Submitted by: Strephon Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: Saturday, February 24, 2001
Will Book 8, page 393
Louisa County, VA
January 24, 1832
In the name of God amen, I Anderson W. Johnson of
Louisa County being in perfect mind do make this my last will and
testament in manner and form following to wit:
Item 1 st. It is my wish that my man Archer shall be sold to pay my just debts, and after they are paid the balance of the money arising from the sale of said negro to be equally divided between my two brothers William F. Johnson and Seymore Johnson.
Item 2nd. I likewise give to my two brothers William F. Johnson and Seymour Johnson all my interest in a piece of land and a parcel of negroes now in possession of my step mother Lucy B. Johnson, and likewise all my interest in a parsel of negroes belonging to my grandfathers estate which is now individed.
Item 3rd. I give to my sister Judith J. Hopkins my tract of land which I purchased of Austin Desper in Louisa County lying on Fosters Creek and likewise all the crop on said land, as to the Household and kitchen furniture, stock of all kinds and plantation utensils, I do not claim any part of them as they are the property of my sister Judith J. Hopkins.
Item 4th. I give to my sister Judith J. Hopkins all my bonds bills and accounts and money, and likewise my horse bridle and saddle.
Item 5th. I give to Lucy Ann Hopkins daughter of Judith J. Hopkins all my interest in a tract of land sold by my fathers administrator and purchased by William F. Johnson.
Item 6th. I give to Kity Hopkins daughter of Judith J. Hopkins all my interest in a negro boy named Humphrey which boy is now in the possession of Colin and William F. Johnson acting as trustees for Benjamin S. Johnson. I also give to Kity Hopkins Thirty dollars on Roderick Johnson which he ows me for the value of a horse.
Item 7th. It is my wish that my negro man Charles should be sold and the money arising from the sale of said negro to be equally divided between my brother Colin and my sister Nancy Johnson.
Item 8th. I give to my brother Roderick Johnson all claims which I have against him except Thirty dollars for the horse which I have given to my niece Kity Hopkins.
Item 9th. I appoint my brother Seymour Johnson Executor to this my last will and testament hereby revoking all others made by me. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this the 24th day of January in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty two.
Witness Albert G. Hopkins
Witness Dudley Diggs, jr.
In Louisa County Court May the 14th 1832
A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Anderson W.Johnson deceased was this day presented in open Court and was proved by the oaths of the three subscribing Witnesses thereto and by the Court ordered to be recorded . And on the Motion of Seymour Johnson the Executor named in said will who made oath according to law and together with Colin Johnson and William F. Johnson his securities entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of Two thousand dollars Conditioned as the law directs a Certificate is granted hi-in for obtaining a probat of said will in due form.
Teste. John Hunter C. L. C.