THE FOURTH LAND LOTTERY - ALSO KNOWN AS THE 1821 LOTTERY


The fourth, or 1821 Land Lottery opened the portion of Georgia between the Ocmulgee and Flint Rivers for settlement. This area, comprised of original Fayette, Henry, Monroe, Houston and Dooly counties, extended from today's Roswell on the north to Ashburn on the South. The tract was ceded to the United States by the Creek Nation of Indians on January 8,1821 at the Treaty of Indian Springs. Approximately four months later, by Act of May 15,1821, the drawing of the lottery was held at Milledgeville, the State Capitol.

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

BURKE CO
  JOURDAN, DANIEL M     JOURDANS        128     3       DOOLY
  
CHATHAM CO
  JORDAN, HENRY WM      ROWELLS         366     9       HENRY
  JORDAN, CAROLINE ORP  REIDS           96      6       MONROE
  
COLUMBIA CO
  JORDAN, ELVANS        CLIETTS         43      13      DOOLY
  JORDAN, MILDRED WIDOW GARTRELLS       20      1       DOOLY
  JORDANS, MILES ORPHS  GARTRELLS       165     7       MONROE
  JORDAN, CHARLES C     GARTRELLS       79      2       MONROE
  JORDAN, MILDRED WIDOW GARTRELLS       210     14      DOOLY
  
EMANUEL CO
  JURDEN, JOSEPH        GRIFFINS        68      2       DOOLY
  
FRANKLIN CO     
  JORDANS, THOMAS D     HOLSONBACK      111     15      HOUSTON
  JORDAN, ABNER         HOLSONBACK      108     8       DOOLY
  
GWINNETT CO
  JORDAN, CHARLES       DOBBS           9       9       MONROE
  
HANCOCK CO
  JORDAN, EDMONDS       FANNINS         153     3       DOOLY
  JORDAN, ZACHARIAH     FANNINS         207     14      HENRY
  
JACKSON CO
  JORDAN, BENJN SENR    SCOTTS          45      14      HENRY
  
JASPER CO
  JORDAN, BENJAMIN      365 DIST        177     5       HENRY
  JORDAN, BENJAMIN      365 DIST        17      8       HOUSTON
  
JEFFERSON CO
  JORDAN, AVAN          WHIGHAMS        198     2       HENRY
  JORDAN, THOMAS        SMITHS          33      2       HENRY
  JORDAN, JAMES A       SMITHS          5       2       DOOLY
  JORDAN, FREDERICK ORPHS
                        SMITHS          5       10      DOOLY
  JORDAN, ELIZABETH WIDOW 
                        SMITHS          35      7       IRWIN
  JORDAN, AVAN          WHIGHAMS        181     13      MONROE
  
JONES CO
  JORDAN, WM W          PHILIPS         9       1       HOUSTON
  JORDAN, JAMES JR      BOWINS          390     9       HENRY
  JORDAN, WILLIAM W     PHILLIPS        217     8       HENRY
  
LAURENS CO
  JORDAN, HENRY D       DEENS           129     10      MONROE
  JORDAN, ABEDNIGO      MCCLENDONS      76      3       HOUSTON
  JORDAN, HENRY D       DEENS           128     11      HENRY
  JORDAN, ABEDNIGO      MCCLENDONS      27      12      HOUSTON
  JORDAN, ANN S ORPHAN  SMITHS          8       4       HOUSTON
  
LINCOLN CO
  JOURDAN, JACOB        LEVRITTS        255     14      DOOLY
  
MCINTOSH CO
  JURDIN, JOHN          271 DIST        87      7       DOOLY
  
MORGAN CO
  JOURDIN, BENJN S      MORROWS         16      15      MONROE
  
OGLETHORPE CO
  JOURDIN, JAMES JUNR   CARDWELLS       190     5       MONROE
  JORDAN, JINNET WIDOW  MCCOWNS         105     10      MONROE
  JORDAN, JOSIAH JUNR   HOLTZCLAWS      138     6       HENRY
  JOURDIN, WILLIS A     CARDWELLS       169     13      HENRY
  
PUTNAM CO
  JURDAINS, LEVI ORPS   BROOKS          239     7       HOUSTON
  
RICHMOND CO
  JORDAN, JAMES         LUTHERS         252     2       HOUSTON
  JORDAN, JAMES         LUTHERS         145     8       DOOLY
  
TWIGGS CO
  JORDAN'S, BURWELL ORPHS       
                        BOZEMANS        166     13      HENRY
  JORDAN, MICAJAH       BLACKSHEARS     93      1       HOUSTON
  
WARREN CO
  JORDAN, WILLIAM SENR  JONES           68      17      HENRY
  
WASHINGTON CO
  JORDAN, WILLIAM       MILLS           177     7       DOOLY
  JORDAN, HENRY H       WHITFIELDS      293     13      DOOLY
  JORDAN, ASA           COASEYS         118     6       HOUSTON
  JORDAN, ASA           COASEYS         31      9       HOUSTON
  
WILKES CO
  JORDAN, JOHN          JOSSIES         82      10      HENRY
  
WILKINSON CO
  JOURDAN, ABSALOM      BROOKS          64      14      FAYETTE
  JOURDAN, RICHD        PIERCES         75      15      HOUSTON
  JOURDAN, ABSALOM      BROOKS          167     4       MONROE
  JOURDAN, RICHARD      PIERCES         72      14      MONROE