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Montgomery County, Texas, 1867 Voters' Registration Lists

Montgomery County, Texas, 1867 Voters' Registration Lists

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Published by Michael Hait
This e-book contains digital images of the 1867 voters’ registration list for Montgomery County, Texas. These images were scanned directly from the microfilm of these records, held at the Texas State Library and Archives. The image quality may vary from reel to reel.

The Register entry may include the following information: Name; Place of residence; Precinct; Length of residence (in state, in county, in precinct); Native country or state; If naturalized, how, when, and where; General Remarks--race is noted when the registrant was "colored". This was the earliest record naming former slaves in the state of Texas.

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This e-book contains digital images of the 1867 voters’ registration list for Montgomery County, Texas. These images were scanned directly from the microfilm of these records, held at the Texas State Library and Archives. The image quality may vary from reel to reel.

The Register entry may include the following information: Name; Place of residence; Precinct; Length of residence (in state, in county, in precinct); Native country or state; If naturalized, how, when, and where; General Remarks--race is noted when the registrant was "colored". This was the earliest record naming former slaves in the state of Texas.

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TEXAS

1867 Voters’ Registration Lists

compiled by Michael Hait

Hait Family History Research Services Laurel, Maryland 2009

Images courtesy of Texas State Library & Archives

Original material copyright © Michael Hait 2009

Visit the author’s website at http://www.haitfamilyresearch.com

1867 TEXAS VOTERS’ REGISTRATION LISTS COUNTIES AVAILABLE: Anderson Angelina Atascosa Austin Bandera Bastrop Bee Bell Bexar Blanco Bosque Bowie Brazoria Brazos Brown Burleson Burnett Caldwell Calhoun Cameron Chambers Cherokee Collin Colorado Comal Comanche Cooke Coryell Dallas Davis Denton Dewitt El Paso Ellis Erath Falls Fannin Fayette Fort Bend Freestone Galveston Gillespie Goliad Gonzales Grayson Grimes Guadalupe Hamilton Hardin Harris Harrison Hays Henderson Hidalgo Hill Hood Hopkins Houston Hunt Jack Jackson Jasper Jefferson Johnson Karnes Kaufman Kerr Kinney Lamar Lampassas Lavaca Leon Liberty Limestone Live Oak Llano Madison Marion Mason Matagorda Maverick McLennan Medina Milam Montague Montgomery Nacogdoches Navarro Newton Nueces & Duval Orange Palo Pinto Panola Parker Polk Red River Refugio Robertson Rusk Sabine San Augustine San Patricio San Saba Shelby Smith Stone Tarrant Titus Travis Trinity Tyler Upshur Van Zandt Victoria Walker Washington Webb Wharton Williamson Wilson Wise Wood Young Zapata

PREFACE
This e-book contains digital images of the 1867 voters’ registration list for Texas. These images were scanned directly from the microfilm of these records, held at the Texas State Library and Archives. The image quality may vary from reel to reel. From the description of the microfilm from the Texas State Library and Archives website: On March 23, 1867, Congress passed legislation that called for a registration of qualified voters in each military district. The text of this legislation can be found in the Statutes at Large in volume 15, page 2. The commanding officer in each district was required to have, before September 1, a list of these voters from each county. These lists would be used to determine all who would be eligible to vote for any proposed Constitutional Convention in the state. The registrant had to take an oath stating that he was not disqualified by law from voting. Those ineligible included Confederate veterans with a rank of major or above; any person who had previously taken an oath as a member of Congress, as an officer of the United States, as a member of any state legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any state, to support the Constitution of the United States, and who later engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or gave aid or comfort to the enemies thereof, and whose "disability" had not been removed by a two-thirds vote of both houses of Congress. Local military authorities often interpreted this prohibition to include anyone who held any type of office or who in any way benefited from either Confederate state or federal government patronage, thereby preventing a number of otherwise eligible citizens from voting. The 1867 Voter Registration includes names of voters who registered in the period between 1867 and 1869. A few entries date from 1870, but these occur infrequently. The Register entry may include the following information: Name Place of residence Precinct Length of residence (in state, in county, in precinct) Native country or state If naturalized, how, when, and where General Remarks--race is noted when the registrant was "colored" Ledger entries are grouped by county, and the names are listed chronologically in the order individuals presented themselves for registration. Although some Voters' Registration lists appear in the Election Returns series of Secretary of State records, this group of ledgers contains the State Archives's only comprehensive listing of eligible voters in the state. [SOURCE: Record description, “Voters’ Registration: 1867,” Texas State Library and Archives, (http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/votersreg.html : accessed Nov 2009).]

Michael Hait http://www.haitfamilyresearch.com

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