The Resource Cumberland County (Va.) Voter Registration Book

Cumberland County (Va.) Voter Registration Book

Label
Cumberland County (Va.) Voter Registration Book, 1902-1903
Title
Cumberland County (Va.) Voter Registration Book
Inclusive dates
1902-1903
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Cumberland County Voter Registration Book, records the roll of registered voters in Cumberland County. The volume is divided by precincts: Brown's Church, Bush Park, Court House, Flanagan's Mill, and Flippen's Mill; and within each precinct on the basis of color. Information found in the volumes 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
  • Cumberland County was named for William Augustus, duke of Cumberland, third son of George II. It was formed from Goochland County in 1749.
  • 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
Cumberland County (Va.) Voter Registration Book
Note
  • This item came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Cumberland 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
Cumberland County Circuit Court
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001598332
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
v.

Library Locations

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