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Anderson Wills and Probate Records

Jordan Anderson, Jr.
Will, Codicils, Inventory & Appraisal, and Account Sales

Chesterfield Co., VA

Updated 17 Jun 2002


Will & Codicils

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In the name of God Amen I Jordan Anderson of the County of Chesterfield State of Virginia being infirm in body but of sound mind and memory do make and ordain this my last Will and testament hereby revoking and annulling any Will or wills heretofore made by me to Wit.

1st I direct all my just debt and funeral expenses to be first paid of the money Left by me or due me at my death.

2ndly In the event that two Negroes Mary Thomas and Alfred which I have heretofore given to my Grand-son Benjamin W Bailey shall [recover] their freedom and be thereby lost either in my lifetime or afterwards I give and bequeath to the said Benjamin W Bailey the sum of five hundred dollars without interest and charge my Estate will [sic] payment of the same out of any money that may be in hand or due me, after my death.

3rdly I direct my Executors herein after named to sell my tract of land called Coles containing about 70 acres lying in said County and on the expiration of the lease of my coal property to Walke & Moody, I direct my Executors also to sell the right title and Interest I have in the tract of land on which I now live being the tract on which coal has been found and at this time raising, lying in the said County, said tract of land and said right title and interest in the last mentioned tract of land with the coal prividiges [sic] and other rights and appurtenances thereto belonging to be sold at public auction to the highest bidder on such credit as my Executors may think proper, not exceeding five years bonds with approved security to be given by the purchaser and a lien retained in the property until payment of all the purchase money.

4thly I give and bequeath to my Daughter Betsy L. Blankinship her heir and afsigns forever the following money and property to Wit. the sum of one thousand five hundred dollars to be paid out of any money left by me or owing to me at my death. Also one third of the money which may arr[ise] [sic] after my death from said lease to Walk and Moody also one third of the money which may arise from the sales to be made in the next pr[o]ceeding thrice (3rd) clause of this Will. also the following slaves to Wit Lydia, Jas, [_____], Matt, Isham, Rachael & child, Mary, John, Sarah, Louisa, Maria, and Isbell together with all their future increase of said f[am_____] from the date of this Will. also my Barouch and a pair of horses five herd of cattle one half the flock of sheep. also all my household and kitchen furniture except one bed also all my stock of hogs & all the fowls of every kind and [t]wenty barrels corn.

5thly I give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary W Bailey the following money and property to her her heirs Executors & c forever to Wit. one third of the money left by me or owing to me at my death, after first paying the fifteen hundred dollars to my Daughter Betsy L. one third of the money aris[___]ing after my death from said lease to Walke and Moody and one third of the proceeds of the sales directed to be made in the (3rd) third, clause of this my Will & also the following slaves to Wit. Flora, M[ar]ah. Molly & Paschal and the future increase of the females from the date of this Will and also a feather bed and furniture

6thly I give and bequeath to my grandchildren to Wit. the children of my deceased son Matthew Anderson equally to be divided between them their heirs Executors & c the following money and property to Wit. one third of the money left by me or owing to me at my death after first paying the fifteen hundred dollars to my Daughter Betsy L. also one third of the money ar[ising] after my death from said lease to Walke and Moody, and one third of the proceed of the sale directed to be [made] in (3rd) third clause of this my Will. I also direct my Executors to hire out for the benifit [sic] of said children of Matthew Anderson the following slaves until the [_____] of their freedom by said slaves should their freedom ever be recovered; which I by [_____]

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means admit they are entitled to, to Wit. Aggy and her children Caroline and Edmund. Nelson Bra[s]lo[n], Peter, Betty, Rebecca, Lemon, Lily and her children Winney and Hancell and of the [_____] for their freedom be decided against said Negroes I direct my Executors to sell the slaves in this clause mentioned and their future increase from the date of this Will and divide the proceed of sale equally among the said children of Matthew Anderson and their de[s]idants [sic] the [_____]dant taking the portion of their respective parcel.

