A Guide to the Cumberland County (Va.) Voter Registration Book, 1902-1903 Cumberland County (Va.) Voter Registration Book, 1902-1903 1124949

A Guide to the Cumberland County (Va.) Voter Registration Book, 1902-1903

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the Library of Virginia
Barcode number: 1124949


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Barcode number
1124949
Title
Cumberland County (Va.) Voter Registration Book, 1902-1903
Physical Characteristics
1 v.
Collector
Cumberland County (Va.) Circuit Court
Location
State Records Center - Archives Annex, Library of Virginia
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Cumberland County (Va.) Voter Registration Book, 1902-1903. Local government records collection, Cumberland 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 Cumberland County.

Historical Information

Cumberland County was named for William Augustus, duke of Cumberland, third son of George II. It was formed from Goochland 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

Cumberland County Voter Registration Book, records the roll of registered voters in Cumberland County. The volume is divided by precincts: Brown's Church, Bush Park, Court House, Flanagan's Mill, and Flippen's Mill; 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:

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

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

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

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

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

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