Georgia Land Lottery, 1821
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Georgia Land Lottery, 1821

The fourth land lottery, also known as the 1821 lottery, drew the attention of the MULLINS Clan.  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 granted a land lot by the State of Georgia.  The lots were 202 ½ acres in size and the fortunate drawer could receive his grant by paying the $19.00 grant fee established by law.[1]  The counties that were involved were Dooly, Fayette, Henry, Houston, and Monroe, all created by act of Georgia General Assembly on May 15, 1821.  Any fortunate drawer in any previous Land Lottery was excluded in this drawing.  

This is a list of all the fortunate Mullins drawers in Hall County:

MULLINS, May       Miller’s District              Lot #10, District 3, Houston County, GA, and

MULLINS, May       Miller’s District              Lot #10, District 1, Dooly County, GA

MULLINS, Budd     Brook’s District              Lot #195, District 3, Houston County, GA

MULLINS, William McCutchen’s District      Lot #166, Section 5, Dooly County, GA, and

MULLINS, William McCutchen’s District      Lot #54, Section 6, Monroe County, GA

MULLINS, Thomas Brook's District              Lot #190, District 10, Henry County, GA

            Budd is obviously our Bud, and Thomas is his son.  May has been traveling with Bud since their days in South Carolina, and he is suspected to be Bud’s nephew.  William MULLINS, relationship unknown, stays in Hall County for some years, while the rest of the MULLINS Clan leave.  It is believed that not one of these land grants was occupied by the winners.  From what we can ascertain, Bud and his relatives left Hall County by at least 1825, heading for more newly opened lands.  

            Before leaving Hall County, let us summarize what is known and not known about Bud and his family in 1825.  Listed here are Bud and his children in their believed order of birth: 

Bud is now over 65 years old, his wife, whom we may never know, is younger.

Rebecca, age 36, is believed to have married a man named Childers and until further research her location is unknown.

Thomas, age 34, who was a lucky winner in Henry County four years before in the 1821 Land Lottery, is assumed to be living with Bud, and unmarried.

Nancy, age 32, has married John C. Myers I and moved to Monroe County, Georgia, and later they move to Walker County, Alabama.

Elias, age 31, is married, has many children, and will move with his father, Bud, to Campbell County, Georgia.

Osborn, whose age difficult to follow, is married and has children, and owns land in Hall County, which he sells in early 1826.[2]

Burgess, age 26, is not known whether he has married or not, and his movements are unclear at this time.

Clement, age 21, who is not married, moves with his father, Bud, to Campbell County, Georgia.

Reuben, age 19, for reasons unknown, stays in Hall County, where in 1829 he marries.  He later moves to Cobb County and lives near Bud.

Samuel, age 15, moves with his father, Bud, to Campbell County, where he marries in 1829.

            Mahalia, age 13, moves with her father, Bud, to Campbell County, where she marries Copeland C. Hickman about 1828.

[1] The Fourth or 1821 Land Lottery of Georgia compiled by the Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr., Easley, SC., Southern Historical Press, 1986

[2] On January 7, 1826, Osburn deeded to Daniel Hammond of Hall County for $50 on the waters of Shoal Creek, 125 acres.  This was written in Hall County, and recorded May 28, 1828, Book B. Page 419

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