The Resource Staunton (Va.) Election Records and Tax and Fiscal Records

Staunton (Va.) Election Records and Tax and Fiscal Records

Label
Staunton (Va.) Election Records and Tax and Fiscal Records, 1803-1879
Title
Staunton (Va.) Election Records and Tax and Fiscal Records
Inclusive dates
1803-1879
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Staunton (Va.) Election Records and Tax and Fiscal Records, 1803-1879, are arranged by local records series into election records and tax and fiscal records
  • Election records consist of polls for election for mayor, recorder, aldermen, and councilmen (1831-1835, 1837-1839, 1848-1849, 1854-1857); mayor and sergeant (1858-1862); recorder, aldermen, and councilmen (1858-1860-1862, 1866); sergeant (1854-1857); commissioner of revenue (1855-1857, 1859-1861); commonwealth's attorney (1857, 1861); clerk (1859); watering of the town by iron pipes (1835-1836); lists of voters (1855); extention of town limits (1860); state senate and house of delegates (Ward 1, 1879); and subscription to Valley Railroad Company Stock (Ward 2, 1870)
  • Tax and fiscal records consist of delinquent and insolvent tax lists, 1803-1833. The lists often contain information about where a person has moved if they have left the county and other information related to their finances and current location
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  • Accessioned
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Biographical or historical data
The City of Staunton, in Augusta County, was named, according to tradition, for Rebecca Staunton, wife of Sir William Gooch, lieutenant governor of Virginia from 1727 to 1749. Staunton was laid out in 1748 at the site of the Augusta County courthouse and was established as a town in 1761. It was incorporated as a town in 1801 and as a city in 1871.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Staunton (Va.) Election Records and Tax and Fiscal Records
Note
Gift of Duke University, 22 June 1951
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
.225
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Duke University
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001629040
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (1 box)

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