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
1625 1566 Clark Ephriam 35 M Laborer   90 NY  
      Lydia 34 F       NY  
      Silas 15 M       NY  
      Hiram 13 F       NY  
      Elizabeth 11 F       NY  
      Mary 9 F       NY  
      Susan 7 F       NY  
      Maria 2 F       NY  
      John 4 M       NY  
1626 1567 Compton Jacob 48 M Wagon Maker 10000 800 NY  
      Maria 46 F       NY  
      Carney 22 M Wagon Maker     NY  
      Zerah 20 M Wagon Maker     NY  
      Adelia 18 F       NY  
      John W. 13 M       NY  
      Ann E. 3 F       NY  
    Thurston Michael 22 M Wagon Maker     PA  
1627 1568 Buckbee Joseph M. 34 M Farmer 5100 1300 NY  
      Elizabeth M. 33 F       NY  
    Beckwith George 14 M       NY  
      Ella 4 F       NY  
    Hamilton Theodore 28 M Blacksmith     NY  
1628 1569 Smith Joseph 28 m Carpenter   90 NY  
      Martha 25 F       NY  
      Sarah J. 5 F       NY  
      Samuel 3 M       NY  
      Zubah 6 mo F       NY  
1629 1570 Carter Isaac 64 M Farmer 6300 1000 NY  
      Julia A. 60 F       NY  
      John A. 25 M Farmer     NY  
    Fulford Eliza 18 F Servant     NY  
    Gregory Morris 20 M Laborer     NY  
    Dimir Walter 17 M Laborer     NY  
1630 1571 Conklin Townsend 56 M Farmer 3200 1200 NY  
      Harriet 16 F       NY  
      Preston 15 M       NY  
      Sarah L. 13 F       NY  
      Charles 11 M       NY  
      Asa 9 M       NY  
      Jesse 4 M       NY  
    Haxex Mary 16 F Servant     NY  
1631 1572 Cruthers Robert 71 M   6760 1235 Scotland  
      Ann 71 F       Scotland  
      John 29 M       Scotland  
      Mary 22 F       NY  
      Susan 20 M       NY  
      Robert 18 M       NY  
    Clark Joseph 15 M       NY  
1632 1573 Smith Joseph 30 M Laborer   60 NY  
      Jane 24 F       NY  
      Susan 7 F       NY  
      Horace 6 M       NY  
      Ellen 5 F       NY  
      Frank 4 M       NY  
      Edward 4 mo F       NY  
1633 1574 Smith William 36 M Laborer   60 NY  
      Mary A. 101 F       NY  
      Mary 19         NY  
1634 1575 Kingsbury Lucius 40 M Farmer 2500 510 NY  
      Lucinda 48 F       NY  
1635 1576 Elliott Jacob 63 M Farmer 6000 740 NY  
      Sarah 62 F       NY  
      Adelia 21 F       NY  
1636 1577 Elliott Asa 36 M       NY  
      Ann E. 26 F       NY  
1637 1578 Smith George W. 54 M Merchant 50000 20000 NY  
      Phebe J. 51 F       NY  
    Mahoney John 18 M Laborer     NY  
    Meyer Walter 23 M Laborer     NY  
    Mahoney Jerey 18 M Laborer     NY  
    Young Robert 15 M Laborer     NY  
    Tillotson Jane 40 F       NY  
    Smith William J. 15 M       NY  
      Eva 8 F       NY  
    Clark William 11 M       NY  
    Smith Melville 8 mo M       NY  

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