WILLS: 1851 - 1910
Dallas County, Iowa
Source: Dallas County Records, Vol. II compiled by Howard E. Snedden and Barbara A. Snedden, 1972
The will abstracts that follow include all those to be found in Record of Wills, Volumes 1 & 2, Clerk of Court, Dallas County Courthouse, Adel, Iowa
For ease of researching, I have alphabetized the records. It takes nothing away from the original transcription.
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Transcribed by Conni McDaniel Hall for Dallas County IAGenWeb, completed August 2013
EDWARD G ADAMS, of Linden, Dallas County.
Will dated 31 Aug 1893, proven 1 Nov 1893.
To my wife Mary C Adams all my estate and at her death to
Witnesses: Eliza Mills, Mary White, both of Linden, Iowa.
HARVEY ADAMS, of Dallas County.
To my daus $400 apiece, the balance to my three boys in
equal shares. To my wife the homestead.
Will dated 20 Dec 1862, proven 4 Feb 1863.
Witnesses: Moses Slaughter, T H King.
JAMES ADAMS, of Dallas County.
Will dated 11 Sep 1876, proven 21 May 1877.
To my wife Polly Adams all my estate during her lifetime.
To my dau Azuba Adams, 40 acres out of the S 1/2 NE 1/4, Sec 33,
also 60 acres off the N side of the SE 1/4, Sec 33, also the
SE 1/4, Sec 33, also NW 1/4 NW 1/4, Sec 20, all in T 78 N, R 28 W.
To my dau Nancy Adams, $600; grand dau Jane Clark, $500;
dau Sarah Cahill, $50. Rest of estate to be divided between
my children: Nancy Adams, Rosanna Tucker, Maria Fitzsimmons
and Albert Adams.
Executor: Stephen Adams, my friend.
Witnesses: Stephen Adams, Cary Hodson, both of Adams Twp.
GEORGE AHN, of Van Meter, Dallas County.
Will dated 13 Mar 1900, proven 5 Jan 1904.
To each of my children, $1, remainder of estate to my wife
Fannie Ahn for her lifetime then to my dau Lizzie Luetta Ahn.
Executor: William Durkes.
Witnesses: M D Meehan, J W Welch.
WILLIAM W ALBIN, of Dallas County.
Will dated 6 Aug 1891, proven 7 Sep 1892.
To my wife Mary Albin all my lands being the NW 1/4 NE 1/4, Sec
28, (except 10 acres off E end), and the N 1/2 NW 1/4, Sec 28
80 acres, and the N 1/2 SW 1/4, Sec 29, 80 acres, and the N 1/2 SE 1/4,
Sec 30, 80 acres, and the W 1/2 SW 1/4, Sec 30, (except 22 acres
off N side), 68 acres. My dau Nancy A Adams and her son
Arthur C Adams continue to live with and manage the place
for my wife. After my wife's death to my dau Nancy A Adams
the S 1/2 N 1/2 NW 1/4, Sec 29 and the S 1/2 N 1/2 SE 1/4, Sec 30, T 80 N,
R 27 W. To Arthur C Adams, son of Nancy C Adams, the N 1/2 N 1/2
SW 1/4, Sec 29, and the N 1/2 N 1/2 SE 1/4, Sec 30, T 80 N, R 27 W.
To my son John L Albin the NW 1/4 NE 1/4, Sec 28, the N 1/2 NW 1/4, Sec
28, T 80 N, R 27 W, to be divided equally between my son
Sam E Albin and my daus Martha J Simpson and my dau Catharine
Russell. Mentions also my daus Harriet Ayles, Emily Hall,
Exeuctor: Arthur C Adams.
Witnesses: Don A Blanchard, Frank A Buckman.
SARAH ALDRICH, of Waukee, Dallas County.
Will dated 15 Feb 1886, proven 18 Sep 1886.
To my husband S W Aldrich all my estate.
Executor: S W Aldrich, husband.
Witnesses: L J Buck, J G Wallace, both of Waukee.
