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The Fourth or 1821 Land Lottery of Georgia



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  • Title  The Fourth or 1821 Land Lottery of Georgia 
    Short Title  Book: Georgia-Land - The Fourth or 1821 Land Lottery of Georgia 
    Author  Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr. 
    Publisher  Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1986 
    Call Number  G 929.3758 GEO GEORGIA 
    Repository  Library: Cobb County, Georgia Public Library - Central 
    Source ID  S871 
    Linked to  Lewis Clay
    Pierce Clay
    Eve Hardin
    Mary Hill
    Archibald H. Rich
    John Rich, Sr. 

  •  Notes 
    • 253 p., [1] leaf of plates : map ; 24 cm.

      Authority: Act of May 16, 1821

      Date of Drawing: November 7, 1821-December 12, 1821

      Counties
      Dooly: 16 districts (1-16)
      Fayette: 4 districts (6,7,9,14)
      Henry: 18 districts (1-18)
      Houston: 16 districts (1-16)
      Monroe: 15 districts (1-15)
      37 undrawn lots remaining from the 1820 lottery
      Size of Land Lots
      All new (1821) counties: 202 acres
      Grant Fee
      $19.00 per Land Lot
      Person Entitled to Draw
      Bachelor, 18 years or older, 3-year residence in Georgia, 3-year citizen United States - 1 draw
      Married man with wife or son under 18 years or unmarried daughter, 3-year residence in Georgia, 3-year citizen United States - 2 draws
      Widow, 3-year residence in Georgia - 1 draw
      Family of minor orphans, father dead, 3-year residence in Georgia - 1 draw
      Family (one or two) of orphans under 21 years, father and mother dead - 1 draw
      Family (three or more) of orphans under 21 years, father and mother dead - 2 draws
      Widow, husband killed or died in Revolutionary War, War of 1812, or Indian War, 3-year residence in Georgia - 2 draws
      Orphan, father killed or died in Revolutionary War, War of 1812, or Indian War - 2 draws
      Child or family of children of a convict, 3-year residence in Georgia - entitled in the same manner as orphans
      Persons Excluded
      Any fortunate drawer in any previous land lottery.
      Citizens of the state who volunteered or were legally drafted during the War of 1812 or Indian War and refused to serve a tour of duty in person or by substitute.
      Any convict in the penitentiary.
      Any tax defaulter or absconder for debt.
      How do I find the names of the winners?
      The Third and Fourth or 1820 and 1821 Land Lotteries of Georgia, [comp. by Silas Emmett Lucas Jr.]. (Easley, S.C.: Georgia Genealogical Reprints/Southern Historical Press, 1973.)
      The Fourth or 1821 Land Lottery of Georgia, comp by Silas Emmett Lucas Jr.. (Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1986.)
      Where will I find more information on the lottery?
      Georgia Land Surveying History and Law, by Farris Cadle. (Athens: University of Georgia Press.)
      The Georgia Surveyor General Department, by Marion Hemperley. (Atlanta: Georgia Secretary of State, 1982.)