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
986 953 McDonnell Charles 32 M Laborer 800 80 Ireland  
      Mary 50 F       Ireland  
    O'Brien Margaret 9 F       NY  
987 954 Kelly Joanna 50 F Widow   70 Ireland  
      Martin 21 M Laborer     Ireland  
      James 15 M       Ireland  
      Margaret 12 F       NY  
      Simon 10 M       NY  
988 955 Malone John 30 M Laborer   60 Ireland  
      Ellen 25 F       Ireland  
      Andrew 1 M       NY  
      Patrick 1 mo. M       NY  
989 956 McCarty Daniel 30 M Laborer 500 50 Ireland  
      Bridget 28 F       Ireland  
      Michael 9 mo. M       NY  
    Garney Catherine 40 F       Ireland  
990 957 Gorman Edwin 30 M Laborer 900 100 Ireland  
      Bridget 23 F       Ireland  
      Mary 1 F       NY  
    Cancins James 11 M       NY  
991 958 McWilliam John A. 57 M Railroad Conductor 5200 4000 NY  
      Susan A. 46 F       NY  
      Daniel W. 23 M Bank Clerk     NY  
      Helen F. 21 F       NY  
      Mary E. 20 F       NY  
      John J. 18 M       NY  
      Joseph 15 M       NY  
      Abby L. 10 F       NY  
      Ralph E. 6 M       NY  
    Trumball Mary E. 23 F Servant     NY  
992 959 Stephens Daniel 33 M Carpenter   160 NH  
      Nancy 36 F       MA  
      Alfonson 8 M       MA  
      George 5 M       NY  
993 960 Cass John 40 M Merchant   2000 England  
      Mary A. 40 F       England  
      Frederick 14 F       NY  
    Garon Mary 18 F Servant     Ireland  
994 961 Fitch Lewis 45 M Farmer 8000 6000 NY  
      Minerva B. 39 F       NY  
      Albert 13 M       NY  
      Ella C. 9 F       NY  
      Townsend 7 M       NY  
      Anna 1 F       NY  
    Beckwith Caroline 24 F       NY  
    Dewitt Ellen 19 F Servant     PA  
995 962 McCann James 39 M Farmer 500 2625 NY  
      Ellen L. 28 F       NY  
      Emma J. 8 F       NY  
      Margaret E. 5 F       NY  
      John 5 mo. M       NY  
    McCann George 37 M Farmer 21500 2525 NY  
    Butler Thomas 25 M Farmer     NY  
    Nish Margaret 21 F Servant     NY  
996 963 Robinson John M. 45 M Cabinet Maker   6000 NY  
      Nancy W. 44 F       NY  
      Julia 23 F       NY  
      William H. 21 M Clerk     NY  
      Mary 19 F       NY  
      George 14 M       NY  
      Lucius 10 M       NY  
      Ellen 13 F Servant     NY  
    Townsend Susan 29 F Seamstress     NY  
997 964 Rathbone Henry W. 47 M   31100 8000 NY  
      Sarah 37 F       NY  
      Mary 13 F       NY  
      William 10 M       NY  
      James 7 M       NY  
    Ragan Catherine 18 F Servant     Ireland  
998 965 Rocker George 78 M     60 NY Pauper

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