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Title State of Georgia, by his excellency Wilson Lumpkin, Governor [manuscript]: land grant, 1833 Mar. 13
Author Lumpkin, Wilson (1783-1870)
Document Type Official Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Georgia land grant dated Mar. 13, 1833 to Memory Walker and signed by Governor Wilson Lumpkin. Located in Muscogee County, Walker received tract No. 135. Document also includes a small plat drawing.
Names Walker, Memory
Places Milledgeville, Muscogee County, Georgia, United States
Keywords land grant, landowner, property, law, governor, treaty
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Southeast
Additional Information

The Treaty of Indian Springs (1825) with the Creek Indians opened up a large area of western Georgia for settlement. From this acquisition five new counties were formed. A lottery system was used to freely distribute the land to Georgians by lot, generally 202 and a half acres each.

Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 229
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue