Pulaski County, Georgia Land Lottery Register

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In 1802 Georgia ceded to the US all the land between the Chattahoochee and the Mississippi River, in return for a promise from the US to remove all Indians from Georgia’s reserve territory. “By purchase if possible; by pressure if necessary.”

By an act of the Legislature in the year 1803, the new Purchase of lands from the Indians west of the Oconee River was distributed under the first Land Lottery system. Under it the public lands as they were from time to time freed from Indian occupancy, were at public cost surveyed into small lots of uniform size and marked, numbered and mapped, and the whole returned to the Surveyor’s General’s office from whence by Commissioners chosen by the Legislature for the purpose, caused all the lots to be thrown into the Lottery Wheel, and to become fortune’s gift as well as her own, to her own people.1

By the treaty of Ft. Wilkinson in 1802, the Creek Indians ceded part of the district between the Oconee, and Ocmulgee. In 1804 at the Creek Agency on the Flint River the Indians ceded the remaining territory east of the Ocmulgee. Every white man, widow and orphan resident of this state was entitled to one draw and every Revolutionary Soldier was entitled to two draws.

The following data has been extracted from those land lotteries and represent those Pulaski County men who received land in

Section 1 is Lee County
Section 2 is Muscogee County
Section 3 is Troup County
Section 4 is Coweta County
Section 5 is Carroll County

(First and Second Days’ Drawing-March 6th and 7th)

Fortunate Drawers Capts. Dist. No. Dt. Sec.
Wm. Horn, R. S Gilstraps 187 3 5
Edward Banker Kellums 32 15 5
Muses Right Hendleys 14 18 1
William Gays, orphan Powells 207 16 1

(Third Day’s Drawing-March 8th)

Moses Wright Hendleys 148 18 1
Bartlett Barker Bracewells 52 4 1

(Fifth Day’s Drawing-March 12th)

Fortunate Drawers Capts. Dist. No. Dt. Sec.
Reamond B. Mason’s orphans Kellums 17 13 1

(Sixth Day’s Drawing-March 13th)

Frederick Mills Sparrows 110 24 2
John Caruthers Sparrows 7 10 1
Sarah Tazhery Barnetts 21 15 5

(Seventh Day’s Drawing -March 14th)

Fortunate Drawers Capts. Dist. No. Dt. Sec.
Jincy Smith, widow Sparrows 183 17 1
John Smith, R. S Scarboroughs 174 2 4
William B. Crofford Thomas 23 2 3
Win. J. Pennington, ill Kellums 196 6 1

(Eighth Day’s Drawing-March 15th)

Mary Bryan, w. R. S Scarboroughs 104 9 5
Sylvanus Hoskins Sparrows 157 1 1
Josiah Wimburn Thomas 244 1 4
Susan Mayo, w. R. S Gilstraps 178 6 3
Martin Wallden Scarboroughs 207 3 2

(Ninth Day’s Drawing-March 16th)

Fortunate Drawers Capts. Dist. No. Dt. Sec.
Edward Smith Bracewells 21 1 4
William Smith Powells 88 >17 2
Frances Pugh, orphan Sparrows 32 1 1
William B. Reeves Gilstraps 16 21 1

(Tenth Day’s Drawing-March 17th)

Fortunate Drawers Capts. Dist. No. Dt. Sec.
Edmund Dillard, soldier Cains 12 8 1
Rutha Bell, w. R. S Thomas 343 8 1
Martha Regan, wid Powells 11 1 4
David Defnal Sparrows 144 27 1

(Eleventh Day’s Drawing-March 19th)

Allen W.Thomas Sparrows 60 23 2
John S.Isler Powells 227 15 1
William Hawl Bracewells 200 16 1

(Twelfth Day’s Drawing-March 20th)

Nathan King Powells 1 24 1

(Thirteenth Day’s Drawing-March 21st)

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

No. Dt. Sec.
Sally Christian, w. R. S Thomas 104 12 2
Jesse Hines Sparrows 192 5 1

