M   son Cayuga     23   1          
167 plank 100 183 Powlison Isaac 39 M     New Jersey 1   1 laborer 1          
        Powlison Sarah 32 F   wife New Jersey 1   1              
        Monks David 21 M   son New Jersey     1   1          
        Powlison Sidney 8 M   son Chemung     1              
168 frame 600 184 Wheat William 28 M     Sullivan 1   2 farmer 1         1
        Wheat Sarah 26 F   wife Orange 1   2              
        Wheat May E. 4 F   daugher Sullivan                    
169 frame 100 184 Stocum John 53 M     Delaware 1   3 laborer 1          
        Stocum Mary 41 F   wife Tioga 1   3              
170 frame 400 185 Andrus Richard 76 M     Columbia 1   19 farmer 1         1
        Andrus Delight 76 F   wife Conn 1   19              
        Andrus Alston 38 M   son Madison 1   19 farmer 1         1
        Andrus Miranda 37 F   daughter Chemung 1   37              
        Andrus Spafford? 34 M   son Madison     19 farmer 1         1
        Andrus Amelia D. 11 F   G.daughter Chemung     11              
        Hamilton Sarah 15 F   boarder Orange     3              
171 frame 400 186 Carpenter Henry 35 M     Chemung 1   1 farmer 1         1
        Carpenter Louis 36 F   wife Madison 1   1              
        Carpenter Emma 15 F   daughter Chemung     1              
        Carpenter Delphine 11 F   daughter Chemung     1              
        Parker Isaac 59 M     New Jersey 1   25 laborer 1         1
172 plank 50 187 Parker Amanda 51 F   wife Dutchess 1   25              
        Parker Archibald 26 M   son Tompkins     25   1          
        Parker Alla 21 F   daughter Chemung 1   25              
        Parker Horace 15 M   son Chemung     15              
        Parker Levin 7 M   son Chemung     7              
        Parker Ida Ella 2 D   daughter Chemung     2              

Last Updated on 10/6/2008
By Joyce M. Tice