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


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Transcribed by Conni McDaniel Hall for Dallas County IAGenWeb, completed August 2013

 

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ADAMS

MILLS

WHITE

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

my heirs.

Witnesses:  Eliza Mills, Mary White, both of Linden, Iowa.

ADAMS

SLAUGHTER

KING

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.

ADAMS

CLARK

CAHILL

TUCKER

FITZSIMMONS

HODSON

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.

AHN

DURKES

MEEHAN

WELCH

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.

ALBIN

ADAMS

SIMPSON

RUSSELL

AYLES

HALL

RHINEHART

BLANCHARD

BUCKMAN

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,

Adaline Rhinehart.

Exeuctor:  Arthur C Adams.

Witnesses:  Don A Blanchard, Frank A Buckman.

ALDRICH

BUCK

WALLACE

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.

ALLEN

JOHNSON

SMALLEY

BULLIS

IRVIN

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.

ALLEN

HARRAH

BATTEY

HINKSON

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.

ALLEN

BARNETT

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

two.

Witnesses:  Isaac Barnett, T D Barnett.

ALLSHOUSE

GRANT

GIDDINGS

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.

AMES

BURELL

HUGHES

CHASE

SINES

BRUMFIELD

BURKETT

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

Sines, brother.

Executor:  Ed Sines, brother.

Witnesses:  S C Brumfield, E R Burkett, both of Waukee.

AMMERMAN

LODS

NICHOLS

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

but unnamed.

Executor:  M Ammerman, husband.

Witnesses:  H P Lods, Edmund Nichols.

ANTHONY

NICHOLS

RICHTER

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.

ANTRIM

STORM

CONGER

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.

ARNESON

SANKS

SMITH

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.

ARNOLD

KING

LEACH

STONE

STEWART

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.

ASHLEY

SIMONDS

FITTING

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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