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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Taos_County,_Colorado|Taos County]]''<br><br>[[Image:{{Taos1852}}]]The southern part of present-day [[Colorado]] east of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continental_Divide_of_the_Americas Continental Divide] was the northern part of [[Taos County, New Mexico|Taos County, New Mexico Territory]] from its creation in [[New Mexico]] Territory in 1846 until 1861 when it was one of the four pieces of other territories used to create the new Colorado Territory.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 9th ed. (Logan, Utah: Everton Pub., 1999), 274. {{WorldCat|48077118|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1362899|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 1999}}.</ref>  
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[[Image:{{Taos1852}}]]The southern part of present-day [[Colorado Genealogy|Colorado]] east of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continental_Divide_of_the_Americas Continental Divide] was the northern part of [[Taos County, New Mexico Genealogy|Taos County, New Mexico Territory]] from its creation in [[New Mexico Genealogy|New Mexico]] Territory in 1846 until 1861 when it was one of the four pieces of other territories used to create the new Colorado Territory.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 9th ed. (Logan, Utah: Everton Pub., 1999), 274. {{WorldCat|48077118|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1362899|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 1999}}.</ref>  
  
 
*'''22 September 1846''' - Taos County was established as one of seven original New Mexico counties under Kearny's Code of Laws for the occupied Mexican territory.<ref>Kearny's Code 1846, "Courts and Judicial Powers,” secs. 5-7/p. 49; Abel, Map #2; Coan, 252; Williams, 108-109</ref><br>  
 
*'''22 September 1846''' - Taos County was established as one of seven original New Mexico counties under Kearny's Code of Laws for the occupied Mexican territory.<ref>Kearny's Code 1846, "Courts and Judicial Powers,” secs. 5-7/p. 49; Abel, Map #2; Coan, 252; Williams, 108-109</ref><br>  
*'''9 January 1852''' - All New Mexico counties were redefined. Taos County was extended west to the California border including land in present day [[Arizona]] and [[Nevada]].<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /p. 291</ref> <ref>''Original Counties of New Mexico Territory'' (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).</ref>  
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*'''9 January 1852''' - All New Mexico counties were redefined. Taos County was extended west to the California border including land in present day [[Arizona Genealogy|Arizona]] and [[Nevada Genealogy|Nevada]].<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /p. 291</ref> <ref>''Original Counties of New Mexico Territory'' (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).</ref>  
*'''1 February 1860''' [[Mora County, New Mexico|Mora County, New Mexico Territory]] was erected from the eastern part of Taos County including part in present-day southern Colorado.<ref name="HBG" />  
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*'''1 February 1860''' [[Mora County, New Mexico Genealogy|Mora County, New Mexico Territory]] was erected from the eastern part of Taos County including part in present-day southern Colorado.<ref name="HBG" />  
 
*'''28 February 1861''' The northern parts of Taos and Mora counties, formerly New Mexico Territory, were transferred to the newly created Colorado Territory.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).</ref>
 
*'''28 February 1861''' The northern parts of Taos and Mora counties, formerly New Mexico Territory, were transferred to the newly created Colorado Territory.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).</ref>
  
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*'''1852 to 1861''' [[Taos County, New Mexico]] records  
 
*'''1852 to 1861''' [[Taos County, New Mexico]] records  
 
*'''1 February 1860 to 1861''' also check [[Mora County, New Mexico]] records  
 
*'''1 February 1860 to 1861''' also check [[Mora County, New Mexico]] records  
*'''After 28 February 1861''' search the appropriate Colorado counties (at first [[Conejos County, Colorado|Conejos]], [[Costilla County, Colorado|Costilla]], [[Fremont County, Colorado|Fremont]], and [[Huerfano County, Colorado|Huerfano]]).<br>
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*'''After 28 February 1861''' search the appropriate Colorado counties (at first [[Conejos County, Colorado Genealogy|Conejos]], [[Costilla County, Colorado Genealogy|Costilla]], [[Fremont County, Colorado Genealogy|Fremont]], and [[Huerfano County, Colorado Genealogy|Huerfano]]).<br>
  
