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
476 464 VanCamp John 30 M Blacksmith   560 NY  
      Susan 18 F       NY  
    Beasley John 22 M Blacksmith     NY  
477 465 Carpenter James 42 M Farmer 12000 3580 NY  
      Martha E. 36 F       NY  
      James E. 11 M       NY  
      Alvira 8 F       NY  
    Farley Matthew 20 M Farm Labor     Ireland  
    Rogers Jason 18 M Farm Labor     PA  
    Rathbun Arthur 16 M Farm Labor     NY  
    Goodenogh Alvia 22 F Serving     England  
    Randall Emily 14 F Serving     NY  
    Carpenter Emma 68 F       NY  
      Clara E. 36 F       NY  
478 466 Shockey William M. 46 M Farmer 7400 675 NY  
      Arabel 44 F       NY  
      Lewis 20 M Boatman   1000 NY  
      Charles 18 M Farmer     NY  
      Catherine 16 F       NY  
      Mary 14 F       NY  
      Margaret 12 F       NY  
      Arabel 9 F       NY  
      William 3 M       NY  
479 467 Harrington Abner 50 M     30 NY  
      Sally 47 F       NY  
      Egbert 7 M       NY  
      Edward 5 M       NY  
      Elizabeth 19 F       NY  
480 468 Connoly Martin 34 M Laborer   65 Ireland  
      Ann 32 F       Ireland  
      Mary 10 F       PA  
      Michael 6 M       NY  
      James 2 M       NY  
481 469 Donohue Patrick 34 M Laborer     Ireland  
      Joanna 36 F       Ireland  
      Jerry 19 M Farm Labor     Ireland  
    Shanahan Thomas 28 M Farm Labor     Ireland  
482 470 McDowell Robert 27 M Farmer 9600 2300 NY  
      Arlena 24 F       NY  
    Hartgrove John 22 M Laborer     NY  
    Moody Delbert 14 M Laborer     NY  
    Johnson Francis 17 F       England  
483   VACANT                
484   VACANT                
    Sackett Philo 50 M       NY pauper
    Hogan Bridget 25 F Dress Maker     Ireland  
    Harp Sarah 42 F     1000    
485 471 Gates Whitney 56 M Mail Carrier   900 NH  
      Rachel 59 F       NY  
      William 24 M       NY  
      Mary Jane 21 F       NY  
      George 17 M Clerk     NY  
    Ayers Martha 30 F       PA  
486 472 Bailey Francis J. 29 M Barber 700 500 NY  
      Susan M. 28 F       CT  
      Sarah L. 8 F       RI  
      Francis 6 M       NY  
      Laura P. 4 F       NY  
    Griffen Catherine 16 F Serving     NY  
487 473 Lawrence J.A. 38 M Coal Merchant 35000 10000 NJ  
      Selena M. 36 F       PA  
      Louisa R. 11 F       NY  
      Selena L. 9 F       NY  
      George F 7 M       NY  
      Benjamin 2 M       NY  
    Patterson Mary A. 35 F Governess     Scotland  
    McHenry Mary A. 28 F Servant     Ireland  
    Bartley Mary A. 42 F Servant     Switzerland  
488 474 Wickson Silas 42 M Farmer 1900 350 NY  
      Mary A. 39 F       NY  
      Nancy J. 17 F Millener     NY  
      Onnerimies 10 M       NY  
489 475 Jordan James 40 M Mason 400 30 Ireland  
      Catherine 44 F       Ireland  
      Catherine 11 F       NY  
      Margaret 9 F       NY  
    Coffee Catherine 87 F       Ireland Blind

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