The Resource Bedford County (Va.) Roll of Voters

Bedford County (Va.) Roll of Voters

Label
Bedford County (Va.) Roll of Voters, 1902-1960
Title
Bedford County (Va.) Roll of Voters
Inclusive dates
1902-1960
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bedford County (Va.) Roll of Voters, 1902-1960, records the roll of registered voters in Bedford County. The volume is divided by precincts 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
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Bedford County was probably named for John Russell, fourth duke of Bedford, who, as secretary of state for the southern department from 1748 to 1751, had general supervision of colonial affairs. It was formed from Lunenburg County in 1753. Parts of Albemarle County were added in 1754, and an additional part of Lunenburg County was added later.
  • The 1902 voter registration books were created following the passage of the 1902 Virginia state constitution. The purpose of the 1902 state constitiution 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
Label
Bedford County (Va.) Roll of Voters
Note
  • This item came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Bedford County
  • The collection is located at the State Records Center. Contact Archives Research Services for access information, directions, and hours
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Bedford County Circuit Court
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001598196
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
v.

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