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
1013 980 Shannon Patrick 36 M Laborer   60 Ireland  
      Jane 34 F       Ireland  
      Martin 14 M       Ireland  
      Thomas 5 M       NY  
      Ellen 3 F       NY  
    McKurney Michael 25 M Laborer     Ireland  
      James 19 M Laborer     Ireland  
    Meegan Thomas 20 M Laborer     Ireland  
1013 981 Bowlan Timothy 26 M Laborer   90 Ireland  
      Mary 22 F       Ireland  
      Thomas 1 M       NY  
      Patrick 3 mo. M       NY  
1014 982 Howes James 40 M Laborer 600 100 Ireland  
      Joanna 38 F       Ireland  
      Catherine 10 F       NY  
      Susan 8 F       NY  
      Mary 4 F       NY  
      Hannah 5 mo. F       NY  
1015 983 Magel Patrick 33 M Farm Labor   25 Ireland  
      Bridget 33 F       Ireland  
      John 8 M       NY  
      James 6 M       NY  
      Mary 5 F       NY  
1016 984 Shaft Alfins 30 M Engineer   60 OH  
      Margaret 27 F       NY  
      Hellen 8 F       NY  
      Mary 6 F       NY  
      Frank 3 M       NY  
      Frederick 2 M       NY  
1017 985 Odell William 67 M Mason 500 80 NY  
      Adeline 57 F       NY  
      Pheobe J. 16 F       NY  
      Abram 33 M Mason     NY  
1018 986 Ellison William 31 M Cooper 200 200 NY  
      Jane 24 F       NY  
1019 987 Wiswell Walter 46 M Carpenter 1000 100 NY  
      Harriet 31 F       OH  
      Franklin 23 M Laborer     NY  
      Clara 17 F       NY  
    Hilton Harriet 15 F       NY  
    Wiswell Anna 4 mo. F       NY  
    Ells James 60 M       NY  
1020 988 Tooker Emily 43 F Widow 1400 80 NY  
      Georgianna 10 F       NY  
1021 989 Howard Dennis 30 M Laborer   105 Ireland  
      Joanna 30 F       Ireland  
      Joanna 3 F       NY  
      Margaret 5 F       NY  
      Bridget 1 F       NY  
1022 990 McCarty Margaret 50 F Widow 400 30 Ireland  
      James 20 M Laborer     Ireland  
      Mary 12 F       NY  
      Patrick 9 M       NY  
      John 2 M       NY  
1023 991 O'Neil William 30 M Engineer 1500 200 Ireland  
      Mary E. 25 F       PA  
      Ella 7 F       NY  
      Harriet 5 F       NY  
      Willie 3 M       NY  
    Smith Mary 16 F       NY  
1024 992 Coe Charles V. 37 M Saloon Keeper 1200 200 NY  
      Catherine 28 F       NY  
      Mary 9 F       NY  
    Moore Mary J. 20 F       NY  
1025 993 Smith Benjamin F. 33 M Carpenter 900 120 NY  
      Ellen T. 21 F       NY  
      Lucius 22 M Carpenter     NY  
1026 994 Hoyt William 44 M Waterman   90 NY  
      Sarah M. 39 F       NY  
      Charles 21 M       NY  
      Francis 18 F       NY  
      Norman 16 M       NY  
      Sarah 15 F       NY  
      Libbie 6 F       NY  
      George 3 M       NY  
      Eugene 1 M       NY  

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