The Resource Caroline County (Va.) Register of Colored Persons cohabiting together as Husband and Wife

Caroline County (Va.) Register of Colored Persons cohabiting together as Husband and Wife

Label
Caroline County (Va.) Register of Colored Persons cohabiting together as Husband and Wife, 1866 Feb. 27
Title
Caroline County (Va.) Register of Colored Persons cohabiting together as Husband and Wife
Inclusive dates
1866 Feb. 27
Title variation
Caroline County (Va.) Cohabitation Register
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Language
eng
Summary
Caroline County (Va.) Register of Colored Persons of Caroline County, State of Virginia, cohabiting together as Husband and Wife on 27th February 1866. Also commonly called Caroline County (Va.) Cohabitation Register. This register records the name of the husband, his age, place of birth, residence, occupation, last owner, last owner's residence, name of the wife, her age, place of birth, residence, last owner, last owner's residence, name of children whith the ages of each, and the date of commencement of cohabitation. There is no index
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Biographical or historical data
  • Caroline County was formed from Essex, King and Queen, and King William counties in 1728. Additional parts of King and Queen County were added to Caroline in 1742 and 1762.
  • Most loose records and deed books prior to 1836 and will books prior to 1853 were stolen, mutilated, and/or destroyed by Union troops who ransacked the courthouse in May 1864. A near-complete run of order books exists.
  • The Virginia legislature passed an act on 27 February 1866 to legalize the marriages of former slaves who had been cohabiting as of that date. See Virginia Acts of Assembly, 1866-1867, Chapter 18, An act to amend and re-enact the 14th section of chapter 108 of the Code of Virginia for 1860, in regard to registers of marriage; and to legalize the marriages of colored persons now cohabiting as husband and wife.
  • The federal Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands directed the Assistant Superintendents of the states to order the county clerks to make a registry of such cohabiting couples. See Circular No. 11, dated 19 March 1866, in Orders, Circulars, Circular Letters, and Letters of Instruction, vol. 2 (1866). Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of Virginia, 1865-1869. Miscellaneous reel 3880, Library of Virginia. National Archives microfilm M1048 (reel 41), Record Group 105.
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Vi
Location of other archival material
  • Caroline County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Caroline County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Digital Collection.
  • Additional cohabitation registers are available digitially with searchable transcriptions through the Library of Virginia's Virginia Memory website.
Label
Caroline County (Va.) Register of Colored Persons cohabiting together as Husband and Wife
Link
http://digitool1.lva.lib.va.us:8881/R/?func=dbin-jump-full&object_id=41525
Note
  • This record was loaned for microfilming by the Caroline County clerk of circuit court. The microfilm was generated by OCLC through the Library of Virginia's Circuit Court Records Preservation Program under the accession number 43748
  • Digital images were created by the Library of Virginia's Photographic and Digital Imaging Services. Photolab number 08_1036_23-46
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
  • 1
  • digital images.
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Caroline County Circuit Court
  • 04/01/2008
  • The Library of Virginia Local Records Services Branch
  • Library of Virginia Photographic and Digital Imaging Services
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001586748
Terms governing use
  • Patrons may also use digital images with searchable transcription available through the Library of Virginia's Virginia Memory website.
  • There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
microfilm reel ( 24 p.) and

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