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Found in 53 Collections and/or Records:

Surveyor General - Fiscal Records - 1820 Land Lottery Fees

 Series
Identifier: 003-02-044
Scope and Contents This volume contains information on fees recorded for whole lots and reverted whole lots for the 1820 Lottery. Information includes the date of transaction, name of grantee, lot number, district number, county in which the lot was located, and fee paid.
Dates: Created: 1821-1850

Surveyor General - Fiscal Records - Fractional Grant Fees

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Identifier: 003-02-046
Scope and Contents This series contains the records of fees paid on fractional lots that were distributed through sale by the state. Information includes the date of sale, the purchaser's name, fraction number, district number, county in which the fraction was located, and fee paid.
Dates: Created: 1821-1859

Surveyor General - Fiscal Records - Fraudulently Drawn Lots Fees

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Identifier: 003-02-049
Scope and Contents This volume contains a record of fees paid for the portions of fraudulently drawn lots that were sold. Information includes the date of transaction, name of grantee, lot number, district number, county in which the lot was located, fee paid, and in some cases whether the tract was the state's or the informer's portion.
Dates: Created: 1824-1855

Surveyor General - Fiscal Records - Grant Fees Paid

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Identifier: 003-02-053
Scope and Contents These three volumes are each divided into different sections for the recording of fees collected for all types of land grants. The individual sections, as many as eighteen in one volume, record monies received for fees paid in all six lotteries and the headright area. In addition, recorded are fees paid for testimonials and copies of grants sold to individuals.A typical entry shows date of transaction, name of grantee, lot number, district number, section number (Cherokee only),...
Dates: Created: 1836-1842

Surveyor General - Fiscal Records - Headright Grants Fees

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Identifier: 003-02-017
Scope and Contents This series contains a record of the fees collected prior to the issue of a grant for a particular tract of land granted under headrights. Information includes the date of payment, name of grantee, number of acres, county in which the land was located, and the amount paid.
Dates: Created: 1775-1861

Surveyor General - Fiscal Records - Reverted Lot Sales

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Identifier: 003-02-051
Scope and Contents This series contains a record of sales of lots that reverted back to the state after a fortunate drawer failed to obtain a grant for the lot drawn in any of the lotteries. Information includes the date of sale, name of the purchaser, lot number, district number, section number (Cherokee only), county in which the lot was located, and sale price.
Dates: Created: 1828-1859

Surveyor General - Fiscal Records - Sale of Lots/Fractions/Islands/Reserves/Forfeited

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Identifier: 003-02-050
Scope and Contents This volume is divided into nine sections and contains a record of sales, rents, and notes received for lots, fractions, islands, reserves, and forfeited lands.
Dates: Created: 1828-1835

Surveyor General - Fiscal Records - Sales/Forfeited Lots/Fractions/Reserve Lots/Town Lots

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Identifier: 003-02-052
Scope and Contents This series contains records of sales of forfeited lots, fractions, reserve lots, town lots, and islands. Information includes the town in which the sale was held, the date of sale, type of tract (land lot, fraction, etc.), lot number, district number, size of lot, name of purchaser, and amount paid.
Dates: Created: 1823-1834

Surveyor General - Fiscal Records - Whole Lot Fees for All Lotteries

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Identifier: 003-02-047
Scope and Contents This series contains recorded fees on whole lots for all lotteries. Information includes date of transaction, name of person who paid the fee, lot number, district number, section number (Cherokee only), county in which the lot was located, and fee paid.
Dates: Created: 1805-1854

Surveyor General - Fractional, Fraud and Reverted Lots - 1805 Land Lottery Fraction Sales

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Identifier: 003-06-030
Scope and Contents This volume contains proceedings of the commissioners for the sale of fractional lots in Baldwin, Wilkinson, and Wayne Counties and the record of sales for those fractional lots.
Dates: Created: 1805-1806

Surveyor General - Fractional, Fraud and Reverted Lots - Fraudulent Land Lottery Draws Records

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Identifier: 003-06-032
Scope and Contents Fraudulent draws in the state’s land lotteries occurred when an individual either improperly registered or provided false information regarding his eligibility to participate in a lottery. Statements by an informer lead to a hearing in the superior court in the county in which the lot in question was located. Informers were awarded half of the lot in question if the fraudulent claims were found to be true. This series includes plats, proceedings of the superior courts, and other materials...
Dates: Created: 1805-1853

