One Way to Tell Where Ancestors Were Born
The boundaries of the states were changing constantly in the early days. People born in Virginia in 1728 or as late as 1850 were actually born in any part of Illinois (1781-1818); Kentucky (1775-1792); North Carolina (1728-1779); Tennessee (1760-1803); Indiana (1787-1816; Maryland (1775-1792); Ohio (1778-1803) or West Virginia (1769-1853). The Grandmother of my Dicy Ragle was said to be born in North Carolina. However there are records which show her to have possibly been born in Tennessee. Her name was Dicy Martin. The above information on the boundaries of the states came from a publication called "Family Tree", Vol. VI, No. 3, June/July 1995.