Ballston Spa, New York, USA (Ballston) (Milton) - Ballston Spa
American Scenery, 
by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1840
Ballston Spa, New York, USA (Ballston) (Milton)

Ballston Spa
American Scenery,
by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1840
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Ballston Spa, New York, USA (Ballston) (Milton) - Ballston Spa, N.Y.  Front St. and Monument Sq.
Ballston Spa, New York, USA (Ballston) (Milton)

Ballston Spa, N.Y. Front St. and Monument Sq.
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Ballston Spa, New York, USA (Ballston) (Milton) - Union Bag and Paper Co. Dam. Ballston Spa, N. Y.
Ballston Spa, New York, USA (Ballston) (Milton)

Union Bag and Paper Co. Dam. Ballston Spa, N. Y.
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Ballston Spa, New York, USA (Ballston) (Milton) - Ballston Spa, N. Y. Malta Ave.
Ballston Spa, New York, USA (Ballston) (Milton)

Ballston Spa, N. Y. Malta Ave.
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Ballston Spa, New York, USA (Ballston) (Milton) - Milton Avenue South, from Washington Street, Ballston Spa, N.Y.
Ballston Spa, New York, USA (Ballston) (Milton)

Milton Avenue South, from Washington Street, Ballston Spa, N.Y.
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Ballston Spa, New York, USA (Ballston) (Milton) - The River, looking North from Milton, N. Y., Hudson River.
Ballston Spa, New York, USA (Ballston) (Milton)

The River, looking North from Milton, N. Y., Hudson River.
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Ballston Spa, New York, USA (Ballston) (Milton) - St. james' Catholic Church and Rectory, Milton, N. Y.
Ballston Spa, New York, USA (Ballston) (Milton)

St. james' Catholic Church and Rectory, Milton, N. Y.
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Ballston Spa, New York, USA (Ballston) (Milton) - Methodist Church, Milton, N. Y.
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Ballston Spa, Saratoga, New York, USA
Ballston Spa is a village in Saratoga County, New York in the United States. The population was 5,556 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Saratoga County. The name is from Eliphalet Ball, an early settler.

The Village of Ballston Spa lies on the border of two towns and is partly in the Town of Ballston and partly in the Town of Milton. The village is southwest of Saratoga Springs.

The village was first settled in 1771 and was incorporated as a village in 1807.

It was formerly famous due to a mineral water spring used for healing, and for the San Souci Hotel, which in the early 19th century was the largest in the United States and one of the largest in the world. It was known (in the 18th and 19th centuries) for its healing springs, including the Hawthorne and Lithia Springs...

Abner Doubleday, American Civil War hero and supposed inventor of baseball was born in Ballston Spa. The house he was born in stands to this day. It is designated as a New York State landmark.


Milton is a town in Saratoga County, New York, USA. Some believe that the town was named after the poet, John Milton, while other sources state that it is a shortening of "Mill-town" for the early mill activity.

The Town of Milton is an interior town in the central part of the county. Milton is southwest of Saratoga Springs.

This region was part of the Kayaderossera patent of 1708. The town was first settled around 1772.

The Town of Milton was established in 1792 from part of the Town of Ballston. In 1793, part of the town was taken to form part of the Town of Greenfield.

In 1807, part of Milton was lost when Ballston Spa became an incorporated village.wikipedia


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1771 - Mineral Spring disovered
In the early summer of 1771 some surveyors employed by the commissioners appointed to survey and partition among its thirteen proprietors the great patent of Kayadrossera were engaged in running the north line of the five-mile square, now the line between the towns of Milton and Ballston. When...Read MORE...


1787 - In the year 1787, Benajah Douglas built, for those days, a commodious log tavern near the Public spring. (Ballston Spa)
He purchased a farm of one hundred acres adjoining the spring on the west, on which he built his first rude hostelry and opened it for the accommodation of guests. He also built a small frame house near by for the use of people who came there with their own victuals.

About the same year Micajah...Read MORE...



