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Thread #143842 Message #3339654
Posted By: GUEST
17-Apr-12 - 03:39 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads in 18th c. America?
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads in 18th c. America?
A 1790-91 map:
Kentucky is still part of Virginia, and most of Alabama and Mississippi are part of Georgia.
The population of the Southwest Territory (modern Tennessee) may have been about 35,000:
No census of the Northwest Territory (Ohio through part of Minnesota) seems to have been taken, but I'd be surprised if it numbered more than 20,000-30,000 English speakers.
(Links to the above information seem to be keeping this message from posting. I've tried a dozen times over two or three hours.)