1833 Land Lottery of Georgia and Other Missing Names of Winners in the Georgia Land Lotteries
1833 Land Lottery of Georgia and Other Missing Names of Winners in the Georgia Land Lotteries. Robert Scott Davis, Jr. 2016
Farris Cadle, author of an upcoming book on the history of Georgia land grants and surveys, discovered a Georgia law of 1833 that ordered the fractional (less then 40 acres) land lots of the 1832 Georgia Gold Lot Lottery to be dispensed in a special 1833 land lottery. The winners were to be drawn from the remaining (losing) tickets of the two 1832 land lotteries.
A search of the Georgia Surveyor General Department has turned up the list of some 1,500 Georgia citizens who won the lots dispensed in the forgotten 1833 land lottery. Reproduced are the names and other information on those land lots and their winners. The original of this list is the last document on microfilm reel 286/49 at the Georgia Department of Archives and History. Also given away in this land lottery were a handful of lots left over from previous land lotteries. For information on abbreviations used in designating participants in the 1832 land lotteries, see James F. Smith, The 1832 Cherokee Land Lottery. Also included in the list are more than thirty land lots omitted from the original drawing of the 1820 Georgia Land lottery. These lots are designated with "1820 LL." This list appears at the end of the list of Houston County land lots on Microfilm reel 286/47 at the Georgia Dept. of Archives & History. These lots were drawn for and given to participants in the 1820 land lottery. Index Included.