The Resource Bath County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, (microform)

Bath County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, (microform)

Label
Bath County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, 1794-1841
Title
Bath County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes
Inclusive dates
1794-1841
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Register of Free Negroes, 1794-1841, of Bath County records the age, name, color, stature, marks or scars, in what court the person was emancipated or whether the person was born free. Some clerks recorded additional information not required by law. There is no index
  • Following the Register of Free Negroes in the same volume are nine pages of Certificates of Election, 1865-1866. These are certifications by the clerk of court and election commissioners of who won particular elections for county, Virginia state senate and house of delegates, and federal congressional elections. The county offices certified include justice of the peace, county surveyor, overseers of the poor, constable, and commissioners of the revenue. The election commissioners and winners of the various offices are named as are the magisterial or congressional districts to which a particular elected office belonged
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Bath County was formed in 1790 from Augusta, Botetourt, and Greenbrier (West Virginia) Counties.
  • An act passed by the Virginia legislature in 1803 required every free negro or mulatto to be registered and numbered in a book to be kept by the county clerk.
Cataloging source
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Label
Bath County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, (microform)
Note
This item was microfilmed by the Library of Virginia’s Imaging Services Division
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
The Library of Virginia Imaging Services Branch
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001558978
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
microfilm reel (8 p.)

Library Locations

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