A Guide to the Brunswick County (Va.) Permanent Roll of Voters, 1902-1903 Brunswick County (Va.) Permanent Roll of Voters, 1902-1903 1103222

A Guide to the Brunswick County (Va.) Permanent Roll of Voters, 1902-1903

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Barcode number: 1103222


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Barcode number
1103222
Title
Brunswick County (Va.) Permanent Roll of Voters, 1902-1903
Physical Characteristics
1 v.
Collector
Brunswick County (Va.) Circuit Court
Location
State Records Center - Archives Annex, Library of Virginia
Language
English
Abstract

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Brunswick County (Va.) Permanent Roll of Voters, 1902-1903. Local government records collection, Brunswick County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219.

Acquisition Information

This item came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Brunswick County.

Historical Information

Brunswick County was named for the duchy of Brunswick-Luneburg, one of the German possessions of George I. It was formed in 1720 from Prince George County, but county government was not organized until 1732. In the latter year, Brunswick County was enlarged by the addition of parts of Surry and Isle of Wight Counties.

The 1902 voter registration books were created following the passage of the 1902 Virginia state constitution. The purpose of the 1902 state constitution 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

Brunswick County (Va.) Permanent Roll of Voters, 1902-1903, records the roll of registered voters in Brunswick County. The volume is divided by precincts: Elmore's Store, Tillmans, Lawrenceville, Edmund's Store, Smoky Ordinary, Brodnax, Phipps, Butters, Trotters, Dromgooles, and Sturgeonville; 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.

Related Material

Additional Brunswick County (Va.) Election Records can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm."

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

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

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

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

  • Election records--Virginia--Brunswick County
  • Local government records--Virginia--Brunswick County
  • Voters' lists--Virginia--Brunswick County

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

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