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8) for your temporal interest, and give you the tenderest feelings for body and soul, &  keep a just amount of all the cost and expense she may be, also the profits of the the estate, and I desire you shall receive a reasonable compensation for your troubles out of the profits. It is my will and desire that all my negroes that shall be twenty one years old, now being with me and my sons Jordan, Thomas Nathan shall be free on the first day of January after mine and my wife’s death and they shall be well clothed both males and females and shall have their working tools and bread corn for one year and liberty to settle on 33 acres of land where my son Thomas shall choose for them. and I earnestly request that no advantage may be taken of them or suffer any to be taken of them that can conveniently be prevented. but let them have wood land as well as cleared, and it is my desire that my estate shall not be appraised. and that my loving and beloved wife shall live where she shall chose. And any one of the negroes she may choose to wait on and attending her during her life. and if any of my executors shall move away they shall then settle with the others the estate of affairs.
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8) for your temporal interest, and give you the tenderest feelings for body and soul, &  keep a just account of all the cost and expense she may be, also the profits of the the estate, and I desire you shall receive a reasonable compensation for your troubles out of the profits. It is my will and desire that all my negroes that shall be twenty one years old, now being with me and my sons Jordan, Thomas Nathan shall be free on the first day of January after mine and my wife’s death and they shall be well clothed both males and females and shall have their working tools and bread corn for one year and liberty to settle on 33 acres of land where my son Thomas shall choose for them. and I earnestly request that no advantage may be taken of them or suffer any to be taken of them that can conveniently be prevented. but let them have wood land as well as cleared, and it is my desire that my estate shall not be appraised. and that my loving and beloved wife shall live where she shall chose. And any one of the negroes she may choose to wait on and attending her during her life. and if any of my executors shall move away they shall then settle with the others the estate of affairs.
 
Item. It is further more my will & desire that a thousand dollars shall be put into the Bank of the United States or into the hand of my executors for the presiding elders of this district to collect the interest for the purpose above mentioned, who shall give up a just amount to my Executors and bishops how the same is expended with receipts for it. the same to be collected annually and expended.  And lastly I do appoint Jordan Anderson Thomas Anderson & Nathan Anderson my sons, executors of this my last will & testament  Jordan Anderson senr  
 
Item. It is further more my will & desire that a thousand dollars shall be put into the Bank of the United States or into the hand of my executors for the presiding elders of this district to collect the interest for the purpose above mentioned, who shall give up a just amount to my Executors and bishops how the same is expended with receipts for it. the same to be collected annually and expended.  And lastly I do appoint Jordan Anderson Thomas Anderson & Nathan Anderson my sons, executors of this my last will & testament  Jordan Anderson senr  
Published & signed etc in presence of  Interlined before signed & published Peter Rowlett Thomas Cavenda Junr.
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Published & signed & c in presence of  Interlined before signed & published Peter Rowlett Thomas Cavender Junr.
It is my desire that the thousand dollars I give the interest of for ten years shall be put into the treasury of the United States if it can be done- that the interest may be the more easily and readily collected and it is to be observed that I mean by Bishops Mr Frances Ashbury, Corke and Natcole as they have a more copious view what manner of repenting with the money for the glory of God.  Witness my hand & seal this day and year above written  Jordan Anderson Sr (Seal)  Interlined before signed  Thomas Cavender Junr.
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It is my desire that the thousand dollars I give the interest of for ten years shall be put into the treasury of the United States if it can be done. that the interest may be the more easily & readily collected & it is to be observed that I mean by Bishops Mr Frances Ashbury, Cocke & Watcole as they have a more copious view what manner of repenting with the money for the glory of God.  Witness my hand & seal the day and year above written  Jordan Anderson Sr (Seal)  Interlined before signed  Thomas Cavender Junr.
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9) At a Court held for Chesterfield County the 9th day of December 1805  The last will & testament of Jordan Anderson senr was proved by the oath of Peter Rowlett & Thomas Cavender subscribing witnesses and the codicil annexed was proved by the oath of Thomas Cavender a subscribing witness and ordered to be recorded. Teste Tho Watkins Clerk "
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And the plaintiffs proved that the said Jordan Anderson the younger qualified as Exor of said Jordan Anderson the elder. And the plaintiffs introduced evidence tending to prove that they are the descendants of the woman Rachel mentioned in the said deed and will of Jordan Anderson the elder. that the wife of the said Anderson the elder died within about one week of the time of his death that is to say, in the year 1805. that the woman Rachel was in the possession of Jordan Anderson the younger at the time of the death of Jordan Anderson the elder. and that she and her descendants remained in his possession until his death in 1850. And that the plaintiffs have since remained in the possession of the defendant who is the Executor of the said Jordan Anderson the younger. And the defendant introduced evidence tending to prove that the said woman Rachel was held by the said Jordan the younger in adverse possession for more than five years prior to the 7th day of April 1790 the date of the deed aforesaid. and that she so remained and continued in his possession afterwards and until his death. And that all her children and descendants were held by him in like manner. And thereupon the defendant offered to show in evidence the deposition of Anna Anderson in the words & figures following. "The deposition of Anna Anderson of lawful age taken at her own house the late residence of Charles Anderson in the County of Charlotte State of Virginia on the 21st day of September 1836, being first duly sworn on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God intended to be read de bene essee in evidence in a suit now depending and undetermined in the Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery for the County of Chesterfield wherein Milley & her children & others are plantiffs and Jordan Anderson defendant. Saith that in the year 1789 she was married to Charles Anderson a brother of Jordan Anderson. Soon after her marriage she went to Jordan Anderson's where she saw the girl Rachel. Jordan Anderson at this time lived in the County of Prince Edward for the two years next ensuing after 1789 the deponent was frequently at Jordan Anderson's and always found the girl Rachel there. In about two years after 1789 Jordan Anderson moved from the County of Prince Edward to Chesterfield after this she knows

