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
1521 1742 ELMIRA WATER CURE                
    Gleason Silas O. 42 M   3000 1000 MA  
      Rachel B. 40 F       VT  
      Adel A. 10 F       NY  
      Edwin B. 5 M       NY  
    Brooks John T. 30 M Stewart     VT  
    Burns Patrick 38 M Laborer     Ireland  
    Brooks Sarah V. 30 F       VT  
      John V. 1 M       NY  
      Reuben 74 M       VT  
    Gleason Asa T. 32 M Bath Man     VT  
      Sarah 28 F       VT  
    Brooks Lusy Z. 24 F Servant     VT  
    Gage Lucy 20 F Servant     VT  
    Nicholson Susan 23 F Servant     NY  
    Clark Jenny E. 18 F Servant     NY  
    Janes Katy 40 F Servant     Ireland  
    Tallman Betsey 24 F Servant     NY  
    Van Binder Phebe 20 F Servant     PA  
      Sally 16 F Servant     PA  
    Butts Susan 20 F Servant     NY  
    Walker Bell 18 F Servant     NY  
    Billings Eliza A. 45 D Servant     NY  
    Fitzgerald Helen 20 F Servant     Ireland  
    Harden Katy 22 F Servant     Ireland  
    Wilson Sarah 22 F Servant     MD  
1522 1473 Northrup Flavius W. 20 M Farmer   600 NY  
      Eliza 59 F Widow     NY  
      Jenny 25 F       NY  
      Herbert 18 M Farmer     NY  
      Felina 20 F Teacher     NY  
1523 1474 Austin Eli 33 M Farmer   60 CT  
      Nancy 35 F       PA  
      Eli 7 M       NY Deaf & Dumb
      Isaac 4 M       NY  
      John 6 mo M       NY  
1524 1475 Shappe Guy M. 57 M Farmer 800 500 NY  
      Mary 46 F          
      Maxwell 23 M          
      Jesse 17 M          
1525 1476 Vassbindter Isaac 24 M Farmer   700    
      Hannah 44 F          
      Electa 14 F          
      Elizabeth 14 F          
      Harriet 9 F          
      Martha 6 F          
1526 1477 Fay Justus 24 M Farmer   100    
      Delila 23 F          
      Jacob E. 3 M          
1527 1478 Powell John 34 M Brick Maker 1250 300 Ireland  
      Honora 25 F       Ireland  
      Daniel 11 mo M       NY  
    Manney John 25 M Brick Maker     Ireland  
1528 1479 Powell Martin 33 M Laborer 1250 300    
      Ellen 22 F          
      Frank 2 M       NY  
      John 1 M          
1529 1480 Welch Arrashus 58 M Cabinet Maker 700 150    
      Julia A. 53 F          
      Julia M. 30 F       Canada  
      Abigail H. 22 F       NY  
1530 1481 Stebbins John G. 46 M Laborer   60    
      Betsey S. 45 F          
      Phebe 14 F          
      James 12 M          
      John W. 10 M          
      Rosina 7 F          
      Cordelia 3 F          
1531 1482 Liklander Marcus 34 M Tanner   160 Germany  
      Clarrisa 32 F          
1532 1483 Stryker Cemard 40 M Tanner   60    
      Catherine 30 F          
      Mary 5 F       NY  
      Simon 2 M          

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