(Fourteenth Day’s Drawing-March 22nd)

Silvy Bynum, w. R. S Sparrows 66 7 2
Eliz. Frazar’s children Scarboroughs 19 5 4
Lucrecy Saulter, illegit Scarboroughs 184 9 1
Sary Armstrong, w. R. S Scarboroughs 224 9 2
Mary Miller, widow Scarboroughs 33 24 1
William Z. Bailey Gilstraps 176 10 5

(Fifteenth Day’s Drawing-March 23rd)

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

No. Dt. Sec.
Wash Wheeler, ill Sparrows 160 70 1
Wm. Shuffield, Sr., R. S Hurdleys 212 18 1
Thomas McGriff Kellams 190 6 3
James Tumlinson Powells 252 1 4
Robert N. Taylor Kellams 179 6 5
William S. Coleson Gilstraps 58 15 1
Daniel Williams, orphan Hendleys 17 6 3
(Sixteenth Day’s Drawing-March 24th)
James J. Word Kellams 117 15 2
Stephen Kent’s orphans Sparrows 145 8 4
Vincent Yearty Scarboroughs 198 3 4
Elisha Hodges Powells 130 29 1
William Flower’s orphans Kellams 108 20 2

(Seventeenth Day’s Drawing-March 26th)

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

No. Dt. Sec.
Sally & John Word, orphans Kellams 73 5 2
Unity Brinson, w. R. S Thomas 98 3 4

(Eighteenth Day’s Drawing-March 27th)

John Faircloth Gilstraps 128 14 2
James Robuck Gilstraps 10 7 4
Amos Brown Bracewells 297 4 1

(Nineteenth Day’s Drawing-March 28th)

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

No. Dt. Sec.
William Singleterry Gilstraps 110 4 3
Nancy Miller, wid Scarboroughs 6 16 1
Nontford Taylor Sparrows 271 21 2

(Twentieth Day’s Drawing -March 29th)

William Shipp Gilstraps 118 14 5
William T. Snilling Bracewells 88 21 2
Mary Anderson, wid Kellams 100 2 3

(Twenty-first Day’s Drawing-March 30th)

Arthur Tookes’ orphans Sparrows 236 6 1
David Priel Scarboroughs 74 6 2
Uriah Pope, sol Bracewells 281 7 1
Epps Wallace Thomas 100 17 1
John W. Carruthers Sparrows 166 12 3

(Twenty-Second Day’s Drawing-March 31st)

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

No. Dt. Sec.
Wm. Miller’s orphans Scarboroughs 202 7 1
Thomas McGriff Kellams 39 19 1
Elizabeth Yawn, illegit Hendleys 201 7 1

(Twenty-Third Day’s Drawing-April 2nd)

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

No. Dt. Sec.
James R. Butts Gilstraps 115 13 5
Cynthia Gardner Bracewells 182 3 1
James Holland Scarboroughs 189 12 3

(Twenty-fourth Day’s Drawing-April 3rd)

Aaron Scarborough Scarboroughs 14 9 5
Reuben Bynums Sparrows 78 4 1
Elisha Holland Scarboroughs 30 1 3
John Gregory, sol Thomas 60 5 4

(Twenty-Fifth Day’s Drawing-April 4th)

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

No. Dt. Sec.
Caleb Fullington Thomas 105 12 2
John Rogers Bracewells 231 23 2
Elizabeth Haddock, w Sparrows 90 4 1

(Twenty-sixth Day’s Drawing-April 5th)

Lovet P. Fan Thomas 241 6 5
John Readon Scarboroughs 167 20 1
James Little Gilstraps 67 20 1
John Smith’s children Sparrows 217 10 2

(Twenty-seventh Day’s Drawing-April 6th)

Han’h Snelling, W. R. S Sparrows 176 13 1
Hillery Henderson Gilstraps 235 11 2
William Trull Kellams 48 9 5

