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
1423 1380 Fitch Mason 44 M Farmer 19000 3765 NY  
      Elizabeth 35 F       NY  
      Hattie E. 12 F       NY  
      Gans 11 M       NY  
      Arthur 9 M       NY  
      Eddie 6 M       NY  
    O'Brien Thomas 35 M Laborer   30 Ireland  
    Ryan Helen 14 F       Ireland  
1424 1381 Brainard Patrick H. 25 M Laborer   40 Ireland  
      Margaret 30 F       Ireland  
      Bridget 7 F       NY  
      John 4 M       NY  
      Thomas 2 M       NY  
1425 1382 Cain Martin 23 M     40 Ireland  
      Mary 35 F       Ireland  
      Thomas 5 mo. M       NY  
1426 1383 Conby George 65 M Brick Layer 400 80 England  
      Elizabeth 60 F       England  
1427 1384 Butler John 28 M Laborer 600 60 Ireland  
      Mary 26 F       Ireland  
      Margaret 6 F       NY  
      Edward 4 M       NY  
      Mary 2 F       NY  
      Catherine 1 F       NY  
1428 1385 Butler Martin 30 M Hackman 400 400 Ireland  
      Mary 27 F       Ireland  
      Katy 4 F       NY  
      Anna 2 F       NY  
      Mary 8 mo. F       NY  
1429 1386 Owen Richard 49 M Weaver   100 Wales  
      Ann 48 F       Wales  
      Joseph 24 M Spinner     Wales  
      Ann 21 F Weaver     Wales  
      Benjamin 18 M Weaver     Wales  
      Hannah 13 F       Wales  
      Edward 8 M       NY  
      Henry 5 M       NY  
    Dunn Helen 15 F Serving     NY  
1430 1387 Clock Sanford 47 M Farmer 3500 400 NY  
      Milly A. 44 F       NY  
      Etta A. 21 F       NY  
      George W. 19 M Laborer     NY  
      Fanny J. 17 F       NY  
      Monroe 15 M       NY  
      Peter S. 13 M       NY  
      Jarvis 11 M       NY  
      Clinton D. 9 M       NY  
    Taylor Alexander 34 M Laborer     NY  
1431 1388 Friday William 33 M Wool Scourer   300 Germany  
      Elizabeth 24 F       Germany  
      Lizzie 5 F       PA  
      William 2 M       NY  
      Betty 9 mo. F       NY  
1432 1389 Fitzgerald Michael 23 M Laborer 150 90 Ireland  
      Mary 26 F       Ireland  
      Catherine 2 F       IA  
      Georgianna 2 mo. F       NY  
1433 1390 Wheaton Jane 35 F Widow   60 NY  
      Harriet 15 F       NJ  
      Rebecca 13 F       NY  
1434 1391 Anderson John D. 47 M Carpenter   120 NY  
      Isabel 41 F       NY  
      Isadore 14 F       NY  
      Adabell 7 F       NY  
      Lillian 1 F       NY  
1435 1392 Handerbin John 30 M Factory   90 Ireland  
      Hannah 30 F       Ireland  
      Mary A. 1 F       NY  
    Welch John 32 M Factoryman     Ireland  
    Fury Patrick 27 M Factoryman     Ireland  
1436 1393 Kniven Charles 24 M Factoryman   90 NY  
      Sarah 24 F       Ireland  
      Anna 4 F       NY  
      Flora E. 2 F       NY  
1437 1394 Craig Robert 42 M Factoryman   60 Scotland  
      Martha 42 F       Scotland  
      Jenay 19 F       At Sea  
      Netty 17 F       NY  
      Peter 16 M Factoryman     NY  
      Anna E. 14 F Factorygirl     NY  
      James 12 M       NY  
      Robert 7 M       NY  
      Martha 3 F       NY  
1438 1395 Deniston John 32 M Factoryman   60 England  
      Margaret 32 F       England  
      Mary 9 F       England  
      Sarah A. 2 F       NY  
      Robert 1 M       NY  

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