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
734 709 Walker Otis 29 M Farmer   200 PA  
      Eliza 20 F       NY  
      Ann E. 4 F       NY  
      John 3 mo M       NY  
      Robert 18 M Laborer     NY  
      George 11 M       NY  
    Upham Sylvanns 60 M Laborer     NY  
      Elizabeth 49 F       NY  
      Ella E. 6 F       NY  
736 710 Simpson James 32 M Farmer 1700 440 NJ  
      Mary M. 28 F       NJ  
      Peter 11 M       NJ  
      Josephine 8 F       NJ  
      Sarah E. 7 F       NY  
      Mary 5 F       NY  
      Ezra D. 3 F       NY  
      Lydia J. 2 F       NY  
      Robert 9mo M       NY  
    Sampson Elijah 20 M Farm Labor     NJ  
737 711 Burlingame Michael 50 M Farmer 1200 180 Ireland  
      Julia 34 F       Ireland  
      James 13 M       NY  
      Margaret 12 F       NY  
      Ellen 8 F       NY  
      Julia 5 F       NY  
      Elizabeth 4 F       NY  
      Charles 2 M       NY  
      George 4 mo M       NY  
      Mary 15 F Servant     NY  
738 712 Herrington William 69 M     90 Ireland  
      Mary 64 F       Ireland  
739 713 Stanaid Madison 30 M     40 NY  
      Laura 24 F       NY  
      Star 8 mo M       NY  
      Ida 8 mo F       NY  
      Amanda 12 F       NY  
740 714 Smith Charles 32 M Farmer 1000 550 NY  
      Emily 27 F       NY  
      Ellen M. 7 F       NY  
      Mary A. 3 F       NY  
      Clayton 10 mo M       NY  
741 715 Brandt Sandy 59 M Laborer 1000 120 VA  
      Lydia 59 F       MD  
    Smith Elizabeth 30 F       MD  
    Smith Mary 11 F       NY  
742 716 Lynch J. H.  30 M Merchant 500 200 NY  
      Emily E. 26 F       NY  
743 717 Taylor Richard 40 M Laborer 400 60 MD  
      Ann M. 36 F       MD  
    Adley Jane E. 14 F       NY  
    Taylor Catherine E. 9 F       NY  
      Francis E. 6 M       NY  
744 718 Shepard John 24 M Laborer   30 MD  
      Elizabeth 22 F       MD  
      Sarah 5 mo F       NY  
      William 12 M       NY  
      John 10 M       NY  
      Simon P. 7 M       NY  
745 719 Thomas William 33 M   800 110 MD  
      Maria 20 F       MD  
      Elva A. 14 F       NY  
    Hollis Elizabeth 50 F       MD  
746 720 Johnson Sarah J. 40 F     80 New Brunswick  
    Davis Nelson 15 M       NY  
747 721 Smith J. 50 M   500 100 MD  
      Harriet 49 F       MD  
748 722 Smith Thomas A. 72 M Dyer 800 200 MD  
      Anna 56 F       NC  
      Mary C. 19 F       MD  
      Ephriam 28 M       MD  
      Ella L. 1 F       NY  

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