Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
1880 Federal Census Records for  Chemung County NY 
City of Elmira  - First Ward

1880 City of Elmira Census - First Ward

Nearly 2000 People in this Census Transcription For City of Elmira - First Ward
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City of Elmira, First Ward
Enumerated June 12, 1880 by W. A. Kingsbury
PAGE 1-2 3-4 5-6 7-8 9-10
11-12 13-14 15-16 17-18 19-20
21-22 23-24 25-26 27-28 29-30
31 32-33 34-35 36-37 38-39 40
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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 take them in your stride. 
31 121 222 335 Farker Sam. P. 37 M hus laborer PA    
          Anna 30 F wife housekeeper NY Germ Germ
          Ada F 13 F dau NY PA PA
  121 222 336 Stout John 36 M hus painter NY Bavaria Bavaria
          Catharine 35 F wife housekeeper Switzld Switzld Switzld
          Frances  14 F dau at home NY NY Switzld
          George 9 M son at home NY NY Switzld
          John 4 M son at home NY NY Switzld
  113 223 337 Gill James 39 M hus cigar maker Ireld Ireld Ireld
          Elen 29 F wife housekeeper NY Ireld Ireld
          Edith 2 F dau at home NY Ireld NY
  111 224 338 King George W. 49 M hus machinist NY NY NY
          Jane D. 36 F wife dressmaker NY NY NY
        Sullivan Jane 22 F   servant NY NY Ireld
  111 224 339 Miner Henry  30 M hus machinist NY NY NY
          Mary 30 F wife housekeeper NY    
    225 340 Kellogg Melzer 35 M hus laborer NY    
          Mary 30 F wife housekeeper NY    
  117 226 341 Haliday S. B. 49 M hus hotel keeper PA PA PA
          Orvilla 48 F wife housekeeper PA PA PA
          Byron 12 M son PA PA PA
        Cummings F. C. 19 M   hotel clerk PA PA PA
        Enwright James 18 M   servant PA    
        Ward Emma 26 F   cook DC DC DC
        Herrington D.  22 F   servant NY    
        Lynch Katie 19 F   servant NY    
        Hubbard Nellie 22 F   servant NY    
        Haskins Rosa 19 F   servant NY    
        VanSyckle Sata 18 F   servant NY    
        Spence Thomas  28 M boarder city clerk Scotld Scotld Scotld
        Hefferman Thomas  28 M boarder merchant Ireld Ireld Ireld
        Howard W. P. 24 M boarder store clerk NY    
        Higgins James 21 M boarder cigar maker NY    
        Walters O. C. 22 M boarder cigar maker NY    
        Pratt Harry 24 M boarder billiard room NY    
        Thompson Fred 17 M boarder bus driver NY Ireld Ireld
  103 227 342 Hennessy Tim 54 M hus laborer Ireld Ireld Ireld
          Julia D. 49 F wife umbrella rep. Ireld Ireld Ireld
  101 228 343 Mead John 65 M hus none NY    
          Elizbeth 40 F wife dressmaker NY NY NY
        Rose Alice 40 F   servant NY NY NY
        Blackman Wilson 32 M nephew lumber dealer NY NY NY
          Susan  22 F niece at home NY NY NY
          Ora 11m F   at home NY NY NY
  138 229 344 Tyler Mary 35 F   housekeeper NY NY NY
        Atwood Lottie 20 F sister at home PA NY NY
          Mary 22 F sister at home NY NY NY
  172 229 345 Small John 30 M   carpenter NY NY NY
        Smith Jane 22 F   housekeeper NY    
31       Jones Sarah 25 F     NY    

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 03/21/2002
By Joyce M. Tice