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
750 723 Surberry Willis 40 M Laborer 350 60 MD  
      Margaret 40 F       MD  
      Sarah 18 F       NY  
      Samuel 14 M       NY  
751 724 Brown William 39 M Cook 500 60 MD  
      Mary 37 F       MD  
      Mary L. 16 F       MD  
    Thomas Sarah 24 F Widow   70 MD  
      Ida E. 6 F       MD  
      Samuel 5 M       MD  
752 725 Decker Chancey 28 M Laborer   150 NY  
      Maria 24 F       NY  
      Leroy 8 M       NY  
      Ophelia 6 F       NY  
      Orlando 4 M       NY  
753 726 Decker Mary 40 F Widow   50 Ireland  
      Cornelius 23 M Laborer     Ireland  
      Joseph 14 M Laborer     NY  
      Barkley 16 M Laborer     NY  
754   VACANT                
755 727 Sterling John M. 52 M Farmer 2400 570 Scotland  
      Margaret 33 F       Scotland  
      William 21 M Laborer     PA  
      John 12 M       NY  
      David 11 M       NY  
      Charles 7 M       NY  
      James 4 M       NY  
      Margaret 6 F       NY  
      Martha J. 2 F       NY  
756 728 Voight Frederick 46 M Farmer 2000 350 Germany  
      Clara 38 F       Germany  
      Clara A. 11 F       Germany  
      Frederick M. 9 M       Germany  
757 729 O'Neil Michael 45 M Farmer 500 160 Ireland  
      Margaret 45 F       Ireland  
      Elizabeth M. 6 F       NY  
      Margaret J. 4 F       NY  
      John M. 1 M       NY  
758 730 Heugg William 37 M Farmer 1400 370 OH  
      Catherine 32 F       PA  
      Phebe 17 F       PA  
      Harry 15 M       PA  
      William 11 M       PA  
      Malinda 9 F       PA  
      Edward 2 M       NY  
759 731 Havens William T. 30 M Farmer   325 NY  
      Susa A. 23 F       NY  
      George W. 1 M       NY  
760 732 Daily Abraham 69 M Farmer 3000 805 NY  
      Christina 58 F       NY  
      Andrew 33 M Laborer 1200 1711 NY  
      Isaac H. 31 M       NY  
      Emma 20 F       NY  
      Ellen M. 15 F       NY  
761 732 Daily Abraham W. 23 M Farmer   50 NJ  
      Lucinda 26 F       NY  
    Walker George 14 M       PA  
    Moore Rachel 12 F       NY  
762 733 Ward William 27 M Engineer   180 NY  
      Elizabeth 22 F       NY  
      George 3 M       NY  
      William 2 M       MI  
    Lewis Milly 51 F       NY  
763 734 Cherry Leonard 31 M Cartman 500 300 NY  
      Catherine 32 F       NY  
      William 4 M       NY  
      Adelia 1 F       NY  
    Stepfield Jane 70 F       NY  
764 735 McLaughlin John 57 M Moulder     NY  
      Margaret 47 F       NY  
      John 21 M Moulder     NY  
      Harriet 18 F       NY  
      Edgar 16 M       NY  
      Frances 14 F       NY  
      Hiram 12 M       NY  
      Abby 10 F       NY  
      Mary 7 F       NY  
      Josephine 5 F       NY  
      Susan 3 F       NY  
765 736 Roach John F. 32 M Edge Tool Maker   50 Ireland  

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