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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
1176 1141 Kingsbury William A. 29 M Grocer   800 NY  
      Cornelia 29 F       NY  
1177 1142 Crosby William M. 42 M Teacher   5000 NY  
      Phebe A. 21 F       NY  
      Anna 13 F       NY  
      William 9 M       NY  
    Lambert Esther J. 27 F       NY  
1178 1143 Rutter James H. 24 M Railroad Agent   700 MA  
      Sarah 22 F       PA  
    Purtell Mary 25 F Servant     Ireland  
1179 1144 Davis William 75 M   700 80 NY  
      Susan 49 F       NY  
1180 1145 Luce Charles H. 24 M Laborer   90 NY  
      Angeline 22 F       NY  
      Emma 2 F       NY  
1181 1146 Bruik George W. 40 M Auctioneer   100 PA  
      Eliza A. 25 F       NY  
    Shepard Jackson 18 M Clerk     NY  
      Mary F. 13 F       NY  
    Potter Eliza 23 F Servant     PA  
1182 1147 Lewis James 26 M Cartman   250 NY  
      Ann E. 18 F       NY  
      Ellin 2 F       NY  
      Ann E. 7 mo.         NY  
    Williams Margaret 24 F       NY  
      Precilla 5 F       NY  
1183 1148 Warner William 36 M Brewery   100 Germany  
      Amelia 35 F       Germany  
      Anna 9 F       Germany  
      Emma 6 F       NY  
      Albert 4 M       NY  
      Ida 1 F       NY  
1184 1149 Bell Phoebe 49 F Widow   120 CT  
      Elizabeth 10 F       NY  
      Aaron 8 M       NY  
    Cherry Ellen 21 F Fortune Teller     NY Pauper
1185 1150 Nye George M. 43 M Water Pipe Maker   500 MA  
      Catherine 41 F       MA  
      Mary A. 15 F       NY  
      Emma M. 13 F       NY  
      George B. 6 M       NY  
      Margaret 25 F       Ireland  
1186 1151 Bessy John 29 M Carpenter   200 NY  
      Harriet 25 F       PA  
      Josephine 7 F       NY  
      William 5 M       NY  
      Hattie 3 F       NY  
      Helen 3 F       NY  
    Kelly Celia 19 F       NY  
1187 1152 Boake James C. 32 M Switchman Railroad 800 80 NY  
      Emily 27 F       NY  
      Caroline 3 F       NY  
      John 11 mo. M       NY  
1188 1153 Ranshaw George 36 M Machinist   40 England  
      Catherine 31 F       NY  
      Eliza A. 6 F       NY  
      George 4 M       NY  
      James 1 M       NY  
1189   VACANT             NY  
1190 1153 Mahoney Michael 38 M Laborer   110 Ireland  
      Mary 36 F       Ireland  
1191 1154 Snell Chaney 46 M Machinist 800 900 NY  
      Abigail 39 F       NY  
      Aurelia 16 F       NY  
    Haring Anniz 24 F       NY  
      Charley E. 1 M       NY  
1192 1155 Bennett Solomon 55 M Lumber Merchant 50000 30000 NY  
      Sophia 50 F       NY  
      Eliza 20 F       NY  
1193 1156 Thurston Clarissa 59 F School Teacher 4500 2000 MA  
    Ireland Hannah 77 F       NH  
    Thurston Mary 33 F       NH  
    Stuart Thomas 25 M Servant     MD  
    Bonfield Mary 27 F Servant     Ireland  
    Malone Bridget 27 F       Ireland  
    Sly Emma 10 F       NY  
    Collier Francis 36 F School Teacher     MA  

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