The Resource Accomack County (Va.) Voter Register

Accomack County (Va.) Voter Register

Label
Accomack County (Va.) Voter Register, 1902
Title
Accomack County (Va.) Voter Register
Inclusive dates
1902
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Accomack County (Va.) Voter Register, 1902, records the roll of registered voters in Accomack County. The volume is divided by precincts: Chincoteague Island, New Church, Temperanceville, Marsh Market, Mappsville, Bloxom, News Town, Parksley, Accomack, Onancock, Wachapreague, Pungoteague, Hawk's Nest, Greenbackville, Saxis, Belle Haven, and Tangier, and within each precinct on the basis of color. Information found in the volume includes date of registration; number of registered voter; name of registered voter; date of birth; age; occupation; residence; length of residence in state, county, and precinct; whether exempt from poll tax; if naturalized, and if so, date of papers and by what court issued; if transferred from another precinct, and if so, when and to what precinct
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Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Accomack County was named for the Accomac Indians, who lived on the eastern Shore at the time of the first English settlement in Virginia. One of the original eight shires established in 1634, Accomac County (spelled without a k) became Northampton County in 1643. The present country was formed from Northampton about 1663. In 1940 the General Assembly adopted the county's present spelling.
  • The 1902 voter registration books were created following the passage of the 1902 Virginia state constitution. The purpose of the 1902 state constitution was to maintain white suffrage while eliminating African-American voters by means of literacy tests as well as property and poll tax requirements.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
Additional Accomack County election records can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records On Microfilm" found on the Library of Virginia web site.
Label
Accomack County (Va.) Voter Register
Note
  • This item came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Accomack County
  • The item is located at the State Records Center. Contact Archives Research Services for access information, directions, and hours
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Accomack County Circuit Court
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001601329
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
v.

Library Locations

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