Thanks for all the quick responses! I've since found Spencer in the 1840 census living in Hall County (District 505), so it seems that he did indeed sell his lottery land - or at the very least, he didn't reside on that land. Do any of you know if any land in Hall County was part of the numerous land lotteries in the early 1800's? I have a looooong family history here, so I'm very curious!
Thanks again -