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
834 804 Birmingham James 46 M Laborer 600 70 Ireland  
      Margaret 36 F       Ireland  
835 805 Hamilton Oliver 26 M Shingle Maker   120 ME  
      Jane 23 F       Ireland  
      Andrew 3 M       Canada  
      Frank 4 mo M       NY  
836 806 Hylen Robert F. 43 M   1000 1500 NY  
      Sarah 38 F       NY  
      William 17 M Clerk     NY  
837 807 Decker Ann 77 F   2500 2000 NY  
    Tuthill Anna M. 26 F       NY  
      Greene M. 66 M     500 NY  
    Sloman Ann 40 F Servant     Ireland  
838 808 Carr Silas 52 M Carriage Maker 2000 1000 NY  
      Susan 47 F       NY  
      Mary J. 24 F       NY  
      Esther J. 18 F       NY  
      Samuel T. 15 M       NY  
      Eliza L. 13 F       NY  
837 809 Biggs John 33 M Blacksmith   120 Ireland  
      Mary 28 F       Ireland  
      Peter 5 M       NY  
      Johnny 4 M       NY  
      Joseph 3 mo. M       NY  
838 810 Armstrong Maria 45 F Tailoress 1300 800 NY  
      Hannah 83 F       PA  
      Sarah 43 F       NY  
    Easling Josephine 11 F       NY  
    Harrington Amasa 22 M Clerk     NY  
839 811 Stoles Sarah M. 43 F   700 400 NY  
      Louisa 18 F Dressmaker     NY  
      Amanda 20 F       NY  
    Vaney Margaret 27 F Dressmaker     NY  
840 812 Clark William 34 M Butcher 600 600 Scotland  
      Isabella 31 F       Scotland  
      William 8 M       NY  
      John 5 M       NY  
      Isabella 3 F       NY  
      James 1 M       NY  
    O'Neil Catherine 11 F Servant     NY  
841 813 Fahr Peter 27 M Farmer   100 Germany  
      Eliza 23 F       Ireland  
      John 8 mo. M       NY  
842 814 Asher Christian 40 M Grocer 2000 1400 Germany  
      Mary 40 F       Germany  
      Mena 9 F       NY  
843 815 Traver Solomon 21 M Clerk   75 NY  
      Catherine 20 F       Ireland  
844 816 Milligan Joseph 34 M Cooper   200 ME  
      Susan 26 F       PA  
      Franklin 8 M       NJ  
      Sarah E. 7 F       NJ  
      John H. 6 mo. M       NY  

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