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 Elmira 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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Town of Elmira
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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 deal with them. 
New York State Reformatory at Elmira
30     Surname First Name Age MS Occupation Born Parents born    
      Anderson John 27 S engineer Ireld Ireld    
      Adkinson John 21 S shoefitter New York French/Can/Ind.    
      Anderson Seerge 26 M carpenter New York America    
      Auspeke William 31 M painter/teamster New York America    
      Allen George 20 S curry combo New York America     
      Allen Frank J. 30 M salesman Canada England    
      Adams William 18 S none New York America    
      Ackley Hiram L. 20 S farmer New York America    
      Anderson Robert 19 S farmer PA America    
      Ash Dennis 21 S butcher New York Ireld    
      Abbott Joseph 19 S printer Waterbury,CT America    
      Ash Henry 21 S actor at sea America    
      Ackerman Barth. 21 S tinsmith Rochester Germ    
      Agins Henry E. 25 S cigarmaker Rochester America    
      Artley John 20 S grocery clrk. Manchester,ENG Ireld    
      Auringer Charles 19 S farmer Oswego,NY Ireld    
      Bennett James 26 S laborer Coxsackie, NY Ireld    
      Brady James 19 S laborer PA Ireld    
      Boynton William 21 S chair-seater New York America    
      Baldwin Frank D. 26 S book keeper NY America    
      Bohner George 24 S book binder Germ Bavaria    
      Bradt William 22 S porter/shoes NY Dutch/Irish    
      Blanch William 19 S horse-groom NJ Amer/Scot    
      Baker Delevan 21 S painter  NY America    
      Brady Thomas 20 S fireman NY America    
      Burke Albert  19 S horse-driver Ireld Ireld    
      Burhaus Frank 18 S laborer NY Germ    
      Brandt Emile 19 S no trade NY Germ    
      Bassell William H. 18 S laborer NY America    
      Bartels Charles L. 19 S book keeper NY Germ    
      Bernhard Eyloel 20 S laborer Rochester Amer.    
      Brown George Jr. 19 S butcher NY Germ    
      Brown J. W. 21 S shoemaker NY America    
      Blair Nicholas 20 S none NY Irish/Germ    
      Blair John 21 S farmer NY America    
      Bordeaur Joseph 30 S dentistry Can  Fr.Can    
      Belmair Randolph 20 S baker CT Germ    
      Bracken William 20 S pedler NY Ireld    
      Birch Joseph 19 S engraver St.Louis Ireld    
      Brawley Robert 18 S tobacco-strip NY Ireld    
      Bailey George 27 S harnessmak PA America    
      Bell Wallace 17 S iron worker NY America    
      Bosch Charles 20 S glasscutter NY Germ    
      Burger Jacob 22 S butcher Germ Germ    
      Bovis Louis 21 S book keeper NY America    
      Biggart Robert 20 S farmer NY Ireld    
      Burroughs Charles F. 30 S salesman RI America    
      Bell Henry 17 S waiter CT America    
      Barnum Frank 30 S shoemaker N.Brookfield America    
      Baum Alfred 18 S clerk Berlin Prussia Hebrew  
30     Bradnell Adolph 28 S tinsmith Newark, NJ France Germ  
31     Barrett James 20 S wagonmaker Jefferson Amer    
      Burdictt Jay 22 S fireman Livingston Amer    
      Bradey George 18 S chandeliers NY Ireld    
      Birmingham Edward 26 S laborer NY Ireld    
      Bowers James 22 S fireman NY Germ    
      Bigelow W. D. 29 S hotel clerk NY Amer    
      Brown Charles 19 S errand boy Salisbury,GA Amer    
      Baker Edward S. 19 S carpenter Ulysess,NY Amer    
      Berry Adelbert 18 S a.carpenter Fulton, NY Amer    
      Barth Charles 18 S cabinetmakr Rochester Germ    
      Beasley Edward 16 S a. painter Brooklyn Eng    
      Brown James 20 S tailor NY Germ    
      Bloss Fredinet 18 S farmer Cayuga, NY Amer    
      Baun Michael  16 S hotel waiter Amer Irish    
      Buckley John M. 18 S none Syracuse,NY Irish    
      Conley Thomas 20 S chairmaker NY Irish    
      Colson Riley 30 S laborer NY Amer    
      Caton John 17 S tailor NY Irish/Amer    
      Clark Squire 22 S laborer NY Irish    
      Carl Riley 22 S laborer NY Amer    
      Caldwell David 21 S waiter OH Amer    
      Cook J. C. 20 S tinsmith NY Amer    
      Carr George 19 S shoemaker Can Scot/Eng    
      Carlin Louis 20 S clerk NY Ireld    
      Cohn Emanuel 20 S clerk CA Hebrew    
      Curry William 19 S laborer NY Irish    
      Crosby James 18 S none Can Irish    
      Clifford John 21 S printer NY Irish    
      Casse George 28 S grocer  Breman Germ    
      Cunningham James 21 S waiter ME  Amer    
      Crocker E. 20 S brick layer NY Amer    
      Cohen David 19 S book keeper NJ Hebrew    
      Cornwall Charles 18 S painter  NY Amer    
      Crawford C. 20 S farmer NY Amer    
      Carman Jacob 20 S printer NY Jew    
      Cooper Richard 27 S telegraph op Richmond,VA Amer    
      Clark Andrew 21 S chair caner Mecklenburg Amer    
      Corcoran John 18 S pealer NY Ireld    
      Curley M. 25 S teamster NY Ireld    
      Crowley D. 14 S paper boy NY Irish    
      Cahill James 19 S waiter Buffalo Ireld    
      Conoly Charles 18 S waiter NY Ireld    
      Carroll Joseph 20 S laborer NY Amer    
      Clinerb Andrew 17 S farmer CanonDagran Germ    
      Caslim John 18 S rivet heater Oil City, PA Irish     
      Cronin John 18 S printer NY Eng    
      Cohen Max 19 S clerk NY Hebrew    
      Collison George 19 S brass turner NY Amer    
      Cortelyon William 20 S clerk Flatbush,NY Dutch     
31     Conlon William 18 S printer Ireld Irish     

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