i am wanting to be sure it is correct, here, to use today's name for a cited or referenced place, particularly when it is clearly associated with a date. one example i have is howard-22149. he was born in 1820 at a place known today as Marshall county, West Virgina, but in 1820 was known as Ohio county, Virginia. but what if a record is not clear about the timing used for its name and uses a name that could be ambiguous. i have many ancestors and other relations from Braxton county which was formed from parts at least 3 other counties. if a record references Braxton county in today's names, which county is to be named to say where when the event happened?
i am now researching howard-22149 to add more citations and add his father.