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Reprint of Official Register of Land Lottery of Georgia, 1827



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  • Title  Reprint of Official Register of Land Lottery of Georgia, 1827 
    Short Title  Book: Georgia-Land - Reprint of Official Register of Land Lottery of Georgia, 1827 
    Author  Martha Lou Houston 
    Publisher  Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1976 
    Call Number  G 929.3758 GEO GEORGIA 
    Repository  Library: Cobb County, Georgia Public Library - Central 
    Source ID  S873 
    Linked to  Penelope Coffield
    John Rich, Sr.
    John Rich, Jr.
    John W. Rich
    Richmond Rich
    William Rich
    Zilpha Rich
    Jesse Wall
    Eleanor [--?--] 

  •  Notes 
    • 315 p.: map; 24 cm.
      First published 1827. Reprint of the 1929 edition.

      Authority: Act of June 9, 1825

      Date of Drawing: 1827

      Counties
      Carroll: 16 districts (1-16) [section 5]
      Coweta: 9 districts (1-9) [section 4]
      Lee: 13 districts (1-13) [section 1]
      Muscogee: 24 districts (1-24) [section 2]
      Troup: 12 districts (1-12) [section 3]
      Size of Land Lots
      All counties: 202 acres
      Grant Fee
      $18.00 per Land Lot
      Person Entitled to Draw
      Bachelor, 18 years or over, 3-year residence in Georgia, citizen of United States - 1 draw
      Married man with wife or son under 18 years or unmarried daughter, 3-year residence in Georgia, citizen of United States - 2 draws
      Widow, 3-year residence in Georgia - 1 draw
      Wife and/or child, 3-year residence in Georgia, husband and/or father absent from state for 3 years - 1 draw
      Family (one or two ) of orphans under 18 years whose father is dead, 3-year residence in state or since birth - 1 draw
      Family (three or more) of orphans under 18 years, 3-year residence in state or since birth - 2 draws
      Widow, husband killed in Revolutionary War, War of 1812, or Indian War, 3-year residence in Georgia - 2 draws
      Orphan, father killed in Revolutionary War, War of 1812 or Indian War - 2 draws
      Wounded or disabled veteran of War of 1812 or Indian War, unable to work - 2 draws
      Veteran of Revolutionary War - 2 draws
      Veteran of Revolutionary War who had been a fortunate drawer in any previous Lottery - 1 draw
      Child or children of convict, 3-year residence in Georgia - 1 draw
      Male idiots, lunatics or insane, deaf and dumb, or blind, over 10 years and under 18 years, 3-year residence in Georgia - 1 draw
      Female idiots, insane or lunatics, deaf and dumb, or blind, over 10 years, 3-year residence in Georgia - 1 draw
      Family (one or two) of illegitimates under 18 years, residence since birth in Georgia - 1 draw
      Family (three or more) of illegitimates under 18 years, residence since birth in Georgia - 2 draws
      Child or children of a convict whose father had not drawn in any of the former land lotteries - entitled to a draw or draws in the same manner they would be entitled if they were orphans
      Persons Excluded
      Any fortunate drawer in any previous Land Lottery.
      Citizens who volunteered or were legally drafted in the War of 1812 or the Indian War and who refused to serve a tour of duty in person or by substitute.
      Anyone who may have deserted from military service.
      Any tax defaulter or absconded for debt.
      Any convict in the penitentiary.
      How do I find the names of the winners?
      Reprint of Official Register of Land Lottery of Georgia 1827, comp. by Martha Lou Houston; index prepared by Silas Emmett Lucas Jr.. (Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1986.)
      How do I find the names of the winners?
      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.)