The Cherokee Land Lottery

1830 Map of Cherokee Territory in Georgia

The Land Lottery dataset contains the names and residence of all the fortunate drawers in the Land Lottery of the Cherokee country, arranged by districts in numerical order, all carefully copied from the originals in the Executive Department and the office of the Surveyor General, designating also the lots which have been granted. We have given the quality of the lots in some instances, but not generally, deeming it altogether unimportant, from the well known inaccuracy of the surveyors in classing their value, and from the additional fact that very few individuals engage in contracts for real estate until they are enabled by personal observation to place a proper estimate upon the premises. By reference to the numerical list, the drawer’s name and residence can be readily ascertained.

14th District, 4th Section, Cherokee

1 Henry T. Bumley, Newsom’s, Warren.* 2 Jesse Liptrot, 74th, Burke.* 3 John Higgs, Daniel’s, Hall.* 4 Moses Wilson, sol., Espy’s, Clarke* 5 Richard Hutchinson, 417th, Walton* 6 Jerry Warner’s ors., Jordan’s, Bibb* 7 Jesse Bowden, Monk’s, Crawford.* 8 Sampson Gibbs, Stone’s, Irwin. 9 Thompson Hawk, Hutson’s, Newton.* 10 Littleton R. Brewer, Echols’s, Clarke.* 11

14th District, 3rd Section, Cherokee.

1 Enoch M. Fincher, Ellsworth’s, Bibb. 2. Alfred G. Pogue, Parham’s, Warren. 3 Edmund Butts, s. 1. w., 374th, Putnam.* 4 Rachael Martin, w., 145th, Greene. 5 Jacob Davis,sol., Brewton’s, Tatnall. 6 William H. Wiley, Alberson’s, Walton.* 7 Edward W. Solomon, Sanderlin’s, Chatham.* 8 Luke Williams, 430th, Early* 9 Daniel Drummond, Wynn’s, Gwinnett.* 10 Thomas

17th District 1st Section, Cherokee

1 Reuben Taylor, Tuggle’s, Merriwether. 2 Bressie O’Brien, 601st, Taliaferro 3 William Davis, Higginbotham’s, Rabun,* 4 Gabriel G. Coley, Daniel’s, Hall.* 5 John Dial, Jr:, 2d section, Cherokee.* 6 John King, Jr., Baismore’s, Jones, 7 Richard W. Davis’s ors,, Downs’s, Warren. 8 James H. Stedham, Duke’s, Carroll;* 9 Meshack Maddox, Bustin’s, Pike* 10 Elias Crews,

11th District, 3rd Section, Cherokee

1 George King, Hammond’s, Franklin. 2 Jesse Smith, Sen. R. S., Edwards’s, Franklin. 3 William Braddaway, Braddy’s, Jones. 4 William W. Griffin, Griffin’s, De Kalb. 5 James J. Smith, Herndon’s, Hall. 6 James Askew’s ors., 107th, Hancock. 7 Henry Matthews’s ors., Wynn’s, Gwinnett. 8 Mercer Rhodes, Martin’s, Newton 9 Reuben Harris, 419th, Walton. 10 David

18th District 1st Section, Cherokee

1 James Murray, Loven’s, Henry.* 2 Hester Branch, w. r. s., Southwell’s, Tatnall 3 John Mills, Park’s, Walton.* 4 Seaborn Jones, Covington’s, Pike 5 John A. Byrd, Athens, Clarke 6 Michael James’s ors., 1st, Chatham. 7 Kinchen Harrison, sol., Newsom’s, Warren.* 8 James Harrell, 561st, Upson. 9 Isaac Laroche’s ors., 122d, Richmond. 10 William Savage,

27th District, 3rd Section, Cherokee

1 James Ford, 72d, Burke.* 2 John L. Doyal, Reid’s, Gwinnett.* 3 John Crumby, Sutton’s, Habersham. 4 John Moore, Sen., r. s., Merck’s, Hall. 5 Mary C. Ford, w., Martin’s, Jones.* 6 Mary W. Tomlinson, Christie’s, Jefferson. 7 S. Golightly, w. r. s., Williams’s, Washington.* 8 Young F. Tigner, Payne’s, Merriwether.* 9 William H. Cooper,

11th District, 4th Section, Cherokee.

1 Josiah W. Pope’s or:, 166th, Wilkes.* 2 Charles S. Dodge, 271st, M’Intosh.* 3 Groves Morris, rock’s, Habersham.* 4 Matthew Varner, Sen., r. s., Hall’s, Oglethorpe. 5 James J. Mayo, Dilman’s, Pulaski .* 6 Willie Hancock, Bustin’s, Pike.* 7 John T. Hamby, Chandler’s, Franklin. 8 Philip Lightfoot, Lightfoot’s, Washington.* 9 Lewis Montgomery, s. i. w.,

12th District, 4th Section, Cherokee

1 Henry Key, s. l. w., 512th, Lee. 2 David Hern, 656th, Troup. 3 Ezra L. Crane, Candler’s, Bibb. 4 John S. Foster, 7th, Chatham. 5 Thomas Kendrick, Grubbs’s, Columbia. 6 Gracey Baley, w., 11 th, Effingham.* 7 James G. Snipes, 494th, Upson. 8 Robert C. Bugg, Field’s, Habersham. 9 William Dowers, Dobbs’s, Hall. 10

7th District, 2nd Section, Cherokee

1 John Gurley, Hughes’s, Habersham.* 2 Sirass B. Oliver , Martin’s, Washington.* 3 Ward Hudson Guice’s, Oglethorpe.* 4 John Laton, s.l. w., Peacock’s, Washington.* 5 Simon C. Vick, George’s, Appling. 6 William Pentecost, r. s., Lay’s Jackson. 7 Kenneth Gillis, Gillis’s, De Kalb 8 Charles W. Nixon) Gunn’s, Henry.* 9 Williamson Phipps) Rainey’s, Twiggs. 10

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