Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
1880 Federal Census Records for  Chemung County NY 
Town of Elmira (Including Reformatory)

1880 Town of Elmira Census

Bancroft Road with Reformatory in Background
Postcard from Collection of  Joyce M. Tice 
Over 1900 People in this Census Transcription
For Town of Elmira
Do NOT Confuse with City of Elmira which is a separate political unit
Comments and "Corrections" to 1880 Transcription for Town of Elmira
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Transcribed by Carlton Wolfe
Town of Elmira
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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 deal with them. 
29       Mamie 7 F dau NY NY NY
        Fred 4 M son at home NY NY NY
  287 293 Catchpole Williams 54 M hus farmer PA PA PA
        Ann  35 F wife housekeeper PA PA PA
        Robert  18 M son store clerk NY PA PA
        Edward 15 M son farmer NY PA PA
  288 294 Garthwaite J. S. 58 M hus farmer NY NJ NJ
        Mary J. 53 F wife housekeeper NY Eng Eng
        Emma 24 F dau at home NY NY NY
        Martin 22 M son farmer NY NY NY
        Carrie 19 F dau at home NY NY NY
        Ella 16 F dau at home NY NY NY
        Frank 14 M son NY NY NY
        Mary 11 F dau NY NY NY
        Grant 7 M son NY NY NY
  289 295 Avery Denike 28 M hus farm laborer PA PA PA
        Elizabeth 19 F wife housekeeper PA PA PA
        Nathaniel 1m M son at home PA PA PA
      Molyneaux Robert  45 M hus laborer NY NY NY
        Kate 46 F wife housekeeper NY NJ CT
        Joseph 17 M son book binder NY NY NY
        Frank 13 M son NY NY NY
        Robert  3 M son at home NY NY NY
  290 296 Collins L. B. 54 M hus carpenter NY NY NY
        Fannie  56 F wife housekeeper PA PA PA
      Chamberlain Ettie 27 F dau wks.shoe shp NY NY PA
        Francis M. 1 M gr. son at home NY NY PA
      Newhall Ellen  27 F dau/widow servant NY NY PA
  291 297 Crane M. M. 42 M hus hotel keeper NY NH NY
        Ella M. 28 F wife housekeeper NY NY NY
        Millard 3 M son at home NY NY NY
      Horton Royal 31 M widower bar tender NY NY NY
      Siegfried Edward 20 M   laborer NY NY NY
  292 298 Wolcott Ella L. 52 F   housekeeper IL CT CT
  293 299 Terwilliger I. C. 31 M hus farmer NY NY NY
        Lurana 21 F wife housekeeper NY NJ NY
        Nancy 6 F dau NY NY NY
        Albert B. 5m M son at home NY NY NY
  294 300 Diven A. S. 71 M hus retired lawyer NY PA PA
        Maria 50 F wife housekeeper NJ NJ NJ
        Eleanor M. 43 F dau at home NY NY NY
        John N. 28 M son RR supt. NY NY NY
        Susan Z. 23 F dau-in-law at home CA NY NY
        Julia 6m F gr. dau at home NY NY CA
29     Hill Charles 35 M   laborer NY NY CT

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 03/14/2002
By Joyce M. Tice