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Augustus N. Tupper

3 Elm Street

By: Hunter Crary

Original structure has been demolished.

Augustus N Tupper (c.1816-1886) lived in Potsdam for the majority of his life. A prominent citizen, Tupper engaged in a wide variety of business activities ranging from work as a goldsmith and gunsmith to a wooden leg maker. He was Superintendent of the Potsdam Waters Works until stepping down in March 1879. He lived in various places around Potsdam throughout his life, including Main, Raymond, Elm, and Depot Streets. His store on the corner of Raymond and Market St was closed in 1864, though he continued business activities from his house and other locations. He is buried in Bayside Cemetery in an unmarked grave.

Sources

Bayside Cemetery Internment Records

Courier and freeman., June 11, 1868

The St. Lawrence herald., January 18, 1879

Courier and freeman., May 16, 1867

Courier and freeman., November 07, 1883

Courier and freeman., April 21, 1886

Courier and freeman., November 27, 1861

Courier and freeman., June 15, 1864

Courier and freeman., July 19, 1866

Courier and freeman., May 02, 1867

Village of Potsdam, Map of 1853

Village of Potsdam, Beers 1865 Map

1850 Federal Census

1860 Federal Census

1870 Federal Census

1880 Federal Census