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
1027 995 Steele Samuel 40 M Peddler 1200 200 NY  
      Ellen 38 F       NY  
      Mary 7 F       NY  
1028   VACANT                
1029 996 Stroup George O. 32 M Carpenter 2000 200 PA  
      Francis 29 F       NY  
      Stella 9 F       NY  
      William 5 M       NY  
      Charles 3 M       NY  
1030 997 Marion William 42 M Harness Maker   300 CT  
      Frances 41 F       CT  
      Albert 12 M       CT  
      Francis W. 9 M       CT  
      Charles 8 M       NY  
      Caroline 5 F       NY  
      Edward 3 M       NY  
    Powell Catherine 24 F Servant     Ireland  
1031 998 Diven Alexander 50 M Attorney 63000 35500 NY  
      Amanda 48 F       NY  
      Ellen 23 F       NY  
      George 24 M Lawyer     NY  
      Amanda 21 F       NY  
      Alexander 19 M Clerk     NY  
      Eugene 17 M       NY  
      May 15 F       NY  
      Alice 11 F       NY  
      John 7 M       NY  
    Beers Kesiah 74 F       NY  
    Lynch John 19 M Farm Labor     PA  
      Alice 20 F Servant     NY  
1032 999 Ferris Myron 46 M Barrell Manufacturer   1700 NY  
      Henrietta A. 41 F       NY  
      Cornelia 19 F       NY  
      Myron J. 17 M Clerk     NY  
      Harriet 13 F       NY  
      Lenora 9 F       NY  
      Benjamin G. 5 M       NY  
    Simpson Margaret 24 F Serving     Ireland  
1033 1000 Parmer John H. 38 M Barrell Maker   2500 NY  
      Louisa 36 F       NY  
      Catherine 9 F       NY  
      William H. 3 M       NY  
      Maryle 1 F       NY  
    Wiegantz Mary 18 F Serving     Germany  
1034 1001 Jepson Orin 32 M Cooper   150 VT  
      Amanda 32 F       PA  
      Florence 1 F       NY  
1034 1002 Ellison Gabriel 33 M Cooper   125 PA  
      Fanny 25 F       NY  
1035 1003 Mallard Philo 37 M Express Messenger   150 NY  
      Caty 9 F       NY  
    Bowlden Anna 14 F Serving     Ireland  
1037 1004 Cleveland Franklin 32 M Baggage Master   100 NY  
      Sarah M. 28 F       Canada  
      Mary 12 F       NY  
      Emma 7 F       NY  
      Frank 4 F       NY  
    Parish Ellen 24 F Serving     NY  
1038 1005 Wolfe James 56 M Shoemaker   200 NY  
      Ann 49 F       Canada  
      William 27 M       NY  
      Thadeus 19 M Clerk     PA  
      Robert 10 M       PA  
      Frank 8 M       PA  
      Howard 5 M       PA  
      Charlotte 15 F       PA  
    Tate John 45 M Lumberman   200 PA  
1039 1006 Conelly Patrick 30 M Laborer 1500 200 Ireland  
      Ella 28 F       Ireland  
      John 6 F       NY  
      Katy 3 F       NY  
      Mary J. 2 F       NY  
    Kane Mary 60 F       Ireland  
    Curry Thomas 16 M Laborer     Ireland  

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