1794 - a number of Masons met in the town of Ballston for the purpose of forming a lodge, and that on the 16th day of May, in the same year, the Grand Lodge of the State of New York granted a charter to Franklin Lodge, No 37, located in Ballston
HISTORY OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK.
by NATHANIEL BARTLETT SYLVESTER
1878

www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~nysarato/ Sylvester/ chap30.html
Added: 4/14/2014 10:43:50 AM - 1  Updated: 6/3/2015 10:54:55 AM - 1

1808 - (Ballston Spa) May 28, 1808, each owner of a dwelling-house was required to have two ladders ready for use in case of fire, - one to reach the eaves, another, with iron hooks, to be laid on the roof.
HISTORY OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK.
by NATHANIEL BARTLETT SYLVESTER
1878

www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~nysarato/ Sylvester/ chap30.html
Added: 4/14/2014 10:36:28 AM - 1  Updated: 4/14/2014 10:44:26 AM - 1

1819 - Court-house and jail erected in Ballston Spa
HISTORY OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK.
by NATHANIEL BARTLETT SYLVESTER
1878

www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~nysarato/ Sylvester/ chap30.html
Added: 4/14/2014 10:41:16 AM - 1  Updated: 4/14/2014 10:46:11 AM - 1

1822 - (Ballston Spa) - In 1822 the officers of the first Fire Engine Company, No. 1, were appointed by the board: Andrew Watrous, captain; Rowland A. Wright, assistant captain; Stephen B. Noble, secretary; Lyman S. Ballard, steward.
HISTORY OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK.
by NATHANIEL BARTLETT SYLVESTER
1878

www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~nysarato/ Sylvester/ chap30.html
Added: 4/14/2014 10:37:48 AM - 1  Updated: 4/14/2014 10:44:46 AM - 1

1838 - "The Ballston Spa Bank," the first banking institution in town, was organized in 1838, and commenced business May 15, 1839.
HISTORY OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK.
by NATHANIEL BARTLETT SYLVESTER
1878

www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~nysarato/ Sylvester/ chap30.html
Added: 4/14/2014 10:42:37 AM - 1  Updated: 4/14/2014 10:46:00 AM - 1

News  1849 - Railroad Accident
The Rail Road train for Whitehall ran off the track this morning at a place called Tallmadge's Road, six miles South of Ballston. The train was under full headway. The locomotive ran some six rods up a bank six feet high, when it upset, being smashed in pieces, crushing the engineer, WILLIAM DODGE, ...Read MORE...


1850 - (Ballston Spa) - Beach & Chapman also built about the year 1850 a woolen-mill, known as the Glen woolen-mill property
HISTORY OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK.
by NATHANIEL BARTLETT SYLVESTER
1878

www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~nysarato/ Sylvester/ chap30.html
Added: 4/14/2014 10:40:18 AM - 1  Updated: 4/14/2014 10:45:47 AM - 1

1868 - The Glen Paper Collar Co., of Ballston Spa, was established in 1868; commencing business in April of that year.
HISTORY OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK.
by NATHANIEL BARTLETT SYLVESTER
1878

www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~nysarato/ Sylvester/ chap30.html
Added: 4/14/2014 10:39:10 AM - 1  Updated: 4/14/2014 10:45:33 AM - 1

News  1869 - Thrown From Carriage
John W. Duncan, of Ballston Spa, N. Y., has recovered $5,000 from the New York Central Railroad Company for throwing him from his carriage, in Rochester, three years ago.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
February 13, 1869
Added: 4/3/2014 6:23:49 PM - 1  Updated: 6/3/2015 10:55:16 AM - 1

News  1882 - Bad Blasting
A Premature Explosion Sends Thirteen Persons to Eternity.

MILTON, New York, July 14. - By the premature explosion of a blast on the North Shore road yesterday, thirteen men where killed or probably fatally wounded.

Tucson Daily Citizen
Tucson, Arizona
July 14, 1882
Added: 8/30/2014 8:58:15 AM - 1  Updated: 6/3/2015 10:56:02 AM - 1

1899 - Ballston
The town of Ballston comprises the so-called “five-mile square,” with a small addition to the south. It is bounded on the north by Milton, on the east by Malta, on the south by Clifton Park and Schenectady county, and on the west by Schenectady county and Charlton. The Revised Statutes define the...Read MORE...