BENJAMIN B ALLEN, of Dallas County
Will dated 11 Aug 1881, proven 1 Mar 1883.
To my dau Alice E Johnson, $5; to my wife Eliza Allen the
remainder of estate.
Executrix: Eliza Allen, wife.
Witnesses: A R Smalley, L D Bullis, J F Irvin.
JAMES C ALLEN
Will dated 22 Oct 1894, proven 17 Nov 1894.
To my wife Eliza J Allen $2000. Remainder of estate to
my children: William A Allen, Mary M Allen, Lucy J Allen,
John C Allen, and Sarah E Allen.
Executor: W C Harrah.
Witnesses: B Battey, F O Hinkson.
JOHN ALLEN, of Dallas County.
Will dated 20 Jan 1887, proven 3 Sep 1901.
To my wife Margaret Allen my farm in Dallas County, 160 acres
in Sec 14 and 20 acres in Sec 12 to use as she thinks best.
My farm in Madison County to be sold and divided between my
children: William M Allen, Nancy Ann Allen, Evaline Lydia
Allen. Wm M and Lydia to have $200 each more than the other
Witnesses: Isaac Barnett, T D Barnett.
SAMUEL ALLSHOUSE, of Boone County, Iowa.
Will dated 13 Apr 1899, proven 7 Jan 1908.
To my wife Marcia Allshouse all my estate for her lifetime
and then to Mrs Maud Grant, dau, and O B Allshouse, son.
Executrix: Marcia Allshouse, wife.
Witnesses: H G Giddings, Minnie E Giddings.
MAGGIE AMES, of Waukee, Dallas County.
Will dated 5 Jul 1907, proven 31 Aug 1909.
To my aunt Addie Burell, $50; to Lizzie Hughes, $50; to my
cousin Mrs Alonzo Chase, of Lexington, Green County, N Y,
$10; to my brother Ed Sines, 40 acres in Sec 6, Boone Town-
ship; should my brother Eugene B Sines return to see me I
give him his trip expenses; balance of my estate to Ed
Executor: Ed Sines, brother.
Witnesses: S C Brumfield, E R Burkett, both of Waukee.
LUCY A AMMERMAN, of Dallas County.
Will dated 10 Aug 1896, proven 5 Nov 1907.
To my husband M Ammerman all my estate. Mentions children
Executor: M Ammerman, husband.
Witnesses: H P Lods, Edmund Nichols.
SUSAN ANTHONY, of Lincoln Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 4 Apr 1904, proven 30 Aug 1910.
To my brother Jacob Anthony all my estate.
Executor: Jacob Anthony, brother.
Witnesses: S D Nichols, H Richter.
NANCY A ANTRIM, of Dallas County.
Will dated 24 Apr 1896, proven 18 Nov 1904.
To my husband Adren Antrim 1/2 of my life insurance and the
proceeds form the SE 1/4 SW 1/4, Sec 13, T 81 N, R 27 W, for his
lifetime and then to son William Antrim.
Witnesses: Joseph Storm, B F Conger, both of Woodward.
HEDGE ARNESON, of Des Moines Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 30 Oct 1885, proven 9 Oct 1889.
To my wife Anna Maria Arneson ten acres in Sec 6, T 81 N,
R 26 W and all personal property. After her death to be
divided among my children.
Witnesses: J O Sanks, T P Smith, both of Woodward.
GEO ARNOLD, of Adams Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 21 Oct 1903, proven 26 Mar 1906.
Request all personal property to be sold and the proceeds
to be invested for the benefit of my grandchildren. My dau
Mrs Mary Ada King shall have the use of my land and at her
death it is to be sold and divided among my grandchildren
when the youngest is of age.
Executor: S M Leach, of Adel.
Witnesses: A L Stone, Gertrude Stewart.
CHARLOTTE ASHLEY, of Dallas County.
Will dated 12 Jul 1888, proven 8 Nov 1893.
To my son Theodore Ashley all my estate. Mentions other
children but unnamed.
Witnesses: S O Simonds, F H Fitting.
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