A Guide to the Powhatan County (Va.) List of Registered Voters, 1902 Powhatan County (Va.) List of Registered Voters, 1902 1123717

A Guide to the Powhatan County (Va.) List of Registered Voters, 1902

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the Library of Virginia
Barcode Number 1123717


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Repository
Library of Virginia
Barcode number
1123717
Title
A Guide to the Powhatan County (Va.) List of Registered Voters, 1902
Physical Characteristics
1 vol. (148 p.)
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Powhatan County (Va.) List of Registered Voters, 1902. Local government records collection, Powhatan County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

Acquisition Information

This item came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Powhatan County.

Historical Information

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.

Scope and Content

Powhatan County List of Registered Voters, 1902, records the roll of registered voters in Powhatan County. The volume is divided by precincts: Ballsville, Powhatan Court House, Subletts, Pineville, and Smith's Crossroads, and within each precinct on the basis of color. Information found in the volume 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.

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

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

  • African Americans -- History -- 1877-1964
  • African Americans -- Suffrage
  • African Americans -- Virginia -- Powhatan County
  • Suffrage -- Virginia -- Powhatan County
  • Geographical Names:

  • Powhatan County (Va.) -- Genealogy
  • Powhatan County (Va.) -- History -- 20th century.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Election records -- Virginia -- Powhatan County.
  • Local government records -- Virginia -- Powhatan County.
  • Voters' lists -- Virginia -- Powhatan County.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Powhatan County (Va.) -- Genealogy
  • Powhatan County (Va.) -- History -- 20th century.