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Subject: Re: [ROOTS-L] boundaries of VA in 1793
Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 21:51:01 EDT
ANSWER TO BELOW:
According to the book "Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920" by
William Thorndale and William Dollarhide it states......
"Virginia in 1790 included what are now Kentucky and West Virginia" and
"Virginia in 1800 included what is now West Virginia".
Between 1800 and 1863 that did not change until "The northwestern part of
Virginia officially became the state of West Virginia in 1863".
EVERYONE.....this book is invaluable. It tells what years censuses were lost
and what counties; shows the borders of counties per census year and what
they might later become. Every census year is shown so you know when, where, how
and why you might not be able to locate someone in a state or county for
that census year.
From: "Bobbie" <>
Subject: [ROOTS-L] boundaries of VA in 1793
I know Virginia had a much larger footprint in 1793 than it does today. Can
me what was considered VA in 1793? I am stumped on my ancestor David G
Parks who was
supposedly born 7/23/1793 in VA and his wife, Martha Hervey, who was born
I have yet to be able to find any info on either birth which confirms the
info I have
from family tradition.
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