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Georgia - Northwest Georgia  was Cherokee Nation East
 

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 1839 Map
from American Memory
and instructions for viewing it differently.

1828 map  - UGA Library

1834 Map - UGA Library

The University of Georgia has put online
a great new map of the Cherokee Nation
as of 1830. Go take a look.

Indian Cessions in Georgia  
            from GaGenweb Native American page

 Cherokee Nation East in Georgia - The white people in the Cherokee Nation in 1830 were censused in one of these five counties.

Carroll 1830 Index Online by Wally Smith part of the Carroll County Genweb page

DeKalb 1830 Index Online by Vivian Price part of her DeKalb County History Page

Gwinnett  1830 Index Online by S-K Publications part of the USGenWeb Archives

Hall   1830 Online  

Habersham  1830 Index Online by S-K Publications part of the USGenWeb Archives

Then    From GA Laws 1831- Section 1: "......that all the territory lying west of the Chattahoochee river and north of Carroll county, within the limits of Georgia and which is now attached to and forms part of the several counties of Carroll, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Hall and Habersham, shall form one county to be called CHEROKEE........"   and in February, 1832 on The First Monday at the home of Ambrose Harnage, an election was held.

1832 Election Page by Renee' Gore NOW HERE

Notes on the Voters


    The Act of December 3, 1832 divided original Cherokee County into ten counties;  but in the drawing of the Lottery and in the granting of the land and gold lots, they were treated only as in Cherokee.   The lots were either 160 acres or 40 acres depending on where they were. There were 4 Sections each divided into Districts then into Lots.  (A typical deed might read LL 149-14-1.  This would mean Lot 149 in the 14th District of the First Section.) This map is of the original 10  Counties.  Numbers are the District Numbers. For a larger view of the map  click here.
Some history on the Lottery 
State page  on lottery rules

The Counties

Cass -  In 1850 part was cut off to make Gordon Co., In 1861 the name changed to Bartow Co.

Cherokee -  was divided into the 10 in 1832. In 1853 part was cut off to make Pickens. In 1857 part was cut off to make Milton County and in 1932 Milton merged with Fulton County.

Cobb    - In 1857, part was cut off to make Milton Co. and in 1932 Milton merged with Fulton Co.

Floyd - In 1838, part was cut off to make Chattooga Co. In 1850, part was cut off to make Gordon Co.

Forsyth - In 1857 part was cut off to make Milton and in 1932 Milton merged with Fulton Co.

Gilmer - In 1853 part was cut off to make Pickens Co. In 1854 part was cut off to make Fannin Co., In 1856 part was cut off to add to Union Co. In 1857, part was cut off to make Dawson Co.

Lumpkin - In 1857 part was cut off to make Dawson Co. In 1863, part was cut off to make White Co.

Murray - In 1833, part was cut off to make Walker Co. (In 1851, part of Walker was cut off to make Whitfield Co. In 1853, part  of Walker was cut off to make Catoosa Co). In 1837, part was cut off to make Dade. In 1838, part was cut off to make Chattooga. In 1851, part was cut off to make Whitfield (part of this was cut off in 1853 to make Catoosa Co).

Paulding - In 1851, part was cut off to make Polk Co. In 1856 part was cut off to make Haralson County.

Union - In 1854, part was cut off to make Fannin Co. In 1856, part was cut off to make Gilmer Co. In 1856, part was cut off to make Towns Co.

 

Prehistoric Era : from the Uiversity of Georgia
Paleo          Archaic           Woodland         Mississippi

1834 Census Records Online  
Cherokee County 1834        Forsyth County 1834
Lumpkin County 1834          Union County 1834

Cherokee Indian Records.

They took a census of the Cherokees East of the Mississippi. (1835) This census is known as the Henderson Roll.

Click here  for a link to the index.

The 1851 Census of the Cherokees East of the Mississippi. (1851) This census is known as the Siler Roll. Click on the name for the page for that county.

The Whole Index  Final and rejected  Cherokee County
Forsyth County  Gilmer County  Gordon County  Gwinnett County
Lumpkin County  Murray County  Walker County  Union County

 

The 1851 Chapman Roll (a census of the Cherokees East of the Mississippi) was taken because of the complaints that Siler had missed people.
The Index Page


For further research on Cherokees, we recommend Cherokee By Blood

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