Pulaski County, Georgia Land Lottery Register

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

[box]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[/box]

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

Fortunate DrawersCapts. Dist.No.Dt.Sec.
Wm. Horn, R. SGilstraps18735
Edward BankerKellums32155
Muses RightHendleys14181
William Gays, orphanPowells207161

(Third Day’s Drawing-March 8th)

Moses WrightHendleys148181
Bartlett BarkerBracewells5241

(Fifth Day’s Drawing-March 12th)

Fortunate DrawersCapts. Dist.No.Dt.Sec.
Reamond B. Mason’s orphansKellums17131

(Sixth Day’s Drawing-March 13th)

Frederick MillsSparrows110242
John CaruthersSparrows7101
Sarah TazheryBarnetts21155

(Seventh Day’s Drawing -March 14th)

Fortunate DrawersCapts. Dist.No.Dt.Sec.
Jincy Smith, widowSparrows183171
John Smith, R. SScarboroughs17424
William B. CroffordThomas2323
Win. J. Pennington, illKellums19661

(Eighth Day’s Drawing-March 15th)

Mary Bryan, w. R. SScarboroughs10495
Sylvanus HoskinsSparrows15711
Josiah WimburnThomas24414
Susan Mayo, w. R. SGilstraps17863
Martin WalldenScarboroughs20732

(Ninth Day’s Drawing-March 16th)

Fortunate DrawersCapts. Dist.No.Dt.Sec.
Edward SmithBracewells2114
William SmithPowells88>172
Frances Pugh, orphanSparrows3211
William B. ReevesGilstraps16211

(Tenth Day’s Drawing-March 17th)

Fortunate DrawersCapts. Dist.No.Dt.Sec.
Edmund Dillard, soldierCains1281
Rutha Bell, w. R. SThomas34381
Martha Regan, widPowells1114
David DefnalSparrows144271

(Eleventh Day’s Drawing-March 19th)

Allen W.ThomasSparrows60232
John S.IslerPowells227151
William HawlBracewells200161

(Twelfth Day’s Drawing-March 20th)

Nathan KingPowells1241

(Thirteenth Day’s Drawing-March 21st)

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

Sally Christian, w. R. SThomas104122
Jesse HinesSparrows19251

(Fourteenth Day’s Drawing-March 22nd)

Silvy Bynum, w. R. SSparrows6672
Eliz. Frazar’s childrenScarboroughs1954
Lucrecy Saulter, illegitScarboroughs18491
Sary Armstrong, w. R. SScarboroughs22492
Mary Miller, widowScarboroughs33241
William Z. BaileyGilstraps176105

(Fifteenth Day’s Drawing-March 23rd)

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

Wash Wheeler, illSparrows160701
Wm. Shuffield, Sr., R. SHurdleys212181
Thomas McGriffKellams19063
James TumlinsonPowells25214
Robert N. TaylorKellams17965
William S. ColesonGilstraps58151
Daniel Williams, orphanHendleys1763
(Sixteenth Day’s Drawing-March 24th)
James J. WordKellams117152
Stephen Kent’s orphansSparrows14584
Vincent YeartyScarboroughs19834
Elisha HodgesPowells130291
William Flower’s orphansKellams108202

(Seventeenth Day’s Drawing-March 26th)

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

Sally & John Word, orphansKellams7352
Unity Brinson, w. R. SThomas9834

(Eighteenth Day’s Drawing-March 27th)

John FairclothGilstraps128142
James RobuckGilstraps1074
Amos BrownBracewells29741

(Nineteenth Day’s Drawing-March 28th)

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

William SingleterryGilstraps11043
Nancy Miller, widScarboroughs6161
Nontford TaylorSparrows271212

(Twentieth Day’s Drawing -March 29th)

William ShippGilstraps118145
William T. SnillingBracewells88212
Mary Anderson, widKellams10023

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

Arthur Tookes’ orphansSparrows23661
David PrielScarboroughs7462
Uriah Pope, solBracewells28171
Epps WallaceThomas100171
John W. CarruthersSparrows166123

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

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

Wm. Miller’s orphansScarboroughs20271
Thomas McGriffKellams39191
Elizabeth Yawn, illegitHendleys20171

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

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

James R. ButtsGilstraps115135
Cynthia GardnerBracewells18231
James HollandScarboroughs189123

