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
1609 1553 Brooks William G. 29 M Farm Laborer   60 NY  
      Mary 25 F       NY  
      Arthur 5 mo M       NY  
1610 1554 Brook James C. 50 M Farmer   60 England  
      Electa 46 F       NY  
1611   VACANT                
1612   VACANT                
1613 1555 Guthrite Andrew J. 46 M Farmer 1400 300 NY  
      Frances 36 F       NY  
    Sprague Charles 18 M Farm Hand     NY  
    Welch Margaret 16 F       Ireland  
    Fosdeck Celia 11 F       NY  
1614 1556 Branwright Rolandus 74 M Farmer 5000 400 CT  
      Harriet 73 F       CT  
      Legrand 41 M Attorney 400 12600 NY  
      Emeline 39 F       NY  
      Harriet 9 F       NY  
      Jennie 4 F       NY  
    Randall Jane 65 F Widow     Scotland  
    Mahoney John 18 M Laborer     Ireland  
1615 1557 Heller Charles 39 M Farmer 10000 800 NY  
      Mary 29 F       NY  
      Harriet 8 F       NY  
      Frances 5 F       NY  
    Cluthers Joel 12 M Farm Hand     NY  
1616 1558 Higgins Thomas 35 M Farm Laborer   100 Ireland  
      Bridget 27 F       Ireland  
      Catherine 4 F       NY  
      Mary 2 F       NY  
      Susan 1 F       NY  
1617 1559 Corwin Allsop S. 39 M Farmer Tenant   100 NY  
      Mary E. 33 F       NY  
      Sylvester 13 M       NY  
      Joshua 11 M       NY  
      Selar 9 M       NY  
1618 1560 Berry William B. 50 M Shoemaker 1000 200 NY  
      Margaret 40 F       NY  
      James 16 M Farm Laborer     NY  
      Albert 14 M       NY  
      Emma J. 11 F       NY  
      Josephine 8 F       NY  
1619 1561 Elliott Adam W. 55 M Farmer   400 NY  
      Harriet F. 45 F       NY  
      Cornelia 22 F       NY  
      Adam W. 17 M       NY  
      William H. 15 M       NY  
      James 12 M       NY  
      Harriet A. 10 F       NY  
1620 1562 Storms Peter 37 M Blacksmith   90 NJ  
      Emily 27 F       NJ  
      Ann M. 9 F       NY  
      Arminda 7 F       NY  
      Sarah D. 5 F       NY  
      Peter E. 1 M       NY  
1621 1563 Horning Richard 68 M Farm Laborer 800 160 NY  
      Rhoda 67 F       NY  
      Roseanna 29 F       NY  
1622 1564 Matthews Samuel S. 39 M Farmer 6000 500 NY  
      Susan M. 36 F       NY  
      Sylvester 15 M       NY  
      Abell J. 13 F       NY  
      Fidelia 11 F       NY  
      Horatio W. 9 M       NY  
      Judson 6 M       NY  
      Marion 5 F       NY  
      Flora A. 4 F       NY  
      Leander 3 M       NY  
      Ophelia 1 F       NY  
1623 1565 Pierce John B. 33 M Agent   275 NY  
      Sarah M. 28 F       NY  
      Charles 3 M       NY  
      Jennie 1 F       NY  
    Egan Sarah 23 F Serving     Ireland  

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