List of Male freed Negroes over the Age of 16
The first page of an alphabetized list of male freed men in New Kent County recording who had formerly owned them and how much tax they owed. Under Virginia law, males older than sixteen paid an annual poll tax. At that time, payment of a poll tax was not a requirement for being able to vote, and at that time, no African Americans in Virginia could vote.
Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands Records, 1866, New Kent County Court Records, Local Government Records Collection, Library of Virginia
January 1, 1866
Library of Virginia
14_0729_001 New Kent list
New Kent County, Virginia