Surveyor General - Fractional, Fraud and Reverted Lots - Wilkinson and Baldwin Fractional Sales

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Identifier: 003-06-031
Scope and Contents This volume contains proceedings of the commissioners for the sale of fractional lots in Baldwin and Wilkinson Counties and the record of sales for those fractional lots.
Dates: Created: 1807-1808

Surveyor General - General Administrative Records - Donated Monographs

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Identifier: 003-01-010
Scope and Contents This series consists of published and unpublished manuscripts given to the Surveyor General Department.
Dates: Created: 1945-1970

Surveyor General - General Administrative Records - Land Lottery Administrative Records

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Identifier: 003-01-020
Scope and Contents This series contains documents relating to Georgia's land lotteries including copies of treaties in which land was ceded to the state, copies of the acts of the General Assembly authorizing a lottery be held to distribute the land, proclamations by governors, and instructions to surveyors. Correspondence between the Governor, Surveyor General, district surveyors, and citizens comprise a large portion of the material.
Dates: Created: 1803-1854

Surveyor General - General Administrative Records - Petitions Concerning Militia Districts

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Identifier: 003-01-060
Scope and Contents This series contains materials pertaining to the formation, changes, and description of militia districts within the counties of the State of Georgia. Documents include executive orders creating or changing districts, petitions for new districts, and correspondence regarding militia districts in general. Also included is reference material maintained by the Surveyor General's Office documenting militia districts.
Dates: Created: 1866-1982

Surveyor General - General Administrative Records - Records Relating to Georgia Rivers

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Identifier: 003-01-061
Scope and Contents This series contains materials documenting the development or study of Georgia rivers for navigation or adjacent land use. Included are books, correspondence, news clippings, pamphlets, reports, and surveys.
Dates: Created: 1794-1982

Surveyor General - General Administrative Records - Surveyor General's Instructions

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Identifier: 003-01-019
Scope and Contents This volume contains instructions from the Surveyor General to the district and county line surveyors. It includes details of procedures to be followed in surveying; copies of circulars and correspondence from the Surveyor General in relation to surveying the land lottery portions of the state; oaths of surveyors; and a list of surveyors elected in 1831 to survey the northwestern portion of the state in preparation for the 1832 lotteries.
Dates: Created: 1804-1832

Surveyor General - General Administrative Records - Yazoo Land Fraud Records

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Identifier: 003-01-069
Scope and Contents This series consists of original records which survived the destruction of the papers associated with the Yazoo Land Fraud of 1795.In 1794 and 1795, land speculation in Georgia reached its highest level when four Yazoo companies, the Georgia Company, the Georgia-Mississippi Company, the Upper Mississippi Company, and the Tennessee Company--liberally bribed the Georgia Legislature into passing a bill that sold them 35 million acres of land in Georgia's western territory (now part of...
Dates: Created: 1795-1802

Surveyor General - Headright Land Grant Records - Bounty Warrant Petitions

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Identifier: 003-04-006
Scope and Contents This volume contains a record of petitions of individuals for land in Franklin and Washington counties. Included are the names of individuals petitioning for land, the date of reading, the county in which the land was located, and the number of acres.
Dates: Created: 1784

Surveyor General - Headright Land Grant Records - Colonial and Headright Grant Books

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Identifier: 003-04-012
Scope and Contents This series consists of recorded grants issued by the provincial and state governors of the Colony and State of Georgia for lands primarily east of the Oconee River. Grants act as the initial title to public lands as issued to individuals upon petition, warrant, and survey of the land. Recorded in the grant is the name of the grantee, the county or parish in which the land was situated, a description of the land, the number of acres, and the date of the grant.
Dates: Created: 1755-1909

Surveyor General - Headright Land Grant Records - Grants Signed By Colonial Governors List

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Identifier: 003-04-013
Scope and Contents This volume contains recordings of grants signed by Georgia's three Royal Governors.
Dates: Created: 1755-1768

Surveyor General - Headright Land Grant Records - Headright and Bounty Documents

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Identifier: 003-04-005
Scope and Contents Also known as the Warrant files, these records document the preliminary stages of issuing headright and bounty grants to Georgia citizens. In addition to warrants for land surveys, there are certificates of service for bounty land grants, petitions for land for headright grants, and powers of attorney.

