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

State Reformatory, Elmira NY
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
32     Case Joseph 19 S laborer Rochester Germ    
      Call George W. 19 S farmer Post Creek Amer    
      Conley Patrick 17 S laborer Watertown Irish    
      Crawford Henry H. 25 S brick layer NY Irish    
      Conklin John B. 20 S laborer Amer Amer    
      Close Henry R. 28 S clerk Cloreviel Amer    
      Davidson Frank 19 M farmer NY Amer    
      Dodwell James 64 W laborer Ireld Irish    
      Dillingham Charles 20 S farmer NY Amer    
      Dunham Samuel 26 S porter  NY Amer    
      Dunn John 20 S harnessmak NY Amer    
      Daley William 23 S laborer NY Irish    
      Dalton Henry 23 S laborer NY Amer    
      Delaney John 20 S cotton mill Scotld Irish    
      Day Peter 18 S chairmaker NY Irish    
      Davis Stafford 23 S painter  NY Amer    
      Deater S. B. 27 S carpenter NY Amer    
      Devine James 22 S plumber NY Irish    
      Dennison George 22 M laborer Steuben, NY Amer    
      Dehling George 20 S cabinetmakr NY Germ    
      Dodge George 21 S farmer NY Amer    
      Dodge James 25 S farmer NY Amer    
      Downs James 20 S corsetmaker Philadelphia Amer    
      Denzler C. D. 25 S upholster NY Germ    
      Dougherty Joseph E. 17 S att' Rochester Irish    
      Deprey David 18 S farmer Ellesville Amer    
      Darby Joseph 19 S driver NY Irish    
      Delany John 19 S laborer Scotld Irish    
      Dense William E. 22 S butcher NY Amer    
      Dixon Robert 17 S woodcarver London, Eng Eng    
      Dixon George 18 S farmer NY Irish    
      Doran Michael  26 S com.traveler NY Irish    
      Dashiell Thomas 27 S clerk MA Amer    
      Duffy Bernard 23 S printer NY Irish    
      Dunnigan David 24 S teamster NY Irish     
      DeLaney Edward 26 S inspector Boston Amer    
      DeLaney Henry 22 S janitor Boston Amer    
      Eagan John 19 S none NY Irish    
      Eddy Frederic 31 S tailor CT Amer    
      Eckler George 23 S farmer NY Amer    
      Easton Fred 19 S moulder NY Amer    
      Eyloel Bernard 20 M laborer Rochester Amer    
      Englehardt John 18 S chairmaker Germ Germ    
      Ellis Charles 27 S hostler NY Amer    
      Esetinger Henry 22 S law clerk NY Germ    
      Edwards Walter 21 S bar tender NY Amer    
      Eagan James F. 21 S salesman NY Irish    
      Edwards Robert 18 S carpet factry NY Irish    
      Edwards James 29 S sailor NY Amer    
      Eberhardt Charles 25 S barber NY Germ    
      Edwards Robert 18 S jeweller NY Eng    
      Easton Jasper G. 19 S book keeper WI Amer    
      Cornelius Etta 21 S clerk Rochester Dutch     
32     Folsnebee James 19 S none NY Amer    
33     Forrest Eugene 30 S sailor France French    
      Finlett Frank 22 S stone cutter Germ Germ    
      Frank H. 21 S clerk NY Germ    
      Fournier Mac 20 S painter  Germ Germ    
      Finnegan Frank 21 S baker NY Irish    
      Foster Joseph 22 S sailor CT Amer    
      Frasier Simon 19 S clerk NY Amer    
      Foote George S. 28 M painter  NY Amer    
      Foley Joseph 17 S stone cutter IL Irish    
      Fielding Walter 22 S machinist NY Amer    
      Fisher Charles 30 S lawyer Wyoming, DE Amer    
      Foley J. J. 25 S marblecutter NY Irish    
      Farrell Edward 23 S hostler NY Amer    
      Fitzgerald George 18 S oysterman NY Irish    
      Fleisher William 20 S varnisher NY Germ    
      Filleum Sylvester 20 S cooper Brooklyn,NY Amer    
      Faulkner Arthur 21 S plumber NY Irish    
      Fulgner John 18 S bartender NY Irish    
      Fink William 21 S printer NY Germ    
      Fagan James 17 S chairseater NY Irish    
      Foley Patrick 17 S japanning Sandrich, NY Irish    
      Fink John 16 S cash boy NY Germ    
      Green Charles 35 S tailor NY Amer    
      Garland Michael  29 M painter Ireld Irish    
      Gardner James 30 M carpenter NY Amer    
      Golden John 22 S laborer NY Irish    
      Green William 19 S tailor NY Amer    
      Gaddis William 17 S none NY Irish    
      Gurney John 23 S mattresses NY Irish    
      Griffin Eugene 19 S none NY Irish    
      Graff George 21 S glover Gloversville Amer    
      Grimes Michael  19 S gas fitter NY Irish    
      Guyette Edward 18 S errand boy Burlington,NJ Amer    
      Garvey Thomas 16 S butcher NY Irish    
      Geiger George 20 S tinsmith Rochester Germ    
      Gardner Frank 17 S chair factory NY Amer    
      Greis Jacob 18 S porter  NY Germ    
      Green Clarence 14 S painter  LongIsland Amer    
      Goodfellow William 18 S driver Ireld Irish    
      Gallagher Daniel 19 S none NY Irish    
      Henshaw James 20 S silver plater NY Eng    
      Hooper John 29 S harnessmak NY Germ/Eng    
      Hughes Robert 21 S laborer NY Amer    
      Harrison James C. 22 S laborer PA Amer    
      Hitchcock John 22 S shoemaker NY Amer    
      Harper George 29 M bricklayer OH  Amer    
      Hatton James 19 S hotel boy NY Irish    
      Hauck Christopher 28 S cigar maker Germ Germ    
      Hayes John 20 S laborer NY Irish    
      Hewitt Benjamin 19 S baker NY Amer    
33     Hibbert Frank 23 S wagonmaker NY Amer    

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