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
1713 1649 Elston Abram 50 M Farmer 10000 2700 NY  
      Lovisa 45 F       NY  
      Wallace 6 M       NY  
    Bailey Cornelius 17 M Laborer     NY  
1714 1649 Elston Samuel 28 M Farmer 920 1000 NY  
      Jane 23 F       NY  
      Wilson 2 M       NY  
    Hartgrove Eliza 12 F Serving     NY  
      Linus 18 M Farm Hand     NY  
1715   VACANT                
1716 1650 Pierson Robert G. 40 M Blacksmith 1000 400 NY  
      Martha 35 F       VT  
      Robert 13 M       NY  
      Sarah A. 12 F       NY  
      Mary E. 10 F       NY  
      Francis 7 F       NY  
      Lucy 3 F       NY  
      Eli 2 M       NY  
1717 1651 Churchill Leroy 40 M Painter   500 NY  
      Isabel 35 F       NY  
      Frances 17 F       NY  
      William J. 14 M       NY  
1718 1652 Nurse Charles 36 M Blacksmith   400 NY  
      Deucy 40 F       PA  
      John 17 M Blacksmith     PA  
      Emeline 15 F       PA  
      Nancy 10 F       PA  
1719 1653 Goldsmith James 68 M Laborer   60 NY  
      Mary 62 F       NY  
      Benjamin 42 M       NY  
      Ann 8 F       NY  
1720 1654 Gathrite John 82 M Farmer 1080 800 NJ  
      Eunice 70 F       NJ  
      Daniel J. 35 M       NY  
      Job E. 30 M       NY  
      Harriet 35 F       NY  
1721 1655 Gathrite John S. 39 M Farmer 2500 960 NY  
      Mary J. 33 F       NY  
      Ann E. 6 F       NY  
      Harriet 4 F       NY  
      Martin B. 2 M       NY  
1722 1656 Garrity Thomas 42 M Master Mason 1600 300 Ireland  
      Fanny 33 F       NY  
      William 13 M       NY  
      Marsden 11 M       NY  
      Cayton 9 M       NY  
      Fanny E. 3 F       NY  
1723 1657 Weyer Jacob 41 M Brick Maker 8000 4000 Germany  
      Elizabeth 40 F       Germany  
      Jacob H. 17 M       Germany  
      Rudolph 9 M       NY  
      Elizabeth 4 F       NY  
      George P. 1 M       NY  
    Miller John 32 M Brick Maker     Germany  
    Rutish Henry 32 M Brick Maker     Germany  
    Weivel John 37 M Brick Maker     Germany  

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