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Fayette County, Alabama
 
~ 1867 Voter Registration ~



According to the Alabama Department of Archives & History: "This series was created in accordance with an act passed on March 2, 1867, 'to provide for a more efficient government of the rebel States,' and particularly to extend suffrage to the millions of freedmen across the south.  All adult black and white males who had sworn an oath of loyalty to the United States were eligible to register to vote."  The register was supposed to include the person's name; race; length of residence in the state, county and precinct; nativity (place of birth); and the book and page where his oath was recorded.  Unfortunately, information regarding residency and nativity was not recorded in Fayette County, so the following lists are helpful only in establishing where an individual lived at the time of registration.  Due to the poor quality of the microfilmed records, many of the names were unreadable.  If you have access to the original records (or a better microfilm), please take the time to verify and/or update this register.  Select a precinct name below to view voter lists:


PRECINCT WHITES COLOREDS TOTAL
Lincoln 54 14 68
Russells 37 6
43
Gilpins 54 7 61
Coles 88 21 109
North River 85 5
90
Holly Springs 119 18 137
Berrys 72 11 83
Ridge 60 22 82
Hico’s 62 11 73
Steens 44 8
52
Collins 128 6
134
Fayette C.H. 118 45 163
Totals 921 174 1095
Last Revision 27 4
31
Grand Total 948 178 1126


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This page last updated 21 Dec 2003.