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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Transcribed by Darla Hogaboom
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
871 841 Young David 44 M Merchant   1500 ME  
      Irene A. 38 F       NJ  
872 842 Bennett A. P. 32 M Merchant   2500 NY  
      Miranda 27 F       NY  
      Allenton 2 M       NY  
    Wines Robert 26 M Merchant   4000 NY  
      Cornelia 22 F       NY  
      Millard 1 M       NY  
873 843 Hart William E. 41 M Merchant 7000 2000 CT  
      Delia 32 F       NY  
      Frederick 10 M       NY  
      Alice 13 F       NY  
      Frank 8 M       NY  
      William 2 M       NY  
    Kingsley Eliza 23 F Servant     NY  
    Donahan Ellen 16 F Servant     NY  
    Perry Thomas 16 M Clerk     NY  
874 844 Spalding Thomas 40 M Lawyer 1000 300 NY  
    Langford Sarah 50 F       NY  
    Stage Martha 25 F Servant     NY  
    Spalding Harry B. 1 M       NY  
875 845 Ransom Reuben H. 37 M Lawyer 1600 1000 NY  
    Stage Eliza 22 F Dressmaker     NY  
    Ransom Henry B. 16 M       NY  
      Erastus S. 21 M       NY  
876 846 Brooks Elijah B. 40 M County Judge 52900 22000 NY  
      Prudence A. 37 F       NY  
      Sarah 15 F       NY  
      Charles 7 M       NY  
      Tracy 5 M       NY  
      Fanny 3 F       NY  
    Sharon Martin 17 M Servant     Ireland  
    Moony Margaret 18 F Servant     Ireland  
877 847 Brooks Roxanna 72 F       Ireland  
      Roxanna 28 F Widow   1500 NY  
    Grady Ellen 17 F       NY  
    Conover Georgianna S. 9 F Servant     Ireland  
      Helen N. 4 F       NY  
878 848 Robinson Noah H. 44 M Merchant 19000 8000 NY  
      Abby W. 40 F       NY  
      Mary Ann 18 F       NY  
      Richard W. 14 M       NY  
      John B. 10 M       NY  
      George B. 8 M       NY  
    Wellington Clarissa 76 F       NY  
    Robinson Harriet R. 40 F       NY  
    Mooney Mary 28 F       NY  
    Portal Mary 25 F Servant     Ireland  
    Malone Lydia 39 F Servant     MD  
      Sarah F. 15 F       PA  
      Barbara A. 11 F       PA  
      Francis H. 7 M       PA  

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