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
856 828 Reeder Robert 25 M Laborer   150 NY  
      Eliza J. 20 F       NY  
      John 2 M       NY  
      Sarah E. 7 mo. F       NY  
857 829 Rhodes Sarah 45 F       NY  
    Holmes George 22 M Boatman   50 NY  
      Ida A. 4 F       NY  
      John 1 M       NY  
858 830 Adams William H. 23 M Barber   400 MD  
      Eliza J. 19 F       MD  
      Elizabeth 2 F       NY  
859 831 Miles Nathan 29 M Grocer 2200 1500 NY  
      Emma 25 F       NY  
    Smith Stephen 20 M Clerk     NY  
860 832 Dias Robert 69 M Shoemaker   350 England  
      Sarah 63 F       England  
      Sydney 32 M Painter     England  
      Aurelia 27 F       NY  
861 833 Traver William 54 M Laborer   100 NY  
      Sarah 53 M       CT  
      Lucius 26 M Laborer     NY  
      Mary 25 F Dressmaker     NY  
      Nancy 19 F Servant     NY  
      John 16 M Laborer     NY  
      Sarah 12 F       NY  
      Caroline 10 F       NY  
862 834 Dickinson Pheobe 54 F Widow 2000 300 NY  
      Adolphus 28 M Laborer     NY Idiot
      Henry 23 M Sadler     NY  
    Shepard Michael 26 M Cooper     NY  
    Brown Amanda 28 M Seamstress     NY  
863   VACANT             NY  
864   VACANT             NY  
865   Brown Jacob W. 25 M Clerk   400 NY  
      Theresa C. 23 F       NY  
      Ada B. 2 F       NY  
866 836 Gardiner Chauncey W. 22 M Railroad Dispatcher   200 NY  
      Etta V. 21 F       NY  
      Clara 47 F Widow   200 NY  
867 837 Carrier Joseph 56 M Carpenter 2000 1200 NY  
      Reliana 56 F       NY  
      Julia A. 26 F       NY  
868 838 Reynolds Lydia T. 47 F Widow 4800 4000 NY  
    Butler Ann 18 F Servant     Ireland  
869 839 Parsons Fanny 55 F Widow 4500 400 NY  
      George W. 32 M Railroad Conductor   2000 NY  
      Jenny 27 F       NY  
      Ada 4 F       NY  
    Ryan Mary 16 F Servant     Ireland  
870 840 Smith Horace B. 33 M Attorney 1800 1200 VT  
      Ellen 32 F       NY  
      Ella B. 6 F       NY  
      Wilton 3 M       NY  
      Walter 3 M       NY  
    Hogan Margaret 15 F Servant     Ireland  

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