Virginia Cohabitation Records

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=== '''Virginia State Law''' ===
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=== '''Virginia State Law''' ===
  
The Cohabitation Records, offically titled, "Register of Colored Persons, Augusta County, State of Virginia, Cohabiting Together as Husband and Wife," are a record of free African American families living in Virginia immediately after the end of the Civil War. The records were created by the Freedmen's Bureau in an effort to document the marriages of formerly enslaved men and women that were legally recognized by an act of the Virginia Assembly in February 1866. <ref name="Virginia State Law">White, Barnetta McGhee, Ph.D.,'''''Somebody Knows My Name: Marriages of Freed People in N.C. County by County.'''''(Athens, GA: Iberian Publishing Co.), 1995: xxxiv.</ref>
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The Cohabitation Records, offically titled, "Register of Colored Persons, Augusta County, State of Virginia, Cohabiting Together as Husband and Wife," are a record of free African American families living in Virginia immediately after the end of the Civil War. The records were created by the Freedmen's Bureau in an effort to document the marriages of formerly enslaved men and women that were legally recognized by an act of the Virginia Assembly in February 1866. <ref name="Virginia State Law">White, Barnetta McGhee, Ph.D.,'''''Somebody Knows My Name: Marriages of Freed People in N.C. County by County.'''''(Athens, GA: Iberian Publishing Co.), 1995: xxxiv.</ref>  
  
[http://valley.lib.virginia.edu/cohabitation Augusta County]<br>
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| align="center" | '''Location'''
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| align="center" | '''Title'''
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| align="center" | '''Repository'''
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| '''Amelia '''[http://valley.lib.virginia.edu/cohabitation ]
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| ''Freedmen's Marriage License Book, 1865-1869''
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| &nbsp;Library of Virginia
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| [http://valley.lib.virginia.edu/cohabitation '''Augusta''']
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| ''Freedmen's Cohabitation Register''
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| County Courthouse
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| '''Caroline'''
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| ''Freedmen's Cohabitation Register''
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| County Courthouse
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| '''Floyd'''
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| ''Freedmen's Cohabitation Register''
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| Library of Virginia; County Courthouse
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| '''Goochland'''
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| ''Freedmen's Cohabitation Register''
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| Library of Virginia; NARA
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| '''Grayson'''
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| ''Freedmen's Cohabitation Register''
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| NARA
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| '''Hanover'''
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| ''Freedmen's Cohabitation Register''
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| Library of Virginia; County Courthouse
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| '''Henry'''
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| ''Freedmen's Cohabitation Register''
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| Bassett Historical Library; Blue Ridge Reg. Library
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| '''Louisa'''
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| ''Freedmen's Cohabitation Register''
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| NARA
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| '''Lynchburg'''
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| '''Montgomery'''
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| '''Nelson'''
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| '''New Kent'''
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| '''Prince Edward'''
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| '''Princess Anne'''
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| '''Rappahannock'''
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| '''Richmond'''
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| '''Roanoke'''
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| '''Rockbridge'''
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| '''Surry'''
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| '''York'''
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== Sources ==
 
== Sources ==

Revision as of 20:03, 29 January 2010

Virginia State Law

The Cohabitation Records, offically titled, "Register of Colored Persons, Augusta County, State of Virginia, Cohabiting Together as Husband and Wife," are a record of free African American families living in Virginia immediately after the end of the Civil War. The records were created by the Freedmen's Bureau in an effort to document the marriages of formerly enslaved men and women that were legally recognized by an act of the Virginia Assembly in February 1866. [1]


 




Location Title Repository
Amelia [1] Freedmen's Marriage License Book, 1865-1869  Library of Virginia
Augusta Freedmen's Cohabitation Register County Courthouse
Caroline Freedmen's Cohabitation Register County Courthouse
Floyd Freedmen's Cohabitation Register Library of Virginia; County Courthouse
Goochland Freedmen's Cohabitation Register Library of Virginia; NARA
Grayson Freedmen's Cohabitation Register NARA
Hanover Freedmen's Cohabitation Register Library of Virginia; County Courthouse
Henry Freedmen's Cohabitation Register Bassett Historical Library; Blue Ridge Reg. Library
Louisa Freedmen's Cohabitation Register NARA
Lynchburg
Montgomery
Nelson
New Kent
Prince Edward
Princess Anne
Rappahannock
Richmond
Roanoke
Rockbridge
Surry
York

Sources

  1. White, Barnetta McGhee, Ph.D.,Somebody Knows My Name: Marriages of Freed People in N.C. County by County.(Athens, GA: Iberian Publishing Co.), 1995: xxxiv.

Rural Records of Mid-Southern United States