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Chemung County, New York

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    Henry Flowers, (CSA) (1832 - 1864)
    From Henry Flowers served in Co. F, 4th Regiment South Carolina Cavalry (Rutledge's). Co. F was known as the E. M. Dragoons from Marion County, South Carolina. The Fourth South Carolina Cavalry Regi...
  • Elron Richard Pierce (1935 - 1988)
    Seneca MILITARY ABE1, US NAVY Korea Vietnam E R Pierce United States Social Security Death Index Name: E R Pierce Given Name: E Middle Name: R Surname: Pierce State: New York Age: 53 Birth ...
  • Isabelle "Belle" Meacham (1883 - 1926)
  • Raymond Allen Welliver (1949 - 2018)
    Raymond Allen Welliver, known to friends and family as “Ray,” passed away on June 27, 2018 at the age of 68, following an illness. A native of Elmira, NY, Ray, son of Wilmot (Wink) and Anne Welliver, ...
  • Wilmot H. "Wink" Welliver (1917 - 2001)
    Wilmot H. "Wink" Welliver, age 84 formerly of Wall St., Elmira, and Wellsburg, NY, passed away at Bethany Manor in Horseheads, NY on Friday morning May 24, 2002. Wink was a retired Superintendent from...

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Chemung County was formed from 520 square miles of Tioga County in 1836. In 1854, Chemung County was divided and 110 square miles became Schuyler County, reducing Chemung to 410 square miles, its current size.

In the late 1870s, the Greenback Party became prominent in Chemung and nearby counties in western New York. Here it was primarily allied with labor in a critique of capital, reaching its peak in 1878, the year following the Great Railroad Strike of 1877 and the Scranton General Strike in Pennsylvania. There were also strikes that year in Albany, Syracuse and Buffalo, starting with the railroad workers. In Steuben and Chemung counties, Greenbackers were elected to county councils in 1878 instead of Democrats, and others were elected from there and nearby counties to the state legislature, gaining votes of more than 25 percent in several of the Southern Tier counties. It gradually declined after that, due to internal dissension and the strength of the two major parties.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns & Villages

  • Ashland
  • Baldwin
  • Big Flats
  • Catlin
  • Chemung
  • Elmira (County Seat)
  • Elmira Heights
  • Erin
  • Horseheads
  • Millport
  • Southport
  • Van Etten
  • Veteran
  • Wellsburg



Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places


Chemung County Library Genealogy Collection

Genealogy Trails

Elmira Genealogy