ESTATE OF WM. ANDERSON, DEC'D.
From Will Record A, pp. 38-43: 16 Aug 1824. The court appointed Thos. Anderson administrator of the estate of Wm. Anderson, dec'd, with the assent of the widow, Tellitha Anderson. Thos. Anderson made bond for $2500.00 with Jordan Anderson and Thos. Hightower as his securities.
The court appointed Sherod Parker, James Harper, Joe H. Malory, Thos. Hightower and Joseph Brackenridge to appraise the estate of Wm. Anderson, dec'd.
Same, p. 39: 3rd Mon. in Sept., 1824. Thos. Ringgold, Judge presiding. James Goodwin, Neill Thompson, Richard Rutledge, Samuel Nellums, and Wm. Goodwin were appointed to appraise that part of Wm. Anderson's estate which lay in Perry Co. (apparently livestock only) Ransom McElroy, J. P. in Perry Co., qualified these appraisers by administering to them the usual oath.
p. 40. 9th Oct., 1824. Samuel H. Nelms, clerk of the County Court of Perry Co., Ala., certified that Ransom McElroy was a justice of the peace in Perry Co.
Purchasers at the sale of Wm. Anderson's personal property in Perry Co., on 8th Oct., were: Lewis Howell, Stewart George, Wiley Howell, Samuel H. Nelms, J. K. C. Pool, James Goodwin and Neill Thompson.
p. 40. 20th Oct., 1824. James Harper, Sharod H. Parker & Joel H. Mallory returned an inventory of Wm. Anderson's estate, sworn to before John McFarland, J. P.
p.40-41. Purchasers at the sale of Wm. Anderson's property in Marengo Co., on 20th Oct., 1824, include: Sherod Parker, Joel H. Malory, Thos. Hightower, Jordan Anderson, Joseph Brackenridge, Leonard Pearson & Wm. Burks.
p. 42-42. Thos. Anderson, adm. of Wm. Anderson, filed acct. of what he rec'd and paid out for the estate. Balance left, $5.84, which the adm. is to retain for his services. No list of heirs or distributees was found.
The administrator listed payments to the following:
1. To Drs. Fluker and Burrows, for medicine & attention
2. To Jordan Anderson, for services
3. To Wm. Mills for land rent
4. To Richard Buckaloo
5. To Joseph Brackenridge
6. To Jacob Lindsey
7. To Silas Morgan
8. To Roderick Easley, administrator of Samuel Easley, dec'd, on a judgment obtained against Thos. Anderson, as security of Wm. Anderson, dec'd, on a note.
9. To the clerk of the Circuit Court of Marengo Co., for costs in a suit of Thos. Anderson, adm. of Wm. Anderson, versus Alfred Yarbrough.
The administrator's receipts show only money he collected from the sales of property, and money collected from J. Nolen on a note due.
ESTATE OF JONATHAN ANDERSON
Will of Jonathan Anderson, from Will Record A, pp. 188-90:
1. Plantation to wife, Mary Anderson
2. A child's share to my grandchildren, the children of Calvin and Phebe Downy, viz: Reuben,
Peyton, John, Samuel and Stephen Downy; Polly Hall, Betsy O'Neal; Ann Downy and
3. A child's share to Sarah, Martha, Milla, and Elizabeth White--what their mother would have
4. One child's part to the children of my son William Anderson, now dead.
5. To my sons Stephen, Reuben, John, James and Jessee, each a child's part.
6. Executor's: Jesse M. Anderson, and my wife, Mary.
Will dated 23rd March, 1837; recorded Jan 28, 1838.
From Minutes of Probate Court, Book A & B, p. 376:
4th Dec., 1837. Jesse M. Anderson and Mary Anderson, named in the will of Jonathan Anderson as executor and executrix, offered said will for probate. They gave bond for $31,000 with David Curry, Stephen Anderson, and Robert Pritchett as their securities.