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

Aaron ScarboroughScarboroughs1495
Reuben BynumsSparrows7841
Elisha HollandScarboroughs3013
John Gregory, solThomas6054

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

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

Caleb FullingtonThomas105122
John RogersBracewells231232
Elizabeth Haddock, wSparrows9041

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

Lovet P. FanThomas24165
John ReadonScarboroughs167201
James LittleGilstraps67201
John Smith’s childrenSparrows217102

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

Han’h Snelling, W. R. SSparrows176131
Hillery HendersonGilstraps235112
William TrullKellams4895

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

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

Mary Tooke, widSparrows334281
Robert LeeSparrows2213
William CunninghamGilstraps21593
Daniel GrahamScarboroughs21532

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

R. R. TarverBanchers132123
John Barker’s orphansBledsoes204291
William Flower’s orphansKellams244161
William Lester, soldierThomas7035
Margaret StephensGilstraps188212
Allen WheelerSparrows6033

(Thirtieth Day’s Drawing-April 10th)

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

Robert N. TaylorKellams8715
John RozarPowells25295
Thomas AllenderPowells23981
Thomas J. Wheeler, illSparrows69113
Frances HarrellHurdleys31385
Daniel T. ClemmonsThomas10781
(Thirty-first Day’s Drawing-April 11th)
Hardy Powers, soldierGilletts 67192
Oliver G. WillifordScarboroughs220211
(Thirty-second Day’s Drawing-April 12th)
John WilsonThomas240115
William Haddock’s orphansSparrows16622

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

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

John HenleyGilstraps24375
Bynum Syloy, widowSparrows32175
George GilderKellams10313
Isom McDonald, R. SScarboroughs58141
William F. SnellingBracewells82151

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

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

John B. GreeneBracewells24442
Robert H. JoinerHendleys1731
Seaborn RaineyHendleys21871
Spire Mills’ orphansSparrows246202

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

Amos PipkinsScarboroughs38101
Martha E. Anderson, widowScarboroughs51103
Richard Gainy’s orphansThomas833
Hiram DykesHendleys274123
Elizabeth Averett, widKellams19954

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

Manuel W.LovinSparrows6513
M., D. A. & C. C. Snell, orphansKellams9913
Mur. McLeod, R. SBracewells18481
Elizabeth Pratt, widSparrows157142

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

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

Isaac W.MitchellBracewells2614
J. W. Bunn, orphKellams220122
James Parker, SrScarboroughs218261

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

William TrullKellams18041
James M. Christian’s orphansThomas78211
William MayoKellams48291
Richard Doves’ orphansScarboroughs257221
James Adams’ orphansPowells255115
Owen DillardBracewells26251
Lewis HarrellHendleys117291

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

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

James DillardPowells214132
William CunninghamGilstraps182201
John BryanScarboroughs39261

(Fortieth Day’s Drawing-April 21st)

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

James HarrisonScarboroughs134301
William ShippGilstraps268162

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

Daniel HarvelPowells144331
Rewbin BynumSparrows26951
David Miller’s orphansBracewells172202
Zachariah WillisScarboroughs941
Barny WilliamsHendleys18653
Josiah Wemburn, R. SThomas24181

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

Green H. ChairsKellams15052
Wm. Anderson’s orphansScarboroughs34122

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

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

M. C. StegallSparrows19125
Reubin Bynum’s orphansSparrows38161

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

Mary Defnal, w. R. SSparrows102192
Jackson Hogan, illegitSparrows25583
Frederick HaudleyThomas25291

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

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

James CarePowells99301
Shadrick RozarPowells15892
William Smith, solScarboroughs108171
J. Willoughby’s mins. f. aThomas2143
James CarePowells22162

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

Amos Wheeler, R. SSparrows39221
Archabal Odom, R. SPowells69331

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

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

Malta ScarboroughScarboroughs22471
Ica AtkinsonThomas4145
Isaac JohnsonScarboroughs33162
James Roach’s orphansGilstraps260212
(Forty-eighth Day’s Drawing-May 1st)
Allen WheelerSparrows13371
LeviBush, R. SGilstraps124161
Rehum Readen’s orphansScarborough6843
Joney Savage, widPowells12991

