The following items have been extracted from The Early Records of Georgia, Volume I, Wilkes County abstracted and compiled by Grace Gillam Davidson, published in 1933 at Macon, GA
NOTE: "End of Page" notations refer to the page numbers of the original (1933) Mrs. Davidson book. Page numbers beside a person's name refer to the page from the primary source, such as a will or deed book.

[WILKES COUNTY, GEORGIA] LAND LOTTERY OF 1827

EXPLANATORY
The land disposed of by this lottery embraced the five original counties of Muscogee, Troup, Coweta, Lee, and Carroll counties. This territory was ceded by the Indian Springs Treaty February 12, 1825.

Those eligible for participation were white males over 18, who had been

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residents of the state three years. Revolutionary soldiers, widows of Revolutionary soldiers, orphans, soldiers of late wars with Great Britain and Indians and others who had not drawn land in previous lotteries.

Two loose sheets, different paper and handwriting.

List of persons entitled to draw in the present contemplated Land Lottery, who have given in their names since the 9th. Inst. up to this day Feb. 15, 1827. Soldiers who served three months or more.

Draws  
Plumb, David 1  
Flournoy, Samuel, crippled in service also 2  
Hill, Peter 1  
Gresham, John 1  
Weems, Walter H. 1  
Hixson, Timothy 1  
Murden, John 1  
Ray, John, single man 1  
Wootten, John T. got married since 1  
Hood, Rebecca, wid. & w. r. s. 2

We do certify that the above contains all persons entitled to a draw or draws in our Dept., who have given in their names until the last day prescribed by law.

                                              D. BRUCKNER 
                                              JOHN WILKINSON

Filed in the Clerks Office of the Superior Court Feb. 15, 1827.

                                              JOHN DYSON, Clerk.

List of persons entitled to a draw for service. All served three months, all had one draw.

Draws  
Devant, James 1  
Philips, Yearby 1  
Eckles, Joel 1  
Rose, Henry 1  
Pullin, John 1  
Lackey, William 1  
Wolf, Andrew, Jr. 1  
Crane, Joshua R. 1  
Callaway, Joseph M. 1  
Henderson, Henry 1  
Orr, Philip 1  
Gibson, Sylvanus 1  
Sutton, Joel B. 1  
Slaton, Arder 1  
Devaux, William 1  
Little, Archibald 1  
Woodroff, Richard 1  
McGehee, John S. 1  
Carter, Thomas A. 1  
Long, Richard A. 1  
Colly, James 1  
Jossey, Henry 1  
Adams, Joseph 1  
Wise, John 1  
Rutledge, William O. 1  
Callaway, Barham 1  
Nelson, Charles H. 1  
Moore, Seaborn 1  
Armor, Robert 1  
Hancock, William 1  
McLaughlin, James 1  
Gresham, William 1  



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Calaway, Enoch 1  
Bradford, Richard 1
Phillips, Jonathan 1  
Brown, John D. 1  
Chatham, Joseph 1  
Gibson, Chasteen 1  
Martin, Marshall 1  
Hudspeth, Richard 1  
Warthen, Theophilus 1  
Cofer, Joseph B. 1  
Fanning, Bryan 1  
Hood, Joel 1  
Milner, John B. 1  
Poss, Henry 1  
Turner, Luke 1  
Wheatley, Jesse 1  
Coats, Lesley 1  
Anderson, John R. 1  
Berry, Thomas 1  
Bailey, George 1  
Bailey, Russell 1  
Sneed, A. H. 1  
Trammel, Elisha 1  
Lester, Jacob 1  
May, Solomon 1  
Brown, James 1  
Thompson, John D. 1  
Faver, Matthew 1  
Jones, William 1  
Holtzclaw, Henry 1  
Combs, Capt. Philip, Jr. 1  
Wilkinson, John 1  
Hill, Wylie 1  
Boswell, Charles 1  
Arnold, Solomon 1  
Cade, Bedford 1  
Echols, James 1  
Hurley, James, Jr. 1  
Gardner, Samuel 1  
DuVies, Charles 1  
Colly, Francis 1  
Runnels, Hugh 1  

The above names were sent on the 9th. of Feb. 1827 by F. G. Hay.

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