The court appointed the following to appraise the estate of Jonathan Anderson, dec'd: Phillip Agee, Noah Agee, Obadiah Thomason, Jeremiah Pritchett and Henry Hare.
Mintues of Probate Court, Book E, p. 245: 21 March, 1848. Court ordered that a citation issue to Jesse M. Anderson, as adm. of Jonathan Anderson, to appear in next term of court and file new bond, with other security, in order to release Robert Pritchett, one of his present securities.
p. 260: 8th Mary 1848. Jesse M. Anderson filed new bond for $1000.00 with R. B. Anderson and Henry W. Hatch as securities.
p. 474. 12 Nov, 1849. R. B. Anderson, one of the securities of Jesse M. Anderson as executor of Jonathan Anderson, dec'd, asked to be discharged from further liability as such. Jesse M. Anderson cited to give new security.
From Minutes of Probate Court, Book F:
p. 147. Sept. term, 1851. Came Jesse M. Anderson, executor and moved that satisfaction of the amounts decreed by the Court in favor of Stephen Downey and Wm. H. Reed and wife, Clarissa (formerly Clarissa Anderson), against him, at the Steptember term of Court, 1839, be entered. Executor has fully paid off said decree. The receipts of Stephen Downy and of Wm. H. Reed and wife, Clarissa, showing that they had received their shares of the estate of Jonathan Anderson, are recorded.
p. 152. Sept. term, 1851. Jesse M. Anderson resigned as executor of the will of Jonathan Anderson, and moved that John B. Bruce, sheriff of Marengo Co., be appointed administrator of the estate.
The court appointed the following to appraise the personal property belonging to the estate of Jonathan Anderson: Ennis Loftin, Hugh Goodwin, John Baggett, James W. Hall, John Gildersleeve.
p. 161. 18 Oct., 1851. John B. Bruce, adm., petitioned the court to allow him to sell the real estate belonging to Jonathan Anderson, dec'd. Court ordered that the heirs be notified of this petition.
p. 167. Nov. 1851. The administrator was given permission to sell the 1851 cotton crop; also the slaves and personal property not specifically bequeathed in the will.
p. 227. March term, 1852. Jesse M. Anderson, late executor of the will of Jonathan Anderson, filed his accounts for a final settlement of his executorship. Publication in the Linden Free Press.
p. 249. June 1852. Jesse M. Anderson turned over to John B. Bruce the balance in his hands, $96.65.
p. 481. Feb., 1854. John B. Bruce filed his accts. for a final settlement of the estate of Jonathan Anderson. The court appointed F. W. Siddons guardian ad litem to represent the minor heirs at the hearing.
p. 503. April, 1854. The final account of John B. Bruce as adm. of the estate of Jonathan Anderson is allowed, and ordered recorded. "See Final Record, Book B. p. 157."
p. 511. May, 1854. Stephen Anderson, one of the heirs of Jonathan Anderson, is now dead. He had assigned his share of Jonathan's estate to Reuben B. Anderson. The court therefore ordered that Stephen's share, $486.33, be paid to Reuben B. Anderson. N. B. Leseuer was adm. of Stephen Anderson, dec'd.
p. 522. June 1854. Jesse M. Anderson filed the receipts of Phebe Ann Hamilton and of Jackson Pope and his wife, for their shares of the estate of Jonathan Anderson.
p. 579. Nov. 24, 1854. Joseph Agee filed in court a power of attorney from Anderson Pope and Sarah J., his wife, authorizing him to collect and receipt for their shares of the estate of Jonathan Anderson, dec'd.
p. 642. April 27, 1855. Jesse M. Anderson filed the receipt of Eliza D. and James C. Etheridge for $149.13, in full of their share of Jonathan Anderson's estate.
