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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Statehood Day, Kentucky and Tennessee

On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state. On June 1, 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state.

My Hardgrave and Russell ancestors spent some time living in Kentucky after it became a state, and then moved on to Tennessee. I have many Tennessee ancestors. The earliest were my Gower and Lucas ancestors, who were in Tennessee before it became a state and were among the earliest settlers.

A Constitution or Form of Government for the State of Kentucky, April 19, 1792
Tennessee Constitution, 1796

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