(Twenty-Eighth Day’s Drawing-April 7th)

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

No. Dt. Sec.
Mary Tooke, wid Sparrows 334 28 1
Robert Lee Sparrows 22 1 3
William Cunningham Gilstraps 215 9 3
Daniel Graham Scarboroughs 215 3 2

(Twenty-ninth Day’s Drawing-April 9th)

R. R. Tarver Banchers 132 12 3
John Barker’s orphans Bledsoes 204 29 1
William Flower’s orphans Kellams 244 16 1
William Lester, soldier Thomas 70 3 5
Margaret Stephens Gilstraps 188 21 2
Allen Wheeler Sparrows 60 3 3

(Thirtieth Day’s Drawing-April 10th)

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

No. Dt. Sec.
Robert N. Taylor Kellams 87 1 5
John Rozar Powells 252 9 5
Thomas Allender Powells 239 8 1
Thomas J. Wheeler, ill Sparrows 69 11 3
Frances Harrell Hurdleys 313 8 5
Daniel T. Clemmons Thomas 107 8 1
(Thirty-first Day’s Drawing-April 11th)
Hardy Powers, soldier Gilletts  67 19 2
Oliver G. Williford Scarboroughs 220 21 1
(Thirty-second Day’s Drawing-April 12th)
John Wilson Thomas 240 11 5
William Haddock’s orphans Sparrows 166 2 2

(Thirty-Third Day’s Drawing-April 13th)

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

No. Dt. Sec.
John Henley Gilstraps 243 7 5
Bynum Syloy, widow Sparrows 321 7 5
George Gilder Kellams 103 1 3
Isom McDonald, R. S Scarboroughs 58 14 1
William F. Snelling Bracewells 82 15 1

(Thirty-Fourth Day’s Drawing-April 14th)

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

 No. Dt. Sec.
John B. Greene Bracewells 244 4 2
Robert H. Joiner Hendleys 17 3 1
Seaborn Rainey Hendleys 218 7 1
Spire Mills’ orphans Sparrows 246 20 2

(Thirty-fifth Day’s Drawing-April 16th)

Amos Pipkins Scarboroughs 38 10 1
Martha E. Anderson, widow Scarboroughs 51 10 3
Richard Gainy’s orphans Thomas 8 3 3
Hiram Dykes Hendleys 274 12 3
Elizabeth Averett, wid Kellams 199 5 4

(Thirty-sixth Day’s Drawing-April 17th)

Manuel W.Lovin Sparrows 65 1 3
M., D. A. & C. C. Snell, orphans Kellams 99 1 3
Mur. McLeod, R. S Bracewells 184 8 1
Elizabeth Pratt, wid Sparrows 157 14 2

(Thirty-Seventh Day’s Drawings-April 18th)

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

No. Dt. Sec.
Isaac W.Mitchell Bracewells 26 1 4
J. W. Bunn, orph Kellams 220 12 2
James Parker, Sr Scarboroughs 218 26 1

(Thirty-eighth Day’s Drawings-April 19th)

William Trull Kellams 180 4 1
James M. Christian’s orphans Thomas 78 21 1
William Mayo Kellams 48 29 1
Richard Doves’ orphans Scarboroughs 257 22 1
James Adams’ orphans Powells 255 11 5
Owen Dillard Bracewells 26 25 1
Lewis Harrell Hendleys 117 29 1

(Thirty-Ninth Day’s Drawing-April 20th)

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

No. Dt. Sec.
James Dillard Powells 214 13 2
William Cunningham Gilstraps 182 20 1
John Bryan Scarboroughs 39 26 1

(Fortieth Day’s Drawing-April 21st)

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

No. Dt. Sec.
James Harrison Scarboroughs 134 30 1
William Shipp Gilstraps 268 16 2

(Forty-first Day’s Drawing-April 23rd)

