Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
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
413 402 Goodell Debruce 33 M Machinist 2500 300 NY  
      Ellen 32 F       PA  
      Debruce 9 M       PA  
      Spencer 1 M       NY  
    Sullivan Catherine 30 F Servant     Ireland  
414 403 Lewis Edwin P. 37 M Grocer 9400 600 CT  
      Sarah 38 F       NY  
      Cornelia 14 F       NY  
      Mary 13 F       NY  
      Sarah 7 F       NY  
415 404 Benton Henry P. 63 M Surveyor 2000 900 NY  
      Clarissa T. 40 F       NY  
      Henry N. 18 M Daguerian Artist     NY  
      Ezra 16 M       OH  
      Andrew H. 1 M       NY  
416 405 Robjohn William 57 M Organ Maker 500 2500 England  
      Harriet 40 F       England  
      William J. 16 M Music Teacher     England  
      Thomas J. L. 8 M       England  
      Frederick H. 5 M       England  
417 406 Lowe Caroline 34 F Boarding House 3000 200 NY  
    Smith Susan 66 F       NY  
    Converse Moses 44 M Teacher     NY  
      Julia 38 M       NY  
418 407 Platz Marcus 37 M Ticket Agent   1000 Canada  
      Catherine 25 F       NY  
      Winslow 6 M       NY  
      Ellen 3 F       NY  
      Kate 1 F       NY  
    Heflin Bridget 15 F Servant     PA  
419 408 Haight Leonard 48 M Leather Merchant   5800 NY  
      Ellen 40 F       NY  
      Charlotte 20 F       NY  
      Edward R. 18 M Clerk     NY  
      Walter P. 13 M       NY  
      Ida R. 11 F       NY  
      Lenore 6 F       NY  
      Harry H. 1 M       NY  
    Howard  Mary 17 F Servant     Ireland  
420 409 Nelson David B. 36 M Patent Agent 1600 500 MA  
      Jane C. 31 F       NY  
      Emily A. 8 F       NY  
    Ganno Jane 37 F     600 NY  
421 410 Priest Mary C. 39 F Widow     NY  
      Eunice 16 F       NY  
      Lenie 14 F       NY  
      Henry 13 M       NY  
      William 7 M       NY  
      Francis 5 M       NY  
422 411 Plumstead Sally M. 39 F Widow 300 70 NY  
      Robert 19 M Apprentice     NY  
      Catherine 17 F       NY  
      Ralph 12 M       NY  
      Lovina 7 F       NY  
423 412 Butler Mary 70 F Widow 1500 150 NY  
      Susan 50 F     100 NY  
      William 43 M Teamster     NY  
      Parmelia 39 F   600 800 NY  
      Ralph 11 M       NY  
    Carpenter Andrew J. 15 M       NY  
    Loop Timothy 78 M   600   NY  

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 5/16/2003
By Joyce M. Tice