Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
1880 Federal Census Records for  Chemung County NY 
Town  & Village of Horseheads, Breesport, Poor House

1880 Town & Village of Horseheads, 

Village of Breesport, Chemung County Poor House

Postcard/Photo from Collection of Frank Patterson 
Comments and "Corrections" to 1880 Transcription for Horseheads
Enumerated June 1-30, 1880 by Merritt Glines 
Enumerated June 1-30, 1880 by Chas. F. Taber
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Total CA 3480 People
In Town & Village of Horseheads
& Breesport
You Gotta Know the Territory - 
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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. 
Part One by Merritt Glines
Part Two by  Chas. F. Taber
Village of Horseheads 1-2 3-4 5-6 7-8 9-10 11-12 13
Town of Horseheads 14-15 16-17 18-19 20-21 22-23 24
Village of Breesport 25-27 28-29 30/32
County Poor House 31
Town of Horseheads 1-2 3-4 5-6 7-8 9
Village of Horseheads 10-11 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 38-40
1880 Census Chemung County Poor House
31 301 330 Warren Archia 38 M hus keeper NY NY NY
        Anne E. 35 F wife housekeeper NY NY NY
        Ed 11 M son at home NY NY NY
        Leon 9 M son at home NY NY NY
      Horton Edmond 26 M   servant NY    
      Walker Jenny 24 F   servant NY    
      Nickerson Eli 72 M   pauper NY    
      Griswold John 68 M   pauper NY    
      Loyd George 62 M widower pauper Eng    
      Joslyn Charles 66 M widower pauper NY    
      Jackson Charles 83 M widower pauper NY    
      Bronson Noah 71 M widower pauper NY    
      Out Jeremiah 52 M widower pauper NY    
      Smith George 81 M widower pauper NY    
      Cogans John 80 M widower pauper NY    
      Chapin John W. 80 M widower pauper NY    
      Haight Nathaniel 60 M widower pauper NY    
      Thedge John 80 M widower pauper NY    
      Donovan Jeremiah 79 M widower pauper Ireld    
      Gorman John 56 M widower pauper Ireld    
      Barber Matthew 70 M widower pauper Scotld    
      Claflin Thomas 62 M   pauper CT    
      DeBell Jacob 11 M   pauper NY    
      Vail William 36 M   pauper NY    
      Scoville William 65 M widower pauper NY    
      Pollock G. 65 M widower pauper Ireld    
      Oged August  71 M widower pauper Germ    
      Bartlett Albert 26 M   pauper NY    
      Shakespear John 45 M   pauper NY    
      Sullivan Mary 66 F widow pauper Ireld    
      Bishop Asenith 72 F widow pauper NY    
      Tuthill Mary 63 F widow pauper NY    
      Molly Mary 42 F widow pauper NY    
      Clark Julia  24 F   pauper NY    
      Hawes Elizabeth 48 F widow pauper NY    
      Howe Mary 50 F   pauper NY    
      Raymond Esther 66 F widow pauper NY    
      Randall Betsy 82 F widow pauper NY    
      Beebe Irene 74 F   pauper NY    
      Weeks Rosa 36 F   pauper NY    
      Fleming Lucy 50 F   pauper NY    
      Tracy Maggy 24 F   pauper NY    
      Anderson Sophia 38 F widow pauper NY    
      Marshall Hannah 35 F   pauper NY    
      Johnson Julia  60 F   pauper NY    
      Vought Sarah 26 F   pauper NY Germ  
      Ennis Dinah 70 F widow pauper VA    
31     Clark Bismark 2m M   pauper NY    
  301 330 Loop Christian 80 M widower pauper NY    
      Robinson Enoch 83 M hus pauper NY    
        Mariah 76 F wife pauper NY    
      Mead Anna 64 F widow pauper NY    
      Elmendorf Samuel 76 M widower pauper NY NY NY

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