Voter Registration of Former Georgia Slaves and Free People of Color

Wilkinson County Georgia

The Reconstruction Act of 1867 gave the vote to all adult former male slaves and free men of color. Overwhelmed with enthusiasm, they swore allegiance to the United States and registered to vote through out Georgia. Complete voter registration lists for numerous Georgia Counties are available on microfilm at the Georgia State Archives, Macon Regional Library Genealogy Dept, and thru Family History Centers. These list record date of registration, names of voters, oath of allegiance book/page , color, and whether in Georgia 12 months or less. Voter registration lists are useful as locators of former slaves(especially if they have uncommon surnames) and links them to a post slavery surname. Downloadable list will be available thru the kinpeople store April 15.

Following is a portion of the Reconstruction Voter Registration List for Wilkinson County, Georgia. The Treaty of Fort Wilkinson (June, 1802) ceeded lands of the Creek Indian Confederation to Georgia. These lands became Wilkinson and Baldwin Counties. Wilkinson County lies in east central Georgia.

Voter Registration Page

Names of Voters Oath Book Page
Saset, Henry 1 306
Stanley, I 1 309
Stanley, Lewis 1 310
Stanley, Toney 1 336
Stanley, Richard 1 339
Stanley, Andrew 1 340
Stubbs, Allen 2 17
Stewart, Virgil 2 31
Smith, John 2 47
Sheed, Baker 2 53
Webster, Daniel 2 39
Smith, Jesse 2 59
Strange, William 2 62
Smith, Jack 2 64
Smith, Isaac 2 91
Smith, Allen 2 185
Silas, Vincent 2 187
Stubbs, J. Henry 2 190
Surry, Frederick 2 196
Stanley, Ellis 2 205
Smith, Amos 2 216
Solomon, Henry 2 224
Stokes, Daniel 2 239
Sims, Samson 2 269
Sheffield, Rhoden 2 275
Stuckey, J.C. 2 285
Smith, Washington 2 295
Stokes, Joseph 2 115
Stokes, Jackson 2 116
Thomas, Solomon 1 309
Taylor, John? 1 310
Webster, Daniel 2 39
Williams, Richard 2 49
Williams, Pierce 2 63
Whitehead, Dempsey 2 65
Walkler. Jumla 2 64
Wisebush, Henry 2 94
Williams, Jackson 2 188
Waters, Stephen 2 195
Whipple, George 2 197
Wood, Jackson 2 212
Whitehurst, Milton 2 227
Whipple, Willis 2 247
Williams, Emerson 2 249
Ward, Jackson 2 212
Wright, Cudjoe 2 291
Wadkins, Simon 2 292
Wright, Alec 2 293
Whipple,Jackson 2 299
Whipple, William 1 2126
Walker, John 1 188
Whipple, Guy 1 188
Whipple, T.G.B. 1 189
Whipple, Jack 1 191
Wright, Samuel 1 212
Williams, Henry 1 215
Wynn, John 1 229
Wesley, John 1 233
Washington, George 1 244