 
Colorado eventually turned former New Mexico land into parts of these modern Colorado counties:  
 
Colorado eventually turned former New Mexico land into parts of these modern Colorado counties:  
  
*'''Mora County became: ''' extreme west [[Baca County, Colorado|Baca]], southwest [[Bent County, Colorado|Bent]], southern [[Custer County, Colorado|Custer]], [[Huerfano County, Colorado|Huerfano]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado|Las Animas]], southern [[Otero County, Colorado|Otero]], and southern [[Pueblo County, Colorado|Pueblo]] counties  
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*'''Mora County became: ''' extreme west [[Baca County, Colorado Genealogy|Baca]], southwest [[Bent County, Colorado Genealogy|Bent]], southern [[Custer County, Colorado Genealogy|Custer]], [[Huerfano County, Colorado Genealogy|Huerfano]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado Genealogy|Las Animas]], southern [[Otero County, Colorado Genealogy|Otero]], and southern [[Pueblo County, Colorado Genealogy|Pueblo]] counties  
*'''Taos County became: ''' [[Alamosa County, Colorado|Alamosa]], extreme southeast tip of [[Archuleta County, Colorado|Archuleta]], [[Conejos County, Colorado|Conejos]], [[Costilla County, Colorado|Costilla]], central [[Hinsdale County, Colorado|Hinsdale]], northeast [[Mineral County, Colorado|Mineral]], [[Rio Grande County, Colorado|Rio Grande]], southern [[Saguache County, Colorado|Saguache]], and far east central [[San Juan County, Colorado|San Juan]] counties
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*'''Taos County became: ''' [[Alamosa County, Colorado Genealogy|Alamosa]], extreme southeast tip of [[Archuleta County, Colorado Genealogy|Archuleta]], [[Conejos County, Colorado Genealogy|Conejos]], [[Costilla County, Colorado Genealogy|Costilla]], central [[Hinsdale County, Colorado Genealogy|Hinsdale]], northeast [[Mineral County, Colorado Genealogy|Mineral]], [[Rio Grande County, Colorado Genealogy|Rio Grande]], southern [[Saguache County, Colorado Genealogy|Saguache]], and far east central [[San Juan County, Colorado Genealogy|San Juan]] counties
  
 
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Latest revision as of 18:20, 11 May 2017

United States
Colorado
Taos County
Taos and other counties in New Mexico Territory in 1852.
The southern part of present-day Colorado east of the Continental Divide was the northern part of Taos County, New Mexico Territory from its creation in New Mexico Territory in 1846 until 1861 when it was one of the four pieces of other territories used to create the new Colorado Territory.[1]
  • 22 September 1846 - Taos County was established as one of seven original New Mexico counties under Kearny's Code of Laws for the occupied Mexican territory.[2]
  • 9 January 1852 - All New Mexico counties were redefined. Taos County was extended west to the California border including land in present day Arizona and Nevada.[3] [4]
  • 1 February 1860 Mora County, New Mexico Territory was erected from the eastern part of Taos County including part in present-day southern Colorado.[1]
  • 28 February 1861 The northern parts of Taos and Mora counties, formerly New Mexico Territory, were transferred to the newly created Colorado Territory.[5]
Colorado 1860 map.png
A few of the earliest settlers in what is now southern Colorado may have conducted their county business such as recording land deeds in Taos via the Santa Fe Trail. For records of residents in what later became southern Colorado, check:

Colorado eventually turned former New Mexico land into parts of these modern Colorado counties:

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 9th ed. (Logan, Utah: Everton Pub., 1999), 274. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 1999.
  2. Kearny's Code 1846, "Courts and Judicial Powers,” secs. 5-7/p. 49; Abel, Map #2; Coan, 252; Williams, 108-109
  3. N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /p. 291
  4. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).