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
1546 1497 Carpenter Charlotte 48 F Widow 300 79 NY  
      Melissa 16 F       NY  
      John 12 M       NY  
      Amos 10 M       NY  
      Lucretia 78 F       NY  
1547 1498 Stevenson Samuel 30 M     80 NY  
      Mary 30 F       NY  
1548 1499 Spice Charlotte 35 F Widow 300 80 NY  
      Emeline 17 F       NY  
      Catherine 13 F       NY  
1549 1500 Betson Peter 52 M Laborer 500 100 NJ  
      Sarah 45 F       NJ  
      Hulda 28 F       NJ  
      William 20 M Saw Maker     NY  
      Silas 14 M       NY  
1550 1501 Ritz Adam 44 M Tanner   300 Germany  
      Julia 42 F       Germany  
      Mary 16 F       Germany  
      Benjamin 11 M       NY  
    Miller Anna 10 F       NY  
1551   VACANT                
1552 1502 Cooley Levi J. 58 M Gardner 4000 300 NY  
      Maria 34 F       MA  
    Griffen Bridget 17 F Servant     Ireland  
    Blake Jonathan 70 M   1500 800 MA  
    Bessy Hiram G. 33 M Conductor   400 MA  
      Hester A. 26 F       MA  
1553 1503 Feeny James 25 M Laborer 1000 150 Ireland  
      Bridget 25 F       Ireland  
      Frank 4 M       Ireland  
      John 2 M       Ireland  
    Carpenter Edward 7 M       MA  
1554 1506 Maxwell Terviah 64 F Widow 45000 3000 NY  
    McTuay Aziebah 41 F Widow     NY  
      Anna V. 16 F       NY  
      Sarah J. 13 F       NY  
      Mary B. 11 F       NY  
    Murphy Michael 20 M Laborer     Ireland  
    Sheehy Bridget 18 F Servant     Ireland  
    Wetmore Levi C. 31 M       NY  
      Kate 27 F       NY  
1555 1505 Ellison Alanson 49 < Laborer   40 NY  
      Lucinda 44 F       NY  
      Richard W. 19 M Boatman     NY  
      Caroline E. 17 F       NY  
      Arminda 12 F       NY  
      Betsey E. 7 F       NY  
1556 1506 Knot George E. 43 M Laborer   40 NY  
      Elsy 42 F       NY  
      Sarah 14 F       NY  
      Arminda 12 F       NY  
      Alvin 5 M       NY  
1551 1507 Moung Thomas 31 M Match Maker   600 Ireland  
      Nancy 29 F       Ireland  
    Parks Susan 33 F Servant     Ireland  
      Matilda 19 F Match Factory     Ireland  
    Early Hannah 15 F Match Factory     NY  
    Asterhout Betsey 16 F Match Factory     NY  
    Knott Sarah 15 F Match Factory     NY  
    McKinney Mattew 21 M Match Factory     NY  
      Freeman 14 M Match Maker     NY  
1558 1508 Johnson John H. 72 M Blacksmith 1000 200 NY  
      Lucretia 66 F       NY  
    Smith Lucinda M. 46 F Widow     NY  
      Lucretia 14 F       NY  
1559 1509 Young Stewart 25 M Mason   50 Ireland  
      Susan 22 F       NY  
      William 1 M       NY  
1560 1510 Adams William 22 M Laborer   50 NY  
      Abigail 21 F       NY  
      Edgar 8 mo M       NY  
1561 1511 Stepfield Daniel S. 27 M Laborer   60 NY  
      Eliza O. 25 F       NY  
      Ella 5 F       NY  
      Alexander 3 M       NY  
      John W. 1 M       NY  
    Davis George 16 M Laborer     NY  
1562 1512 Hall Samuel 44 M Farmer 12000 3500 NY  
      Eliza B. 39 F       NY  
      Bray D. 16 M       NY  
      Henry M. 11 M       NY  
      Samuel 10 M       NY  
    Sweetland Charles 19 M Laborer     NY  

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