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
DAVID BAILEY, of Redfield, Dallas County.
Will dated 7 Apr 1893, proven 27 Mar 1895.
To my dau Lucinda A Armfield, after first paying my grandson
Charley C Crammer, $400, Lots 3, 4, 6 & 7, Block 3, original
plat of Redfield, also Lot 5 and portions of Lots 3 & 4
containing about 10 acres all being in Sec 2, T 78 N,
R 29 W. To my dau Anna Eliza Bailey, Lots 3 & 4, Sec 2,
T 78 N, R 29 W, also SW fr 1/4 SW fr 1/4, Sec 312, T 79 N, R 28 W.
Executor: Geo W Armfield.
Witnesses: W A Stotts, A P Bond, both of Redfield.
JOHN M BAKER, of Minburn, Dallas County.
Will dated 17 Dec 1886, proven 1 Mar 1887.
To my wife C M Baker all my estate and at her death to be
divided into eight parts as follows: two parts to George M
Baker, three parts to May Baker and Laura Baker, three parts
to Charles E Baker, Alice C Homer and R B Ayresman. I make
this difference because some are older and have a start in
Witnesses: William H Bishop, T H Gardiner.
GEORGE E BALDWIN, of Booneville, Dallas County, aged 39 yrs.
Will dated 17 Mar 1873, proven 17 Dec 1873.
To my wife Mary E Baldwin all of my estate.
Executor: Mary E Baldwin, wife.
Witnesses: W H Baldwin, D H Baldwin, both of Booneville.
GEORGE E BALDWIN, of Booneville, Dallas County.
Will dated 7 Mar 1904, proven 11 Apr 1904.
To my wife Elizabeth C Baldwin, 1/3 of my estate. To my son
James K Baldwin, who is about 1 1/2 yrs old the SW fr 1/4, SE 1/4,
Sec 30 (excepting Chi Rock Isl & Pacific RR right of way),
containing 53 acres and another 27 acres, all in T 78 N,
R 26 W. Mentions Mary E Baldwin. Executor to dispose
of stock of goods in Fairhope, Alabama.
Executor: Charles C Cook.
Witnesses: John Shambaugh, Peter G Farnsley.
T G BARNES
Will dated 22 Feb 1875 at Newton, Jasper Co, Iowa, proven
4 Mar 1876.
To my wife Catharine C Barnes all of my estate.
Executor: Catharine C Barnes, wife.
Witnesses: J C Cook, J L Hunter.
ELWOOD A BARNETT, of Dallas County.
Will dated 30 Jun 1898, proven 5 Apr 1899.
To nephew Willis J Barnett and niece Phebe Ann Hill property
in Polk County. To my wife the residue of estate during her
lifetime and then to four of the children of my wife: George
E Herring, Lucy A Herring, Earl C Herring and Lura B Herring
the S 1/2 SE 1/4, Sec 17 and the N 1/2 NE 1/4, Sec 20, T 78 N, R 29 W.
To Charles E Herring a son of my wife the S 1/2 NE 1/4, Sec 20,
T 78 N, R 29 W. To granddau Carrie McBride residue of real
estate or if she dies without issue to the United Presbyterian
Church, M E Church and First Presbyterian Church of Dexter.
Executor: Jesse Scott, Dexter.
Witnesses: J G Stanley, Charles Crane.
M J BARNETT, of DeSoto, Dallas County.
Will dated 10 Jan 1893, proven 24 Sep 1895.
To my husband C T Barnett all my estate.
Execturo: C T Barnett.
Witnesses: Andrew Barnett, Eva Barnett, B F Barnett.
NATHANIEL S BARNETT, of Adel, Dallas County.
Will dated 10 Jan 1908, proven 2 Sep 1908.
To my wife Emily Jane Barnett all my estate.
Executor: William F Barnett, son.
Witnesses: M A Loehr, Adel; F S Barnett, Linden.
RACHEL P BARNETT, of Dexter, Dallas County, age 65 yrs.
Will dated 29 May 1902, proven 24 Mar 1903.
My own children having died and having obtained a divorce
from my husband . . . To my granddau Carrie McBride, $5000
at age 25 or to further her education before then, also gold
watch, family bible, album, etc. To my sister Mary Price,
$1000. To the following $500 each: Wm T Bethel, if not living
to Ellsworth Bethel and Alice Bethel; Martha J Copeland, if
not living to Kittie Copeland; Rebecca M Hall, if not living
to her heirs; R K Price, if not living to Nettie Price and
Florence; Carrie P Dawson, if not living to Clyde Dawson;
Richard Price, if not living to Paul Price and Roy Price;
Wm Price, if not living to Home For Aged, Des Moines; Joseph
R McBride, if not living his heirs. Charitable bequests of
$1500 are noted. Mentions G M Price; J R McBride, father
of Carrie McBride; Mrs. Emma McCormick, of Ohio; Miss Eva
Michener, of Pasadena, Cal; Kittle Copeland, of Dexter;
Huldah Williams of Wildonia, Cal; Mr Jephthah Smith, of
Iowa; Miss Alice Bethel, of Denver, Colo; Clyde Dawson, of
Canon City, Colo; Mrs Hannah Walker.
