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Scipio, New York, USA - John Snyder

Scipio was part of the Central New York Military Tract, which was land reserved for veterans of the Revolutionary War. The first settler arrived around 1790, and the town was formed in 1798 when Cayuga County was formed. The town was named after the Roman general Scipio Africanus. In 1823, part of Scipio was used to form the towns of Springport and Venice.

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1836 - Scipio
Scipio, originally organised as part of Ontario county, by General Sessions pursuant to Act, Jan. 27th, 1789; since modified; W. from Albany, 180 miles; sur face #. undulating; soil clay loam and calcareous alluvion, resting on slate, very fertile and º cultivated; drained, S. by Salmon creek: The Owasco lake forms the whole of the E. boundary. Scipio, North Scipio, Scipioville, and Sherwood's Corners, are post villages.

Scipio, 10 miles S. of Auburn, has 1 Baptist church, 1 tavern, 1 store, and several dwellings—Sherwood's Corners, has a tavern and two stores, and some 12 or 15 dwellings—Scipioville, a Baptist church, tavern, 2 stores, and about a dozen dwellings—and North Scipio, 1 store and a few houses. There are a settlement and post office called the Square.

Gazetteer of the State of New York, Comprehending Its Colonial History, General Geography, Geology, and Internal Improvements, Its Political State, a Minute Description of Its Several Counties, Towns, and Villages,... Read MORE...

1868 City Directory
SCIPIO was one of the original towns, having been formed March 5, 1794. Sempronius was taken off in 1799; a part of Marcellus, (Onondaga Co.,) in 1804; Ledyard, Venice and a part of Springport, in 1823. It is located on the west shore of Owasco Lake, south of the center of the County, and has a rolling surface, the highest summits being 500 feet above the lake. A steep bluff, 20 to 50 feet high, extends along the lake, and from its summit the land slopes gradually upward for about a mile. The streams are nothing but mere brooks, and the soil is a clayey loam.

In 1790, the first settlements were made, Elisha Durkee, Henry Watkins, Gilbert and Alanson Tracy, Samuel Branch, Ebenezer Witter and Gideon Allen, being the pioneers. The first child born was Betsy Durkee, Dec. 5, 1790; the first marriage was that of William Allen and Betsy Watkins, June 25, 1793. William Daniels taught the first school, in 1798, and Dr. Strong kept the first store, in 1808. The first religious services were... Read MORE...

1870 - A farmer at Scipio, N. Y., has a turkey that has laid one hundred eggs in one hundred days, never missing a day on account of sickness or a circus in town, or anything.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
November 5, 1870
1895 - Scipio
Scipio, a post-village in Scipio township, Cayuga co., N.Y., about 10 miles S. of Auburn. It has 2 churches. The township is bounded on the E. by Owasco Lake, is traversed by the Southern Central Railroad, and contains a hamlet named Sherwood. Pop. of the township, 1920.

Scipio, a station in Cayuga co., N.Y., on the W. shore of Owasco Lake, and on the Southern Central Railroad, 11 miles S. of Auburn.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
Scipio, a post-village in Scipio township (town), Cayuga co., N.Y., about 10 miles S. of Auburn. Pop. about 100 ; of the town in 1900, 1657.
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
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in and around Scipio:
Scipio Town Hall:

Start your exploration at the Scipio Town Hall. It's a good place to gather information about local events, history, and possibly pick up a map.
Scipio Center Church:

Visit the historic Scipio Center Church. These old churches often have beautiful architecture and can give you a sense of the town's history.

Hiking at Fillmore Glen State Park:

Head to Fillmore Glen State Park for a day of hiking. Enjoy the scenic beauty, waterfalls, and trails that the park has to offer.

Fishing at Owasco Lake:

If you enjoy fishing, spend a day at Owasco Lake. It's a great spot to relax by the water and try your luck at catching some fish.

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Scipio, New York, USA

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female ancestorMercy BROWN (17 January 1731, Plainfield, Connecticut, USA (Moosup) (Wauregan) (Central Village) (Almyville) (Packerville) - 10 February 1820, Scipio, New York, USA)
male ancestorIsaac WOOD (20 August 1735, Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA (Bliss Corner) (Smith Mills) (Padanaram) - 1808, Scipio, New York, USA)
male ancestorGideon TALLMAN (29 October 1745, Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA (Bliss Corner) (Smith Mills) (Padanaram) - 28 September 1834, Scipio, New York, USA)
male ancestorElias MANCHESTER (15 August 1758, , New York, USA - 14 March 1846, Scipio, New York, USA)
female ancestorMargaret MOSHER (16 August 1760, , Massachusetts, USA - February 1843, Scipio, New York, USA)
male ancestorJonas WOOD (1760, Scipio, New York, USA - 20 August 1827, Cayuga County, New York, USA)
female ancestorGrace SPAULDING (13 March 1762, Hinsdale, Massachusetts, USA - 20 August 1843, Scipio, New York, USA)
male ancestorJohn ROBINSON (3 September 1767, Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA (Bliss Corner) (Smith Mills) (Padanaram) - 7 October 1845, Scipio, New York, USA)
male ancestorWilber DENNIS (2 June 1775, Cambridge, New York, USA - 5 May 1834, Scipio, New York, USA)

Ancestors Who Were Married in Scipio, New York, USA

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male ancestorJames WOOD (7 January 1774 - 19 January 1833) and female ancestorEunice Barnard IRISH (25 January 1787 - 25 July 1870) married 1 January 1805
male ancestorMordecai Wetherell JENNEY (23 February 1798 - 10 November 1864) and female ancestorIsabella Pauline SALISBURY (2 October 1802 - 4 December 1891) married 12 June 1817
photo of Andrew RACE Andrew RACE (11 November 1821 - 18 September 1888) and photo of Elizabeth T HOYT Elizabeth T HOYT (25 June 1822 - 24 November 1905) married May 1844

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