A Guide to the Fluvanna County (Va.) Register of Colored Persons cohabiting together as Husband and Wife, 1866 Fluvanna County (Va.) Register of Colored Persons cohabiting together as Husband and Wife, 1866 Fluvanna County (Va.) Reel 66

A Guide to the Fluvanna County (Va.) Register of Colored Persons cohabiting together as Husband and Wife, 1866

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Microfilm reel number: Fluvanna County (Va.) Reel 66


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Repository
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Microfilm reel number
Fluvanna County (Va.) Reel 66
Title
Fluvanna County (Va.) Register of Colored Persons cohabiting together as Husband and Wife, 1866
Physical Characteristics
1 microfilm reel (7 p.) and digital images.
Collector
Fluvanna County (Va.) Circuit Court.
Location
Library of Virginia
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Use Restrictions

Patrons may also use digital images with searchable transcription available through the Library of Virginia's Virginia Memory website.

Preferred Citation

Fluvanna County (Va.) Register of Colored Persons cohabiting together as Husband and Wife, 27th February 1866, Fluvanna County (Va.) Reel 66. Local government records collection, Fluvanna County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219.

Acquisition Information

This item was microfilmed by the Library of Virginia's Imaging Services Division.

Digital images were created by the Library of Virginia's Photographic and Digital Imaging Services. Photolab number 110758.


Historical Information

Fluvanna County was formed in 1777 from Albemarle County.

The Virginia legislature passed an act on 27 February 1866 to legalize the marriages of former slaves who had been cohabiting as of that date. See Virginia Acts of Assembly, 1866-1867, Chapter 18, An act to amend and re-enact the 14th section of chapter 108 of the Code of Virginia for 1860, in regard to registers of marriage; and to legalize the marriages of colored persons now cohabiting as husband and wife.

The federal Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands directed the Assistant Superintendents of the states to order the county clerks to make a registry of such cohabiting couples. See Circular No. 11, dated 19 March 1866, in Orders, Circulars, Circular Letters, and Letters of Instruction, vol. 2 (1866). Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of Virginia, 1865-1869. Miscellaneous reel 3880, Library of Virginia. National Archives microfilm M1048 (reel 41), Record Group 105.

Scope and Content

Fluvanna County (Va.) Register of Colored Persons of Lunenburg County, State of Virginia, cohabiting together as Husband and Wife on 27th February 1866. Fluvanna County (Va.) Cohabitation Register. This register records on twenty one pages the name of the husband, his age, place of birth, residence, occupation, last owner, last owner's residence, name of the wife, her age, place of birth, residence, last owner, last owner's residence, name of children with the ages of each, and the date of commencement of cohabitation.

Related Material

Additional Fluvanna County Marriage Records and Vital Statistics can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult A Guide to Virginia County and City Records On Microfilm found on the Library of Virginia web site.

Additional cohabitation registers are available digitially with searchable transcriptions through the Library of Virginia's Virginia Unntold: the African American Narrative website.

Separated Material


Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Fluvanna County (Va.) Circuit Court.
  • Subjects:

  • African Americans--Employment--Virginia--Fluvanna County.
  • African Americans--Virginia--Fluvanna County.
  • Freedmen--Virginia--Fluvanna County.
  • Slaveholders--Virginia--Fluvanna County.
  • Geographical Names:

  • Fluvanna County (Va.)--History--19th century.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Local government records--Virginia--Fluvanna County.
  • Marriage records--Virginia--Fluvanna County.
  • Marriage registers--Virginia--Fluvanna County.
  • Added Entry - Corporate Name:

  • United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Fluvanna County (Va.)--History--19th century.