Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs) - 1859 Map of Union Springs, New York
Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs)

1859 Map of Union Springs, New York
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Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs) - Cayuga St. Union Springs, Cayuga, NY
Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs)

Cayuga St. Union Springs, Cayuga, NY
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Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs) - Union Springs, Cayuga, NY
Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs)

Union Springs, Cayuga, NY




Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs) - Brown Transportation Co. Steamers at their Wharf, Union Springs, N.Y.
Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs)

Brown Transportation Co. Steamers at their Wharf, Union Springs, N.Y.
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Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs) - Oakwood Seminary, Union Springs, N. Y.
Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs)

Oakwood Seminary, Union Springs, N. Y.
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Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs) - 1932 view of old cooper shop in Union Springs, Cayuga, NY. Is this where David Salisbury used to work?
Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs)

1932 view of old cooper shop in Union Springs, Cayuga, NY. Is this where David Salisbury used to work?
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Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs)
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Where is Springport, New York, USA? 

Springport (Union Springs), Cayuga, New York, USA
Springport is a town in Cayuga County, New York, United States. The name is derived from the local springs and lakeports.

The Town of Springport is on the east border of the county and is southwest of Auburn, New York.

The town lies in the former territory of the Cayuga tribe. A mission to the tribe by the Jesuits was established in 1688. The Sullivan Expedition destroyed the Cayuga villages in 1779.

The town was excluded from the Central New York Military Tract and set apart as a reservation for the Cayugas who returned after the American Revolution. In 1789, they gave up this land to New York, thus opening it to settlers. The first settlers were occasionally asked to leave due to disputes with the tribal members, but eventually the population of outsiders grew. By 1799, most of the Cayuga, including a few Tuscarora had sold out and departed the area.

The Town of Springport was formed in 1823 from parts of the Towns of Scipio and Aurelius. The presence of mineral springs and gypsum proved important in the early economy of Springport.

The Village of Union Springs set itself apart by incorporation in 1848.Wikipedia


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1859
SPRING-PORT, a township of Cayuga co., in the state of New York, U. S. 9 m. SW of Auburn. The surface is undulating, and is drained by several small affluents of Cayuga lake, by which it is bounded on the W. The soil, consisting of calcareous loam, is fertile and well cultivated. Pop. in 1840,...Read MORE...


News  1868 - Medical Experiment
Dr. Richardson, of Springport, New York, made an interesting statement at the Medical Convention, recently held in Rochester. In investigating the causes and nature of eruptive diseases he made the following experiment: 'He took a piece of fresh beef and put it under pure water, where he let it...Read MORE...


News  1876 - Courtney becomes professional oarsman
Courtney, the famous oarsman of Union Springs, N. Y., has become a professional and has challenged any professional oarsman in the world to a race for $5,000 or $10,000.

The Times
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
October 9, 1876
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1879 - Springport
SPRINGPORT was formed from Scipio and Aurelius January 30th, 1823, and derives its name from its numerous and copious springs and its lake ports. It lies upon the west border of the County, south of the center, upon the east shore of Cayuga Lake, which forms its west boundary. It is bounded on the...Read MORE...


News  1879 - Laughed to Death
Mary Perry, aged seventy-four, of Springport, New York, sat at tea with some friends. They were relating funny incidents, and Mrs. Perry became convulsed with laughter and fell back in her chair dead.
genealogybank.com
Elkhart Review
Indiana
September 4, 1879
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News  1882 - Assault
A fiendish assault was committed Thursday on a child belonging to Union Springs, N. Y., by Thos. E. Ford and John Wingfield, lately connected with Frank A. Robbins' show and exposition. A reward of $200 is offered for their apprehension.
Lebanon Daily News
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
June 24, 1882
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News  1884 - Courtney turns fireman
Oarsman Courtney, once known to fame, is foreman of the fire engine company at Union Springs, N. Y.
Arkansas City Weekly Traveler
Arkansas City, Kansas
February 13, 1884
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News  1884 - Died "Full of Years"
The oft repeated, familiar psalm of the Good Book says: "The days of our years are three-score years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be four-score years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away."

In the death of Mrs. Phoebe Brockway, Wednesday...Read MORE...



News  1884 - Aged 112 Years, and Never Rode in a Railroad Car in Her Life
Rochester, N. Y., Nov. 16. - Mrs. Phoebe Brockway, who, on account of her extreme age, has of late enjoyed the distinction of being, next to Courtney, the oarsman, the greatest natural curiosity of Union Springs, N. Y., has just died, aged nearly 112 years. It was claimed that she was the oldest...Read MORE...


