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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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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
  frame 40   Quigley Thomas 25 M     Ireland 1                  
        Quigley Eliza 23 F   wife Ireland 1                  
        Quigley Mary 4 F   daughter Chemung                    
        Quigley Sarah 2 F   daughter Chemung                    
        Quigley William 3m M   son Chemung                    
  frame 400   Satterlee Theodore 51 M   Orange 1   2 farmer 1         1
        Satterlee Huldah C. 50 F   wife Orange 1   2              
        Satterlee John 24 M   son Orange     2 harness maker            
        Chamberlain Charlotte 19 F   boarder Steuben     5m              
        Smith Helen A. 16 F   boarder Orange     2m              
  frame 1500   Sayre Fanny 55     blank Conn W   40             1
        Sayre Francis 22   blank Chemung     22 farmer 1         1
  frame 500   Eddy Orrin 54 M   blank Conn 1   20   1         1
        Eddy Lydia 36 F   blank Penn 1   19              
        Eddy Calvin G. 17 M   blank Chemung     17              
        Eddy William 15 M   blank Chemung     15              
        Eddy Amelia 13 F   blank Chemung     13              
        Eddy Celestia 8 F   daughter Chemung     8              
        Eddy Monroe 3 M   son Chemung     3              
        Eddy Judson 1 M   son Chemung     1              
        Eddy Mariah 49 F   sister Mass     28              
  frame 500   Thorn Obadiah 75 M     Orange 1   57 farmer 1         1
        Thorn Phebe 65 F   wife Orange 1   37              
        Eddy Nathan 52 M     Conn 1   13 farmer 1          
        Eddy Catherine 45 F   wife Chemung 1   13              
        Eddy Phebe 17 F   daughter Chemung     13              
        Eddy Henry 19 M   son Chemung     13              
        Eddy Ellen 23 F   daughter Chemung     13              
        Eddy Lucy 21 F   daughter Chemung     13              
        Eddy Seely 15 F   daughter Chemung     13              
        Eddy Lyman 13 M   son Chemung     13              
        Eddy Sarah 10 F   daughter Chemung     10              
        Eddy Erastus 7 M   son Chemung     7              
        Eddy Mina 5 F   daughter Chemung     5              
  plank 40   Webb Charles 42 M     Dutchess 1   6m farmer 1          
        Webb Elmira 40 F   wife Mass 1   6m              
        Webb Mary A. 9 F   daughter Renselaer     6m              
        Webb Jerome 7 M   son Oneida     6m              
        Webb Charles M. 5 M   son Renselaer     6m              
        Webb Arnot 3 F   daughter Steuben     6m              
        Webb Elizabeth W. 1 F   daughter Steuben     6m              
        Jones Elizabeth 19 F   sistef Mass     6m              
  frame 150   Borland Emerson S. 36 M     Orange 1   1 farmer 1          
        Borland Delorah 36 F   wife Orange 1   1              
        Borland H.E. (Hannah) 14 F   daughter Orange     1              
        Borland Emeline 11 F   daughter Orange     1              
        Borland Melissa 9 F   daughter Orange     1              
        Borland George J. 7 M   son Orange     1              
        Egbert Isaac 21 M   son Chemung     7m laborer 1          
  frame 600   Staring Mathew 41 M     Herkimer 1   2 farmer 1         1
        Staring Adaline 37 F   wife Herkimer 1   2              
        Staring Malvina 15 F   daughter Herkimer     2              
        Staring Matilda 13 F   daughter Herkimer     2              
        Staring Jerome 11 M   son Herkimer     2              
        Staring Adalaide 8 F   daughter Herkimer     2              
        Staring Davett 4 M   son Herkimer     2              
        Wallace George 24 M   servant England     6m       1      
        Attwood Jeremiah 24 M   servant Chemung     24   1          
  frame 400   Potter Morris 42 M     New Jersey 1   16 farmer 1         1

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