Belleville, Jefferson County, New York
Students and Staff Indexed by Surname
Rosters by Catalog Year and Graduates
The UAB collection consists of Graduates as presented in Tom Trumper’s “Old Union 1824-1904” and class rosters from Academy Catalogs for 1830 and the period 1860 to 1902. Along with the huge gaps in the information for the 1860-1902 timeframe, only one roster (1830) for school years prior to 1860 has been located. Note: there are no surnames beginning with the letters Q and X.
The Union Academy - A Brief History
The Union Academy at Belleville, NY grew from its humble beginnings in a blacksmith shop in 1805 to become one of the most prestigious schools in Jefferson County. Its student body not only reflected the culture of the “north country” but took on a broader national flavor as it drew students from throughout the United States and Canada. For a history of the Academy we encourage you to visit Leona’s site “Belleville, NY - History and Genealogy”.
Source Document Availability
The "Old Union 1824-1904" by Tom Trumper and Union Academy Catalogs for 1860, 1875, 1865-1866, 1887, 1896-1897, 1898, 1900, and 1902 are available in the archives of the Jefferson County Historical Society. Union Academy Catalogs for 1830, 1893, and 1911-1912 are from private collections.
1830 Union Academy Catalog