Georgia Cherokee Land Lottery, 1838
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.
Smith, James F. The Cherokee Land Lottery, Containing a
Numerical List of the Names of the Fortunate Drawers in
Said Lottery. New York: - , 1838.
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
22 12th DISTRICT, FOURTH SECTION, CHEROKEE Pleasant T.
Hulsey Dobbs's Hall
This page was last updated January 14, 2004.