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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
1724 1658 Covell Lyman 65 M   15000 5450 PA Census Taker - Did his own household almost last.  
      Susan 64 F       NY  
      Alice  34 F       NY  
      John D. 26 M Druggist   1000 NY  
      Alice  34 F Telegraph Operator     NY  
    Mahen Margaret 25 F Serving     Ireland  
    Harrington Bat 19 M Laborer     Ireland  
1725 1659 Oliver Lewis 20 M Professor of Languages   30000 Switzerland  
      Ellen 23 F       Switzerland  
      Ellen 2 F       NY  
1726 1660 Peterson Albert S. 26 M Toll Gatherer   200 NY  
      Minerva M. 25 F       PA  
      Elsa F. 5 F       PA  
      Orson L. 3 M       PA  
      Artemissier 11 mo F       NY  
1727 1661 Loveland Stephen 58 M Bridge Tender   50 NY  
      Miranda 38 F       Canada  
      Priscilla 10 F       NY  
      Frank 1 M       NY  
    Gold Cecilia 14 F       WI  
1728 1662 Crane Abijah 42 M Mason 500 500 PA  
      Sally A. 37 F       PA  
      Catherine 20 F       PA  
    Taylor Charlotte 16 F       England  
1729 1663 Hatch William S. 45 M Lumberman 16500 20000 NY  
      Charlotte B. 42 F       NY  
      William 9 M       NY  
      Bridget 25 F Serving     Ireland  
1730 1664 Langdon Jervis 51 M Coal Lumberman 92000 50000 NY  
      Olivia 49 F       NY  
      Olivia 14 F       NY  
      Charles J. 10 M       NY  
    Lewis Mary 26 F       NY  
    Mahem Catherine 20 F Serving     Ireland  
1731 1665 Hatch Harry 66 M Millwright 1500 700 NY  
      Crete 60 F       NY  
1732 1666 Shaw Hiram 39 M Route Agent Railroad   400 NY  
      Abby 28 F       NY  
    Smith Abby 70 F Widow     NY Blind
1733 1667 Leary Michael 34 M     140 NY  
      Elizabeth 24 F       NY  
1734 1668 McCoy Thomas 34 M Landlord   200 NY  
    Castlon Margaret 19 F       MA  
    McCoy William 14 M       NY  
      Thomas 16 M       NY  
      Margaret 12 F       NY  
      Catherine 10 F       PA  
      Betsy 7 F       NY  
1735 1669 Rice Remick C. 42 M Merchant 7000 1500 CT  
      Caroline M. 36 F       MA  
      Frank S. 10 M       NY  
      Edward C. 6 M       NY  
      George H. 3 mo M       NY  
      Katie 22 F Serving     Ireland  
1736 1670 Quinn Simon 40 M Farmer 300 100 Ireland  
      Mary 34 F       Ireland  
1737 1671 McNerny John 40 M Farmer 300 90 Ireland  
      Bridget 35 F       Ireland  
      Thomas 6 M       Permaly.  
      Susan 5 F       NY  
      Michael 4 M       NY  
      Mary 3 F       NY  
      Katie 2 F       NY  
1738 1672 Knapp Walter 35 M Farmer   300 NY  
      Sarah 34 F       NY  
1739 1673 Griffin Solomon 50 M Farmer 100 180 NY  
      Caroline 43 F       NY  
1740 1674 Temple Nancy C. 43 F Widow 1800 200 NY  
      Julia M. 15 F       PA  
      Mary A. 13 F       PA  
1741 1675 Sullivan Eugene 34 M Contractor 18000 12000 Ireland  
      Ellen 30 F       Ireland  
      Francis H. 9 M       NY  
      Mary E. 8 F       NY  
      Eugene 6 M       NY  
      John 2 M       NY  

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