The Resource Westmoreland County (Va.) General Voter Registration Book

Westmoreland County (Va.) General Voter Registration Book

Label
Westmoreland County (Va.) General Voter Registration Book, 1902-1903
Title
Westmoreland County (Va.) General Voter Registration Book
Inclusive dates
1902-1903
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Westmoreland County (Va.) General Voter Registration Book, 1902-1903, records the roll of registered voters in Westmoreland County. The volume is divided by precincts: Baynesville, Colonial Beach, Hague, Kinsale, Montross, Oldhams, Oak Grove, and Warrensville; 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
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Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Westmoreland County was named for the English county. It was formed from Northumberland County in 1653, and part of King George County was added in 1777.
  • 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
Westmoreland County (Va.) General Voter Registration Book
Note
  • This item came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Westmoreland 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
1
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Westmoreland County Circuit Court
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001598482
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
v.

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