The Resource Roanoke County (Va.) Register of Colored Persons Cohabiting Together as Husband and Wife

Roanoke County (Va.) Register of Colored Persons Cohabiting Together as Husband and Wife

Label
Roanoke County (Va.) Register of Colored Persons Cohabiting Together as Husband and Wife, 27th February 1866
Title
Roanoke County (Va.) Register of Colored Persons Cohabiting Together as Husband and Wife
Inclusive dates
27th February 1866
Title variation
Cohabitation Register
Creator
Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Roanoke County (Va.) Register of Colored Persons of Roanoke County, State of Virginia, cohabiting together as Husband and Wife on 27th February 1866 records the name of the husband, his age, place of birth, residence, occupation, last owner, last owner's residence; the name of the wife, her age, place of birth, residence, last owner, last owner's residence; the name of the children with the age of each; date of commencement of cohabitation. 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 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 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's 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 Colored Persons Cohabiting Together as Husband and Wife
Link
http://digitool1.lva.lib.va.us:8881/R/?func=dbin-jump-full&object_id=19038
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_0943_01-08
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
  • 7
  • digital images.
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
transfer.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001556259
Terms governing use
Patrons are to use microfilm copy, Roanoke County (Va.) Reel 312, or digital images with searchable transcription available through the Library of Virginia's Virginia Memory website.
Type of unit
p. and

Library Locations

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