Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
1860 Federal Census Records for  Chemung County NY 
Town  & City of Elmira
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA

1860 Town & City of Elmira Census

Illustrated with 1866 Elmira Directory Ad
By 1866 Brainiard House - enumerated below - had become Rathbun House
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Total nearly 9000 People
In Town & City of Elmira
Enumerated by June 15, 1860 Lyman Covell
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See Also: 1857 Elmira Directory 1860 Elmira Directory 1863 Elmira Directory
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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 this era. The census taker wrote what he believed he heard as well as he could. These have been transcribed 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. Those of you who have been at this a while are well aware of the "spelling errors" in our early records and have learned to deal with them. 
Dwelling No. Family No. Last Name First Name Age Sex Occupation Value of Real Estate Value of Personal Esatate Place of Birth Comments
    Brainard House                
281 272 Blossom Enos 48 M Landlord   6000 NY  
      Harriet 39 F       NY  
      Helen 20 F       NY  
      Alice 16 F       NY  
      Harriet 15 F       NY  
    Slater Christopher 27 M Steward   500 England  
      Eliza 27 F       England  
      Harriet 9 F       NY  
      Maria 7 F       NY  
    Maladie Susan 26 F Servant     Ireland  
      Frank 1 M       NY  
    Fletcher Charlotte 25 F Servant     NY  
    Murphy Edward 21 M Hostler     Ireland  
    Easton Sarah 30 F Servant     Ireland  
    Donahue Johanna 20 F Servant     Ireland  
    Platt Matilda 33 F Servant     PA  
    Montague Elias 25 M Servant     NY  
    Lee John 19 M Servant     NY  
    Goins George 34 M Porter     NC  
    Howard Catherine 30 F Servant     Ireland  
      Mary 12 F Servant     NY  
    Finn Daniel 23 M Servant     Ireland  
    Ward Bridget 20 F Servant     Ireland  
    Matthews Joseph 19 M Servant     NY  
    Tallis Ann 26 F Servant     England  
    Shawn Catherine 21 F Servant     Ireland  
    Mulaney Mary 30 F Servant     Ireland  
    Flinn Catherine 25 F Servant     Ireland  
    McGraw Hannah 21 F Servant     Ireland  
    Donahue Daniel 17 M Servant     Ireland  
    Rogers Charles H. 27 M Servant     VA  
    Melix George 30 M Servant     NY  
    Brady Mary 17 F Servant     Ireland  
      Ann 21 F Servant     Ireland  
    Crocker George 22 M Bar Tender     England  
    Goines Logan 16 M Porter     NC  
    Dona Robert 30 M Clerk   1000 NY  
    Rosa John 23 M Clerk 2000 200 PA  
    Sourey Louis 19 M Porter     Germany  
    Blye Norman 48 M Bank Teller   1300 NY  
      George 10 M       NY  
    Churchill Nelson 29 M Hackman   400 NY  
    Happe Charles 28 M Barber   300 Germany  
    Smith Elijah B. 28 M Confectioner   1000 NY  
    Dingledy William 30 M Upholsterer     Germany  
    Kennedy James 28 M Hatter   50 NY  
    King Rufus 35 M Lawyer 1500 2000 NY  
    Perry Thomas 30 M Druggist 2500 2000 NY  
    Bulmer David 30 M Merchant 2100 10000 England  
    Bingham Lucius W. 28 M Clerk   700 NY  
    Heckstetter George 57 M Merchant   3000 Germany  
    Ferguson William 23 M Merchant   5500 Scotland  
      Maria 19 F       NY  
      Nancy 14 F       NY  
    Fletcher William 28 M Barber     NY  
    Wornbaugh Addison 36 M Billiard Saloon 4000 2000 NY  
      Mary 33 F       NY  
      George 12 M       NY  
    Brown William 33 M Merchant   9000 NY  
      Jane E. 27 F       NY  
      Ellen 5 F       NY  
    Chase William P. 25 M Daguerian Artist   60 NY  
    Peck John T. 40 M       NY  
    Carroll Charles 25 M Clerk     NY  
    Baldwin Lathoop 28 M Editor     NY  
    Seller F. B.  36 M Physician     NY  
    Conway Thomas 14 M       Ireland  

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 4/26/2003
By Joyce M. Tice