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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
509 495 Jervis Clara 64 F Widow 2200 800 NY  
      Joel 33 M Farmer     NY  
      Aurilla 24 F       NY  
    Dunbury Mary A. 22 F Waever     Ireland  
    Lee Eliza 22 F Weaver     NY  
510 496 Matthews Isabella R. 60 F   1200 400 Scotland  
      Mary E. 30 F       NY  
      Isabella M. 21 F       NY  
511 497 Matthews Henry E. 32 M       NY  
      Jane 38 F       Ireland  
      Jospehine 8 F       NY  
      Henry H. 10 mo F       NY  
512 498 Burchell Arthur 40 M Laborer 2200 800 Ireland  
      Ellen 33 F       Ireland  
      Margaret 10 F       NY  
      Richard 9 M       NY  
      Helena 7 F       NY  
      Arthur 6 M       NY  
      Thomas 3 M       NY  
      Mary 2 F       NY  
    Calener Michael 39 M Teamster     Ireland  
    Howard Daniel 16 M Teamster     Ireland  
      Michael 18 M       Ireland  
513 499 Bliven George 25 M Machinist   300 NY  
      Antoinette 20 F       NY  
      Hollis 1 M       NY  
    Hermiston George 15 M       NY  
      Eugenia 10 F       NY  
514 500 Powell Michael 28 M Laborer 800 80 Ireland  
      Susan 25 F       Ireland  
      Katie 4 F       NY  
      Mary 2 F       NY  
      Annie 1 F       NY  
515 501 Disbell Noah 41 M Clerk   50 CT  
      Esther A. 35 F       CT  
      Isabella S. 16 F       NY  
      Charles A. 9 M       NY  
      Ella F. 5 F       NY  
516 502 Kelsh Jacob 65 M Laborer   80 Germany  
      Rahena 63 F       France  
517 503 Wisner William H. 40 M Harness Maker 3000 400 NY  
      Clarissa 40 F       NY  
      Mary E. 18 F       NY  
      Kate 14 F       NY  
      Harmon S. 11 M       NY  
518 504 Crowl Abraham 35 M Blacksmith   500 NY  
      Sarah 31 F       NY  
      Emma 12 F       NY  
      Julia 10 F       NY  
      Charles 8 M       NY  
      George W. 8 M       NY  
      Abram 2 M       NY  
519 505 Gyst Joseph 25 M Painter 350 50 PA  
      Sarah 21 F       NY  
      Stella G. 5 F       NY  
    Rockwell John 38 M Chair Maker     NY  
520 506 O'Brien Thomas 35 M Blacksmith   600 Ireland  
      Catherine 26 F       NY  
      John 11 M       NY  
      Catherine 7 F       NY  
      William 5 M       NY  
      Thomas 3 M       NY  
      Mark 1 mo M       NY  
    Laffin Esther 22 F Dress Maker     NY  
521 507 Walker Henry 27 M Cabinet Maker   200 Germany  
      Margaret 20 F       Germany  
522 508 O'Flaherty Thomas 36 M Minister   1200 Ireland  
    Biggs Mary 20 F       Ireland  
523 509 Goulden Joseph 39 M Cabinet Maker   800 England  
      Mary 34 F       NY  
      Sarah A. 13 F       NY  
      William F. 10 M       NY  
      Charles S. 5 M       NY  
524 510 Secor David 41 M Tabacconist   375 NY  
      Clarissa 38 F       NY  
      Elizabeth 9 F       NY  
      Jaben A. 3 M       NY  
      Oscar 2 M       NY  
    Delaney Charles 25 M Cabinet Maker     Switzerland  
    Dunham Susan 40 F Tailoress     NY  
525 511 Connelly John F. 29 M Tailor   140 Ireland  
      Ellen 33 F       Ireland  
      Mary E. 8 F       England  
      Elizabeth 6 F       England  
526 512 Feeney John 40 M Laborer   300 Ireland  
      Mary 32 F       Ireland  
      Luke 18 M Laborer     Ireland  

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