1899 - Milton
The town of Milton is second in importance to Saratoga Springs in point of population and wealth, but probably the first town in the county in the extent and value of its manufactures. Milton is bounded on the north by Greenfield, on the east by Saratoga Springs and Malta, on the south by Ballston...Read MORE...


1916
Ballston, a township (town) of Saratoga oo., N.Y. It contains Ballston Center and part of Ballston Spa. Pop. in 1900, 2034.

Ballston Spa, a banking post-town and resort, the capital of Saratoga co., N.Y., on the Delaware and Hudson R., 6 miles SW. of Saratoga Springs. The name of its station is...Read MORE...



News  1948 Fire Razes Church Built 96 Years Ago
BALLSTON SPA. (AP) - The 96 year old United Methodist church at nearby Galway was destroyed by fire yesterday.

The flames fanned by a high wind, went out of control despite efforts of firemen from Galway and seven other Saratoga county villages, Fire Chief C. Duane McChesney said. He estimated...Read MORE...




Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Coon
America/USA  Elizabeth Coon (3 August 1790, Ballston Spa, New York, USA - 6 December 1872, )

Mallaney
America/USA  Katie Mallaney (abt. 1863, Ballston Spa, New York, USA - , )

Salisbury
US Civil War Soldiers America/USA  David Salisbury (17 January 1799, Ballston Spa, New York, USA - 16 October 1892, Auburn, New York, USA) gravestone

Wood
America/USA  Alvin Wood (29 September 1784 , Ballston Spa, New York, USA - 24 January 1787 , Ballston Spa, New York, USA )
America/USA  Horace Wood (25 December 1796 , Ballston Spa, New York, USA - 1 November 1860 , Manchester, Iowa)
America/USA  James Wood (17 February 1801 , Ballston Spa, New York, USA - , )
America/USA  Laura Wood (22 July 1792 , Ballston Spa, New York, USA - , )
America/USA  Nathan Sprague Wood (3 December 1798 , Ballston Spa, New York, USA - 10 August 1840, Knowlesville, New York, USA)
America/USA  Philinda Wood (11 July 1786 , Ballston Spa, New York, USA - 11 September 1862, Knowlesville, New York, USA)
America/USA  Polly Maria Wood (22 June 1790 , Ballston Spa, New York, USA - 7 October 1860, Hamburg, New York, USA)
America/USA  Seth Wood (18 May 1788 , Ballston Spa, New York, USA - 14 April 1847 , Savannah, New York, USA)
America/USA  William Edson Wood (11 September 1804 , Ballston Spa, New York, USA - 3 August 1826 , Knowlesville, New York, USA)
 


Ancestors Who Died Here


Corlew
America/USA  Sabra Corlew (1-12-1885, Stony Creek, New York, USA - 11-21-1970, Ballston Spa, New York, USA )

Curtis
  Amanda D. Curtis (1830, - 26 January 1869, Ballston Spa, New York, USA )

Randall
America/USA  Harmon Seth Randall (1832, , New York, USA - 6 December 1902, Ballston Spa, New York, USA )

Salisbury
  Lavina Salisbury (1823, - 17 November 1848, Ballston Spa, New York, USA )
America/USA  Sarah J Salisbury (August 1835, , New York, USA - 7 November 1905, Ballston Spa, New York, USA ) gravestone
  Thomas Salisbury (abt. 1806, - 28 February 1892, Ballston Spa, New York, USA ) gravestone
US Civil War Soldiers America/USA  Tobias Salisbury (1813, , New York, USA - 27 July 1888, Ballston Spa, New York, USA )

Seabury
America/USA  Jane Seabury (January 1866, , New York, USA - 27 April 1948, Ballston Spa, New York, USA )

UNKNOWN
  Sally Ann UNKNOWN (abt. 1807, - 3 January 1877, Ballston Spa, New York, USA )

Wood
America/USA  Alvin Wood (29 September 1784 , Ballston Spa, New York, USA - 24 January 1787 , Ballston Spa, New York, USA )

Wright
America/USA  Sanford A Wright (24 October 1826, , New York, USA - 20 August 1903, Ballston Spa, New York, USA ) gravestone
 


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