The Resource Staunton (Va.) General Voter Registration and Lists of Voters Registered

Staunton (Va.) General Voter Registration and Lists of Voters Registered

Label
Staunton (Va.) General Voter Registration and Lists of Voters Registered, 1896-1950
Title
Staunton (Va.) General Voter Registration and Lists of Voters Registered
Inclusive dates
1896-1950
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Staunton (Va.) General Voter Registration and Lists of Voters Registered, record the roll of registered voters in Staunton. The volumes are divided by wards, first and second, and within each ward 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
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Described
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.
  • The 1902 voter registration books were created following the passage of the 1902 Virginia state constitution. The purpose of the 1902 state constitution 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
Label
Staunton (Va.) General Voter Registration and Lists of Voters Registered
Note
  • These items came to the Library of Virginia in transfers of court papers from Staunton
  • This 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
26
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Staunton (Va.) Circuit Court
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001620238
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
v.

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