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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Transcribed by Darla Hogaboom
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
921 889 Trainer James 36 M Laborer   120 Ireland  
      Ellen 35 M       Ireland  
      Anna 15 F       Ireland  
922 890 Sweeny Owen 31 M Laborer   90 Ireland  
      Joanna 28 F       Ireland  
      Mary 5 F       NY  
      Edward 4 M       NY  
      Clara 1 F       NY  
923 891 Murry Mary 55 F Widow   50 Ireland  
      Morris 30 M       Ireland  
924 892 Davis Sarah 36 F Widow 200 100 NY  
      Anna 22 F       NY  
      Fanny 18 F       NY  
925 893 Pettingill John T. 36 M Engineer   200 NY  
      Catherine 38 F       NY  
    Harrison Cecelia 20 F Seamstress     NY  
      Adelaide 16 F       NY  
    Pettingill Melissa 8 F       NY  
926 894 McCarty James 40 M Laborer   60 Ireland  
      Mary 40 F       Ireland  
      Corenelius 3 M       NY  
    Barnes Jerry 30 M Laborer     Ireland  
927 695 Halliday Abby 31 F Widow   40 Ireland  
      Bridget 9 F       NY  
      Mary 5 F       NY  
      John 3 M       NY  
928 896 Sheen Dennis 31 M Carpenter   60 Ireland  
      Ellen 30 F       Ireland  
      Daniel 2 mo. M       NY  
929 897 Henry James 36 M Laborer 300 40 Ireland  
      Bridget 40 F       Ireland  
    Rice Mary 19 F       Ireland  
      Daniel 20 M Laborer     Ireland  
930 898 O'Donnell James 36 M Laborer 400 80 Ireland  
      Ellen 26 F       Ireland  
      Peter E. 14 M       NY  
      James 12 M       NY  
      Matthew 9 M       NY deaf & dumb
      Thomas 5 F       NY  
      Morris 3 M       NY  
      Ellen 2 F       NY  
931 899 Welch James 40 M Laborer 200 70 Ireland  
      Mary 30 F       Ireland  
      Patrick 7 M       NY  
      William 5 M       NY  
      Mary A. 2 F       NY  
932 900 Portal Joanna 35 F Widow   90 Ireland  
      Daniel 17 M       Ireland  
      Catherine 11 F       NY  
      Anna 7 F       NY  
933 901 McMahon Dennis 50 M   100 50 Ireland  
      Ellen 52 F       Ireland  
      Bridget 18 F       Ireland  
934 902 Lary Catherine 60 F     40 Ireland  
      Arthur 16 M       Ireland  
935   VACANT             Ireland  
936 903 Meeny James 40 M Laborer   100 NY  
      Ann 39 F       NY  
      Margaret 14 F       NY  
      Catherine 12 F       NY  
      Mary 6 F       NY  
      Patrick 4 M       NY  
      James 3 M       NY  
      John 1 M       NY  
937 904 McCarty Dennis 39 M Laborer   60 Ireland  
    White Mary 60 F       Ireland  
    McCarty William 10 M       NY  
      Ellen 8 F       NY  
      Mary A. 6 F       NY  
938 905 McMahon Michael 25 M Laborer 600 70 Ireland  
      Catherine 24 F       Ireland  
      Mary 1 F       NY  
939 906 Kennedy Michael 50 M Laborer   120 Ireland  
      Bridget 35 F       Ireland  

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