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
1207 1169 Ritter Frederick W. 62 M Clerk   600 NY  
      Angelica 52 F       CT  
      Sarah E. 25 F       NY  
      Phillip H. 19 M       NY  
      Frederick W. 17 M       NY  
      Lucy 11 F       Dist Columbia  
    Williams Louisa 58 F Serving     CT  
1208 1170 Covell Robert  73 M Gentleman 10000 25000 PA  
      Mira 70 F       NY  
      Martha 30 F       NY  
      Elizabeth 25 F       NY  
      Thomas 13 M       NY  
    King Melissa 24 F Serving     MD  
    Smith Robert V. 21 M       MD  
1209 1171 Ingersoll Andrew 42 M Physician   600 NY  
    Hill Emily 26 F Housekeeper     NY  
      Sarah 24 F Housekeeper     NY  
    Atkins Jane 28 F Serving     MD  
1210 1172 Smith Gabriel 35 M Attorney 7500 10000 NY  
      Frances 33 F       NY  
      Laura 14 F       NY  
      Irene 12 F       NY  
      Harry 2 M       NY  
    Lary Ellen 22 F Serving     Ireland  
    Murphy Catherine 15 F Serving     Ireland  
    Kingsley William C. 22 M Law Student     NY  
1211 1173 Baker Henry 48 M Sheriff Chemung Co. 8000 2000 NY  
      Frances 43 F       NY  
      Margaret 18 F       NY  
      Josephine 17 F       NY  
      Hiram 15 M       NY  
      Louisa 11 F       NY  
    Dewitt James 29 M Jailor   300 PA  
    Chemung Co. Jail                
    Abbott George 19 M Grand Larceny     NY Convict
    Ogell Vincent 22 M Assist Break in     NY Convict
    Davis William 24 M Assualt & Battery     NY Convict
    Blanchard William 25 M Bound, Keep, Trespass     PA Convict
    Coleman John 45 M Petit Larceny     NY Convict
    Rockwell John W. 23 M Disorderly     NY Convict
    Parish William 24 M Disorderly     NY Convict
    Bloss Francis 32 M Disorderly     PA Convict
    Clark Elizabeth 30 F Disorderly     NY Convict
    McCann Sarah 25 F Disorderly     NY Convict
    Kelsey Alexander 22 M Arson     NY Convict
1212 1174 Thompson Russell 43 M Lumbermand 12740 2000 NY  
      Susan 32 F       NY  
      Julia B. 5 F       NY  
    Baldwin Marilla 68 F       NY  
      Morris 37 M       NY  
    Sullivan Margaret 35 F Servant     Ireland  
1213 1175 Bishop Volney R. 43 M Tabacconist   500 NY  
      Sarah 43 F       NY  
      Amory 21 M       NY  
      Ada E. 17 F       NY  
      Anna 13 F       NY  
      Lucy 5 F       NY  
    McCarty Owen 21 M Cigar Maker     NY  
1214 1176 Hart Erastus P. 36 M Attorney 12000 5000 CT  
      Eliza 33 F       NY  
      Emma 13 F       NY  
      Erastus 9 M       NY  
      Harriet 6 F       NY  
    Ryan John 19 M Laborer     Ireland  
    Johnson Mary 25 F Serving     MD  
1215 1177 Clark Burr 50 M   22150 41600 MA  
      Julia 36 F       NY  
      Josephine 14 F       NY  
      Ida 12 F       NY  
      Fanny 10 F       NY  
    Fitzgerald Anna 20 F Serving     Ireland  
1216 1178 Devoe Frederick A. 54 M Printer   7000 NY  
      Julia 44 F       NY  
      Archibald M. 19 M Printer     NY  
      Emma 11 F       NY  
    Carnachan Samuel 17 M Printer     Scotland  
    Chamberlain Henrique P. 17 M Printer     Cuba  
      Francis 17 F Serving     NY  
1217 1179 Dumars Robert R.R. 39 M Printer   2150 PA  
      Henrietta 25 F       NY  
      Mary E. 15 F       PA  
      James H. 13 M       PA  
    Campbell Eliza 22 F Teacher Com Schools     NY  

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