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
713 674 Minor William 25 M Painter   200 CT  
      Sarah 24 F       NY  
714 675 Weiter George 40 M Shoemaker   50 Germany  
      Barbara 36 F       Germany  
      George 4 M       NY  
      Eliza 3 F       NY  
      John 10 m M       NY  
715 676 Barr Nicholas 25 M       Germany  
      Margaret 27 F       Germany  
715 677 Tophy Phillip 68 M Basket Maker   40 Germany  
      Tertia 32 F       Germany  
      Anna 13 F       Germany  
      Elosa 10 F       Germany  
      Michael 8 M       Germany  
      Sosey 1 M       Germany  
715 678 Jeffers William 32 M Lumberman   500 NH  
      Emma J. 28 F       ME  
      William E. 3 M       NY  
      Eliza Ann 1 F       NY  
716 679 Kennedy A. 40 M Contractor     Canada  
      Mary 40 F       Canada  
    Davis Mary 20 F Servant     Ireland  
717 680 Vernoy Samuel 39 M Carpenter 450 60 NY  
      Amelia 33 F       NY  
      Charles W. 4 M       NY  
      Clara  10 mo F       NY  
718 681 Knapp George 35 M Laborer 1200 500 NY  
      Margaret 32 F       NY  
      William 10 M       NY  
      Fanny 3 M       NY  
    McCrea Mary 24 F Dress Maker     Ireland  
719 682 Dean Alanson 30 M Laborer 350 200 NY  
      Almira 25 F       NY  
    Taylor Mary 11 F       NY  
720 683 Murphy Patrick 46 M Laborer   30 Ireland  
      Fanny 52 F       Ireland  
721 684 McCaffrey Thomas 36 M Soap Boiler    80 Ireland  
      Elizabeth 38 F       Ireland  
      John 16 M Tabacco Stripper     Ireland  
      Elizabeth 12 F       NY  
      Mary J. 14 F       NY  
      Thomas 10 M       NY  
      Margaret 8 F       NY  
      William 4 M       NY  
      Arbert 1 M       NY  
722 685 Lee William A. 48 M     80 NY  
      Sarah J. 28 F       NY  
      Edward C. 10 M       NY  
      Stella F. 4 F       NY  
      Josephine 3 F       NY  
      Mary Ann 6 mo F       NY  
723 686 Cromer William 39 M Boatman   300 NY  
      Mary E. 31 F       NY  
    Morris Lewis 8 M       NY  
      Albertis 8 M       PA  
    Cromer John 11 M       PA  
      Josiah 16 M       PA  
      Mary 14 F       PA  
      Almira 1 F       NY  
724 687 Myers George 36 M Carpenter     NY  
      Harriet 33 F       NY  
      Albertis 11 M       NY  
      Georgianna 9 F       NY  
      Charles 5 M       NY  
725 688 Melicks Sampson 37 M Laborer   50 PA  
      Christy Ann 32 F       PA  
      Sabrina 13 F       PA  
      Elijah 8 M       PA  
726 689 Hudson George W. 45 M Painter 1000 100 NY  
      Delia 45 F       NY  
      Almira M. 7 F       NY  
    Birch Mary 44         NY  

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 5/17/2003
By Joyce M. Tice