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8) for your temporal interest, and give you the tenderest feelings for body and soul, & keep a just account of all the cost and expense she may be, also the profits of the the estate, and I desire you shall receive a reasonable compensation for your troubles out of the profits. It is my will and desire that all my negroes that shall be twenty one years old, now being with me and my sons Jordan, Thomas Nathan shall be free on the first day of January after mine and my wife’s death and they shall be well clothed both males and females and shall have their working tools and bread corn for one year and liberty to settle on 33 acres of land where my son Thomas shall choose for them. and I earnestly request that no advantage may be taken of them or suffer any to be taken of them that can conveniently be prevented. but let them have wood land as well as cleared, and it is my desire that my estate shall not be appraised. and that my loving and beloved wife shall live where she shall chose. And any one of the negroes she may choose to wait on and attending her during her life. and if any of my executors shall move away they shall then settle with the others the estate of affairs. Item. It is further more my will & desire that a thousand dollars shall be put into the Bank of the United States or into the hand of my executors for the presiding elders of this district to collect the interest for the purpose above mentioned, who shall give up a just amount to my Executors and bishops how the same is expended with receipts for it. the same to be collected annually and expended. And lastly I do appoint Jordan Anderson Thomas Anderson & Nathan Anderson my sons, executors of this my last will & testament Jordan Anderson senr Published & signed & c in presence of Interlined before signed & published Peter Rowlett Thomas Cavender Junr. It is my desire that the thousand dollars I give the interest of for ten years shall be put into the treasury of the United States if it can be done. that the interest may be the more easily & readily collected & it is to be observed that I mean by Bishops Mr Frances Ashbury, Cocke & Watcole as they have a more copious view what manner of repenting with the money for the glory of God. Witness my hand & seal the day and year above written Jordan Anderson Sr (Seal) Interlined before signed Thomas Cavender Junr. 9) At a Court held for Chesterfield County the 9th day of December 1805 The last will & testament of Jordan Anderson senr was proved by the oath of Peter Rowlett & Thomas Cavender subscribing witnesses and the codicil annexed was proved by the oath of Thomas Cavender a subscribing witness and ordered to be recorded. Teste Tho Watkins Clerk " And the plaintiffs proved that the said Jordan Anderson the younger qualified as Exor of said Jordan Anderson the elder. And the plaintiffs introduced evidence tending to prove that they are the descendants of the woman Rachel mentioned in the said deed and will of Jordan Anderson the elder. that the wife of the said Anderson the elder died within about one week of the time of his death that is to say, in the year 1805. that the woman Rachel was in the possession of Jordan Anderson the younger at the time of the death of Jordan Anderson the elder. and that she and her descendants remained in his possession until his death in 1850. And that the plaintiffs have since remained in the possession of the defendant who is the Executor of the said Jordan Anderson the younger. And the defendant introduced evidence tending to prove that the said woman Rachel was held by the said Jordan the younger in adverse possession for more than five years prior to the 7th day of April 1790 the date of the deed aforesaid. and that she so remained and continued in his possession afterwards and until his death. And that all her children and descendants were held by him in like manner. And thereupon the defendant offered to show in evidence the deposition of Anna Anderson in the words & figures following. "The deposition of Anna Anderson of lawful age taken at her own house the late residence of Charles Anderson in the County of Charlotte State of Virginia on the 21st day of September 1836, being first duly sworn on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God intended to be read de bene essee in evidence in a suit now depending and undetermined in the Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery for the County of Chesterfield wherein Milley & her children & others are plantiffs and Jordan Anderson defendant. Saith that in the year 1789 she was married to Charles Anderson a brother of Jordan Anderson. Soon after her marriage she went to Jordan Anderson's where she saw the girl Rachel. Jordan Anderson at this time lived in the County of Prince Edward for the two years next ensuing after 1789 the deponent was frequently at Jordan Anderson's and always found the girl Rachel there. In about two years after 1789 Jordan Anderson moved from the County of Prince Edward to Chesterfield after this she knows