1805 Georgia Land Lottery

Virginia S Wood, Ralph V Wood

The Greenewood Press

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Provision of the act authorizing the 1805 Land Lottery may be summarized as follows:
1.  Year of drawing:  1805

2.  Counties formed:  Baldwin    5 districts   (1 through 5)
                      Wayne      3 districts   (1 through 3)
                      Wilkinson  5 districts   (1 through 5)

3.  Size of land lots:  Baldwin   202 1/2 acres  (2970 feet sq.)
                        Wayne     490     acres  (4620 feet sq.)
                        Wilkinson 202 1/2 acres  (2970 feet sq.)

4.  Grant fee  $8.10 per 202 1/2 acre land lot
               $19.60 per 490 acre land lot

5.  Persons entitled to draw:

    a)  Free white male, bachelor, 21 years of age or
        over, one year residence in Georgia, U.S. citizen     1 draw

    b)  Free white male, married, with wife and/or
        child (legitimate child/children under 21 years
        of age), one year residence in Georgia, U.S.
        citizen                                               2 draws

    c)  Widow, with minor child (legitimate child/chil-
        dren under 21 years of age), one year residence
        in Georgia                                            2 draws

    d)  Minor orphan or family of minor orphans
        (under 21 years of age), with father dead and
        mother dead or remarried.                             1 draw

For each entry in the 1805 Land Lottery, the following data is given:

    1.  Name (surname and given name)

    2.  Descriptive comments (irregularly)

    3.  Registrant's serial number

    4.  Results of registrant's draw or draws (indicated by letters "P"
        and "B", to show whether a prize or a blank was drawn).

    5.  County of residence

JORDAN   BENJAMIN            17      B B     BURKE
JORDAN   CATHARINE           47      B B     BURKE
JORDAN   CHANCE JOHN         99      B       CLARKE
JORDAN   CHARLES             391     B P     HANCOCK
JORDAN   DAVID               263     B       GLYNN
JORDAN   DEMPSEY             302     B B     GREENE
JORDAN   EDMOND              576     B B     OGLETHORPE
JORDAN   FOUNTAIN            182     B B     ELBERT
JORDAN   HENRY               563     B B     MONTGOMERY
JORDAN   JAMES               59      B B     CAMDEN
JORDAN   JOHN                72      B       CHATHAM
JORDAN   JOSEPH              271     B       GLYNN
JORDAN   JOSHUA              185     B B     ELBERT
JORDAN   MARGARET            51      B       BURKE
JORDAN   MARY                50      B       BURKE
JORDAN   MATHEW              204     B       ELBERT
JORDAN   NATHAN              379     B B     HANCOCK
JORDAN   OVEROFF             406     B B     HANCOCK
JORDAN   RICHARD             370     B B     HANCOCK
JORDAN   RIVER               183     B B     ELBERT
JORDAN   RIVER OVER          184     B B     ELBERT
JORDAN   RUTH                31      B B     BURKE
JORDAN   SAMUEL              562     B P     MONTGOMERY
JORDAN   SOLOMON             417     B B     HANCOCK
JORDAN   STERLING            16      B B     BURKE
JORDAN   THOMAS              249     B B     FRANKLIN
JORDAN   WILLIAM             407     B B     HANCOCK
JORDAN   WILLIAM             407     B B     HANCOCK
JORDAN   WILLIAM             686     B B     WARREN
JORDAN   ZACHARIAH           98      B B     CLARKE

JORDON   FLEMING             603     P B     OGLETHORPE
JORDON   JAMES               628     B       OGLETHORPE
JORDON   JOSIAH              626     B B     OGLETHORPE
JORDON   REUBEN              602     B B     OGLETHORPE
JORDON   THOMAS              611     B B     OGLETHORPE
JORDON   WARREN              627     B       OGLETHORPE

JOURDON  BENJAMIN            818     B       WILKES

JOURDEN  RADFORD             464     B P     JACKSON

JOURDON  ASA                 744     B B     WASHINGTON
JOURDON  BAXTER              738     B B     WASHINGTON
JOURDON  BURWELL             725     B B     WASHINGTON
JOURDON  LEVI                736     B       WASHINGTON
JOURDON  THOMAS              729     B B     WASHINGTON

JERDIN   REDDEN              810     B       WILKES

JERDON   C JOHN              810     B B     LINCOLN
JERDON   JACOB               523     B B     LINCOLN
JERDON   JAMES SR            537     B B     LINCOLN
JERDON   WILLIAM             538     P B     LINCOLN

GIRDINE  LEWIS               895     B B     RICHMOND