I've been trying to determine the birth place of my Gx2 grandfather Joseph Powell who was born around 1832 and married in Liverpool, UK in 1852. On the 1861 UK census his place of birth is noted as "State of Ohio", while in the 1871 census it is listed as "Blackburn" in the UK.
As I've not been able to find any record of his birth or baptism in Blackburn I am now turning to the possibility that he was indeed born in Ohio and then at some stage went to Liverpool.
As you can see from the attached image, someone has over-written the place name in Ohio with "US America". To this point I have been unable to determine this place name and was wondering if someone could please help me decipher it.