From Misc. Records, Book 4, p. 97-98: Account of the sale of personal property belonging to the estate of Jonathan Anderson, dec'd, on 6th Dec., 1851. Purchasers include: Jesse M. Anderson, Andrew Jackson, Jonathan H. Anderson, Reuben Downey, Jesse F. Hall, James B. Anderson, A. F. Fountain, Ennis Loftin, Jesse H. Peeples.
ESTATE OF JORDAN ANDERSON
Marengo Co., Ala. Will Record A, p. 191: Will of Jordan Anderson, Sr., mentions:
1. Son Thos. Anderson (executor)
2. Wife Mary
3. Granddaughter Catherine Anderson
4. Daughter Sarah Goodwyn
5. Daughter Nancy
6. Daughter Mary
7. Granddaughter, Nancy A. Hill, daughter of Mary Anderson
8. Daughter Martha Anderson
9. son Jordan Jr.
This will is dated 17 Aug., 1837, and was recorded on Feb 9, 1838. Witnesses: William Adams and Constance Adams. Land mentioned in the will was in Section 2, Township 15, Range 3, East.
From Minutes of Probate Court, Book A & B:
p. 365. Sept. Term of court, 1837: Thos. Anderson offered for probate the will of Jordan Anderson, Sr., dec'd. Court ordered that citations issue to the heirs, who are: Thos. Anderson, Sarah Goodwyn, Nancy Adams, Mary Hill, Martha Anderson, Jordan Anderson and Catherine McCoy (McCary?).
p. 369. 19 Oct 1837. Will Goodwyn contested the will of Jordan Anderson. A jury summoned to decide the issue on lst Mon. in Nov.
p. 371. Tues., Nov. 14, 1837. Thos. Anderson, Executor, and Will Goodwyn, the party contesting the validity of the will. By consent of both, the issue is withdrawn as to the personal property of the estate. Then will was proved on oath of Wm. Adams, one of the witnesses. The executor filed his bond for $20,000 with J. H. Bondurant and E. B. Adams as securities.
Court appointed the following to appraise the estate: Wm. King, David Curry, Austin Eskridge, Wm. Hogan, Peter R. Gunn, Daniel McNeill.
p. 396. 2 June 1838. Came Thos. Anderson, adm. of Jordan Anderson, dec'd. None of the heirs appeared in court to show cause why the petition to sell the lands for division among the heirs should not be granted: and same is granted.
Court appointed following commissioners to sell the lands: William King, Felix G. Adams, Thos. Ringgold.
p. 406. Oct., 1838. The above -named commissioners reported the sale of Jordan Anderson's land to Thos. and Jordan Anderson, at $1 an acre.
From Deed Book E, p. 381. 11 June 1838. We, Thomas Anderson and Louisa, his wife, Wm. Goodwyn and Sarah, his wife, Benjamin Adams and Nancy, his wife, James N. Hill and Mary, his wife, and Martha Anderson, convey to Jordan Anderson, our claim to land in Marengo Co., Ala., that descended to us from our father, Jordan Anderson. Land in Section 2, Township 15, Range 3, East.
ESTATE OF JORDAN ANDERSON, JR.
Will of Jordan Anderson, Jr., recorded in Will Record A, page 276: Mentions his wife, Nancy, and children (their names are not given). "Furniture bought by me for the use and keeping of the Linden Hotel". William King named executor. Witnessed by James R. Jones, B. Adams, Wm. H. Mounger, and D. H. Smith. Dated 5 May 1848.
From Minutes of Probate Court, Book F:
p. 75. Dec., 1850. Came Wm. H. Mounger and resigned as administrator of the estate of Jordan Anderson; and Nancy Anderson is appointed administrator de bonis non with bond for $10,000.00; Benj. Adams and Wm. M. Byrd her sureties.
p. 99. Feb. 8, 1851. John B. Bruce, sheriff of Marengo County, returns the writ of dower issued to him to assign to the widow her dower in the lands of Jordan Anderson.
p. 105. March 4, 1851. Nancy Anderson, administratrix of Jordan Anderson, moves the court that John T. Taylor, administrator of the estate of Wm. H. Mounger, be required to make settlement of the administration of said Mounger on the estate of Jordan Anderson.
