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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Vermont]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Cumberland_County,_Vermont|Cumberland County]]''  
 
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[[Vermont]] consisted of two counties in 1777, '''Cumberland County''' on the east side, and Bennington County to the west. In 1781 Cumberland County was split into four pieces, [[Orange County, Vermont|Orange]] County, [[Windham County, Vermont|Windham]] County, [[Windsor County, Vermont|Windsor]] County, and [[Washington (old) County, Vermont|Washington (old)]] County. The next year Washington (old) County became part of [[New Hampshire|New Hampshire]].<ref>"Vermont County Information" in ''Genealogy Trails'' at http://genealogytrails.com/ver/county_info.html (accessed 2 October 2010).</ref>  
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'''Cumberland County, New York''' was a former county of New York Province that was created in 1766 from part of [[Albany County, New York|Albany County]] on land that eventually became parts of the states of [[Vermont]] and [[New Hampshire]].<ref name="CCNY">Wikipedia contributors, "Cumberland County, New York" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumberland_County,_New_York (accessed 20 June 2011).</ref> In 1772 Cumberland County (to the south) gave up part of her land to increase the size of [[Gloucester County, New York|Gloucester County]] (to the north) which had given part of her land to [[Charlotte County, New York|Charlotte County]] (to the west).<ref name="GCNY">Wikipedia contributors, "Gloucester County, New York" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloucester_County,_New_York (accessed 20 June 2011).</ref> Cumberland County was roughly equivalent to modern [[Windham County, Vermont|Windham]] and [[Windsor County, Vermont|Windsor]] counties in Vermont.<ref>Esther Munroe Swift, ''Vermont Place-Names: Footprints of History'' (Brattleboro, Vt.: Stephen Green Press, 1977), 18. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2644095 WorldCat entry]. {{FHL|84313|item|disp=FHL Book 974.3 E2s}}.</ref> For a map see the bottom of this page.
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On 15 Janurary 1777 '''Cumberland County''', and [[Gloucester County, New York|Gloucester County]] were ceded from New York to Vermont.<ref name="GCNY" /> These two counties were combined into a single short-lived county called [[Cumberland_County,_Vermont|Cumberland]] on the east side of Vermont. At the same time the east of Lake Champlain part of [[Charlotte County, New York|Charlotte County]] was also ceded from New York to Vermont. This fragment of Charlotte County land became the other County, [[Bennington County, Vermont|Bennington]], on the west side of Vermont.<ref name="CCNY" />
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In 1781 Vermont extinguished '''Cumberland County''' and split her into four pieces: [[Orange County, Vermont|Orange]] County, [[Windham County, Vermont|Windham]] County, [[Windsor County, Vermont|Windsor]] County, and [[Washington (old) County, Vermont|Washington (old)]] County. The next year Washington (old) County on the east side of the Connecticut River became part of the State of [[New Hampshire|New Hampshire]].<ref>"Vermont County Information" in ''Genealogy Trails'' at http://genealogytrails.com/ver/county_info.html (accessed 2 October 2010).</ref>  
  
 
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=== Records  ===
  
For records of Cumberland County, Vermont, see [[Orange County, Vermont|Orange]] County, [[Windham County, Vermont|Windham]] County, and [[Windsor County, Vermont|Windsor]] County in Vermont, and [[New Hampshire|New Hampshire]]. Some records created prior to 1777 may also be found at the [[New York State Archives]] in Albany, New York.  
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For records of [[Cumberland_County,_Vermont|Cumberland County, Vermont]], see [[Orange County, Vermont|Orange]] County, [[Windham County, Vermont|Windham]] County, and [[Windsor County, Vermont|Windsor]] County in Vermont, and [[New Hampshire|New Hampshire]]. Some records created prior to 1777 may also be found at the [[New York State Archives]] in Albany, New York.  
  
 
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermontgenealogyresources/Maps/1772.jpg Disputed Territory 1772-1777] Township map of New York's four counties in modern Vermont.  
 
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermontgenealogyresources/Maps/1772.jpg Disputed Territory 1772-1777] Township map of New York's four counties in modern Vermont.  
 
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermontgenealogyresources/Maps/1777.jpg Vermont Republic 1777-1781] Township map showing Vermont's two earliest counties.  
 
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermontgenealogyresources/Maps/1777.jpg Vermont Republic 1777-1781] Township map showing Vermont's two earliest counties.  
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermontgenealogyresources/Maps/1781.jpg Vermont Republic 1781-1785]] Township map of Vermont's five counties 1781-1785.
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermontgenealogyresources/Maps/1781.jpg Vermont Republic 1781-1785] Township map of Vermont's five counties 1781-1785.
  
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Vermont  Gotoarrow.png  Cumberland County

Cumberland County, New York was a former county of New York Province that was created in 1766 from part of Albany County on land that eventually became parts of the states of Vermont and New Hampshire.[1] In 1772 Cumberland County (to the south) gave up part of her land to increase the size of Gloucester County (to the north) which had given part of her land to Charlotte County (to the west).[2] Cumberland County was roughly equivalent to modern Windham and Windsor counties in Vermont.[3] For a map see the bottom of this page.

On 15 Janurary 1777 Cumberland County, and Gloucester County were ceded from New York to Vermont.[2] These two counties were combined into a single short-lived county called Cumberland on the east side of Vermont. At the same time the east of Lake Champlain part of Charlotte County was also ceded from New York to Vermont. This fragment of Charlotte County land became the other County, Bennington, on the west side of Vermont.[1]

In 1781 Vermont extinguished Cumberland County and split her into four pieces: Orange County, Windham County, Windsor County, and Washington (old) County. The next year Washington (old) County on the east side of the Connecticut River became part of the State of New Hampshire.[4]

Records

For records of Cumberland County, Vermont, see Orange County, Windham County, and Windsor County in Vermont, and New Hampshire. Some records created prior to 1777 may also be found at the New York State Archives in Albany, New York.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wikipedia contributors, "Cumberland County, New York" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumberland_County,_New_York (accessed 20 June 2011).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wikipedia contributors, "Gloucester County, New York" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloucester_County,_New_York (accessed 20 June 2011).
  3. Esther Munroe Swift, Vermont Place-Names: Footprints of History (Brattleboro, Vt.: Stephen Green Press, 1977), 18. WorldCat entry. FHL Book 974.3 E2s.
  4. "Vermont County Information" in Genealogy Trails at http://genealogytrails.com/ver/county_info.html (accessed 2 October 2010).
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