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Part II. Maine to Pennsylvania


File: CEN_M_P.TXT
Revised: Aug. 05, 1996
Original: Sep. 09, 1993
By: Paul R. Sarrett, Jr.
Internet: prsjr@aol.com

Part II. Maine to Pennsylvania

The following is the list of the 50 States with some important Census
information, such as creation of Territory, Statehood, first
available Census, and a list of what Census are missing.         

           SOME IMPORTANT U.S. CENSUS DATA

                Became Became First       Pertinent
State           Terr.  State  Census    Census Comments
--------------- ------ ------ ------ ------------------------

Maine                  1820   1790   This Territory was annexed
                                     by Mass. in 1693 as York(shire)
                                     Co., and remained part of Mass. 
                                     until 1820. In 1760 the one 
                                     County was divided to form three.
                                     1800 missing York Co; 1810 missing
                                     part of Oxford Co; 1820 missing
                                     Washington & part of Penebscot Co. 
--------------- ------ ------ ------ ------------------------
Maryland               1788   1790   One of the original 13
                                     states. 7th to ratify
                                     the Constitution. 1790 Census
                                     missing Allegany, Calvert &
                                     Somerset Counties; 1800 Census
                                     missing Baltimore Co. (except
                                     City of Baltimore) and part of
                                     Suffolk Co.; 1830 Census missing
                                     Montgomery, Prince George's,
                                     St. Mary's; Queen Annes, and
                                     Somerset Counties.
--------------- ------ ------ ------ ------------------------
Massachusetts          1788   1790   One of the original 13 states.
                                     7th to ratify the Constitution.
                                     1800 Census missing part of
                                     Suffolk Co.
--------------- ------ ------ ------ ------------------------
Michigan       1805   1837   1820   MI. became part of NW Terr.
                                     1787; In 1800 the W. part of 
                                     lower MI. and E. part of upper
                                     MI. became part of IN. Terr.
                                     In 1802 all of state was in
                                     IN. Terr. and thus remained
                                     until 1805 when MI. Terr. was
                                     created. Jurisdiction extended
                                     W. to the Miss. River, including
                                     Wisc. and E. Minn. (from 1818-36)
--------------- ------ ------ ------ ------------------------
Minnesota       1849   1858   1850   Minn. became part of NW Terr.
                                     1787; W. part was in the LA.
                                     Purchase of 1803. In 1800 E.
                                     part was in IN. Terr.; 1818
                                     in Mich. Terr; 1836 in Wisc. 
                                     Terr.; Thus remained until
                                     1849; Wisc. Terr. also included
                                     the W. part of the state; The
                                     Minn. 1849 extended W. to the
                                     MO. River including much of 
                                     what later became the Dakota
                                     Terr.
--------------- ------ ------ ------ ------------------------
Mississippi     1798   1817   1830   MS. originally claimed by GA.
                                     Remained loyal to the British
                                     Crown during the Revolutionary
                                     War, but taken over by Spain btw
                                     1789-91. Held by Spain until 1798.
                                     All of the S. 31st parallel was in
                                     Spanish W. FL. until 1812. In 1817
                                     AL. was separated from Miss. Terr.
                                     1820 missing All; 1840 missing
                                     Pike Co.; 1860 missing Hancock,
                                     Sunflower and Washington Counties.
--------------- ------ ------ ------ ------------------------
Missouri        1812   1821   1830   N. part of LA. Purchase was
                                     made into MO. Terr. in 1812.
                                     Originally the Terr. included
                                     AR.; IA.; KS.; NB.; and OK.
--------------- ------ ------ ------ ------------------------
Montana         1864   1889   1860   Most of the state was part
                                     of the LA. Purchase 1803; In LA.
                                     Terr. 1805-12; MO. Terr. 1812-54
                                     NB. Terr. 1854-61; Dakota Terr.
                                     1861-64; The extreme N.W. part of 
                                     the  state was in OR. Terr. 
                                     1846-53; Wash. Terr. 1853-63; 
                                     Idaho Terr. 1863-64; 
--------------- ------ ------ ------ ------------------------
Nebraska        1854   1864   1860   NB. was originally part of the
                                     LA. Purchase of 1803; was part
                                     of MO. Terr. 1812-20 (no settlers 
                                     until 1823) Was in Un-Organized
                                     Terr. 1820-34. In 1834 part of
                                     area was placed under jurisdiction
                                     of AR. part under Mich. and part
                                     under MO. When NB. Terr. was created
                                     it included parts of CO.; MT.; WY.; 
                                     and N. & S. Dakotas (N. from 40th
                                     parallel to Canada & W. from MO.
                                     River to Continental Divide. Area
                                     was reduced to present size of 
                                     state in 1861 with the creation
                                     of CO. and Dakota Terr. in 1861.
