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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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Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 -
Do You Know that you can search just the Census Records on the site by using the three county level Census  buttons in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page

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
223 timber 200 238 Terwilliger Harris 36 M     Orange 1   7 farmer 1         1
        Terwilliger Mary Ann 34 F   wif New York 1   7              
        Terwilliger Pheba I. 13 F   daughter Chemung     7              
        Terwilliger Asa 12 M   son Chemung     7              
        Terwilliger Sarah Ann 10 F   daughter Chemung     7              
        Terwilliger Edger 8 M   son Chemung     7              
        Terwilliger Isaac 6 M   son Chemung     6              
        Terwilliger John 4 M   son Chemung     4              
        Terwilliger Francis 7m M   son Chemung     7m              
224 log 30 239 Young Robert 68 M     Ireland 1   16 farmer   1       1
        Young Sally 65 F   wife Ireland 1   16              
        Porter Stoddard 16 M   grandson Chemung     16              
225 frame 200 240 Youngs Joseph 32 M     Orange 1   7 farmer 1         1
        Youngs Rosey 28 F   wife Tompkins 1   7              
        Youngs Edwin 4 M   son Chemung     4              
        Youngs Augusta 1 F   daughter Chemung     1              
226 frame 50 241 Terwillager Charles 28 M     Chemung 1   28 farmer 1         1
        Terwillager Margaret 24 F   wife Chemung 1   24              
227 frame 50 242 Wheat George 32 M     Tioga 1   12 laborer 1          
        Wheat Martha 26 F   wife Chemung 1   12              
        Wheat George 11 M   son Chemung     11              
        Wheat Marshall 9 M   son Chemung     9              
        Wheat Lovell 7 M   son Chemung     7              
        Wheat Fernate? 5 F     Chemung     5              
        Wheat Theodore 2 M   son Chemung     2              
228 frame 75 243 Selah (Seeley) Gilbert 24 M     Tioga 1   6 farmer 1         1
        Selah (Seeley) J. 22 F   wife Tioga 1   6             1
229 frame 300 244 Saddler Timothy 37 M     England 1   18     1        
        Saddler Harriet 36 F   wife Ulster 1   18              
        Saddler Elizabeth 10 F   daughter Chemung     9              
        Saddler Winifred 9 F   daughter Penn     9              
        Saddler Rachel M. 7 F   daughter Penn     7              
        Saddler Wm. T. 5 M   son Chemung     5              
        Saddler John J. 4 M   son Chemung     4              
        Young Elisa 33 F   boarder Orange     14              
        Denerest Harriet 21 F   boarder Steuben     2m              
230 log 50 245 Miller Henry 32 M     Penn     17 farmer 1          
        Miller Elisabeth 57 F   mother New Jersey 1   17              
        Miller Caroline 26 F   sister Tompkins     17              
        Miller Mary F. 21 F   sister Tioga     17              
        Miller Charles 15 M   brother Chemung     17              
231 framed 30 246 Judson Elijah 56 M     Conn 1   14 farmer 1         1
        Judson Mary 45 F   wife Orange 1   14              
        Judson William 26 M     Orange     14   1          
        Judson Caroline 24 F   daughter Orange     14              
        Judson Mary A. 22 F   daughter Orange     14              
        Judson Danial 19 M   son Orange     14              
        Judson Julietta 18 F   daughter Orange     14              
        Judson James 17 M   son Orange     14              
        Judson Sarah J. 14 F   daughter Orange     14              
        Judson Martha 12 F   daughter Chemung     12              
        Judson Eugene 9 M   son Chemung     9              
        Judson Cardwell 7 M   son Chemung     7              
        Judson Harriet 6 F   daughter Chemung     6              
        Judson Catherine 3m F   daughter Chemung     3m              

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