The Resource Roanoke County (Va.) Register of Children of Colored Persons whose Parents Ceased to Cohabit which the Father Recognizes to be His

Roanoke County (Va.) Register of Children of Colored Persons whose Parents Ceased to Cohabit which the Father Recognizes to be His

Label
Roanoke County (Va.) Register of Children of Colored Persons whose Parents Ceased to Cohabit which the Father Recognizes to be His, 27th February 1866
Title
Roanoke County (Va.) Register of Children of Colored Persons whose Parents Ceased to Cohabit which the Father Recognizes to be His
Inclusive dates
27th February 1866
Title variation
Cohabitation Register
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Roanoke County (Va.) Register of Children of Colored Persons in Roanoke County, State of Virginia, whose Parents had Ceased to Cohabit on 27th February, 1866, which the Father Recognizes to be His, records the name of the child, along with the child's age, place of birth, residence, last owner, and last owner's residence; the signature and name of the father, along with the father's age, residence, last owner, and last owner's residence; the name of the mother, along with the mother's age, residence (if alive or if dead), last owner, and last owner's residence. Also commonly called Roanoke County (Va.) Cohabitation Register
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Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Roanoke County was formed from Botetourt County in 1838. In 1849, it was enlarged by adding a portion of what was then Montgomery County.
  • The Virginia legislature passed an act on 27 February 1866 to legalize the marriages of former slaves and provided for the legitimization of children of couples no longer cohabiting as long as the father recognized the children to be his. 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 children. 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 Roanoke 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
Roanoke County (Va.) Register of Children of Colored Persons whose Parents Ceased to Cohabit which the Father Recognizes to be His
Link
http://digitool1.lva.lib.va.us:8881/R/?func=dbin-jump-full&object_id=19032
Note
  • This item came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Roanoke County
  • Digital images were created by the Library of Virginia's Photographic and Digital Imaging Services. Photolab number 09_0942_01-04
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
  • 4
  • digital images.
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Roanoke County Circuit Court
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001556260
Terms governing use
Patrons are to use digital images with searchable transcription available through the Library of Virginia's Virginia Memory website.
Type of unit
p. and

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