Birth in New Jersey, 1783, U.S. or not?

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Catherine Megill was born in 1783 in Farmingdale, Monmouth, New Jersey. The drop down choices have 1810 and after for Farmingdale, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States, but up to 1776 for Farmingdale, Monmouth, New Jersey. I left it, for now, without the "United States". Is that correct? Why is there a gap between 1776 and 1810?
(Or should I just brush up on my New Jersey history?).
WikiTree profile: Catherine Megill
in WikiTree Help by Susan Hughes G2G6 Mach 3 (36.7k points)

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That is a puzzle. For the 13 colonies, we generally accept 1776 as the beginning of our identity as the United States of America. I wouldn't hesitate to identify the place of birth as Monmouth, New Jersey, United States of America.

As an aside, Vermont was not one of the 13 colonies, and was the 14th state added to the USA in 1791.
by Jim Parish G2G6 Pilot (158k points)

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