Executor: Richard Price, brother.
Witnesses: W H George, Olive M George.
JOHN BARRET, of Dallas County.
Will dated 26 Mar 1893, proven 4 Nov 1903.
To my wife Mary Barret all my estate.
Executor: Eli J Goar.
Witnesses: M D Meehan, F M Rose.
DANIEL S BATES, of Colfax Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 27 Jul 1892, proven 11 Nov 1903.
To my wife Ellen M Bates all my estate for her lifetime and
then to my children (unnamed).
Executrix: Ellen M Bates, wife.
Witnesses: Robt S Barr, Walt W Steele, of Adel.
A C BAXTER
Will dated 29 May 1876, proven 12 Feb 1889.
To my wife Emma O Baxter all my estate.
Executrix: Emma O Baxter, wife.
Witnesses: C P Veile, F C Fritz.
SAMUEL BEALS, of Dallas County.
Will dated 23 Aug 1893, proven 5 Sep 1905.
To my son Seth Beals $2600. Remainder of estate to my wife
Hannah M Beals for her lifetime and then to my children:
Evaline Hilerman, Thomas J Beals, Ruth M Newby, Lucinda J
Rees and Seth Beals.
Exeuctors: Hannah M Beals, wife; Thomas J Beals, son.
Witnesses: A Haskett, Wm R Hill, of Earlham, Madison County,
JACOB BEARE, of Dallas Center, Dallas County.
Will dated 1 Jun 1904, proven 31 Aug 1904.
To my wife Sarah Beare all my estate for her lifetime and
then to dau Sarah J Beare, $10. Remainder to my three
children: Laura C Smith, Anna M Ward, Amanda A Small.
Executor: Clyde E Brenton, Dallas Center.
Witnesses: J B Collins, M C Collins.
ISRAEL BEAVER, of Colfax Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 10 Apr 1895, proven 30 Aug 1899.
To my wife Elizabeth Beaver the W 1/2 NW 1/4, Sec 3, T 79 N, R 28 W,
and 3 acres timber in Washington Twp, Dallas County and all
personal property for her lifetime. At her death all to be
sold and $2500 to be invested, the income to support and
maintain son James M Beaver in his lifetime. At his death the
$2500 to be divided among my children: Jacob H Beaver,
Willard Beaver, Thomas Beaver and Mary E Myers.
Executor: Jacob H Beaver, son.
Witnesses: James L Loring, Chas E Bomberger.
GEORGE BELL, of Pottawattamie County, Iowa.
Will dated 29 Mar 1906, proven 15 Sep 1906.
All my estate to my children: Mrs Caroline Williams, Mrs
Lydia Williams, Mrs Julia Ann McGowan, Lizzie Bell and George
Executor: J H Todd.
Witnesses: W H Schurz, Mrs M L Williams.
J H BELL, of Dallas County.
Will dated 18 Jun 1887, proven 5 Jan 1892.
To my wife Emma Bell all my estate.
Witnesses: Philip Hoffman, Wm T Allen.
WILLIAM BENBOW, of Dallas County.
Will dated 19 Nov 1869, proven 3 Apr 1871.
Some years ago I gave what I consider an equitable share of
my estate to my sons Elam Abel and William S Benbow and my
daus Aletha Hussey and Thurza Hunt (both the daus and William
now deceased.) To my wife Hannah Benbow all my personal
estate, except one roan colt to my dau Sarah F Benbow, to have
during her life thence to my son John C Benbow. Previously
made provision for my daus Martha W Rumly and Annie J Hsey.
Executrix: Hannah Benbow
Witnesses: John H Hersey, Sarah F Benbow.
LEWIS BENSON, of Dallas County.
To my wife Melinda Benson the W 1/2 E 1/2, Sec 29, T 78 N, R 28 W,
except for a portion of this property deeded to Jasper
Benson and T J Hall. At her death to my son Thomas W Benson
the above land, after paying my heirs the sum of $1200, less
his share: Alvah Benson (deceased) heirs: Polly Mosenea,
wife of Joseph Mosenea; Harriet Garoutte, wife of Joseph
Garoutte; Lucinda McGrew, wife of Melvin McGrew, Jasper
Benson and Thomas W Benson.