7thly All the residue of my property and estate not disposed of by [_____] the foregoing provisions I wish to be divided into three equal parts one of which I give to my Daughter Mary W Bailey one to my Daughter Betsy L and one to the children of my diseased [sic] son Matthew Anderson, but I wish it to be distinctly understood that notwithstanding the foregoing bequest the whole of my estate is to be considered a charged [sic] with the payment of the aforesaid legacy of five hundred dollars to the said Benjamin W Bailey his Exors and afsigns should the w[orst] occ[u]r on which the said legacy is to be paid.

8thly I do hereby constitute and appoint Benjamin W Bailey, Wilkins Hea[th] and Edward F Perkinson my Executors of this my last Will and I desire them to be required to give security for them [sic] faithful performance of their duties

Witnefs my hand and seal this 27th day of August 1848

Jordan [his X mark] Anderson (seal)

Signed sealed and acknowledged
in the presence of

T. M. Coates
[U.] W. Robertson
John Kelly


Codicil to this my last Will and testament

I do hereby desire order and direct that if any legatee or legatees under this Will shall for any [_____] or reason indeavor [sic] to annul or set aside this Will or codicil [__he_] she or they shall forfiet [sic] all right to any Legacy or bequest made him her or them by the provisions of this Will

Witnefs my hand and seal this 27th day of August 1848

Jordan [his X mark] Anderson (seal)

Signed sealed & published
in the presence of

T. M. Coats
U W Robertson
John Kelly


Second Codicil to this my last Will and Testament

In consequence of making some three lease intending for eight years on my coal property I do hereby revoke all that part of my Will contained in the third section directing my Executors to make sale thereof after the expiration of the lease to Walke and Moodys, and give them full power and direct them to make sale at any time after my death of the tract of land on which I at present reside with all its appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining. By the consent of a majority of the legatees that may be of lawful age at my death, in Witnefs whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 21st day of November 1849.

Jordan [his X mark] Anderson (seal)

Witnefs

James W Con
J[o]s Goode


Third codicil to this my last Will and testament

until a sale shall be made by [sic] of my land by my Executors as directed in the second codicil to this my last Will and testament, I desire order and direct that my Daughter Betsy L. Blankinship shall have the use of the houses & land for the purpose of a residence and of cultivation of the s[oil___] free from any charge or rent Whatever. In Witnefs Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 21st day of November 1849

Jordan [his X mark] Anderson (seal)

Witnefs

James U Con
Jos Goode


In Chesterfield County Court June the 10th 1850. The last Will and testament of Jordan Anderson deceased with three Codicils thereto was presented in Court and the Will was proved by the oath of Tapley M Coats and John Kelly subscribing Witnefses thereto and the first codicil thereto dated 27 August 1848 was proved by the same Witnefses and ordered to be recorded.

The two other codicils thereto were proved by the oath of James [H] Con and continued for further proof And in said Court July the 8th 1850 His two last codicils were proven by the oath of Joseph Goode a subscribing Witnefs and ordered to be recorded

And in said Court October the 1[6]th 1850 On motion of Wilkins Hall one of the Executors therein named who entered bond with security conditioned as the law directs and took the oath required by Law. Certificate is granted him for obtaining probat [sic] of said Will in due form.

Teste

Silas Cheatham C


16 October 1850: Wilkin Hall gave bond in the amount of $40,000.00 [SSS note - can't read securities from my copy]
Witnessed by W. Hall, B Cheatham, L. L. Lester & Jno D. Williamson


Inventory & Estate Appraisal

An appraisment of the personal estate of Jordan Anderson decd made this 5 day of November 1850

