Thanks for the Lottery info - Mother's file didn't contain that info. My
elusive Thomas fits in 1807, in that he could have been one of the
"Orphan" category, b. GA, residence therefore over 3 years, but the
counties are south of the migration pattern of marriage in Clarke, and
residence in Newton by 1820/30 -- unless he drew it and then sold it,
which deed records would show, I suppose?
Since the collaterals are all around him, and a birth date if 1786, maybe
it was a headright situation on the part of his father -- whoever he