The Resource 1924-1927
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- Elizabeth City County (Va.) United Confederate Veterans Expense Vouchers, 1924-1927. The vouchers were issued by the Board of Supervisors to members of the R.E. Lee Camp No. 3, United Confederate Veterans, to defray expenses for travel to reunions in Charlottesville in May 1924; in Staunton in June 1925; in Birmingham, Alabama, in January 1926; and in Tampa, Florida, in April 1927. The vouchers contain the name of the veteran and the amount of the reimbursement
- Biographical or historical data
- The General Assembly passed legislation 10 March 1914 enabling local governments to defray expenses of veterans attending Confederate reunions.
- Elizabeth City County (extinct) was named for Elizabeth, daughter of James I, and was one of the eight shires established in 1634. It became extinct in 1952, when it was incorporated into the city of Hampton, which was the county seat.
- Hampton takes its name from Hampton Creek, earlier called Southampton River in honor of the earl of Southampton, an important figure in the Virginia Company of London. An Indian village stood on the site in 1607, when John Smith visited the area. The English established a village there in 1610 and a trading post in 1630. Hampton was established by an act of assembly in 1680 and was designated as a port in 1708. It was first incorporated as a town in 1849, then incorporated again in 1852, but the act of incorporation was repealed in 1860. The General Assembly again incorporated the town of Hampton in 1887, and it became a city by court order in 1908. It was greatly enlarged in 1952 by a merger with Elizabeth City County and the town of Phoebus; the county and town thereby became extinct.
- Records were burned or destroyed during the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. Additional records were burned in Richmond on 3 April 1865, where they had been moved for safekeeping during the Civil War. A few pre-Civil War volumes such as deed books, will books, and order books exist
- Cataloging source
- Form designation
- Elizabeth City County (Va.) United Confederate Veterans Expense Vouchers
- Location of other archival material
- Elizabeth City County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Elizabeth City County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Digital Collection.
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