Power of Attorney
Submitted by Martina Carpenter
Henderson County. KY
Deed Book A
Know all men by these presents that we, James Bell, Thomas Bell, Elizabeth Lee, Adam Rankin and Ann his wife, Margaret Bell and Nathan L. Anderson and Mi1dred his wife all of the State of Kentucky do hereby _______ ordain and appoint our trusty friend Charles Bell the County of Orange and State of Virginia our true and lawful attorney in fact for us and in our behalf to sell and dispose of all the right, title and interest which we claim in and to a certain tract of land in the County of Lancaster and State of Virginia formerly the property of Charles Bell deceased and which was devised to us by the last will and testament of Thomas Bell dec’d hereby vesting our said Attorney with full and compleat powers to convey to the purchaser the said tract of land in fee simple as amply and fully as we ourselves could do were we personally present and to receive payment therefore and grant receipt against us for the same, And whereas there are Sundry Negroes belonging to the Estate of the said Charles Bell which will vest in us on the demise of his widow and relief and we being desirous to dispose of our interest in said Slaves do hereby authorise and empower our said attorney to sell and convey all our right and interest to the Slaves and _______ the personal estate of the same Charles Bell dec’d to which we may or may hereafter have any kind of claim hereby ratifying, approving and confirming all and every act and acts which our said attorney shall do in the foregoing promise as witness our hand _______ seals this 14th day of August 1805.
John Holloway as to Margaret Ann Rankin LS James Bell