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

 Series
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 documenting the ownership, sale, or transfer of land lots in question.

Dates

  • Created: 1805-1853

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted

Extent

3.50 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement Note

Alphabetically by county, then by section (Cherokee only), district, and lot number.

Creator

Title
Surveyor General - Fractional, Fraud and Reverted Lots - Fraudulent Land Lottery Draws Records
Author
Georgia Archives
Description rules
Local
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Georgia Archives Repository

Contact:
5800 Jonesboro Rd
Morrow GA 30260 United States