A Guide to the Prince Edward County (Va.) Register of Children of Colored Persons whose Parents had ceased to cohabit which the Father recognizes to be his, 27th February 1866 Prince Edward County (Va.) Register of Children of Colored Persons whose Parents had ceased to cohabit which the Father recognizes to be his, 27th February 1866 1166809

A Guide to the Prince Edward County (Va.) Register of Children of Colored Persons whose Parents had ceased to cohabit which the Father recognizes to be his, 27th February 1866

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Repository
Library of Virginia
Barcode number
1166809
Title
Prince Edward previous hitCounty next hit (Va.) Register of Children of Colored Persons whose Parents had ceased to cohabit which the Father recognizes to be his, 27th February 1866
Physical Characteristics
5 p. and digital images.
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

Patrons are to use digital images with searchable transcription available through the Library of Virginia's Virginia Unntold: the African American Narrative website.

Preferred Citation

Prince Edward previous hitCounty next hit (Va.) Register of Children of Colored Persons in Prince Edward previous hitCounty next hit, State of Virginia, whose Parents had ceased to cohabit on 27th February, 1866, which the Father recognizes to be his. Local Government Records Collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

This item came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Prince Edward previous hitCounty next hit.

Digital images were created by the Library of Virginia's Photographic and Digital Imaging Services. Photolab number 09_0944_01-08.

Historical Information

Prince Edward previous hitCounty next hit was formed from Amelia previous hitCounty next hit in 1753.

The Virginia legislature passed an act on 27 February 1866 to legalize the marriages of former slaves and provided for the legitimization of children of couples no longer cohabiting as long as the father recognized the children to be his. 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 previous hitcounty next hit clerks to make a registry of such children. 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

Prince Edward previous hitCounty next hit (Va.) Register of Children of Colored Persons in Prince Edward previous hitCounty next hit, State of Virginia, whose Parents had ceased to cohabit on 27th February, 1866, which the Father recognizes to be his. This register lists the name of the child, age, place of birth, residence, last owner, residence of the last owner, residence of father, his age and last owner, residence of last owner of father, name of mother, her age, her residence if alive or noted if dead, last owner of mother, residence of last owner of mother, and the signature of the father.

The register contains entries for children whose residence is a place other than Prince Edward previous hitCounty next hit. These include the Virginia localities of Buckingham, Pittsylvania, Amelia, Petersburg, previous hitMecklenburg next hit, Cumberland, and Washington; the states of Missouri, Texas, Kentucky, and Florida; and the nation of Liberia.

Related Material

Additional Prince Edward previous hitCounty next hit Marriage Records and Vital Statistics can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia previous hitCounty next hit and City Records on Microfilm."

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

Access Terms

  • African Americans--Florida.
  • African Americans--Kentucky.
  • African Americans--Liberia.
  • African Americans--Missouri.
  • African Americans--Texas.
  • African Americans--Virginia--Amelia previous hitCounty next hit.
  • African Americans--Virginia--Buckingham previous hitCounty next hit.
  • African Americans--Virginia--Cumberland previous hitCounty next hit.
  • African Americans--Virginia--previous hitMecklenburg next hit previous hitCounty next hit.
  • African Americans--Virginia--Petersburg.
  • African Americans--Virginia--Pittsylvania previous hitCounty next hit.
  • African Americans--Virginia--Prince Edward previous hitCounty next hit.
  • African Americans--Virginia--Washington previous hitCounty next hit.
  • Birth registers--Virginia--Prince Edward previous hitCounty next hit.
  • Freedmen--Virginia--Prince Edward previous hitCounty next hit.
  • Local government records--Virginia--Prince Edward previous hitCounty next hit.
  • Prince Edward previous hitCounty next hit (Va.)--History--19th Century.
  • Prince Edward previous hitCounty next hit (Va.). Circuit Court.
  • Slaveholders--Virginia--Prince Edward previous hitCounty next hit.
  • United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Prince Edward County (Va.)--History--19th Century.

Contents List

1166809
Prince Edward previous hitCounty (Va.) Register of Children of Colored Persons whose Parents had ceased to cohabit which the Father recognizes to be his, 27th February 1866