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
594 559 Connell Patrick 30 W Laborer 500 60 Ireland  
      Ann 25 F       NY  
      John 7 M       NY  
      May A. 5 F       NY  
      Daniel 2 M       NY  
    Conners Mary 60 F       Ireland  
595 560 Shew Edith 38 F Widow 300 100 England  
      Mary 10 F       England  
    Large Milam 69 M       England  
    Southerland John 53 M Carpenter     NY  
596 561 Kingsley Andrew 44 M Wagon Maker   200 NY  
      Lucy 44 F       NY  
      Mary 15 F       NY  
      Ellen 8 F       NY  
      Sarah 7 F       NY  
      Cornelia 5 F       NY  
597   VACANT             NY  
598 562 Hillis William 25 M Laborer   100 Ireland  
      Catherine 23 F       Ireland  
      William 4 M       NY  
      Mary 2 F       NY  
599 563 Guthrie John 24 M Laborer 1200 120 PA  
      Mary A. 20 F Laborer     PA  
      Margaret 12 F       PA  
600 564 Finnegan Thomas 32 M Agent 900 500 Ireland  
      Ellen 56 F       Ireland  
      Katie 22 F Dress Maker     Ireland  
      Ellen 17 F       Ireland  
601 565 Smith  Patrick 40 M Laborer 400 30 Ireland  
      Susan 32 F       Ireland  
      Charles 17 M Tabacconist     NY  
      Rosanna 13 F       NY  
      Susan 11 F       NY  
      John 9 M       NY  
      Edward 7 M       NY  
      Thomas 5 M       NY  
      Francis 7 mo M       NY  
602 566 Coonan James 30 M Laborer 250 30 Ireland  
      Ellen 30 F       Ireland  
      Michael 9 M       NY  
      Jerry 7 M       NY  
      Mary 5 F       NY  
      John 4 M       NY  
      Stephen 2 M       NY  
      James 1 mo M       NY  
603 567 Curtis Mary 66 F Widow 500 100 Ireland  
      Patrick 20 M Laborer     Ireland  
      Andrew 18 M Cigar Maker     NY  
604 568 Hazard Gardner 48 M Sea Captain   2000 RI  
      Roxanna 46 F       MA  
      Andrew K. 23 M Sea Captain   2000 MA  
      Ellen E. 19 F       MA  
      Anna A. 13 F       MA  
    Ferguson Daniel 20 M       NY  
605 569 Brown Jefferson 50 M White Washer 1000 300 MD  
      Julia 30 F       NY  
606 570 Hamilton Mary  36 F Widow 1000 100 NY  
      Elizabeth A. 13 F       NY  
      Charles H. 11 M       NY  
      Alice 17 F       NY  
607 571 Updegraff John J. 42 M Physician 1000 200 PA  
      Anna 46 F       PA  
      Joseph M. 19 M Clerk     PA  
      Alphonzo 13 M       PA  
      Mary G. 12 F       PA  
      John H. 9 M       PA  
    Brownwell Charlotte 40 F Widow     NY  
      Frances 19 F       NY  
    Simmons Lydia 25 F Tabacconist     NY  
    Forsyth Asa 50 M Painter   200 NY  
      Deborah 38 F   3000   NY  
      Edward 17 M Painter     NY  
    Sislen John 25 M Carpenter     NY  
    Brown William 16 M Printer     NJ  
    Thompson Flora 60 F       PA  

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