The Resource Gloucester County (Va.) List of Registered Voters

Gloucester County (Va.) List of Registered Voters

Label
Gloucester County (Va.) List of Registered Voters, 1902
Title
Gloucester County (Va.) List of Registered Voters
Inclusive dates
1902
Creator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Gloucester County (Va.) Voter Register, 1902, records the roll of registered voters in Gloucester County. The volume is divided by precincts: Glenns, Trevilians, Achilles, Bel Roi, Hayes Store, Sassafras, Gloucester Court House, Tabb's Store, Hickory Fork, Woods Cross Roads, and Hornets Nest, 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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Biographical or historical data
  • Gloucester County was probably named for the English county, although it may have been meant to honor Henry, duke of Gloucester, the third son of Charles I. It was formed from York County in 1651. Its area is 225 square miles, and the county seat is Gloucester.
  • 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.
  • All records were destroyed by an 1820 fire, and most of the records created after 1820 were destroyed by fire in Richmond on 3 April 1865, where they had been moved for safekeeping during the Civil War.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
Gloucester County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Gloucester County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Digital Collection.
Label
Gloucester County (Va.) List of Registered Voters
Note
These items came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Gloucester County
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Gloucester County Circuit Court
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001595633
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
v.

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