Will dated 14 Aug 1876, proven 21 May 1877
Executors: Jasper Benson, son.
Witnesses: Stephen Adams, HC Webster, both of Adams Twp.
GEORGE BETZENHOUSER, of Washington Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 9 Feb 1892, proven 31 Aug 1898.
To my wife Theirsa Betzenhouser for her lifetime the
homestead being the N 1/2 SE 1/4, Sec 28, T 80 N, R 28 W, and then
to my son Joseph Betzenhouser. Remainder of estate, except
for $25 to son Wesley Betzenhouser, to wife.
Executrix: Theirsa Betzenhouser, wife.
Witnesses: Robert S Barr, M V Morey.
J S BIBBINS, of Perry, Dallas County.
Will dated 11 Apr 1885, proven 2 Sep 1885.
To my wife Alida M Bibbins 5/9 of my estate, remainder to
Madison B Bibbins and Clinton M Bibbins.
Witnesses: J F Ford, S Pangburn.
CHARLES J BICKFORD, of Dallas Center, Dallas County.
Will dated 9 Dec 1896, proven 6 Sep 1909.
To my wife Emily T Bickford all my estate for her lifetime
and then to my children, unnamed.
Witnsses: James L Loring, W S Susong.
REBECCA J BICKLE, of Dallas Center, Dallas County.
Will dated 24 Nov 1903, proven 19 Jan 1904.
To my sister Mrs Emma B Kinnear, of Ellsworth, Iowa, all
household furniture. The remaining estate: 1/10 to the Dallas
Center Presbyterian Church; 9/10 to my niece Theodosia Kane
Van Doozen, of Chicago, Illinois.
Executor: Clyde E Brenton.
Witnesses: Nettie McClure, Maude McClure Miller.
MASSON BILDERBACK, of Dallas County.
Will dated 14 Oct 1851, proven 17 Nov 1851.
To my wife Rebecca Bilderback, 100 acres: SW 1/4 SW 1/4, Sec 4 &
N 1/2 NW 1/4 & SE 1/4 SW 1/4, Sec 9, T 78 N, R 28 W, and Lots No 1 & 8 in
Block No. 23. When it becomes due $25 due me and left in the
hands of Vorse and Enos of Holmes Co, Ohio. $100 due me from
Lewis Donald of Holmes Co, Ohio. To my son Thomas my rifle
gun. To my dau Margaret Snyder, 1 milch cow and one table.
Executrix: Rebecca Bilderback, wife.
Witnesses: L D Burns, Charles Bilderback, Wm Ellis.
J G BIRDSALL, of Dallas County.
Will dated 4 Aug 1892, proven 1 Nov 1893.
To my wife Martha Maria Birdsall all my estate and at her
death to my son Walter Gilson Birdsall and his wife Nora
Birdsall the NW 1/4, Sec 30, T 81 N, R 27 W and at their death
to their children; to my adopted dau Effie Birdsall the
SW 1/4 NW 1/4, Sec 31, T 81 N, R 27 W; to my dau-in-law Lizzie
Birdsall, the NE 1/4 SE 1/4, Sec 36, T 81 N, R 28 W; remainder of
estate to sons George Irwin Birdsall and Francis Edward
Executor: George Irwin Birdsall, son.
Witnesses: L B Thornburg, H A Hoyt, both of Perry.
JONATHAN BISHOP, of Dallas County.
Will dated 3 Mar 1896, proven 16 Jan 1901.
To my wife Catherine Elizabeth Bishop all my estate for her
lifetime and then to her son Arthur H Houser.
Executor: Arthur H Houser.
Witnesses: M J Graham, M S Ish.
MARGARET BLACK, of Perry, Dallas County.
Will dated 20 Jun 1892, proven 7 Sep 1892.
I desire my estate of $600 in notes and mortgages due me be
divided between my daus Luthena Haines and Emma L Norton.
Executor: Luthena Haines.
Witnesses: H O Chappelear, L B Stevens.
JENNIE BLACKMAN, of Dexter, Dallas County.
Will dated 16 Apr 1894, proven 11 Sep 1894.
To my brother Wilson Brown my read cart, watch, bedding,
toweling, silver table spoons and silver coffee pot.
To Amanda Doty and Wilson Brown my house and lot being Lots
2 & 3, Block 6, Lebanen, Nebraska. To my sister Amanda Doty
remainder of personal effects.
Executrix: Amanda Doty, sister.
Witnesses: Aschsah A Crane, W T Sharp.
SUSAN A BLIGH, of Minburn, Dallas County.
Will dated 2 Dec 1898, proven 8 Nov 1899.