First column 2 Column 3rd Column
Negroes to Wit   1 Plough 1.50 Forwarded 75.25
one Woman Billy $250.00 3 X cut saws 2.50 2 Sythes 1.00
Rebecca 375.00 2 pair [harnes] .50 one Drag 1.00
one Man Nelson 600.00 2 Axes 1.00 one horse 40.00
Boy Peter 375.00 1 Pair [_____] .75 one [Guild Horse] 2.50
woman Aggy & 2 children Caroline & Edmund 700.00 2 spades & shovels .75 Lock chain 1.50
Woman Sylva & 3 children Dolley Win[_]y & Vina 750.00 3 Grubbing hoes .25 do do .50
one Negro Man Jas 700.00 4 Wedges 1.00 Lot of Leather 5.00
Orange 675.00 Lot of [___]elling hoes .25 Steam engine 100.00
Isham 700.00 1 Bunch & Wool 3.00 7 other sheep 15.75
Woman Lydia 50.00 foot ad[___] saw & drawing knife .75 4 head of cattle 50.00
Isbell 000.00 2 setts of Wagon Gear 3.00 Stock of hogs 50.00
Rachael 400.00 Lot of Ba[___] Iron 7.00 14 Geese 4.75
Sarah 550.00 Seven Sheep 14.00 one Chest 1.50
Girl Lo[_]ig[__] 450.00 2 head of cattle 10.00 table & contents 2.50
Marcah 400.00 ox Cart $5.00 Folding table 1.50
Mary 250.00 Waggon 20.00 1 prefs 4.00
Sophia 100.00 Lot of Old Iron 2.50 one Gun 1.00
    one bridle .25 4 bed & furniture 100.00
    Fan Mill 1.00 14 chairs 3.50
    Lot of old ploughs .25 one desk 7.00
        one Prefs 4.00
        Wash stand & clock 5.00
        one Chest 2.50
        one Real 2.50
        4 spinning wheels 2.00
        Carriage & Harnefs 125.00
        Flax Wheel .50
        one Loom 1.00
        Tea Kettle .50
        2 ov[___]s & spide[___] 2.50
        3 pots & Racks 3.00
        3 Tubs 1.00
        2 horses 100.00
        one table  
  $7325.00   75.25   717.50
     
Valuation of slaves of Jordan Anderson Estate on first column 7325.00
Valuation of other personal Estate on 2 & e Column 717.50
  $8042.50

[SSS note -- My total $ for the third column is $1.25 over the stated 717.50 -- I've added it 3 times & each time I come up with $718.75.  The totals for columns 1 & 2 agree.]


Account Sales

Account of the Sales made for the Estate of Jordan Anderson by W Hall the Executor on the 5th day of Nov. 1850 at [six] months credit

Betsey L. Blankinship 1 Crop Cut Saw 2.20
Joseph Sharpe 2 pair harnes .25
John [_] Clay 1 Crop cut Saw .50
Mrs. B L Blankinship Crop [_____] & [_]1[_____]ard 1.00
         Do   Do 2 Axes 1.00
         Do   Do 2 Spade & shovel 1.00
         Do   Do 3 Grubbing hoes .25
         Do   Do 2 pair wedges .55
         Do   Do 1 lot hoes Coul[_]er & [___] .25
         Do   Do 2 setts Gear 2.45
         Do   Do 1 hand saw & Addze .60
         Do   Do 7 lbs of wool 39 e[h] 2.73
D. W. Wilkinson 1 Lock Chain .65
Aron Purdie 1 Lot Iron 5.00
Mrs. B L Blankinship 1 large rake 1.55
Wm E Crosier 7 sheet e 165 11.55
Michael Vaden 1 heifer & Bull 7.80
Mrs B L Blankinship fan mill .50
         Do   Do 2 scythes .65
         Do   Do 1 ox cart 4.75
Richard B Hobson 1 Bay Mare 56.00
Stephen Wilkinson 7 Chairs .85
Hall & Cheatham 1 Lot of old Iron 5.15
Wm Wilkinson 1 Waggon 18.75
To amount of sale, brt over   125.98
Mrs B. L. Blankinship 1 grind stone 1.55
A[sa] Moore 1 lot of old ploughs .50
Mrs B L Blankinship 2 side of [_____] leather 3.00
Aron Purdee 1 half s[_]in .90
    131.93

In Chesterfield County Court Clerks office Nov 8th 1852

The foregoing account of Sales was returned to Court and ordered to be recorded

Teste

Silas Cheatham C


Source: Chesterfield Co., VA Will Book 19, 1850-1852; Virginia State Library Archives microfilm reel #34. Transcribed by Susan Shields Sasek (16 Aug 1988)


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