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

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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Big Flats
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
9 79 84 Willcox Homer 22 M   farmer NY NY NY
        Norvil 20 M brother wks. on farm NY NY NY
        Cora  17 F sister housekeeper NY NY NY
      Johnson Frank 17 M laborer wks. on farm NY NY NY
      Weed Mary 23 F   servant NY NY NY
  80 85 Gano James W. 41 M hus farmer NY NJ NJ
        Irene 36 F wife housekeeper NY NY NY
        Jennie  9 F dau at home NY NY NY
  81 86 Dean Terry 59 M hus farmer NY NJ NJ
        Percilla 50 F wife housekeeper NY NY CT
        James 21 M son wks. on farm NY NY NY
      Morehaus Del  12 M   servant NY NY NY
  82 87 Veryan Joseph 30 M hus farm laborer NY NY NY
        Hulda 30 F wife housekeeper NY NY NY
        Allen 6 M son at home NY NY NY
        Jessie 5 M son at home NY NY NY
        Ella 3 F dau at home NY NY NY
        Morris B. 1m M son at home NY NY NY
  83 88 Treat Russell 32 M hus farmer NY CT CT
        Amanda 29 F wife housekeeper NY NY NY
        Gracey 10 F dau at home NY NY NY
        Arthur  8 M son at home NY NY NY
9     Ketchum Kate 31 F sister-in-lw housekeeper NY NY NY

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