From Minutes of Probate Court, Book F:
p. 153. Sept. term, 1851. John T. Taylor, administrator of Wm. H. Mounger, dec'd, late adm. of Jordan Anderson, dec'd, by his attorney, files his acct. for a final settlement of the administration of Mounger, in his lifetime, on the estate of Jordan Anderson. Citation to Thos. Anderson, a minor under 14, to show cause why a guardian should not be appointed for him.
p. 167. Nov., 1851. Nancy Anderson, adms. of Jordan Anderson, given leave to sell at public auction a slave belonging to said estate, for the purpose of paying the debts of the estate.
p. 185. Dec., 1851. Wm. H. Mounger, adms. of Jordan Anderson, having died without making a final settlement of his administration on said estate; and John T. Taylor, adm. of said Mounger, having filed his accounts for a final settlement of the administration of said Wm. H. Mounger on the estate of Jordan Anderson: . . . comes also Nancy Anderson, the present administratrix, and Thos. Anderson, minor heir of Jordan Anderson, by his guardian ad litem, Nancy Anderson, etc. . .. John T. Taylor paid over to Nancy Anderson $1272.13.
ESTATE OF MARY ANDERSON
From Minutes of Probate Court, Book A & B (one vol.):
p. 373. 8th May, 1837. Thos. Anderson was appointed administrator for the estate of Mary Anderson, dec'd. Bond for $2400.00 with David Curry and Thos. Ringgold as his sec.
From Minutes of Probate Court, Book F:
p. 150. Sept., 1851. Ordered by the court that citations issue to Reuben Anderson, Jesse M. Anderson, Joseph Hare & his wife, Wm. Reed and his wife, and to Johnathan H. Anderson, Andrew J. Anderson, Sarah J. Anderson, Wm. J. Anderson and Benjamin F. Anderson, to appear in court and show cause why letters of administration should not be granted to the sheriff, corner, or other suitable person, on the estate of Mary Anderson, dec'd.
p. 181. Dec 1851. The next of kin failing to appear in court, John B. Bruce, sheriff, is appointed administrator of the estate of Mary Anderson.
p. 511. May 1854. Bruce's accounts allowed as filed and ordered recorded. "See Final Record, Book B, p. 166-8."
From Misc. Records, Book 4, p. 101: Account of the sale of property belonging to the estate of Mary Anderson, held on Dec. 6, 1851. Brittain T. Pope bought some of the Negroes.
From Deed Book G, p. 311. 2 Nov. 1838. Stephen Anderson sold to Jesse M. & Mary Anderson, executor and executrix of the estate of Jonathan Anderson, dec'd, land that was to go to the use of the heirs of said Jonathan Anderson. Martha, wife of Stephen Anderson, joined in the deed. Stephen and Martha Anderson acknowledged their signatures to the above before Phillip Agee, J.P.
Minutes of Probate Court, Book D, page 206: Came Calvin Anderson and applied for letters of guardianship on the estates of Thos. D., Jane B., Claudius B. and Wm. W. Anderson, minor children of Calvin Anderson. Bond for $160.00 with C. C. Bonda and Thos. J. Woolf as his securities. Feb 26, 1845.
Minutes of Probate Court, Book F, p. 588, Dec 1854: Jonathan Anderson appointed guardian of Stephen Anderson, minor son of Stephen Anderson, dec'd, late of Arkansas.
From Will Record B, p. 64: The will of Jesse M. Anderson, dated Nov. 13, 1865, mentions his wife, Eliza, and children, their names and numbers not given. It is witnessed by O. B. Crocker, J. K. P. Jackson, and Shield Jackson. It was proved by J. K. P. Jackson on 10 Dec 1866.
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