A Guide to the Chesterfield County (Va.) Index for Registered Voters, 1902-1913 Chesterfield County (Va.) Index for Registered Voters, 1902-1913 1124787

A Guide to the Chesterfield County (Va.) Index for Registered Voters, 1902-1913

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Barcode number: 1124787


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Barcode number
1124787
Title
Chesterfield County (Va.) Index for Registered Voters, 1902-1913
Physical Characteristics
1 v.
Collector
Chesterfield County (Va.) Circuit Court
Location
State Records Center - Archives Annex, Library of Virginia
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Chesterfield County (Va.) Index for Registered Voters, 1902-1913. Local government records collection, Chesterfield 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 Chesterfield County.

Historical Information

Chesterfield County was named for Philip Dormer Stanhope, fourth earl of Chesterfield, British statesman and diplomat, and was formed from Henrico County in 1749.

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

Chesterfield County Index for Registered Voters, records the roll of registered voters in Chesterfield County. The volume is divided by precincts: Swansboro, Oak Grove, Bon Air, Midlothian, Horner's Store, Clover Hill, Court House, Beach, Chester, Eyler's Store, Pulliam's Store, Stroud's Store, Skinquarter, Winterpock, Dale, and Bermuda; and within each precinct on the basis of color. Information found in the volumes 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:

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

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

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

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

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

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