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[VA] Smyth County Cohabitation List
For the life of me I can't remember if I posted this already or not........anyway the Smyth County, VA Cohabitation List has been transcribed and posted on the New River Notes Website
"Register of Colored Persons of Smyth County, State of Virginia Cohabiting together as Husband and Wife on the 27th Feb. 1866.
Names of Husband, wife, ages, place of birth, residence, occupation, name of LAST OWNER, LAST OWNER's Residence, Name of children with age of each, DATE of COMMENCEMENT OF COHABITATION. (Many of the individuals DO NOT have the same surname as the last owner)
Smyth County is located in the southwestern part of the state surrounded by, Wythe, Washington, Grayson, etc........
Also included on this website is a List of Registered Voters for the 3rd Magisterial District in Smyth County 1866. Apparently found in the "Marion Record" (local newspaper?) issue dated July 9, 1866. It includes 3 lists: White Voters registered without challenge; COLORED VOTERS REGISTERED WITHOUT CHALLENGE, White voters who were challenged (but registered anyway)
The list only includes names, but it does place people in a specific place at a specific time, I think the men would have to have been at least 21 years of age. NO WOMEN, we couldn't vote then.