As this was the fourth lottery to be held by Georgia, all persons who had drawn blanks in the three previous lotteries were able to participate. Many, for the first time, received a prize, and ultimately were granted a land lot by the State of Georgia. The lots were 202 1/2 acres in size and the fortunate drawer could receive his grant by paying the $19.00 grant fee established by law.
COUNTIES Dooly 16 districts (1 thru 16) Fayette 4 districts (6,7,9,14 ) Henry 18 districts (1 thru 18) Houston 16 districts (1 thru 16) Monroe 15 districts ( 1 thru 15) SIZE OF LAND LOTS For all five counties they were 202 1/2 acre lots, 2970 feet square PERSONS ENTITLED TO DRAW: Bachelor, 18 years or over, 3 years residence in Georgia, 3 year citizen of the United States - 1 draw Married man, with wife and/or minor son under 18 and/or unmarried daughter, 3 year residence in Georgia, 3 year citizen of the United States - 2 draws Widow, 3 year residence in Georgia - 1 draw Family of minor orphans, father dead, 3 year residence in Georgia - 1 draw Family (3 or more) of minor orphans, father and mother dead - 2 draws Family ( one or two) of minor orphans, father and mother dead - 1 draw Widow, husband killed or died in Revolutionary War, War of 1812 or Indian War, 3 year residence in Georgia - 2 draws Orphan, father killed or died in Revolutionary War, War of 1812 or Indian War - 2 draws Child or family od children of a convict, 3 years residence in Georgia - 1 draw PERSONS EXCLUDED Any fortunate drawer in any previous Land Lottery There are no applications on file nor are there any written oaths to give any family information. A person simply had to swear to an oral oath in order to be eligible to receive a grant in the 1821 Land Lottery
MILITIA LOT DISTRICT # SECT COUNTY GWINNETT CO HEARN, SARAH WIDOW PENLEYS 249 9 MONROE JASPER CO HEARN, ELISHA MARTINS 16 3 HENRY HEARN, ELISHA MARTINS 38 14 HENRY HEARN, ASA MARTINS 285 1 HOUSTON JONES CO HEARN, SAMUEL W GRESHAMS 156 13 HENRY MORGAN CO HEARN, SAMUEL NELSONS 112 16 DOOLY PUTNAM CO HEARN, ELISHA COWLES 234 10 HOUSTON HEARN, LOT SANDERS 239 3 MONROE HEARN, LOT SANDERS 216 3 HENRY WILKES CO HEARN, THOMAS A BARKSDALE 199 5 HOUSTON