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
845 817 Childner Ernest 35 M Piano Maker   200 CT  
      Lena 33 F       Germany  
      Louisa 7 M       NY  
      Amelia 3 F       NY  
    Swartz Peter 35 M Piano Forte Maker     Germany  
    Weir Philip 24 M Laborer     Germany  
846 818 Vanderbilt James 45 M Boatman   200 MD  
      Caroline 44 F       MD  
      Horace 22 M Boatman     MD  
      Ella 20 F       MD  
      Henry 16 M       NY  
      Emily 12 F       NY  
      Celista 10 F       NY  
      John 8 M       NY  
      Abby 6 F       NY  
847 819 Coleman Benjamin 39 M Mason   150 NY  
      Mary 21 F       NY  
848 820 Morgan Jane 22 F Tailoress     NY  
      Peter 52 F Boatman 600 1000 NY  
      Patrice 41 F       NY  
      Charles 20 M       NY  
849 821 Way Charles 50 M Grocer 2000 200 NY  
      Anna M. 50 F       NY  
      Elijah 20 M Laborer     NY  
      Harriet 17 F       NY  
      Mary 15 F       NY  
850 822 Sigison William 44 M Skook Manufactory 4000 15000 NY  
      Maria 38 F       NJ  
      Moses C. 14 M       NJ  
      William R. 12 M       NJ  
      Jacob R. 9 M       NY  
      Eliza J. 6 F       NY  
    Boulden Mary 20 F Servant     Ireland  
    Culp Jacob 24 F Laborer     NY  
    Rollison Lucy 24 F       NJ  
851 823 Clifford Alfred 28 M Piano Forte Maker   200 England  
      Kate 23 F       NY  
852 824 Woodward William 54 M Lumberman 4500 1000 NY  
      Emeline 49 F       MA  
    Everett Emily 22 F Servant     NY  
853 825 Carr Betsey 41 F Widow 2000 100 NY  
      Fanny 19 F       NY  
      William 17 M Clerk     NY  
      Benjamin 14 M       NY Idiot
854 826 Gibson William L. 47 M Lumberman 5000 800 NY  
      Elizabeth 41 F       NY  
      Alonzo T. 18 M Clerk     NY  
855 827 Jackson John 45 M Laborer 60 MD NY  
      Rebecca 35 F     MD NY  
      Eliza J. 15 F       NY  
      Sarah E. 10 F       NY  
      Edwin 7 M       NY  
      Frances E. 5 F       NY  
      Emily S. 2 F       NY  
      Clarissa 4 mo. F       NY  

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