The Resource Tazewell County (Va.) General Voter Registration Books

Tazewell County (Va.) General Voter Registration Books

Label
Tazewell County (Va.) General Voter Registration Books, 1902-1924
Title
Tazewell County (Va.) General Voter Registration Books
Inclusive dates
1902-1924
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tazewell County General Voter Registration Books, 1902-1924, records the roll of registered voters in Tazewell County. The volume is divided by precincts: Blue Stone, Burkes Garden, Benbow, Crockett's Cove, Cove Creek, Dry Fork, Falls Mill, Free Stone, Graham, Grattan, Gap Store, Jeffersonville, Liberty Hill, Lockhart Chapel, Pocahontas, Poor Valley, Pounding Mill, Richlands, Tip Top, Thompson Valley, Midway, Baptist Valley, Abbo Valley, Raven, Cedar Bluff, Boissevain, Tazewell, and North Tazewell; 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
  • Tazewell County was named for Henry Tazewell, U.S. senator from Virginia from 1794 until his death in 1799. It was formed from Wythe and Russell Counties in 1799. Parts of Russell County were added in 1807 and 1835, parts of Washington and Wythe Counties were added in 1826, and part of Logan County (West Virginia) was added in 1834.
  • 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
Label
Tazewell County (Va.) General Voter Registration Books
Note
  • These items came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Tazewell County
  • 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
Tazewell County Circuit Court
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001598480
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
v.

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