--------------- ------ ------ ------ ------------------------
Nevada          1861   1864   1860   Land ceded to U.S. by Mexico
                                     in 1848. From 1850-61 NV. was
                                     part of the Utah Terr. except
                                     S. tip of state which was in
                                     NM. Terr. 1850-63, before AZ.
                                     Terr. was organized.
--------------- ------ ------ ------ ------------------------
New Hampshire          1788   1790   One of the original 13 States.
                                     9th to ratify the Constitution.
                                     1800 Census, missing part of 
                                     Rockingham and Strafford Counties
                                     1820 Census missing Grafton, 
                                     Strafford and part of Rockingham
                                     Counties.
--------------- ------ ------ ------ ------------------------
New Jersey              1787   1830   One of the original 13 States
                                     3rd to ratify the Constitution.
                                     Missing All Census 1790, 1800,
                                     1810, 1820.
--------------- ------ ------ ------ ------------------------
New Mexico      1850   1912   1850   This land was ceded to U.S.
                                     by Mexico in 1848, except for
                                     a strip of land which Texas had
                                     claimed (E. of the Rio Grande Rv)
                                     when NM. Terr, was created in 1850
                                     it also included AV. and part of CO.
                                     (A small area in S.W. corner and a
                                     larger area now in AZ. were added
                                     by Gadsden Purchase of 1852.
--------------- ------ ------ ------ ------------------------
New York               1788   1790   One of the original 13 States
                                     11th to ratify the Constitution.
                                     1810 Census missing Cortland Co.
--------------- ------ ------ ------ ------------------------
North Carolina         1789   1790   One of the original 13 states
                                     12th to ratify the Constitution.
                                     Included present-day TN. until 1796.
                                     1790 Census missing Caswell, Granville
                                     and Orange Counties. 1810 Census
                                     missing Craven, Green, New Hanover
                                     and Wake Counties. 1820 Census missing
                                     Currituck, Franklin, Martin, Montgomery
                                     Randolph, and Wake Counties.
--------------- ------ ------ ------ ------------------------
North Dakota    1861   1889   1860   ND. was originally part of
                                     the LA. Purchase, 1803. Later
                                     when Minn. Terr. formed in 1849
                                     It included all of the area of 
                                     ND. as far W. as the MO. River
                                     but was left in Un-Organized
                                     Terr. in 1859 when Minn. was
                                     cut to its present-day boundaries.
                                     As the Dakota Terr. was organized
                                     in 1861 it included both North &
                                     South Dakota and most of Wyo.
                                     and Mont. In 1864 Wyo. and Mont.
                                     separated to form Mont. Terr.
                                     A movement to divide the Dakotas
                                     began in early 1870's but was not
                                     legislated until 1889 when both
                                     became states. The 1860 Census is
                                     of the Dakota Terr.
--------------- ------ ------ ------ ------------------------
Ohio            1799   1803   1820   OH. was originally part of
                                     the NW. Terr. in 1787 and
                                     was the 1st state carved out
                                     of the Territory. OH. began
                                     to function as a state in 1802.
                                     1810 Census missing ALL. 
                                     1820 Census missing Franklin &
                                     Wood Counties.
--------------- ------ ------ ------ ------------------------
Oklahoma        1890   1907   1900   OK. became part of the AR.
                                     Terr. in 1819, but the relevant
                                     history dates from 1866 when the
                                     Indian tribes ceded the W. part
                                     of their domain to the U.S. OK.
                                     land was not opened to white
                                     settlement until 1889. The Indian
                                     Terr. (abt the E. 1/3 of present-
                                     day OK. and was not officially 
                                     organized but remained under the
                                     jurisdiction of AK. until state-
                                     hood in 1907.
--------------- ------ ------ ------ ------------------------
Oregon          1848   1859   1850   Original Oregon Terr. embraced
                               OR.   all of Wash. & Idaho, British
                              Terr.  Columbia to 54deg 40', and
                                     Mont., & Wyo. W. of the continental
                                     divide until cut to present-day
                                     size to become a state. 

--------------- ------ ------ ------ ------------------------
Pennsylvania            1787   1790  One of the original 13 States
                                     2nd to ratify the Constitution.
                                     1800 Census missing part of   
                                     Westmoreland Co.; 1810 Census
                                     missing parts of Bedford, 
                                     Cumberland & Philadelphia Co.

End of Part II. Maine to Pennsylvania

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Created: Dec. 01, 1996; Revised: Jun 10, 2000