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

1880 City of Elmira Census - Second Ward -Part 1 of 2

Nearly 3100  People in this Census Transcription For City of Elmira - Second Ward in Two parts
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City of Elmira, Second  Ward
Enumerated June 9, 1880 by M. P. White
Part One
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
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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. 
7         Ellen M. 42 F wife housekeeper NY NY CT  
          Mary 17 F dau NY NY NY  
          Charles T. 15 M son NY NY NY  
          Alice R. 9 F dau NY NY NY  
          Frank H. Jr. 7 M son NY NY NY  
        Dunn Eliza T. 72 F moth-in-lw widow  CT CT CT  
        Root Jessie A. 85 M widower boarder CT      
          Alice D. 40 F widow boarder NY NY CT  
        Golden Jennie 25 F   servant PA Ireld Ireld  
        Kell Christine 20 F   servant Sweden Sweden Sweden  
        Cross George  45 M   servant MD MD MD  
  408 61 72 Judson Louise R. 70 F widow housekeeper CT CT CT  
        Seeley Josephine 32 F dau at home NY NY CT  
          Selah T. 35 M son-in-law ticket agent RR NY NY NY  
        Judson William H. 27 M son telegraph off. NY NY NY  
        Seeley Nelly 11 F gr. dau NY NY NY  
        Judson Alice 4 F gr. dau at home NY NY NY  
        Jackson Martha 18 F   servant NY South South  
        Jones William D. 25 M   voucher clerk Eng Eng Eng  
        Smith Louis 21 M   dentist NY NY NY  
  358 62 73 Nicks John I. 58 M hus tobacconist NY Eng Eng  
          Martha A. 43 F wife housekeeper MA Eng Eng  
        Virgiana Meray A. 40 F widow servant NY NY NY  
  352 63 74 Rathbone Henry W. 65 M hus pres.roll.mill NY CT Eng  
          Sarah E. 55 F wife housekeeper NY NY NY  
          William N. 30 M son clk.roll.mill NY NY NY  
          James B. 27 M son blast furn.supt NY NY NY  
          Harriott A. 20 F dau-in-law boarder NY NY NY  
          Anna E. 9m F gr. dau at home NY NY NY  
        McNamara Mary 40 F   servant Ireld Ireld Ireld  
        Fernand Mary 30 F   servant Ireld Ireld Ireld  
        Barry Ann 45 F   nurse Ireld Ireld Ireld  
        Murphy Martin 35 M   servant Ireld Ireld Ireld  
        Thomas Farley 26 M   servant NY Germ Germ  
  304 64 75 McKnight George N. 58 M hus clergyman NY MA MA  
          Julia E. 50 F wife housekeeper NY CT CT  
          William 24 M son student NY MA NY  
          Charles H. 15 M son NY MA NY  
          Theodore 22 M son store clerk NY MA NY  
          George M. 14 M son NY MA NY  
          Kate B. 7 F dau NY MA NY  
        Rathbone Julia P. 27 F dau-in-law boarder NY NY NY  
          Henry W. 4 M gr. son at home NY NY NY  
        Adams Jennie 25 F   servant IL Ireld Ireld  
        Frawley Kate 18 F   servant NY Ireld Ireld  
  512 65 76 Sullivan Cornelius 33 M hus tinware wkr. Ireld Ireld Ireld  
          Mary A. 33 F wife housekeeper PA NY NY  
          Maryetta 6 F dau at home NY Ireld PA  
        Roach James 22 M boarder tin shop wkr. NY Ireld Ireld  
7 512 65 77 Henry Mark 52 M   carpenter Ireld Ireld Ireld  
8 357 66 78 Spaulding Henry C. 67 M hus lumber dealer VT VT VT  
          Clara A. 57 F wife housekeeper NY NY NY  
          Clara L. 30 F dau at home NY VT NY  
        Wisner Maria  76 F widow boarder NY NY NY  
        McNerney Margaret 37 F   servant Ireld Ireld Ireld  
        Berger Millie 23 F   servant PA Germ Germ  
  401 67 79 Roe John C. 78 M hus none NY      
          Elizabeth 68 F wife housekeeper NY NY NY  
          Charles F. 35 M son machinist NY NY NY  
          Mariam 30 F dau-in-law housekeeper NY NY NY  
          Edward D. 2 M gr. son at home NY NY NY  
          Elizabeth A. 2m F gr. dau at home NY NY NY  
        Farrell Mary 22 F   servant NY Ireld Ireld  
        Reynolds Sarah J. 65 F sister-in-lw boarder NY NY NY  
  407 68 80 Abbot Aaron B. 61 M hus real est. dlr. NY MA NY  
          Ann E. 57 F wife housekeeper NY NY NY  
        Ward Mattie 23 F   servant Eng Eng Eng  
  409 69 81 Hatch William N. 29 M hus   NY NY NY  
          Alice S. 26 F wife housekeeper MA MA MA  
          Charlotte B. 60 F mother widow  NY NY NY  
        Nichols Julia F. 44 F half-sister at home NY NY NY  
        Burget Alvin R. 26 M   RRconductor NY      
        Hawkins Samuel R. 35 M   reform.wkr. PA      
        Huston James C. 35 M   reform.wkr. NY      
        Boyer Elizabeth 30 F   servant NY VA NY  
  413 70 82 Thurston Ariel S. 70 M hus lawyer NH MA CT  
          Georgiana 53 F wife housekeeper MA MA MA  
          Richard H. 16 M son NY NH CT  
          Clara 79 F sister  teacher MA MA CT  
        Wilson Jennie 28 F   servant VA VA VA  
  413 70 83 Searles Mary K. 66 F widow housekeeper NY CT CT  
          Carrie F. 35 F dau school teach. NY NY CT  
  415 71 84 Cook Catharine E. 54 F widow housekeeper NY NY NY  
          Charles C. 32 M son painter PA NY NY  
          Mary L. 29 F dau at home PA NY NY  
          Delta 21 F dau-in-law at home NY NY NY  
          Lilly May 9m F gr. dau at home NY NY NY  
        Wolf Harry F. 31 M boarder RR agent PA PA PA  
          Fanny A. 19 F boarder   NY NY NY  
        Abbot Charles W. 34 M boarder ERR worker MD NY MD  
          Susy 28 F boarder   NC NC NC  
        Schottett Lewis 21 M boarder RR employee NY      
        George Fred 16 M boarder store clerk PA PA PA  
        Ensworth Arthur 28 M boarder printer PA PA PA  
        Connor Kate 23 F   servant NY Ireld Ireld  
  415 71 85 Silvernail Alfred J. 33 M hus RR employee NY      
          Eliza 32 F wife housekeeper Ireld Ireld Ireld  
  421 72 86 Reed Lizzie 38 F   dressmaker DE      
          Jennie 17 F dau at home NY DE DE  
8 421 72 87 Hoffman Susan A. 50 F   housekeeper NY NY NY  

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 7/4/2002
By Joyce M. Tice