The Resource Madison County (Va.) List of Voters Registered Without Challenge

Madison County (Va.) List of Voters Registered Without Challenge

Label
Madison County (Va.) List of Voters Registered Without Challenge, 1867-1869
Title
Madison County (Va.) List of Voters Registered Without Challenge
Inclusive dates
1867-1869
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Madison County (Va.) List of Voters Registered Without Challenge, 1867-1869, records the names of individuals who resided in the third district of Madison County who did or did not qualify to vote under the suffrage qualifications found in the Reconstruction Acts of 1867-1868. The list of names are divided by race (white and colored.) Information found in the list of qualified voters includes name of registered voter, age, occupation, length of residence in the state, length of residence in the district, and where born. The volume also includes comments stating why voters were removed from the list after registering because they had relocated out of the county or district, underage, or mentally incompetent. Information found in the list of disqualified voters includes the name of individual, age, occupation, length of residence in the state, length of residence in the district, where born, and reason for disqualification. The volume also includes a certification signed by the board of registration of the 1867 election to send delegates to the 1867-1868 state constitutional convention
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Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Madison County was named for James Madison, a prominent Virginian and a member of Congress in 1792 when the county was formed from Culpeper County.
  • The Madison County (Va.) List of Voters Registered Without Challenge, 1867-1869 was created as a direct result of the Reconstruction Acts passed by the United States Congress in 1867 and 1868. The acts established new suffrage qualifications for the former Confederate states. They denied suffrage to Confederate veterans and any person who had previously taken an oath as a member of Congress, as an officer of the United States, as a member of any state legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any state, to support the Constitution of the United States, and who later engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or gave aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. The acts protected the voting rights African-Americans.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Madison County (Va.) List of Voters Registered Without Challenge
Note
This item came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Madison County
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Extent
1
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Madison County Circuit Court
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001584274
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
v.

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