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
1481 1437 Hudson Harriet 41 F Widow   200 MA  
      Ada 20 F       PA  
      Alice 14 F       PA  
      Esther 13 F       PA  
1482 1438 Austin Mary A. 20 F Milliner   100 NY  
1483   VACANT             NY  
1484 1439 Billings David T. 40 M Farmer 30000 5000 NY  
      Lucy A. 39 F       NY  
      Edward B. 13 M       PA  
      Osmer H. 12 M       PA  
      Mira J. 4 F       NY  
    Bowen Rhoda 33 F       RI  
1485 1440 Reed Silas 65 M Gentleman 3500 2000 MA  
      Melinda 64 F       CT  
    Manning Katy 23 F Serving     Ireland  
1486 1441 Riley Edmund 40 M Baker   70 GA  
      Alice 27 F       Ireland  
      Roe 5 M       NY  
      Eugene 3 M       MD  
      Edmund 4 mo M       NY  
1487 1442 Kent Phineas 32 M Painter 10000 200 NY  
      Margaret 31 F       NY  
      Theodore 8 M       NJ  
      Frank 6 M       NY  
      James O. 3 M       NY  
1488 1443 Skelton Jonas N. 32 M Physician   600 NY  
      Martha J. 31 F       NY  
      Mark U. 10 M       NY  
      Martha J. 9 F       NY  
      Thomas 6 M       NY  
      James 3 M       NY  
      Harry 1 M       NY  
1489 1444 Roff John C. 39 M Express Office   250 NY  
      Emma 36 F       NY  
      Russell 8 M       NY  
      Jane A. 6 F       NY  
1490   VACANT             NY  
1491 1445 Keiger Thomas 35 M Shoemaker   60 NY  
    Petegue Bell 20 F Servant     Scotland  
1493 1446 Herron Joseph 48 M Attorney 4000 800 NY  
      Calista S. 36 F       NY  
      Frederick 17 M Jeweller     NY  
      Cornelia T. 18 F       NY  
    Marshall Mary H. 59 F       NY  
      Joseph T. 24 F       NY  
      Adaline S. 26 F       NY  
1494 1447 Hoffman William 79 M Farmer 30000 20000 PA  
      Sally 72 F       NY  
      Henry C. 33 M Mail Agent   500 NY  
    Briggs Henry 30 M Laborer     NY  
    George Milford 18 M Laborer     NY  
    Beardsley Susan 19 F Servant     NY  
1495 1448 Barnes David 43 M Carpenter 2500 400 NY  
      Theresa 39 F       NY  
      Gilbert 19 M Carpenter     NY  
      William 15 M       NY  
      Floyd 11 M       NY  
      Julia 4 F       NY  
    Tome Elizabeth 18 F Servant     NY  
1496 1449 Wheeler Rensallaer 55 M   1000 400 NY Blind
      Sabrah 59 F       NY  
    Edwards Helen S. 28 F       NY  
1497 1450 Hoffman John S. 48 M Carpenter 14000 3000 NY  
      Lydia 37 F       NY  
      Eloise L. 11 F       NY  
    Beardsley Lucretia 17 F Servant     NY  
1498 1451 Nyhoff Almira 30 F     40 NY  
    Allen William 10 M       NY  
      Charles 8 M       NY  
    Crags Betsey 77 F       NY  
1499 1452 McCann James 35 M Carpenter   50 NY  
      Harriet 20 F       NY  
      Joseph 2 M       NY  
1500 1453 Barker Abbott 29 M Masob 1000 200 NY  
      Henrietta 23 F       NY  
      Adelaska 6 F       NY  

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