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1860 Federal Census Records for  Chemung County NY 
Town  & City of Elmira

1860 Town & City of Elmira Census

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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
    Chemung House                
300 291 Cherry William 40 M Tinner 5000 800 NY  
      Electa 30 F       NY  
      Martha 16 F       NY  
      Charlotte 9 F       NY  
    Daniels Kate 17 F Servant     NY  
    Larkin Libbie 17 F Servant     Ireland  
    Dillman George 38 M Shoemaker     Canada  
    Johnson John 22 M Laborer     NY  
    Allen John 21 M Miller     NY  
    Stagg William E. 50 M Clerk     NY  
    Mann Mary 30 F Dress Maker     NY  
    Wallace William 55 M Mason     NY  
    White Daniel 22 M Clerk     NY  
    Brisby Samuel 19 M Painter     NY  
    Parker Charles C. 35 M Blacksmith     NY  
    Bradley Thomas 20 M Saloon     NY  
    Dutcher Frank S. 26 M Painter     NY  
    Simpson Andrew A. 50 M Carpenter     NY  
    Parsons James 38 M Shoemaker     NY  
    Thomas James M. 22 M Silver Plater     NY  
    Barnes William  22 M Silver Plater     NY  
    Humphrey Nicholas 26 M Blacksmith     NY  
    National Hotel                
301 292 Lombard Horatio 32 M Landlord   500 NY  
      Catherine 28 F       NY  
    Giles William E. 20 M Clerk     NY  
    Kief Ellen 20 F Servant     Ireland  
    Griffith Ellen 18 F Servant     NY  
    Daly Ellen 27 F Servant     Ireland  
    Shay Margaret 18 F Servant     PA  
    Harsh William 35 M Constable   250 PA  
      Ellen 28 F       PA  
      Ida 7 F       PA  
    Murphy Charles T. 39 M Peddler   300 PA  
      Rebecca 35 F       PA  
    Rose William 32 M Cigar Maker     Unknown  
    Ganun Michael H. 32 M Harness Maker     Unknown  
    Palmetto Nathaniel L. 25 M Shoemaker     Unknown  
    Cahaley Daniel 22 M Cigar Maker     NY  
    Corcius Reuben 22 M Harness Maker     NY  
    Caufield Edward 35 M Plumber     NY  
    Strong Samuel B. 42 M Mason     NY  
    James Roswell E. 26 M Physician   200 CT  
    Richards George H. 25 M Barber     Germany  
    Pitcher Henry T. 28 M Carriage Painter     CT  
    Duryea William 45 M Saddler     CT  
    Dudley George T. 24 M Clerk     CT  
    Gardner Nicholas D. 57 M Physician 4500 1500 NY  
    Giles Henry A. 20 M Printer     NY  
    Webster Daniel 25 M Laborer     MD  
    Clinton Charles D. 20 M Stage Driver     PA  
    Brady Michael 28 M Laborer     Unknown  
    Seamian Moses D. 45 M Agent     NY  
      Susan 41 F       NY  
      Mary E. 10 F       NY  
    Samuel Adam 30 M Merchant   2500 NY  
    Denny Mary E. 25 F Widow     NY  
      William 4 M       NY  
    Tracy Orrin S. 35 M Blacksmith     NY  
    Burritt Frederick 30 M Attorney   250 NY  
    Gager Ann 34 F Dress Maker   200 NY  
    Young Howell 22 M Clerk   90 NY  
    Braham David 22 M Laborer   65 NY  
302 293 Sampson John M. 31 M Shingle Maker   100 NY  
      Maria D. 34 F       NY  
      Deroy 13 M       NY  
      Wilhemina 12 F       NY  
      John Johnson 24 M Shingle Packer     NY  
      Adeline 21 F       NY  
303 294 Berhatter Joseph 31 M Shoemaker 800 100 Germany  
      Mary 22 F       Germany  
304 295 Miller Robert 30 M Miller   400 Ireland  
      Ann 30 F       Ireland  
      William J. 5 M       PA  
      Anna A. 1 F       NY  
305 296 Dewitt Abram M. 38 M Grocer 2500 2000 NY  
      Hannah 28 F       NY  
      Alice A. 2 F       NY  
      Peter 72 M       NY  
      Elizabeth 64 F       NY  
306 297 Pickering Daniel F. 46 M Merchant 7000 3500 PA  
      Mary E. 37 F       PA  
      Amelia 14 F       NY  
      Silas W. 12 M       NY  
      Frank B. 4 M       NY  
      Benjamin 86 M       NY  
      Mary 18 F Serving     Ireland  
307 298 Harris Joseph H. 39 M Clerk   500 PA  
      Mary W. 30 F       NY  
      Ella 6 F       NY  
      Susan 2 F       NY  
      Jenny 1 F       NY  
    Birch Caroline 41 F Serving     NY  
308 299 McDonald Stephen 49 M Mechanic 9200 37000 NY  
      Sarah B. 41 F       NY  
      Mary 18 F       NY  
      Sarah 13 F       NY  
    Hazard Josiah 18 M Clerk     NY  

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