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
818 788 Kelly Seth 54 M Tallow Chandler 4650 2100 NY  
      Joanna 57 F       NY  
    Terry Warren 36 M     2000 NY  
819 789 Biggs Peter 40 M Tallow Chandler 1750 1500 Ireland  
      Mary 42 F       NY  
      Isadore 5 F       NY  
      Mary 3 F       NY  
820 790 Champher James 40 M Laborer   60 MD  
      Nicey 44 F       MD  
    Davis William 30 M Boatman     MD  
821 791 Thomas John 38 M Preacher Zion     MD  
      Julia 36 F       MD  
      Matilda 16 F       MD  
822 792 Elliott Ann 46 F Widow 350 80 Ireland  
      Joseph H. 9 M       NY  
      William 7 M       NY  
823 793 Pen Benjamin 53 M Laborer     VA  
      Betsey 55 F       PA  
      Martha 18 M       PA  
824 794 McLafferty Simeon 28 M Boatman   600 NY  
      Jane 26 F       NY  
825 795 Knigall Richard 44 M Carpenter   100 NY  
      Elizabeth 40 F       PA  
826 796 Butler Hezekial 30 M     50 MD  
      Mary 28 F       MD  
      Emanuel 4 M       MD  
827 797 Turner Thomas 35 M Laborer 200 80 PA  
      Julia 30 F       MD  
828 798 Lee John 49 M Laborer   50 VA  
829 799 Smith William 30 M Laborer   20 VA  
      Sarah 22 F       NY  
      Henry 7 M       NY  
      Jarvis 70 F       NY  
830 800 Stewart Thomas H. 34 M Laborer   60 MD  
      Ann 27 F       NJ  
      Theodore 1 M       NY  
831 801 Williams Sophia 58 F   1800 80 MD  
    Freeman Caroline 32 F       MD  
      Martha R. 12 F       NY  
832 802 Wolfe Adam 52 M Cooper   80 Germany  
      Mary 28 F       Germany  
      Frederick 9 M       NY  
      Caroline 7 F       NY  
      Emma 6 F       NY  
      Mary 4 F       NY  
      Sarah 1 F       NY  
833 803 Lovell Harrison 22 M Engineer   180 NY  
      Jacob B. 57 M Laborer   300 NY  
      Eliza 40 F       NY  
      Harriet 16 F       NY  
      John 6 M       NY  

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 6/2/2003
By Joyce M. Tice