(Forty-Ninth Day’s Drawing-May 2nd)

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

John RicksKellams5762
Elizabeth BallardPowells5595
Ann Wilson, w. R. SThomas226151
Dugal C. McPhailKellams109241
Rasmus GayPowells67212
Penny Brown, illegHendleys73222

(Fiftieth Day’s Drawing-May 3rd)

Patsey Johnson, w. R. SGilstraps11753
James J. VickersThomas189115
Henry SparrowSparrows275202
Polly Ballard, illegGilstraps6572
Sessom PurkinsGilstraps194142
William MayoKellams173192
Benjamin LovelessScarboroughs77211

(Fifty-first Day’s Drawing -May 4th)

Hyram PollardGilstraps14241
Moses HornGilstraps198123
Richard Gainy’s orphansThomas7762
Elizabeth Gregory, widThomas21043
James Roach’s orphansGilstraps18925
M., D. A. & C. C. Snell, orphansKellams7053

(Fifty-Second Day’s Drawing May 5th)

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

David J. WalkerHeandelsy76261
M.J. Loper, orphanGilstraps100131
Jeremiah ForehandGilstraps7862
Rutha Beall, w. R. SThomas6532

(Fifty-third Day’s Drawing-May 7th)

Tabitha Arnold, widGilstraps2074
James Oliver, R. SHendleys58201
James T. Thomas’ orphansThomas172172
Philip TroyScarboroughs149221
Mary Thompson, widScarboroughs75152

(Fifty-Fourth Day’s Drawing -May 8th)

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

John McCreThomas57251
Richard ThomasScarboroughs18463
Bartlett BakerBracewells93113

(Fifty-fifth Day’s Drawing-May 9th)

John PowersScarboroughs9713
James YatesGilstraps88321
Emery SermonsSparrows22155
Milly Cardin, W. R. SSparrows3331
John J. LanierBracewels50281
Thomas DavisGilstraps9955
Robert SavagePowells1885
Galsey Smith’s illegitimPowells171162
Abner Averett’s orphansKellams8091

(Fifty-sixth Day’s Drawing-May 10th)

Jacob ParkersonHendleys20522
Joseph HaskinsKellams13271
Jeffer. Armstrong, illScarboroughs25055

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

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

Wiley KentSparrows146241
Marin Johnson, h. aKellams16184
John Smith, R. SScarboroughs25321
Pernal SermonsSparrows9923
William Haddock’s orphansSparrows114212

(Fifty-Eighth Day’s Drawing-May 12th)

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

John CaruthersSparrows3742
Larkin Armstrong, orphanHendleys206151

(Fifty-ninth Day’s Drawing-May 14th)

David PrielScarboroughs5075
John Leith, orphanSparrows33075
James M. Taylor’s orphansSparrows16893
Peter GilstrapGilstraps88121
Daniel HarrelPowells9622

(Sixty-First Day’s Drawing-May 16th)

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

James H. WarrenKellams25032
John BuchanHendleys14572

(Sixty-second Day’s Drawing-May 17th)

Levi E. BushGilstraps146132
Isaac Burkhalter, solSparrows49132
James O. JelksSparrows154221
Celia Kellum, widGilstraps10183

(Sixty-Third Day’s Drawing-May 18th)

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

Cynthia Crofford, widThomas17375
William BryanScarboroughs18101
Harrison PeacockScarboroughs4571

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

Abraham Wood, R. SThomas24171
Joseph SimmonsSparrows23035
Mary Mannings, illegPowells114135
James LittleGilstraps66115

(Sixty-Fifth Day’s Drawing -May 21st)

Fortunate Drawers

Capts. Dist.

Tabitha Yearty, widowKellams52101
Abner Averett’s orphansKellams235171
Tyra GarrettSparrows209251
Mary Mills, widowSparrows161122
James BynumGilstraps17773

(Sixty-sixth Day’s Drawing-May 22nd)

James Bryan’s orphansKellams18365

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

Catherine McGlothernHendleys7155
Shadrack AtkinsonThomas51105
Charlotte Bailey, orphanHendleys189192
Baker AdamsScarboroughs15312


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

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

Pulaski County GA,

Baggott, Rev. J. L. History of Pulaski County Georgia. Daughters of American Revolution. 1935.

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