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
955 922 Boyen Jacob 39 M Boatman   90 PA  
      Rebecca 32 F       PA  
      Benjamin 17 M       PA  
      George W. 13 M       PA  
956 923 Melecks Adam 48 M Laborer   30 PA  
      Catherine 32 F       PA  
      George R. 23 M Boatman     PA  
      James 16 M Boatman     PA  
      Abby J. 15 F       PA  
      Arvilla 10 F       NY  
957 924 Armstrong Wesley 40 M       PA  
      Jane M. 34 F       PA  
958 925 Corton Levi 33 M     50 MD  
      Mary A. 25 F       PA  
      Joseph H. 6 M       NY  
      Jane M. 2 F       NY  
959 926 McCann Eliza 30 F Widow   40 Ireland  
      Eliza 7 F       NY  
      Jane 9 F       NY  
960 927 Tanney Daniel 45 M Laborer   90 Ireland  
      Honora 30 F       Ireland  
      Honora 6 F       NY  
      Margaret 4 F       NY  
      Mary 3 F       NY  
      James 1 M       NY  
961 928 O'Brien Edward 69 M   1000 100 Ireland  
      Mary 59 F       England  
      Edward 18 M       NY  
      Margaret 26 F       NY  
    Griffin Mary J. 13 F       NY  
    Godfrey John 6 M       NY  
962 929 Pratt Ransom 52 M Wool Manufacturer 12000 20000 CT  
      Sarah 40 F       CT  
      Lucy 16 F       NY  
      Charles R. 14 M       NY  
      Edward 11 M       NY deaf & dumb
    O'Brien Bridget 26 F Servant     Ireland  
    Wooten Mary 42 F       NY  
963 930 Pratt Daniel 54 M Wool Manufacturer 13000 20000 CT  
      Harriet 54 F       CT  
      Daniel R. 23 M       NY  
      Isabel 19 F       Canada  
    Carrison Harriet 15 F Servant     NY  
    Brown Saruna 30 F Servant     MD  
964 931 Alvord Otis 63 M Wool Assorter 1000 600 CT  
      Lucy 61 F       CT  
    Morris John 37 M Wool Assorter     Wales  
    Wilcot James 30 M Carpenter     NY  
    Wilcox Samuel 30 M Carpenter     NY  
    Crines Denton 26 M Carpenter     NY  
    Dunn James 18 M       NY  
    Voorey Esther 18 F       NY  
965 932 Dunday William 33 M Foreman Wool Factory 600 600 Ireland  
      Olivia 32 F       Ireland  
      John 12 M       NY  
      Frederick 6 M       NY  
      Thomas 4 M       Ireland  
    Handerbau Catherine 35 F Serving     Ireland  
966 933 Long Nancy 40 F Widow 500 100 ME  
      Mary J. 15 F       NH  
      Elizabeth 13 F       NH  
      Charles 12 M       NH  
      Ellen 7 F       NY  
    Nichols Richard 55 M       NY  
967 934 Hughes John 37 M Blacksmith 350 60 NY  
      Mahilla 28 F       PA  
      Catherine 10 F       PA  
      John 9 M       NY  
      Thomas 7 M       NY  
      Lydia 5 F       NY  
      Maria 1 F       NY  
968 935 Cary Erastus 23 M Laborer   50 NY  
      Catherine 19 F       NY  
      Emily A. 1 F       NY  
      Francis 21 M Laborer     NY  
969 936 Labeten Samuel 32 M Machinist 200 40 England  
      Zillah 32 F       England  
      Mary A. 12 F       England  
      Anna M. 6 F       NY  
      Louisa 4 F       NY  
      Eliza 3 F       NY  
      Samuel M. 3 mo. M       NY  

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