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
1218 1180 Van Gelder Phineas C. 32 M Printer 1000 1800 NJ  
      Sarah S. 30 F       MA  
      Charles 11 M       NY  
1219 1181 Beers George A. 20 M Printer   250 CT  
      Anna E. 18 F       NY  
    Brown William 16 M Printer     NY  
1220 1182 Hines Oscar 25 M Printer   150 NY  
      Clara 25 F       NY  
      Clayton 5 M       NY  
1221 1183 Cole Platt 38 M Hardware Merchant 2000 8000 NY  
      Martha 32 F       NY  
      Ross 9 M       NY  
      Milly 42 F       NY  
1222 1184 Tricks Robert 30 N Laborer   90 Ireland  
    Ragan Cornelius 60 M Laborer   120 Ireland  
      Mary 51 F       Ireland  
1223 1185 Mahoney Michael 45 M Laborer   20 Ireland  
      Margaret 30 F       Ireland  
      Daniel 7 M       NY  
      Katy 3 F       NY  
      Johanna 8 mo. F       NY  
    Fink Johanna 80 F       Ireland  
1224 1186 Finn Edward 40 M Laborer   600 Ireland  
      Ann 30 F       Ireland  
      William 4 M       NY  
      Honora 2 F       NY  
      Daniel 6 mo. M       NY  
    Connolly Patrick 26 M Laborer     Ireland  
1125 1187 Henry Barnard 40 M Laborer 500 80 Ireland  
      Ann 30 F       NY  
      Mary 9 F       NY  
      Patrick 7 M       NY  
      Ann E. 5 F       NY  
      Eliza 7 mo. F       NY  
1226 1188 Little Seely 44 M Tanner   80 NY  
      Rebecca 40 F       NY  
      Maria 17 F       NY  
      Winfield 13 M       NY  
1227 1189 Putney Jedediah 28 M Engineer Railroad   60 NY  
      Ruth 20 F       NY  
      William 1 M       NY  
1228 1190 Armstrong Joseph 50 M   800 100 NY  
      Mary 47 F       NY  
      Louisa 17 F       NY  
    Dewitt George 15 M       NY  
1229 1191 Park Judson 59 M Railroad Clerk   300 NY  
      Julia 55 F       NY  
      Emily A. 11 F       NY  
1230 1192 Jeroe Hannah 32 F       NY  
      Elizabeth 27 F       NY  
      Susan 25 F       NY  
      Gardiner 23 M Machinist     NY  
    Gardiner Ellen 75 F       NY  
1231 1193 White Spencer H. 55 M Shoemaker   400 MA  
      Catherine 46 F       MA  
      Charles 18 M       MA  
      Lizzie 24 F       MA  
1232 1194 White Calvin S. 22 M Shoemaker   100 MA  
      Laura E. 21 F       NY  
      Frank 1 M       NY  
1233 1195 Richards Sarah 42 F Select School Teacher   150 CT  

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