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:*1852 [[Taos County, New Mexico]] Territory created as an original county from an old Mexican ''partido''. In theory it extended west to the [[California]] border including parts of [[Arizona]] and later [[Nevada]]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Taos County, New Mexico" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taos_County,_New_Mexico (accessed 8 August 2011).</ref><ref>''Original Counties of New Mexico Territory'' (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).</ref>  
 
:*1852 [[Taos County, New Mexico]] Territory created as an original county from an old Mexican ''partido''. In theory it extended west to the [[California]] border including parts of [[Arizona]] and later [[Nevada]]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Taos County, New Mexico" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taos_County,_New_Mexico (accessed 8 August 2011).</ref><ref>''Original Counties of New Mexico Territory'' (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).</ref>  
:*1854 [[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico|Rio Arriba County]] absorbed the western part of [[Taos County, New Mexico|Taos County]] in [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] Territory.<ref>J.H. Colton, "Territories of New Mexico and Utah" (map) (New York: Johnson and Browning, 1860?). Digitized at {{ASUT}} (accessed 9 August 2011).</ref><ref>Marion Ellison, ''An inventory and index to the records of Carson County, Utah and Nevada Territories, 1855-1861'' (Reno, Nevada: Grace Dangberg Foundation, 1984), iv. {{Worldcat|11029859|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|382092|item|disp=FHL Book 979.3 R2e}}.</ref>
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:*1854 [[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico|Rio Arriba County]] absorbed the western part of [[Taos County, New Mexico|Taos County]] in [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] Territory.<ref>J.H. Colton, "Territories of New Mexico and Utah" (map) (New York: Johnson and Browning, 1860?). Digitized at {{ASUT}} (accessed 9 August 2011).</ref><ref>Marion Ellison, ''An inventory and index to the records of Carson County, Utah and Nevada Territories, 1855-1861'' (Reno, Nevada: Grace Dangberg Foundation, 1984), iv. {{Worldcat|11029859|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|382092|item|disp=FHL Book 979.3 R2e}}.</ref>
:*29 December 1863 [[Arizona]]'s three judicial districts were established by Arizona Territory Organic Act from part of [[New Mexico]] Territory<ref name="AZ1">Wikipedia contributors, "1st Arizona Territorial Legislature" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Arizona_Territorial_Legislature (accessed 8 August 2011).</ref>
 
:*By November 1864 [[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave County]] was created by the Arizona legislature as an original county from parts of the 2nd and 3rd Judicial Districts. A part of the [[3rd Judicial District, Arizona|2nd Judicial District]] eventually became part of [[Nevada]]<ref name="AZ1" />
 
:*22 December 1865 [[Pah-Ute County, Arizona|Pah-Ute County]] was created by [[Arizona]] from part of [[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave County]]<ref name="Pah">Wikipedia contriutors, "Pah-Ute County, Arizona" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pah-Ute_County,_Arizona (accessed 8 August 2011).</ref>
 
:*18 January 1867 [[Pah-Ute County, Arizona|Pah-Ute County]], and [[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave County]], Arizona Territory west of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_River Colorado River] and west of 114° west longitude were given to [[Nevada]] by the U.S. Congress. This area became [[Clark County, Nevada|Clark County]], and the southern part of [[Lincoln County, Nevada|Lincoln]] and [[Nye County, Nevada|Nye]] counties in [[Nevada]].<ref name="Pah" />
 
  
There is little chance someone as far away as [[Nevada]] would take the trouble to go to [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] to conduct their county business. It is unlikely any records of people living in [[Nevada]] are actually found in [[Taos County, New Mexico|Taos County]] records.  
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A few of the earliest settlers in what is now southeastern Colorado may have conducted their county business in Taos via the [[Santa Fe Trail]]. For records of residents in what later became southwestern Colorado from 1852 to 1860 check [[Taos County, New Mexico]] records. From 1860 to 1861 also check records of [[Mora County, New Mexico]]. After 1861 this part of New Mexico was transferred to Colorado and record keeping shifted to the appropriate Colorado counties.  
 
 
See also [[Taos County, New Mexico|Taos County, New Mexico]].  
 
  
 
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=== References  ===

Revision as of 04:17, 18 June 2012

For a map of New Mexico Territory in 1852, click here.

United States Gotoarrow.png Colorado Gotoarrow.png Taos County

The southern part of present-day Colorado east of the Continental Divide, that is parts of Archuleta, Conejos, Rio Grande, Mineral, Hinsdale, San Juan, Saguache, Alamosa, Costilla, Las Animas, Huerfano, Custer, Pueblo, Otero, Bent, and extreme western edge of Baca counties were part of Taos County, New Mexico Territory from its creation in New Mexico Territory in 1852 until 1860 when the eastern half of Taos County was split off as Mora County.[1] [2]

A few of the earliest settlers in what is now southeastern Colorado may have conducted their county business in Taos via the Santa Fe Trail. For records of residents in what later became southwestern Colorado from 1852 to 1860 check Taos County, New Mexico records. From 1860 to 1861 also check records of Mora County, New Mexico. After 1861 this part of New Mexico was transferred to Colorado and record keeping shifted to the appropriate Colorado counties.

References

  1. Compare 1852 and 1854 maps.
  2. John Koontz, Political History of Nevada, 5th ed. (Carson City, Nev.: SPO, 1965), 37-98. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Book 979.3 N2k
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Taos County, New Mexico" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taos_County,_New_Mexico (accessed 8 August 2011).
  4. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
  5. J.H. Colton, "Territories of New Mexico and Utah" (map) (New York: Johnson and Browning, 1860?). Digitized at http://content.lib.utah.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/uw&CISOPTR=483&CISOBOX=1&REC=1 (accessed 9 August 2011).
  6. Marion Ellison, An inventory and index to the records of Carson County, Utah and Nevada Territories, 1855-1861 (Reno, Nevada: Grace Dangberg Foundation, 1984), iv. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Book 979.3 R2e.