Daniel Harvel Powells 144 33 1
Rewbin Bynum Sparrows 269 5 1
David Miller’s orphans Bracewells 172 20 2
Zachariah Willis Scarboroughs 9 4 1
Barny Williams Hendleys 186 5 3
Josiah Wemburn, R. S Thomas 241 8 1

(Forty-second Day’s Drawing-April 24th)

Green H. Chairs Kellams 150 5 2
Wm. Anderson’s orphans Scarboroughs 34 12 2

(Forty-Third Day’s Drawing-April 25th)

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

No. Dt. Sec.
M. C. Stegall Sparrows 191 2 5
Reubin Bynum’s orphans Sparrows 38 16 1

(Forty-fourth Day’s Drawing-April 26th)

Mary Defnal, w. R. S Sparrows 102 19 2
Jackson Hogan, illegit Sparrows 255 8 3
Frederick Haudley Thomas 252 9 1

(Forty-Fifth Day’s Drawing-April 27th)

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

No. Dt. Sec.
James Care Powells 99 30 1
Shadrick Rozar Powells 158 9 2
William Smith, sol Scarboroughs 108 17 1
J. Willoughby’s mins. f. a Thomas 21 4 3
James Care Powells 22 16 2

(Forty-sixth Day’s Drawing-April 28th)

Amos Wheeler, R. S Sparrows 39 22 1
Archabal Odom, R. S Powells 69 33 1

(Forty-Seventh Day’s Drawing-April 30th)

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

No. Dt. Sec.
Malta Scarborough Scarboroughs 224 7 1
Ica Atkinson Thomas 41 4 5
Isaac Johnson Scarboroughs 33 16 2
James Roach’s orphans Gilstraps 260 21 2
(Forty-eighth Day’s Drawing-May 1st)
Allen Wheeler Sparrows 133 7 1
LeviBush, R. S Gilstraps 124 16 1
Rehum Readen’s orphans Scarborough 68 4 3
Joney Savage, wid Powells 129 9 1

(Forty-Ninth Day’s Drawing-May 2nd)

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

No. Dt. Sec.
John Ricks Kellams 57 6 2
Elizabeth Ballard Powells 55 9 5
Ann Wilson, w. R. S Thomas 226 15 1
Dugal C. McPhail Kellams 109 24 1
Rasmus Gay Powells 67 21 2
Penny Brown, illeg Hendleys 73 22 2

(Fiftieth Day’s Drawing-May 3rd)

Patsey Johnson, w. R. S Gilstraps 117 5 3
James J. Vickers Thomas 189 11 5
Henry Sparrow Sparrows 275 20 2
Polly Ballard, illeg Gilstraps 65 7 2
Sessom Purkins Gilstraps 194 14 2
William Mayo Kellams 173 19 2
Benjamin Loveless Scarboroughs 77 21 1

(Fifty-first Day’s Drawing -May 4th)

Hyram Pollard Gilstraps 142 4 1
Moses Horn Gilstraps 198 12 3
Richard Gainy’s orphans Thomas 77 6 2
Elizabeth Gregory, wid Thomas 210 4 3
James Roach’s orphans Gilstraps 189 2 5
M., D. A. & C. C. Snell, orphans Kellams 70 5 3

(Fifty-Second Day’s Drawing May 5th)

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

No. Dt. Sec.
David J. Walker Heandelsy 76 26 1
M.J. Loper, orphan Gilstraps 100 13 1
Jeremiah Forehand Gilstraps 78 6 2
Rutha Beall, w. R. S Thomas 65 3 2

(Fifty-third Day’s Drawing-May 7th)

Tabitha Arnold, wid Gilstraps 20 7 4
James Oliver, R. S Hendleys 58 20 1
James T. Thomas’ orphans Thomas 172 17 2
Philip Troy Scarboroughs 149 22 1
Mary Thompson, wid Scarboroughs 75 15 2

(Fifty-Fourth Day’s Drawing -May 8th)

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

No. Dt. Sec.
John McCre Thomas 57 25 1
Richard Thomas Scarboroughs 184 6 3
Bartlett Baker Bracewells 93 11 3

