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

Cayuga St. Union Springs, Cayuga, NY
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.
Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs) - Oakwood Seminary, Union Springs, N. Y.
Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs)

Oakwood Seminary, Union Springs, N. Y.
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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1859
SPRING-PORT, a township of Cayuga co., in the state of New York, U. S. 9 m. SW of Auburn. The...Read MORE...

News  1868 - Medical Experiment
Dr. Richardson, of Springport, New York, made an interesting statement at the Medical Convention,...Read MORE...

News  1876 - Courtney becomes professional oarsman
Courtney, the famous oarsman of Union Springs, N. Y., has become a professional and has challenged...Read MORE...

1879 - Springport
SPRINGPORT was formed from Scipio and Aurelius January 30th, 1823, and derives its name from its...Read MORE...

News  1879 - Laughed to Death
Mary Perry, aged seventy-four, of Springport, New York, sat at tea with some friends. They were...Read MORE...

News  1882 - Assault
A fiendish assault was committed Thursday on a child belonging to Union Springs, N. Y., by Thos. E. ...Read MORE...

News  1884 - Courtney turns fireman
Oarsman Courtney, once known to fame, is foreman of the fire engine company at Union Springs, N. Y.
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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...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...Read MORE...

News  1890 - Kind Deeds
Elizabeth Comstock, an aged Quaker preacher in Union Springs, N. Y., has visited in her lifetime...Read MORE...

News  1893 - Temperance Reform Experiment
The village of Union Springs, N. Y., is about to try a novel experiment in the way of temperance...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
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...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Allen
flag   Sophia Tallman ALLEN (26 September 1825, Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs) - 10 April 1906, Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs)) gravestone

Almy
flag   Claude Eugene ALMY (July 1865, Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs) - 26 February 1925, Clifton, New York, USA) gravestone

Burnham
flag   Norman Huntington BURNHAM (12 June 1821, Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs) - 1 October 1841, Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam)) gravestone
flag   Sarah Crocker BURNHAM (14 April 1830, Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs) - 30 November 1834, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA)
flag   Thomas Hammond BURNHAM (14 November 1819, Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs) - 1853, Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam))

Carr
flag   John CARR (9 May 1823, Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs) - 1906, ) gravestone
flag   Mary Jane CARR (17 February 1822, Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs) - 27 June 1903, ) gravestone

Desrosiers
flag   Michel-Pierre DESROSIERS (6 June 1697, Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs) - 12 July 1713, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation))

Jefferson
flag   Alice JEFFERSON (1851, Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs) - 10 September 1869, Jackson, Michigan, USA) gravestone

Moore
flag   William MOORE (1845, Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs) - 5 July 1868, Jackson, Michigan, USA)

Mosher
flag   Esther MOSHER (12 September 1847, Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs) - 2 December 1925, Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs))
flag   Franklin "Frank" MOSHER (2 August 1852, Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs) - 2 October 1901, Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs))
flag   Helen MOSHER (7 February 1854, Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs) - 18 August 1876, Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs)) gravestone
flag    Horace MOSHER (6 January 1849, Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs) - 22 November 1932, Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs))
flag   Ida MOSHER (16 January 1856, Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs) - 5 December 1885, Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs)) gravestone

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

Whipple
flag   Laura WHIPPLE (1828, Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs) - 1853, Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs))
 

Ancestors Who Died Here

We currently have information about 42 ancestors who 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
 

Cemeteries in Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs)

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