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
271 262 Foster Michael 40 M Saloon   400 NY  
      Margaret 28 F       NY  
      Fanny F. 6 F       NY  
    Walker Dwight B. 28 M     1500 NY  
    Sickles Margaret 38 F       NY  
    Clark Susan M. 57 F   600 4000 MA  
272 263 Hamilton Daniel 44 M Watch Maker   120 NY  
      Margaret 41 F       NY  
      Frederick 19 M Watch Maker     NY  
      Mary 16 F       NY  
      George 14 M       NY  
      Loraine 12 F       NY  
      Hiram 2 M       NY  
273 264 Gregg William M. 38 M Harness Maker 12920 4350 NY  
      Sarah A. 29 F       NY  
      Betsey 15 F       Unknown  
    Lasey Helen 22 F       Ireland  
274 265 McTillman John 38 M   1800 1000 NJ  
      Emeline 35 F       NY  
    Simmons James 24 M Apprentice     Ireland  
275 266 Johnson Jeremiah 43 M Apprentice   300 NY  
      Cornelia 36 F       NY  
      Emma F. 7 F       NY  
      George R. 5 M       NY  
      Emmeline 39 F     50 NY  
276 267 Cowen Thaddius C. 45 M Auctioneer 3000 2000 NY  
      Ellen 28 F       PA  
      Thaddius 19 M Clerk     NY  
      Isaac  17 M Clerk     NY  
      Horatio S. 12 M       NY  
      Frank H. 10 M       NY  
      Edwin 1 M       NY  
    Grady Ellen 17 F Servant     Ireland  
    Wilcox Mary A. 29 F Servant     NY  
277 268 Scott Amos H. 42 M Saloon Keeper   100 VT  
      Almira 39 F       NY  
      Theodore W. 5 M       NY  
278 269 Potter Elizabeth 44 F Widow   400 NY  
      William C. 27 M Portrait Painter   100 NY  
      Henry W. 23 M Machinist     NY  
      Lydia  16 F       NY  
      John D. 13 M       NY  
      Fernando 12 M       NY  
      Mary Ann 8 F       NY  
    Williams Samuel 46 M Axe Maker     Unknown  
279 270 Nickerson Eli 53 M Carpenter   90 NY  
      Lydia L. 39 F       NH  
      Josephine 14 F       NY  
      Eli F. 8 M       NY  
      Ambrose L. 6 M       NY  
      Thomas 3 M       NY  
      Ada 2 F       NY  
    Delbaugh Clara 34 F       NH  
280 271 Riley Martin 34 M Landlord 800 300 Ireland  
      Margaret 29 F       Ireland  
      James 1 M       NY  
      Mary 3 mos F       NY  
    Kane Ellie 13 F Servant     PA  

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 4/26/2003
By Joyce M. Tice