1860 Federal Census Records for Chemung County NY
Town  & City of Elmira
Chemung County NY

1860 Town & City of Elmira Census

Illustrated with 1866 Elmira Directory Ad
By 1866 Brainiard House - enumerated below - had become Rathbun House
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Transcribed by Darla Hogaboom
Total nearly 9000 People
In Town & City of Elmira
Enumerated by June 15, 1860 Lyman Covell
Catlin 
Elmira
Erin
Veteran
Baldwin
Horseheads
Southport
Ashland
Chemung
Big Flats
VanEtten
 
See Also: 1857 Elmira Directory 1860 Elmira Directory 1863 Elmira Directory
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Comments and "Corrections" to 1860 Transcription for Town & City of Elmira

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


Brainard House







281 272 Blossom Enos 48 M Landlord
6000 NY



Harriet 39 F


NY



Helen 20 F


NY



Alice 16 F


NY



Harriet 15 F


NY


Slater Christopher 27 M Steward
500 England



Eliza 27 F


England



Harriet 9 F


NY



Maria 7 F


NY


Maladie Susan 26 F Servant

Ireland



Frank 1 M


NY


Fletcher Charlotte 25 F Servant

NY


Murphy Edward 21 M Hostler

Ireland


Easton Sarah 30 F Servant

Ireland


Donahue Johanna 20 F Servant

Ireland


Platt Matilda 33 F Servant

PA


Montague Elias 25 M Servant

NY


Lee John 19 M Servant

NY


Goins George 34 M Porter

NC


Howard Catherine 30 F Servant

Ireland



Mary 12 F Servant

NY


Finn Daniel 23 M Servant

Ireland


Ward Bridget 20 F Servant

Ireland


Matthews Joseph 19 M Servant

NY


Tallis Ann 26 F Servant

England


Shawn Catherine 21 F Servant

Ireland


Mulaney Mary 30 F Servant

Ireland


Flinn Catherine 25 F Servant

Ireland


McGraw Hannah 21 F Servant

Ireland


Donahue Daniel 17 M Servant

Ireland


Rogers Charles H. 27 M Servant

VA


Melix George 30 M Servant

NY


Brady Mary 17 F Servant

Ireland



Ann 21 F Servant

Ireland


Crocker George 22 M Bar Tender

England


Goines Logan 16 M Porter

NC


Dona Robert 30 M Clerk
1000 NY


Rosa John 23 M Clerk 2000 200 PA


Sourey Louis 19 M Porter

Germany


Blye Norman 48 M Bank Teller
1300 NY



George 10 M


NY


Churchill Nelson 29 M Hackman
400 NY


Happe Charles 28 M Barber
300 Germany


Smith Elijah B. 28 M Confectioner
1000 NY


Dingledy William 30 M Upholsterer

Germany


Kennedy James 28 M Hatter
50 NY


King Rufus 35 M Lawyer 1500 2000 NY


Perry Thomas 30 M Druggist 2500 2000 NY


Bulmer David 30 M Merchant 2100 10000 England


Bingham Lucius W. 28 M Clerk
700 NY


Heckstetter George 57 M Merchant
3000 Germany


Ferguson William 23 M Merchant
5500 Scotland



Maria 19 F


NY



Nancy 14 F


NY


Fletcher William 28 M Barber

NY


Wornbaugh Addison 36 M Billiard Saloon 4000 2000 NY



Mary 33 F


NY



George 12 M


NY


Brown William 33 M Merchant
9000 NY



Jane E. 27 F


NY



Ellen 5 F


NY


Chase William P. 25 M Daguerian Artist
60 NY


Peck John T. 40 M


NY


Carroll Charles 25 M Clerk

NY


Baldwin Lathoop 28 M Editor

NY


Seller F. B.  36 M Physician

NY


Conway Thomas 14 M


Ireland
Published On Site On 4/26/2003
By Joyce M. Tice