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Dates: Created: 1783-1909

Surveyor General - Headright Land Grant Records - Headright Grants Issued Ledgers

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Identifier: 003-04-016
Scope and Contents This series contains a record of grants issued by the Governors and was created by Executive Order, January 20, 1813. Included are the date of the grant, name of grantee, number of acres granted, and the county in which the land was located.
Dates: Created: 1813-1899

Surveyor General - Headright Land Grant Records - Issued, Renewed and Transferred Warrants

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Identifier: 003-04-007
Scope and Contents This series contains the names of individuals to whom land warrants were issued, renewed, or transferred from one county to another. Included is the date of warrant, the number of the warrant, and amount of acreage.
Dates: Created: 1784

Surveyor General - Headright Land Grant Records - Orders for Warrants for Lands

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Identifier: 003-04-071
Scope and Contents This volume records the names of individuals receiving a warrant of survey, the number of acres and location of the land to be surveyed.
Dates: Created: 1761-1766

Surveyor General - Headright Land Grant Records - Revolutionary War Bounty Warrant Certificates

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Identifier: 003-04-004
Scope and Contents This volume contains a record of certificates issued to refugee citizens and individuals serving in support of the military during the Revolutionary War. Included are the names of individuals receiving bounty warrants, designation and line of service, number of acres, certificate number, and date issued.
Dates: Created: 1783-1784

Surveyor General - Lottery Records - Cherokee Frational Grants Indices

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Identifier: 003-05-043
Scope and Contents This index provides the names of individuals receiving grants for fractional lots in the 1832 land and gold lotteries.
Dates: Created: 1832-1832

Surveyor General - Lottery Records - Land Lottery Fractional Grants Index

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Identifier: 003-05-042
Scope and Contents This index provides the names of individuals receiving grants for fractional lots in the 1805, 1807, 1820, 1821, and 1827 land lotteries.
Dates: Created: 1805-1827

Surveyor General - Lottery Records - Land Lottery Grant Books

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Identifier: 003-05-029
Scope and Contents Recorded in these volumes are grants issued during the land and gold lotteries held 1805-1832. Also included are grant books for fractional lots and lots that reverted back to the state that were subsequently sold pursuant to acts of the legislature.

Each grant records the name of the grantee; the location of land by county, district, and land lot number; the county and district in which the grantee was residing at the time of participating in the lottery; and the date of the grant.
Dates: Created: 1805-1859

Surveyor General - Lottery Records - Land Lottery Grant Index Leading to Name

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Identifier: 003-05-040
Scope and Contents These indices provide the name of the individual receiving the grant.
Dates: Created: 1805-1832

Surveyor General - Lottery Records - Land Lottery Grant Index Leading to Page

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Identifier: 003-05-041
Scope and Contents These indices provide the book and page number in which the grant is recorded.
Dates: Created: 1804-1832

Surveyor General - Lottery Records - Land Lottery Records

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Identifier: 003-05-028
Scope and Contents This series contains a wide variety of materials pertaining to the granting of land lots, or the purchase of fractional lots, in Georgia’s land lotteries. Documents include affidavits, certificates, correspondence, powers of attorney, and others relating to ownership or transfer of land lots or fractions. Not all land lots are represented.
Dates: Created: 1805-1914

Surveyor General - Lottery Records - Lists of Fortunate Drawers

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Identifier: 003-05-023
Scope and Contents These volumes record the names of all fortunate drawers in Georgia's last five lotteries. Each entry includes the name of the fortunate drawer; the location of the land drawn by district and land lot number, section for Cherokee only; and the county or district of residence of the individual at the time of registration for the lottery. The status of many participants is given, as: W.R.S., for widow of Revolutionary soldier; orphan(s); or Sol., which denotes a soldier or veteran of...
Dates: Created: 1807-1832

Surveyor General - Lottery Records - Lists of Persons Entitled to Draw

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Identifier: 003-05-021
Scope and Contents This series contains four volumes that record the names of all participants in the 1805 Land Lottery. Recorded along with the names of participants are the results of each draw in the lottery, either a "blank" or a "prize", the latter being a land lot.
Dates: Created: 1805, 1820

Surveyor General - Public and Private Land Reserves - Augusta Land Court Proceedings

