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Springport, New York, USA

Springport (Union Springs), Cayuga, New York, USA

The presence of mineral springs and gypsum proved important in the early economy of Springport.


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  • The town of Springport was formed in 1823 from parts of the towns of Scipio and Aurelius.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1836 - Springport
    SPRINGPORT, taken from Scipio and Aurelius, Jan. 30th, 1823; W. from Albany by 166, from Auburn, S. W. 9, miles; surface rolling; soil rich calcareous...Read MORE...


  • The village of Union Springs was incorporated in 1848.

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  • 1854 - Springport
    Springport, a township of Cayuga co.. New York, on the E. side of Cayuga lake, 10 miles S. W. from Auburn. Population, 2041.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

  • 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 a...Read MORE...


  • Springport, New York, USA
    1859 Map of Union Springs, New York
    Bill Hecht's website
  • 1860 - Springport, New York
    "SPRINGPORT – was formed from Scipio and Aurelius, Jan. 30, 1823. It lies upon the E. shore of Cayuga Lake, S.W. of the center of the co. Its surface ...Read MORE...


  • Springport, New York, USA
    Cayuga St. Union Springs, Cayuga, NY
    Postcard
  • Springport, New York, USA
    Union Springs, Cayuga, NY
  • 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 cau...Read MORE...


  • Springport, New York, USA
    Residence and Farm of W.H. Chase, Union Springs, Cayuga Co., N.Y., 1875
    Artwork
  • 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...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 convul...Read MORE...


  • 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 l...Read MORE...


  • 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 Fra...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,...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.
    Arkansas City Weekly Traveler
    Arkansas City, Kansas
    February 13, 1884

  • 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 fou...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 pers...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 reform. A number of prominent citizens, including the...Read MORE...


  • Springport, New York, USA
    Main Street, looking North, Union Springs
    Postcard
  • Springport, New York, USA
    Oakwood Seminary, Union Springs, N. Y.


    Founded by members of the Society of Friends (Quakers) in 1796 in Millbrook, New York. After some years, the school began to decline, and it was laid down as a Yearly Meeting school shortly before the... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • 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 BEFORE BOAT WAS BEACHED.

    (Associated Press.)
    Auburn,...Read MORE...


  • Springport, New York, USA
    Residence of C. T. Backno, Union Springs, 1909
    Postcard
  • Springport, New York, USA
    Brown Transportation Co. Steamers at their Wharf
    Postcard
  • Springport, New York, USA
    Grace Episcopal Church
    Postcard
  • Springport, New York, USA
    Path to Lehigh Valley R.R. Station
    Postcard
  • Springport, New York, USA
    Farley Homestead, Union Springs, 1911

    Farley's is a name which means different things to different people. To some, it is merely a road south of the village of Union Springs. To others, it is an area of summer cottages on Cayuga Lake. Indeed... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Springport, New York, USA
    M. E. Church
    Postcard
  • Springport, New York, USA
    Spring and Mill, Union Springs, N.Y.
    Postcard
  • Springport, New York, USA
    Union Springs Academy

    Union Springs Academy was founded in 1921 and is owned and operated by the New York Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. The academy traces its roots to various “home-schools” which began in western and central New York in... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Springport, New York, USA
    1932 view of old cooper shop in Union Springs, Cayuga, NY. Is this where David Salisbury used to work?
    Bill Hecht's website


Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Springport, New York, USA


Springport, New York, USA

Bill Hecht's website
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1859 Map of Union Springs, New York

Springport, New York, USA

Postcard
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Cayuga St. Union Springs, Cayuga, NY

Springport, New York, USA
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Union Springs, Cayuga, NY

Springport, New York, USA

Artwork
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Residence and Farm of W.H. Chase, Union Springs, Cayuga Co., N.Y., 1875
Read more about William Henry CHASE

Springport, New York, USA

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Oakwood Seminary, Union Springs, N. Y.


Founded by members of the Society of Friends (Quakers) in 1796 in Millbrook, New York. After some years, the school began to decline, and it was laid down as a Yearly Meeting school shortly before the... Read MORE...

Springport, New York, USA

Postcard
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Main Street, looking North, Union Springs

Springport, New York, USA

Postcard
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Residence of C. T. Backno, Union Springs, 1909

Springport, New York, USA

Postcard
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Brown Transportation Co. Steamers at their Wharf

Springport, New York, USA

Postcard
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Grace Episcopal Church

Springport, New York, USA

Postcard
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Path to Lehigh Valley R.R. Station

Springport, New York, USA

Postcard
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Farley Homestead, Union Springs, 1911

Farley's is a name which means different things to different people. To some, it is merely a road south of the village of Union Springs. To others, it is an area of summer cottages on Cayuga Lake. Indeed... Read MORE...

Read more about Horace Hills FARLEY photo of ancestor

Springport, New York, USA

Postcard
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M. E. Church

Springport, New York, USA

Postcard
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Spring and Mill, Union Springs, N.Y.

Springport, New York, USA

Postcard
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Union Springs Academy

Union Springs Academy was founded in 1921 and is owned and operated by the New York Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. The academy traces its roots to various “home-schools” which began in western and central New York in... Read MORE...

Springport, New York, USA

Bill Hecht's website
Pinterest
1932 view of old cooper shop in Union Springs, Cayuga, NY. Is this where David Salisbury used to work?
Read more about David SALISBURY

History, News and Stories of Springport, New York, USA

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  • The town of Springport was formed in 1823 from parts of the towns of Scipio and Aurelius.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1836 - Springport
    SPRINGPORT, taken from Scipio and Aurelius, Jan. 30th, 1823; W. from Albany by 166, from Auburn, S. W. 9, miles; surface rolling; soil rich... Read MORE...

  • The village of Union Springs was incorporated in 1848.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1854 - Springport
    Springport, a township of Cayuga co.. New York, on the E. side of Cayuga lake, 10 miles S. W. from Auburn. Population, 2041.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
  • 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... Read MORE...

  • 1860 - Springport, New York
    "SPRINGPORT – was formed from Scipio and Aurelius, Jan. 30, 1823. It lies upon the E. shore of Cayuga Lake, S.W. of the center of the co. Its surface ... 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... 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... Read MORE...


    Read more about Charles Edward COURTNEY photo of ancestor
  • 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... 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... Read MORE...


    Read more about Mary "Polly" WHITE
  • 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... 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. Arkansas City Weekly Traveler
    Arkansas City, Kansas
    February 13, 1884

    Read more about Charles Edward COURTNEY photo of ancestor
  • 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... Read MORE...


    Read more about Phoebe COLLILER
  • 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... Read MORE...


    Read more about Phoebe COLLILER
  • 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... Read MORE...


    Read more about Elizabeth L ROUS photo of ancestor
  • 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... 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 BEFORE BOAT WAS BEACHED.

    (Associated... Read MORE...

Springport, New York, USA Genealogy

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Ancestors buried in Springport - Cemeteries in Springport, New York, USA

Chestnut Hill Cemetery

Old Quaker Cemetery

Genealogy Resources for Springport

freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~springport/pictures.html

1863-64 Union Springs Directory (Brigham's General Directory of Auburn)
freepages.books.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cayuga/1864/

Union Springs Advertiser, Union Springs, NY -- Thanks to: Norma Bilak, Frontenac Historical Society

"Recollections of Early Union Springs" - members.aol.com/mhecht7725/FRONTENAC/recall.html

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