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

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

Label
Lunenburg County (Va.) Register of Colored Persons cohabiting together as Husband and Wife, 1866 Feb. 27
Title
Lunenburg County (Va.) Register of Colored Persons cohabiting together as Husband and Wife
Inclusive dates
1866 Feb. 27
Title variation
Cohabitation Register
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Language
eng
Summary
Lunenburg County (Va.) Register of Colored Persons of Lunenburg County, State of Virginia, cohabiting together as Husband and Wife on 27th February 1866. Also commonly called Lunenburg 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 with the ages of each, and the date of commencement of cohabitation
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Biographical or historical data
  • Lunenburg County was formed in 1745 from Brunswick County. Part of Charlotte County was added in 1777.
  • 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.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
  • Additional Lunenburg County Marriage Records and Vital Statistics can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records On Microfilm" found on the Library of Virginia web site.
  • Additional cohabitation registers are available digitially with searchable transcriptions through the Library of Virginia's Virginia Memory website.
Label
Lunenburg 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=42572
Note
  • This item came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Lunenburg County under the accession number 42147
  • Digital images were created by the Library of Virginia's Photographic and Digital Imaging Services. Photolab number 06_1087_01-025.tif
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
  • 25
  • digital images.
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Lunenburg County Circuit Court
  • Library of Virginia Photographic and Digital Imaging Services
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001553375
Terms governing use
Patrons are to use inkjet copies (barcode 0007432760) or digital images with searchable transcription available through the Library of Virginia's Virginia Memory website.
Type of unit
p. and

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