1807 Land Lottery

1807 Land Lottery in Georgia

Authority: Act of June 26, 1806

Time of Drawing: August 10, 1807 - September 23, 1807

Counties

  • Baldwin: 15 Districts (6-20)
  • Wilkinson: 23 Districts (6-28)

Size of Land Lots

  • Baldwin: 202 ½ acres
  • Wilkinson: 202 ½ acres

Grant Fee

  • $12.15 per 202 ½ acre lot

Person Entitled to Draw

  • Bachelor, 21 years or over, 3-year residence in Georgia, citizen of United States – 1 draw
  • Married man with wife and/or child under 21 years, 3-year residence in Georgia, citizen of United States – 2 draws
  • Widow, 3-year residence in Georgia – 1 draw
  • Spinster, 21 years or older, 3-year residence in Georgia – 1 draw
  • Orphan under 21 years, father and mother dead, 3-year residence in Georgia – 1 draw
  • Family of orphans under 21 years, father and mother dead, 3-year residence in Georgia – 2 draws
  • Orphan under 21 years, father dead, mother living, 3-year residence in Georgia – 1 draw
  • Family of orphans under 21, father dead, mother living, 3-year residence in Georgia – 1 draw

Persons Excluded

  • Any fortunate drawer in the previous land lottery.

How do I find the names of the winners?

  • 1807 Georgia Land Lottery: Fortunate Drawers and Grantees, comp. by Paul K. Graham (Decatur, Ga.: The Genealogy Company, 2011).
  • The Second or 1807 Land Lottery of Georgia, comp. by Silas Emmett Lucas Jr. (Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1986).