I posted this before some months ago but cannot find the thread. Several questions the last few days have been impacted by the border changes, sometimes radical, of the US colonies, territories and states over time. Location names can change in unimaginable ways and knowing where something was at a given time in US history can often help locate records.
Visual Capitalist has an exceptional animated time lapse map of the US Expansion here. Hopefully this will be helpful to WikiTree members new and not so new.