Joshua had children from his first marriage and names the following slaves to be left to them; to his son Oliver Perry H. Stanford, he leaves Joe, Amy and Alfred. To his daughter Maria Farr, he leaves Dolly, Nelly and Lewis. (Maria's husband William Farr is shown as having 26 slaves on the 1850 slave schedule, and 24 on the 1860 schedule.) To his son David, he leaves Sarah, Albert and George. To his daughter Harriett Harris (wife of John Broadnax Harris), he leaves Harriett and Ben.
The will was probated in Columbia County in October 1836.