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TN before it became a state (Englis(h) family) Geography question

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TN before it became a state (Englis(h) family) Geography question

Posted: 14 Aug 2009 8:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: English, Englis
Incredibly lost. My 3G grandfather John R. Englis(h) b 1810-1815 in Louisiana d. bet 1900-1910 TX listed my 4G grandfather John Englis(h) as having been born in TN AND LA.

I have only found this ancestor once where he lists his state of birth because his life was mostly before 1850. He lists the state as TN.

But he was born around 1784 (I think?). TN wasn't a state yet. Is this an issue of TN still being a part of LA territory or whatever? I know my geograpy history leaves a lot to be desired. Was TN called TN before it became a state? I thought maybe it means he was born in the LA territory that later became TN and it was listed that way because TN didn't exist yet. It's the older records that list his birth state as LA with the exception of the 1850 one where he lists it himself as TN. There's what confuses me. Did he say TN because it's TN NOW in 1850 or was it considered TN all along?

Reason I ask is I have found the family in Arkansas and Louisiana but not Tennesse. However, I am stuck in 1810 though.

Anyway, was TN called TN before it was a state? Maybe it becoming a state is what made the listings either TN or LA? If the area was considered LA then is there any hope of narrowing down where he was born in 1784? Thank you for any help
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AndreainArkan... 14 Aug 2009 2:26PM GMT 
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TennesseeSear... 13 Oct 2009 12:01AM GMT 
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moontrade 16 Dec 2011 11:52AM GMT 
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