(Fifty-fifth Day’s Drawing-May 9th)

John Powers Scarboroughs 97 1 3
James Yates Gilstraps 88 32 1
Emery Sermons Sparrows 221 5 5
Milly Cardin, W. R. S Sparrows 33 3 1
John J. Lanier Bracewels 50 28 1
Thomas Davis Gilstraps 99 5 5
Robert Savage Powells 18 8 5
Galsey Smith’s illegitim Powells 171 16 2
Abner Averett’s orphans Kellams 80 9 1

(Fifty-sixth Day’s Drawing-May 10th)

Jacob Parkerson Hendleys 205 2 2
Joseph Haskins Kellams 13 27 1
Jeffer. Armstrong, ill Scarboroughs 250 5 5

(Fifty-Seventh Day’s Drawing-May 11th)

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

No. Dt. Sec.
Wiley Kent Sparrows 146 24 1
Marin Johnson, h. a Kellams 161 8 4
John Smith, R. S Scarboroughs 25 32 1
Pernal Sermons Sparrows 99 2 3
William Haddock’s orphans Sparrows 114 21 2

(Fifty-Eighth Day’s Drawing-May 12th)

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

No. Dt. Sec.
John Caruthers Sparrows 37 4 2
Larkin Armstrong, orphan Hendleys 206 15 1

(Fifty-ninth Day’s Drawing-May 14th)

David Priel Scarboroughs 50 7 5
John Leith, orphan Sparrows 330 7 5
James M. Taylor’s orphans Sparrows 168 9 3
Peter Gilstrap Gilstraps 88 12 1
Daniel Harrel Powells 96 2 2

(Sixty-First Day’s Drawing-May 16th)

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

No. Dt. Sec.
James H. Warren Kellams 250 3 2
John Buchan Hendleys 145 7 2

(Sixty-second Day’s Drawing-May 17th)

Levi E. Bush Gilstraps 146 13 2
Isaac Burkhalter, sol Sparrows 49 13 2
James O. Jelks Sparrows 154 22 1
Celia Kellum, wid Gilstraps 101 8 3

(Sixty-Third Day’s Drawing-May 18th)

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

No. Dt. Sec.
Cynthia Crofford, wid Thomas 173 7 5
William Bryan Scarboroughs 18 10 1
Harrison Peacock Scarboroughs 45 7 1

(Sixty-fourth Day’s Drawing -May 19th)

Abraham Wood, R. S Thomas 24 17 1
Joseph Simmons Sparrows 230 3 5
Mary Mannings, illeg Powells 114 13 5
James Little Gilstraps 66 11 5

(Sixty-Fifth Day’s Drawing -May 21st)

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

No. Dt. Sec.
Tabitha Yearty, widow Kellams 52 10 1
Abner Averett’s orphans Kellams 235 17 1
Tyra Garrett Sparrows 209 25 1
Mary Mills, widow Sparrows 161 12 2
James Bynum Gilstraps 177 7 3

(Sixty-sixth Day’s Drawing-May 22nd)

James Bryan’s orphans Kellams 183 6 5

(Sixty-eighth and Sixty-ninth Days’ Drawing-May 24th and 25th)

Catherine McGlothern Hendleys 71 5 5
Shadrack Atkinson Thomas 51 10 5
Charlotte Bailey, orphan Hendleys 189 19 2
Baker Adams Scarboroughs 153 1 2

 

Source: Houston, Martha Lou. Reprint of Official Register of Land Lottery of Georgia 1827. Columbus, Georgia: Walton-Forbes Company. 1928.

Footnotes

  1. Chappell, A.H., Miscellanies of Georgia. 



MLA Source Citation:

Baggott, Rev. J. L. History of Pulaski County Georgia. Daughters of American Revolution. 1935. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 15 September 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/georgia/pulaski-county-georgia-land-lottery-register.htm - Last updated on Jul 13th, 2014


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