Book in Brief

What is this book?

1805 Georgia Land Lottery Persons Entitled to Draws is an alphabetical index to the list of people who participated in the 1805 Land lottery. It includes the names of almost 25,000 individuals and is the best substitute for Georgia's lost 1800 U.S. Federal Census.

How does the book complement family history research?

1805 Georgia Land Lottery Persons Entitled to Draws is the best substitute for Georgia's lost 1800 census. It inclues the name and residence for each of 23,940 participants. It also contains the names of 500 additional people related to participants.

Some types of information about land lottery participants contained in this book include:

  • residence in 1803
  • name of father, mother, or guardian
  • occupation

How much does the book cost?

Price: $45.00
Shipping: $5.00
Sales Tax (GA Residents): $3.15

What specific information is included in the book?

The book contains a record of every person who participated in the 1805 Land Lottery. Each record includes the following information: the participant's number, the name and residence of the participant, the result of each draw (blank or prize), and the land lot prize, if the participant won a lot. Some records include descriptive remarks identifying occupations, relationships, and more specific residence information.

How is the book organized?

The book is an alphabetical index to the List of Persons Entitled to Draws. Each chapter represents one letter of the alphabet.

What year does information in the book represent?

The land lottery occurred in 1805 but people registered during 1803 and early 1804. Because census data for the year 1800 is not available for the state, this list serves as a census replacement.

Where did the fortunate drawers and grantees live at the time of the land lottery?

Only people who had resided in the State of Georgia from May 1802 were allowed to participate in the 1805 Land Lottery.

Georgia Counties in 1805
Bryan, Bulloch, Burke, Calhoun, Camden, Chatham, Clarke, Colquitt, Columbia, Effingham, Elbert, Franklin, Glynn, Greene, Hancock, Jackson, Jefferson, Liberty, Lincoln, McIntosh, Montgomery, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Richmond, Screven, Tattnall, Warren, Washington, Wilkes

Does the book have an index?

The book is an alphabetical sorted transcription of the original record and serves as an index.