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Identifier: 003-07-008
Scope and Contents This volume contains a day-by-day journal and a ledger of entries, both relating to land to be granted in Washington and Franklin counties. The journal portion covers the period 1784 April 6 through 1784 May 26 and gives opinions and decisions relating to issuing warrants and surveying in the two counties. Instructions to the Surveyor General and his assistants are also included. The ledger portion of the volume, covering the period 1784 May 24 through 1785 February 21 shows the person's...
Dates: Created: 1784-1785

Surveyor General - Public and Private Land Reserves - Augusta Land Court Warrants

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Identifier: 003-07-009
Scope and Contents This volume, labeled as Bounty warrants issued by the Executive Council, contains recordings of warrants issued, beginning 1784 May 17 and running for an unknown period. Included are the names of persons to whom warrants were issued and the number assigned to each warrant.
Dates: Created: 1784

Surveyor General - Public and Private Land Reserves - Columbus and Coweta Falls Reserve Records

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Identifier: 003-07-035
Scope and Contents This series contains documents relating to the granting of town lots in Columbus and reserve lots within the Coweta Falls Reserve. The materials include plats of survey, certificates of purchase, correspondence, performance bonds, and copies of commissioner minutes and news clippings.
Dates: Created: 1828-1858

Surveyor General - Public and Private Land Reserves - Columbus Board of Commissioners Report

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Identifier: 003-07-034
Scope and Contents This volume contains the proceedings of the Board of Commissioners relating to the founding and surveying of the Town of Columbus, located within the Coweta Falls Reserve.
Dates: Created: 1828

Surveyor General - Public and Private Land Reserves - Macon and the Macon Reserve, Records

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Identifier: 003-07-036
Scope and Contents This series contains documents relating to the granting of town lots in Macon and reserve lots within the Public Reserve at Macon. The materials include plats of survey, certificates of purchase, and bonds of purchasers.
Dates: Created: 1822-1829

Surveyor General - Public and Private Land Reserves - Macon Reserve Board of Commissioners Report

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Identifier: 003-07-037
Scope and Contents This volume contains the proceedings of the Macon Reserve Commission including instructions to surveyors, reports of surveyors to the commission, records of accounts of payments and sales of lots.
Dates: Created: 1828

Surveyor General - Public and Private Land Reserves - Milledgeville Board of Commissioners Report

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Identifier: 003-07-038
Scope and Contents This volume contains the proceedings of the Board of Commissioners of the Town of Milledgeville including the founding and surveying of the town and sales of lots.
Dates: Created: 1804-1812

Surveyor General - Public and Private Land Reserves - Town and Reserve Grant Books

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Identifier: 003-07-033
Scope and Contents Recorded in these volumes are grants issued for lots in the Town of Brunswick, Butts Reserve, Macon Reserve, and Coweta Falls or Columbus Reserve.

Each grant records the name of the grantee; the location of the lot; the county and district in which the grantee was residing at the time of participating in the lottery; and the date of the grant.
Dates: Created: 1824-1869

Surveyor General - Survey Records - Colonial and Headright Plat Books & Index

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Identifier: 003-03-011
Scope and Contents This series contains the official recorded copy of plats drawn pursuant to warrants of survey issued by the Governor for the Colonial and Headright counties. Each plat of survey contains the name of the person for whom the survey was made, the date of the warrant authorizing the survey, the date of the survey, the scale used in the survey, and the name of the surveyor. Also included is the county in which the land was surveyed and the acreage, or amount of land surveyed.
Dates: Created: 1755-1909

Surveyor General - Survey Records - Colonial Plats and Warrants

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Identifier: 003-03-056
Scope and Contents This series consists of plats and warrants from the Royal Provincial Period. As many were lost or carried away by the British during the Revolutionary War, the records in existence provide a representative sample.Each plat shows a drawing of the tract; physical features; scale; name of parish in which tract was located; acreage; names of adjoining land owners, if any; date of survey; and signatures(s) of the Surveyor(s) General who made the survey. Each warrant gives...
Dates: Created: 1755-1775

Surveyor General - Survey Records - District Plats of Survey

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Identifier: 003-03-024
Scope and Contents This series consists original surveys of land districts in counties made prior to distribution of land by lottery, 1805-1833, plus resurveys or renewed surveys of districts.The District Plats of Survey remain the legal basis for the land lot system in Georgia. This system established counties, districts, and land lots through a number of land surveys. Each county was divided into districts and each district was subdivided into land lots, ranging in size from 40 acres to 490 acres,...
Dates: Created: 1805-1832