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
727 690 Patterson James 28 M Painter   90 Scotland  
      Ann 26 F       NY  
    Lee  Oscar W. 12 M       NY  
      Charles E. 10 M       NY  
    Brace Sarah J. 4 F       NY  
    Lee Charles 54 M Carpenter     NY  
    Sherwood Henry 53 M Carpenter     NY  
728 691 Watson William 26 M Laborer   40 NY  
      Henrietta 23 F       NY  
729 692 Drake Asa 74 M Carpenter 700 500 NY  
      Jane 70 F       NY  
730 693 French George 40 M Mason 2000 800 MA  
      Margaret 41 F       NY  
      Elizabeth 21 F       NY  
      Joseph 23 M Mason     NY  
      Emily 18 F       NY  
      Henry 13 M       NY  
      Bell 6 F       NY  
    Swain George 35 M   1000 1000 NY  
721 694 Troe Joseph 35 M Porter 1000 500 France  
      Catherine 28 F       Germany  
      Mary A. 3 F       NY  
      Charles 5 mo M       NY  
722 695 Hoffman Margaret 39 F Laborer   40 Germany  
    Bishop Mary 28 F       Germany  
    Hoffman Anna 12 F       Germany  
    Bishop Henry 2 M       NY  
723 696 Bechtol Hiram 21 M Shoemaker   100 Germany  
      Bridget 21 F       Ireland  
      Anna 50 F       Germany  
724 697 Troe Charles 40 M   2500 100 France  
      Elizabeth 40 F       Germany  
    Bower Elizabeth 8 F       NY  
    Bloss Francis 46 M Shoemaker     Germany  
    Lee David 26 M   3000 500 NY  
      Mary J. 23 F       MA  
      James C. 1 M       PA  
725 698 Hidle Lewis 33 M Cooper   200 Germany  
      Julia 35 F       Germany  
      Mary 4 F       NY  
      Adeline 2 F       NY  
726 699 Cragen Jeffrey 30 M Cooper     Ireland  
      Joanna 29 F       Ireland  
      John H. 4 M       NY  
      George 1 mo M       NY  
727 700 Tillam  James 38 M Machinist 1000 300 MA  
      Albina 38 F       MA  
      Caroline 16 F       MA  
      Ada E. 14 F       NY  
      Malinda R. 12 F       NY  
      Imogene 5 F       NY  
      John C. 4 M       NY  
728 701 Edwards Henry B. 33 M Planeing Mill 1000 300 NY  
      Anna 34 F       NY  
729 702 Campbell James 45 M Cabinet Maker 600 300 Scotland  
      Mary 34 F       Scotland  
      Joseph A. 16 M       Canada  
      James 8 M       NY  
      John 2 M       NY  
730 703 Havens William 69 M Farmer 1000 100 NY  
      Elizabeth 68 F       VT  
      Wesley 27 M Farmer     NY  
    Brown Katy 40 F Servant     NY  
      Elizabeth 13 F       NY  
                NY Duplicate Numbers 

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