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
1404 1364 Bruin John 30 M     100 NY  
      Lucy A. 28 F       NY  
      Lizzie 4 F       NY  
    Bugelar Amelia 17 F       Germany  
1405 1365 Scott Edwin A. 37 M Wool Merchant 3000 500 NY  
      Sarah A. 31 F       NY  
      Wisner G. 12 M       NY  
      Willie S. 4 M       NY  
    Hamilton Francis 17 F Servant     NY  
1406 1366 Wright Thomas H. 70 M Hatter 1000 300 RI  
      Henrietta 60 F       CT  
      Alonzo 19 M       NY  
      George B. 30 M       NY  
      Rachel 20 F       NY  
1407 1367 Gabriel Benedict 39 M Joiner 800 60 NY  
      Sarah E. 37 F       NY  
      Dafay O. 9 M       NY  
1408   VACANT             NY  
1409 1368 Davis Alvin 32 M     190 NY  
      Mary 29 F       NY  
1410   VACANT                
1411 1369 Hall Jane 38 F Widow   60 NY  
      Hamilton 12 M       NY  
      Catherine 11 F       NY  
      Mansfield 7 M       NY  
1412 1370 Thornton William 32 M Laborer   40 NY  
      Mary A. 22 F       NY  
      Arthur 1 M       NY  
1413 1371 Jenins David 50 M Basket Maker   20 NY  
1414 1372 Bradley Alfred 21 M Baggage Master 900 70 NY  
      Elizabeth 46 F       NY  
    Crely Bridget 17 F Servant     Ireland  
1415 1373 Powell Thomas 24 M Laborer   60 NY  
      Amanda 25 F       NY  
      Estella 2 F       NY  
      William 6 mo. M       NY  
1416 1374 Powell Francis 54 F     60 NY  
      John 29 M Laborer     NY  
      James 15 M Laborer     NY  
      Emma 26 F       NY  
1417 1375 Selway James B. 55 M Cooper   60 England  
      Elizabeth 46 F       CT  
      James 19 M Cooper     CT  
      Samuel 16 M Cooper     CT  
      Cornelius 15 M       CT  
      Susan 12 F       CT  
      George 10 M       CT  
      Martha 7 F       NY  
      Mary 2 F       NY  
1418 1376 Frost Jason 45 M Cooper   60 NY  
      Hannah 36 F       NY  
      William 16 M Laborer     NY  
      Albert A. 15 M       NY  
      Edwin O. 13 M       NY  
      Lydia M. 11 F       NY  
      Martha E. 6 F       NY  
      Jason 3 M       NY  
      Emma 1 F       NY  
    Richardson Jonathan 75 M       NY  
1419 1377 Reel John 58 M Laborer   40 Germany  
      Elizabeth 53 F       Germany  
      Henry 16 M       NY  
1420 1378 Soper Samuel 40 M Boatman 600 50 NY  
      Lucinda 40 F       NY  
      Elizabeth 20 F       NY  
      Frank 7 M       NY  
1421   VACANT             NY  
1422 1379 Miller William 41 M     50 NY  
      Priscilla E. 35 F       NY  
      Wilkes 17 M Cooper     NY  
      Ellen 15 F       NY  
      George 13 M       NY  
      Curtis 11 M       NY  

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