Start My Family Tree Welcome to Geni, home of the world's largest family tree.
Join Geni to explore your genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.

Chemung County, New York

« Back to Projects Dashboard

Project Tags

view all 29


  • NC Civll War Project
    Pvt. Joseph James Blanton, (CSA) (1822 - 1865)
    Enlisted as a Private in the 13th North Carolina Battn. Transferred to the 51st North Carolina Infantry, Company G on April 15, 1862. Wounded on July 18 1863 at Fort Wagner, SC. Returned on September 1...
  • Brevet Brig. Gen. (USA), James Chaplin Beecher (1828 - 1886)
    James Chaplin Beecher, (January 8, 1828 – August 25, 1886), was an American Congregationalist minister and Colonel for the Union Army during the American Civil War. He came from the Beecher family, a...
  • Rev. (USA), Thomas Kinnicut Beecher (1824 - 1900)
    Thomas & Julia adopted the children of Charles Samuel Farrar. Thomas was ordained in Williamsburg, across the East River from New York City, in Sept. 1851. He was a Clergyman and the principal of s...
  • NC Project Photo
    Pvt. Isham Gerald Pittman, (CSA) (1828 - 1864)
    From Find a Grave: Son of Elias Pittman 1784–1859 and Annis Gerald 1796–1863 Husband of Margaret Ann Floyd Marriage Sept 21, 1854 in Robeson Co. NC Father of Children Jeter Pittman 1855 – 1...
  • Harry M. Tharp (1915 - 1984)
    An Army veteran of WWII. he was the recipient of the Purple Heart.

Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Chemung County, New York.

Official Website


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