Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
1860 Federal Census Records for  Chemung County NY 
Town  & City of Elmira

1860 Town & City of Elmira Census

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Total nearly 9000 People
In Town & City of Elmira
Enumerated by June 15, 1860 Lyman Covell
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See Also: 1857 Elmira Directory 1860 Elmira Directory 1863 Elmira Directory
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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. 
Dwelling No. Family No. Last Name First Name Age Sex Occupation Value of Real Estate Value of Personal Esatate Place of Birth Comments
    American Hotel                
1046 1013 Gilbert Joseph C. 39 M Barber 1000 100 PA  
      Louisa 34 F       PA  
1047 1014 Busheland Charles T. 30 M Land Lord 7000 3000 PA  
      Sarah J. 30 F       NY  
    Hawley Robert 22 M Clerk     NY  
    Thomas Edward 17 M Clerk     PA  
    Sullivan Patrick 20 M Porter     Ireland  
    Potter John 18 M Porter     Ireland  
    Sullivan Julia 25 M Serving     Ireland  
    Quinlan Nancy 19 F Serving     Ireland  
    Stratton Mary 21 F Serving     NY  
    Sally Sarah 25 F Serving     NY  
    Balton Emma 21 F Serving     NY  
    Sitt Elizabeth 25 F Serving     Ireland  
    Coleman John 40 M Laborer     MD  
    Batey Mary 20 F Serving     Ireland  
    Devine Kate 18 F Serving     Ireland  
    Minier Flinn 30 M Clerk     NY  
      Mary 30 F       NY  
      Ida 6 F       NY  
    Pelton Aaron 30 M Railroad Conductor     NY  
      John 28 M       Ireland  
    Tillison Don 30 M Lumberman     NY  
    Cafferty Edward 18 M Printer     NY  
      Mack 28 M Railroad Conductor     NY  
    White George 22 M Baggage Master     NY  
    Lothrop Thomas 21 M Brakeman     NY  
    Whitmore Carry 6 F       NY  
    Bovier House                
1048 1015 Walter Orrin C. 32 M Land Lord 1500 500 NY  
    Lovell Catherine 28 F       NY  
    Logan Catherine 20 F       PA  
    Spicer Clark 21 M Bar Tender     NY  
    Stephens Hardy 29 M Agent     NY  
    Frick Andrew  25 M Laborer     NY  
    Avery Hannah 40 F Serving     NY  
    Pettingill James 25 M Porter     NY  
      Milton 22 M       NY  
    Ebdrich James 30 M       NY  
    Briton Catherine 18 F Serving     NY  

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 6/2/2003
By Joyce M. Tice