The Resource Petersburg (Va.) Roll of Voters Registered

Petersburg (Va.) Roll of Voters Registered

Label
Petersburg (Va.) Roll of Voters Registered, 1903
Title
Petersburg (Va.) Roll of Voters Registered
Inclusive dates
1903
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Petersburg (Va.) Roll of Voters Registered, 1903, records the roll of registered voters in the City of Petersburg. The volume is divided by precincts: Bollingbrook, New Market, and Courthouse; 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
  • Petersburg was formed from parts of Dinwiddie, Prince George, and Chesterfield counties. A garrison and fur trading post called Fort Henry was established in 1645 on the site of the Indian village of Appamattuck. The present name, suggested in 1733 by William Byrd II, honors Peter Jones, Byrd's companion on expeditions into the Virginia backcountry. Petersburg was established in 1748 and incorporated as a town in 1784. In the latter year the towns of Blandford, Pocahontas, and Ravenscroft were added to Petersburg. It was incorporated as a city in 1850. Petersburg was enlarged by annexation from both Prince George and Dinwiddie counties in 1972.
  • 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
Location of other archival material
Additional Petersburg (Va.) Election Records 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.
Label
Petersburg (Va.) Roll of Voters Registered
Note
  • These items came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Petersburg
  • 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
2
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Petersburg (City) Circuit Court
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001598593
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
v.

Library Locations

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