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.
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
This is a list of all the fortunate Mullins drawers in Hall County:
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:
 The Fourth or 1821 Land Lottery of Georgia compiled by the Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr., Easley, SC., Southern Historical Press, 1986
 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