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
1284 1245 Gould Charlotte 56 F Widow   3000 NJ  
      John W. 29 M       NJ  
    Culver Melissa 19 F       NY  
1285 1246 Orwin Hiley 57 F Widow 800 150 NY  
      Sarah 30 F       PA  
      Martha 16 F       PA  
      Mary 19 F Teacher     PA  
1286 1247 Ryan Joanna 54 F Widow   40 Ireland  
      Catherine 19 F       Ireland  
1287 1248 Nobles Julia 30 F Widow 700 100 Ireland  
      Thomas 16 M       Ireland  
    Ryan John 12 M       NY  
      Mary 10 F       NY  
      Edward 4 M       NY  
      Alice 2 F       NY  
      Julia 6 mo. F       NY  
1288 1249 Fay Thomas 45 M Carpenter   300 NY  
      Laura 40 F       NY  
      Josiah 20 M Clerk     NY  
      Edward 18 M Clerk     NY  
      Francis 16 F       NY  
      Albert 14 M       NY  
      Ellen 4 F       NY  
    Inman Chloe 20 F Servant     NY  
1289 1250 Bull David M. 55 M Mail Agent 4000 1000 NY  
      Martha J. 36 F       MD  
      Lucretia 22 F       PA  
      William 15 M       PA  
      David M. 12 M       PA  
    Reeves J.C. 11 M       PA  
      Jane P. 5 F       PA  
    Gorman Hannah 20 F Servant     PA  
1290 1251 Arnard Gerard 50 M Telegraph Operator   600 CT  
      Caroline 34 F       VT  
      Susan 6 F       MI  
      Isabel 1 F       NY  
    Watson Mary 21 F Servant     NY  
1291 1252 Houston Andrew 52 M Carpenter 2000 400 NY  
      Cornelia 45 F       NY  
      Josephine 22 F       NY  
      Mary 20 F       NY  
1292 1253 Lisdell David 49 M Laborer     VT  
      Catherine 35 F       Ireland  
      Sarah J. 11 F       NY  
      Charles 8 M       NY  
      Augustus 4 F       NY  
      Emma 1 F       NY  
1293 1254 Cunihaw Joseph 50 M       MD  
      Sarah 36 F       PA  
      William 10 M       PA  
      Joseph 5 M       PA  
1294 1255 Thorpe John 33 M Street Commisioner   80 NY  
      Susan 31 F       PA  
      Charles 9 M       NY  
      Franklin 1 M       NY  
    Wilcox Emma 21 F       NY  
1296 1256 Davis James 75 M Jobber 800 400 NJ  
      Julia 30 F       NY  
      Russell 3 M       NY  
      Ida M. 10 mo. F       NY  
    Birchell Thomas 16 F Laborer     NY  
    Vincent Clayton 21 M Laborer     NY  
    Maxwell Caroline 23 F Servant     Ireland  
1297 1257 Beetman James 24 M Railroad   500 NY  
      Maria 21 F       NY  
    Knapp Margaret 40 F       VT  
1298 1260 Smith Uriah 60 M Physician 4000 500 NY  
    Carpenter Eliza 53 F       NY  
    Smith Amelia 50 F       NY Insane
1299 1261 Dunn James 51 M Farmer 17000 25000 NY  
      Mary 50 F       NY  
      Helen 21 F       NY  
      Sarah 20 F       NY  

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