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HALSEY -- Georgia Cherokee Land Lottery, 1838

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Description:
Of all the states, Georgia has the distinction of being the only one to distribute parcels of land by lottery. This database is a listing of persons allotted land in 1838 from what was considered "Cherokee Land." Located in the northeastern part of the state, over 18,500 parcels were distributed by lottery in that year. Each record of this collection contains the individual's name, residence, and county. Additionally, it provides the district and section number of the parcel of land. For researchers of early Georgian ancestors, this can be an enlightening database.

Source Information:
Smith, James F. The Cherokee Land Lottery, Containing a Numerical List of the Names of the Fortunate Drawers in Said Lottery. New York: - , 1838.

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Number District Name Residence County Comment

15 SIXTH DISTRICT, FIRST SECTION, CHEROKEE William M. Halsey Morton's De Kalb

179 SIXTH DISTRICT, THIRD SECTION, CHEROKEE Alder Halsey, Jr. Hamilton's Hall

322 ELEVENTH DISTRICT, THIRD SECTION, CHEROKEE James Halsey Dobbs's Hall soldier.; granted previous to the first day of January, 1838

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22 12th DISTRICT, FOURTH SECTION, CHEROKEE Pleasant T. Hulsey Dobbs's Hall

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