Land Lottery

The Cherokee Land Lottery

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.

17th District 1st Section, Cherokee

The list below contains the names and residence of all the fortunate drawers in the Land Lottery of the 17th District, 1st Section, of Cherokee country. This list is part of a larger compilation called the Cherokee land lottery. 1 Reuben Taylor, Tuggle’s, Merriwether.2 Bressie O’Brien, 601st, Taliaferro3 William Davis, Higginbotham’s, Rabun,*4 Gabriel G. Coley, …

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13th District 2nd Section, Cherokee

The list below contains the names and residence of all the fortunate drawers in the Land Lottery of the 13th District, 2nd Section, of Cherokee country. This list is part of a larger compilation called the Cherokee land lottery. 1 Coflens Spevoy, Strickland’s, Merriwether.*2 John A. Boutwell, 320th, Baldwin.3 Henry Bohannon, Mizell’s, Talbot.4 Jeremiah Pittman, …

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14th District 2nd Section, Cherokee

The list below contains the names and residence of all the fortunate drawers in the Land Lottery of the 14th District, 2nd Section, of Cherokee country. This list is part of a larger compilation called the  Cherokee land lottery. 1 Asia Garrett, Jones’s, Hall.2 William W. Wash, Cleland’s, Chatham.*3 Alfred Quinn, Candler’s, Bibb,4 Ephraim Shelton, Brock’s, …

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