News  1890 - Kind Deeds
Elizabeth Comstock, an aged Quaker preacher in Union Springs, N. Y., has visited in her lifetime 122,000 persons, and nearly twice that many sick persons in and out of the poor houses, on battlefields, etc.
New Oxford Item
New Oxford, Pennsylvania
September 5, 1890
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News  1893 - Temperance Reform Experiment
The village of Union Springs, N. Y., is about to try a novel experiment in the way of temperance reform. A number of prominent citizens, including the village president and several clergymen, propose to take under control the sale of intoxicating liquors. Their object, they declare, is to "supply...Read MORE...


1906
Springport, a township (town) of Cayuga co., N.Y. Pop. in 1900, 1770. It contains Union Springs.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
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News  1907 - BIG STEAMER BURNS; NINE LIVES LOST. THE FRONTENAC WAS AN OLD SIDE WHEELER CARRYING CREW OF TWELVE.
PASSENGERS LOST LIVES.

VICTIMS WERE ALL WOMEN AND CHILDREN - OTHER PASSENGERS BADLY BURNED BEFORE BOAT WAS BEACHED.

(Associated Press.)
Auburn, N.Y., July 27. -- The steamboat Frontenac was burned opposite Farley's Point, Lake Cayuga, today. Nine lives were lost. The victims were all women...Read MORE...




Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Allen
America/USA  Sophia Tallman Allen (26 September 1825, Springport, New York, USA - 10 April 1906, Springport, New York, USA )

Almy
America/USA  Claude Eugene Almy (July 1865, Springport, New York, USA - 26 February 1925, Clifton, New York, USA) gravestone

Burnham
America/USA  Norman Huntington Burnham (12 June 1821, Springport, New York, USA - 1 October 1841, Manhattan, New York, USA )
America/USA  Sarah Crocker Burnham (14 April 1830, Springport, New York, USA - 30 November 1834, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA)
America/USA  Thomas Hammond Burnham (14 November 1819, Springport, New York, USA - 1853, Manhattan, New York, USA )

Carr
America/USA  John Carr (9 May 1823, Springport, New York, USA - , )
America/USA  Mary Jane Carr (17 February 1822, Springport, New York, USA - 27 June 1903, ) gravestone

Desrosiers
America/USA  Michel-Pierre Desrosiers (6 June 1697, Springport, New York, USA - 12 July 1713, Champlain, Québec, Canada )

Mosher
America/USA  Helen Mosher (7 February 1854, Springport, New York, USA - 18 August 1876, )
America/USA  Horace Mosher (6 January 1849, Springport, New York, USA - 22 November 1932, Springport, New York, USA )
America/USA  Ida Mosher (16 January 1856, Springport, New York, USA - 5 December 1885, )

Sharpsteen
America/USA  Alfred Sharpsteen (1823, Springport, New York, USA - 28 November 1873, Springport, New York, USA )
America/USA  Charles Sharpsteen (abt. 1829, Springport, New York, USA - , )
America/USA  Eliza Jane Sharpsteen (abt. August 1840, Springport, New York, USA - 28 September 1858, Springport, New York, USA )
America/USA  Esther L Sharpsteen (abt. 1826, Springport, New York, USA - 16 February 1893, Springport, New York, USA )
America/USA  Huldah Maria Sharpsteen (1837, Springport, New York, USA - 8 December 1920, Auburn, New York, USA) gravestone
America/USA  William Morgan Sharpsteen (1828, Springport, New York, USA - 11 July 1885, Springport, New York, USA )

Whipple
America/USA  Laura Whipple (1828, Springport, New York, USA - 1853, Springport, New York, USA )
 


Ancestors Who Died Here

We currently have information about 33 ancestors who were died in Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs).
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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1833
Milo B Bostwick (6 December 1807 - 6 May 1880) & Hannah Jane Sharpsteen (18 September 1814 - 27 November 1909)
married 5 September 1833

1865
Henry Almy (16 March 1833 - 26 October 1875) & Huldah Maria Sharpsteen (1837 - 8 December 1920)
married abt 1865

1871
Horace Mosher (6 January 1849 - 22 November 1932) & Emma Carman ( - )
married 2 November 1871
 




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