When Otsego Co. was organized in 1791, Cooperstown was made the county seat. Any idea why I can't find it on any of the census records from 1800 to 1840? I know it was known as a village back then and that it was essentially on Patent property but still, it was the county seat and I should think that the government would consider the residents exempt from enumeration.
I'm thinking that anyone living in Cooperstown village during those years is probably on the census under the town of Otsego but without any notation where and when the village begins and ends(since at one time it was considered the residents should rename Cooperstown as "the Village of Otsego")- Is it possible that some of Cooperstown village is also in a portion of the Hartwick census, maybe even Middlefield?
Does anyone know?
I ask because one of my grandmothers is said to have born in Cooperstown 1828-1830, maiden name Webster. Thought I could just take a glimpse at what Webster families were in that vicinity from 1820 to 1840.
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