Ewell County, Arizona Genealogy

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'''Ewell County''' was a proposed county in a proposed new territory that was never approved and never existed.<ref>Thomas Edwin Farish, ''History of Arizona'' (Phoenix, Ariz., 1915), 324.</ref>
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'''Ewell County''' was a proposed county in a proposed new territory that was never approved and never existed.<ref>Thomas Edwin Farish, ''History of Arizona'' (Phoenix, Ariz., 1915), 324.</ref>  
  
In 1857 the people of Arizona (at the time the southern part of modern Arizona and New Mexico) sent Sylvester Mowry to Congress to petition for creation of a new Arizona Territory from part of New Mexico Territory. Mowry drew up a map with four proposed counties:
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In 1857 the people of [[Arizona]] (at the time the southern part of modern Arizona and [[New Mexico]]) sent Sylvester Mowry to Congress to petition for creation of a new Arizona Territory carved from part of New Mexico Territory. Mowry drew up a map with four proposed counties:  
  
:*Ewell County
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:*'''''[[Castle Dome County, Arizona|Castle Dome County]]&nbsp;''''' present-day [[Yuma County, Arizona|Yuma County]]
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:*'''''[[Ewell County, Arizona|Ewell County]]&nbsp;''''' present-day Pima County extended east to Apache Pass in Cochise County
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:*'''''[[Mesilla County, Arizona|Mesilla County]]&nbsp;''''' from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_Pass Apache Pass] to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_Grande Rio Grande] in present-day Cochise County, Arizona, and Hidalgo, Grant, Luna, Sierra, and Doña Ana counties in New Mexico
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:*'''''[[Ewell County, Arizona|Ewell County]]Doña Ana County in parts of present-day Doña Ana, Otero, Chavez, Eddy, and Lea counties in New Mexico'''''
  
Farish says
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The bill with these proposed counties failed passage. The only known original documents mentioning these counties are the failed bill and the accompanying map.  
 
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<br> , elected first and second delegate to congress, but not admitted,
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<blockquote>In 1860, (Sylvester) Mowry got out a map of this Arizona, dividing it into four counties, not however, attaching to them the names by which they are now designated. On the west, what is now known as Yuma County, was called Castle Dome; Pima County was called Ewell County, and extended east to the western base of the Chiricahua range of mountains at Apache Pass. Messill County extended eastward to the Rio Grand, and Dona Ana County extended eastward to the line of Texas.
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The remainder north of 33 degrees 45' was left to New Mexico and savages.
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== History Tidbit  ==
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*Original county, named Ewell County, organized 8 November 1864.
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*Renamed Pah-Ute County 1865.
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*Renamed again, to Mohave County
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*For the records, see [[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave]] County
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== Reference  ==
 
== Reference  ==
  
*History of Arizona, Thomas Edwin Farish; pub. San Francisco, 1915
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Ewell County was a proposed county in a proposed new territory that was never approved and never existed.[1]

In 1857 the people of Arizona (at the time the southern part of modern Arizona and New Mexico) sent Sylvester Mowry to Congress to petition for creation of a new Arizona Territory carved from part of New Mexico Territory. Mowry drew up a map with four proposed counties:

The bill with these proposed counties failed passage. The only known original documents mentioning these counties are the failed bill and the accompanying map.

Reference

  1. Thomas Edwin Farish, History of Arizona (Phoenix, Ariz., 1915), 324.