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 2 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 25, 1880 by Leander Reddy
Part Two
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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. 
33 1130     McPherson John M. 43 M hus blast furn.wkr. Ireld Ireld Ireld COLLEGE HILL
          Mary Eliza 37 F wife housekeeper Ireld Ireld Ireld NORTH MAIN STREET
          Jennie 19 F dau at home PA Ireld Ireld  
          Sarah 14 F dau at home NY Ireld Ireld  
          Mary  12 F dau at home NY Ireld Ireld  
          Maggie 10 F dau at home NY Ireld Ireld  
          John  5 M son at home NY Ireld Ireld  
        McLoughlin Mr. 53 M father-in-lw blast furn.wkr. Ireld Ireld Ireld  
        Corghlin Mr. 30 M boarder blast furn.wkr. Ireld Ireld Ireld  
    1 1 Spaulding Thomas 62 M hus atty at law NY NY NY  
          Henrietta E.P. 42 F wife housekeeper PA PA PA  
        Ellis Amelia 15 F   dom.servant Eng Eng Eng  
    2 2 Roe Francis 57 M hus USNavy Capt. NY NY NY  
          Elizabeth 55 F wife housekeeper NY NY NY  
          Fayette 24 M son Lt. USArmy NY NY NY  
    3 3 Rodgers William 36 M hus blast furn.wkr. WI WI WI  
          Elisabeth 35 F wife housekeeper Ireld Ireld Ireld  
          Sarah 14 F dau at home NY NY NY  
          Lizza 11 F dau at home NY NY NY  
          Hellen 9 F dau at home NY NY NY  
33         Anna 3 F dau at home NY NY NY  

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