[PDF] 1805 Georgia Land Lottery Fortunate Drawers And Grantees


1805 Georgia Land Lottery Fortunate Drawers And GranteesHrough the land lottery rocess in 1805 The information contained in this book was compiled from a variety of SOURCES PRIMARILY THE LIST OF PERSONS ENTITLED TO DRAWS primarily the List of Persons Entitled to Draws grant books and the Numerical List Sources used that relate to specific events and reuests include the Executive Department Minutes records of the Georgia General Assembly and three series of land lottery documents In addition the List of Fortunate Drawers the Proceedings and Ledger of Fractions Sales and the Index Leading to Page were used for verification urpos. Sales and the Index Leading to Page were used for verification urpos. The 1805 Georgia Land Lottery was the first experiment of its kind in the United States Partly in response to the Yazoo and Pine Barrens Land Frauds of the 1790s the eople of Georgia decided to distribute newly acuired lands using a lottery thereby minimizing opportunities for "corruption Land lotteries had been used The Mystery of the Two-Toed Pigeon previously on a limited basis but the distribution ofublic lands "Land lotteries had been used Rack Ruin previously on a limited basis but the distribution ofublic lands a mass scale by lottery is uniue to Georgia New land was surveyed into suare lots using to Georgia New land was surveyed into suare lots using funds and then distributed by chance to eligible cit. using funds and then distributed by chance to eligible cit. Izens Widows and orphans classes typically disadvantaged under the headright system were specifically allowed to articipate in the land lottery As the first of eight Georgia lotteries the 1805 Land Lottery served as the operational model for those to follow and established districts land lots model for those to follow and established districts and land lots the foundational units of Georgia's survey system over the township range and section The urpose of this book is to document the record of title transfer from the State of Georgia to an individual for each land lot distributed