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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
1090 1055 Delancy Maria 47 F Widow   100 NY  
      Yates 25 M Railroad     NY  
      John 22 M Railroad     NY  
      Henry 20 M Machinist     NY  
      Abirt 14 M       NY  
      Marcia 10 F       NY  
1091 1056 Briggs Smith 60 M Railroad 1000 200 NY  
      Deborah 60 F       NY  
      Catherine 25 F       NY  
      Charles 20 M       NY  
      Smith 18 M       NY  
    Holly Alice 7 F       NY  
      Arabella 4 F       NY  
1092 1057 Newton Squire 60 M   3000 2000 NY  
      Arimstine 51 F       NY  
      Fanny 29 F       NY  
      Sarah 16 F       NY  
    Nichols Susan 79 F       VT  
    Frasier Frederick 31 M Clerk     NY  
1093   VACANT                
1094   VACANT                
1095 1058 Conway Edgar 31 M Merchant   1000 NY  
      Caroline 28 F       NY  
      Cora E. 1 F       NY  
    Thompson James 73 M       NY  
      Hannah 62 F       NY  
      Adeline 18 F       NY  
    Murphy Mary 20 F Servant     Ireland  
    Brang Elizabeth 30 F Clerk     PA  
1096 1059 McBurney Thomas 49 M B Inspector 5000 2000 NY  
      Caroline 19 F       NY  
      Alice 15 F       NY  
      Amandisa 13 M       NY  
    Murphy Ann 22 F Servant     Ireland  
1097 1060 Benjamin Henry 55 M Physician 4000 1000 NY  
      Anna M. 49 F       NY  
      Julia 11 F       NY  
    Holland Ann 16 F Servant     Ireland  
1098 1061 Shepard William R. 51 M Merchant 8000 4000 NY  
      Jane 48 F       NY  
      Mary E. 18 F       NY  
1099 1062 Davis Robert W. 37 M Machinist 1000 3000 NY  
      Emily W. 31 F       NY  
      Arthur W. 8 M       NY  
      Delia M. 2 F       NY  
1100 1063 Humphrey George E. 42 M Miller   10000 NY  
      Sarah 36 F       NY  
      Sarah F. 12 F       NY  
      Charles 6 M       NY  
      William 4 mo. M       NY  
1101 1064 Smith William B. 51 M Gentleman 3000 6000 NY  
      Julia A. 45 F       NY  
      Lewis M. 22 M Law Student     NY  
      William H. 15 M       NY  
1102 1065 Cook Sydney S. 57 M Machinist   150 NY  
      Emily W. 37 F       NY  
      Frederick 18 M       NY  
1103 1066 Lurking Robert W. 53 M Cartman 2000 400 England  
      Tilda J. 32         NY  
      Albert 6 M       NY  
1104 1067 Locke Hiram B. 50 M   10000 3000 MA  
      Emily 46 F       NY  
      Emily 4 F       NY  
      Hannah 83 F       CT  
    Stone Edward 20 M Laborer     CT  
    O'Neil Ann 20 F Servant     Ireland  
1105 1068 Lowe Uriah 29 M County Clerk   1000 NY  
      Mary 23 F       NY  
      Emily 2 F       NY  
    Gilfillin Mary 28 F Servant     Ireland  
    Brynton Sarah 29 F Clerk     NY  
1106 1069 Hunt Charles 28 M Saloon 1500 500 NY  
      Mary 24 F       NY  
      Frank 8 M       NY  
1107 1070 Powell Martin 46 M Laborer 500 100 Ireland  
      Bridget 35 F       Ireland  
      Susan 8 F       NY  
      Margaret 5 F       NY  
      James 3 M       NY  
      Ellen 1 F       NY  
    Emmons Joseph 48 M Peddler   100 Germany  
      Joseph 12 M       NY  

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