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The Third or 1820 Land Lottery of Georgia



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  • Title  The Third or 1820 Land Lottery of Georgia 
    Short Title  Book: Georgia-Land - The Third or 1820 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  S872 
    Linked to  David Clay
    Edmond B. Clay
    Pierce Clay
    Robert Clay
    Elijah Fenn
    Josiah Jones
    Daniel Elliott Rich
    Enoch Rich
    George "Washington" Rich, Sr.
    James Rich
    William Rich 

  •  Notes 
    • 374 p. : map ; 24 cm.

      Authority: Act of December 15, 1818; Act of December 16, 1819
      Date of Drawing: September 1, 1820-December 2, 1820
      Counties
      Appling: 13 Districts (1-13)
      Early: 26 Districts (1-23; 26-28)
      Gwinnett: 3 Districts (5-7)
      Habersham: 10 Districts (1-6; 10-13)
      Hall: 5 Districts (8-12)
      Irwin: 16 Districts (1-16)
      Rabun: 5 Districts (1-5)
      Walton: 4 Districts (1-4)
      Size of Land Lots
      Appling: 490 acres
      Early: 250 acres
      Gwinnett: 250 acres
      Habersham: [Districts 1-4; 10-13] 250 acres; [Districts 5-6] 490 acres
      Hall: 250 acres
      Irwin: 490 acres
      Rabun: [Districts 1; 3-5] 490 acres; [District 2] 250 acres
      Walton: 250 acres
      Grant Fee
      $18.00 per land lot either size
      Person Entitled to Draw
      Bachelor, 18 years or over, 3-year residence in Georgia, citizen United States - 1 draw
      Soldier of Indian War, residence in Georgia during or since military service - 1 draw
      Invalid or indigent veteran of Revolutionary War or War of 1812 - 2 draws
      Invalid or indigent veteran of Revolutionary War or War of 1812 who was a fortunate drawer in either previous land lottery - 1 draw
      Married man with wife or minor son under 18 years or unmarried daughter, 3-year residence in Georgia, citizen United States - 2 draws
      Widow, 3-year residence in Georgia - 1 draw
      Widow, husband killed in Revolutionary War, War of 1812 or Indian War, 3-year residence in Georgia - 2 draws
      Family of one or two orphans under 21 years, father dead, mother living, 3-year residence in Georgia - 1 draw
      Family of three or more orphans under 21 years, father and mother both dead, 3-year residence in Georgia - 2 draws
      Family of one or two orphans under 21 years, father and mother both dead, 3-year residence in Georgia, 1 draw
      Orphan under 21 years, father killed in the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, or Indian War, 3-year residence in Georgia - 2 draws
      Invalid or indigent officer or soldier in the Revolutionary Army who had been fortunate drawer in either previous lottery - 1 draw
      Persons Excluded
      Any fortunate drawer in either previous land lottery, except families of orphans consisting of more than one person and such other persons as indicated above.
      Citizens of the state who were legally drafted in the War of 1812 or the Indian War and refused to serve a tour of duty in person or by substitute.
      Any person who resided upon the lottery territory previous to the extinguishment of the Indian title to the same.
      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 Third or 1820 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, 1991.)
      The Georgia Surveyor General Department, by Marion Hemperley. (Atlanta: Georgia Secretary of State, 1982.)