To my son Julius C Bligh $300 and the E 1/2 of my lot in Minburn.
To my dau Althea L Woodward, household goods and the W 1/2 of
above lot for her lifetime and then to my granddau Edith A
Bligh. Residue of my estate to my two above named children.
Executor: Wm A Cook, Minburn.
Witnesses: D L Grossman, E L Hill.
JOHN BLOUGNER, of Perry, Dallas County.
Will dated 7 Mar 1899, proven 27 Mar 1901.
To my wife Margaret J Blougher all my estate for her lifetime
and then to my son John Albert Blougher, $100; grandson
John Blougher, son of John Albert Blougher, $100; to son
Joseph N Blougher, $200; to dau Lavina F Rose, $5; real
estate to be divided equally between sons above and daus:
Mary J Orbin, Sarah E Russell, Maggie R Bryan and Amanda J
Arnold. Dau Lavina F Rose having already received hers.
Executor: Joseph N Blougher, son.
Witnesses: E R Aiken, L V Harpel, Perry.
DAVID BLUE, of Perry, Dallas County.
Will dated 24 Oct 1907, proven 3 Aug 1909.
To my wife Mary E Blue all my estate for her lifetime and
then to my children: John Blue, Lowell David Blue, Ida
Belle Van Horne, Mary Jennette Graham, Lenora Jane Derry
and Rose Blue Gregg.
Executrix: Mary E Blue, wife.
Witnesses: H A Hoyt, Frank W Hunter, W H Miller, of Perry.
PETER BLUE, of Perry, Dallas County.
Will dated 28 Jan 1892, proven 14 Nov 1892.
To Mrs Beatrice Roberts of Perry, Lot 7, Block 46, Perry. To
Mrs Effie Blue of Manilla, Iowa, Lot 9, Block 6, Perry. To
Anna M Hanah of Perry, a portion of Bock 99, Perry. Remainder
of estate to my wife Clara B Blue.
Executrix: Clara B Blue.
Witnesses: W H Chandler, H A Rouse, F L Morgan.
ABRAHAM BOHNER, of Perry, Dallas County.
Will dated 29 Jan 1898, proven 11 Sep 1899.
To my wife Lizzie Bohner 1/3 in value of all my estate. To
my son Frank Bohner the S 1/2 and the NE 1/4 SE 1/4, Sec 34; the SW 1/4
and the W 1/2 NW 1/4, and the SE 1/4 NW 1/4 SW 1/4, Sec 35, all T 82 N,
R 28 W, Boone County, Iowa. To my brother Michael Bohner,
Hickory Corner, Northumberland Co, Pa, $1000. To my brother
Daniel Bohner residing in State of Pa, $1000. Frank Bohner
to act as trustee of the S 1/2 NW 1/4 and the N 1/2 SW 1/4, Sec 1, T 81 N,
R 29 W to be used for the benefit of the Christian Home
Orphanage, Council Bluffs. Residue to estate to the children
of my son Frank Bohner. To bequest to my brother David Bohner,
resident of Florida, he having already received his share.
Executors: Lizzie Bohner, wife; Frank Bohner, son.
Witnesses: L B Thornburg, Henry P Lods, Perry.
Codicil added 29 Jun 1899.
Clarifies bequests including my horse Pat Rooney to my wife.
Nominates Martin G Reager, Shamokin, Pa, as trustee of
bequest to the children of son Frank Bohner.
SUSANNAH BOONE, of Boone Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 25 Aug 1897, proven 1 Apr 1898.
Children to share and share alike except any money owed to
mother is to be deducted from that childs share. This to be
divided after $500 given to each grandchild: Mertie J Ford,
Leroy J Burt, Charles W Burt and Loron O Burt.
Executor: S J Goodson.
Witnesses: S J Goodson, Wm Robison.
WILLIAM BOONE, of Dallas County.
To my wife Susanna Boone, one-third of all my property. To my
son Joshua Boone, SE 1/4, Sec 20; E 1/2 NE 1/4, Sec 20; SW 1/4 NE 1/4 & NW 1/4
SE 1/4, Sec 22, T 79 N, R 26 W. To all of my children an equal
portion of my property.
Will dated 29 Dec 1854, proven 6 Feb 1855.
Executors: George Gresham, Isaac Thornton.
Witnesses: Thompson Bird, T D Davis.
CATHARINE BOWERS, of DeSoto, Dallas County, age 73 yrs.
Will dated 11 Jul 1893, proven 26 Mar 1902.
My estate to be divided between my children: Stephen Bowers,
James Bowers and Eliza Bowers equally; my other children:
David Bowers, Emily Bowers, John Bowers and William Bowers
having already received their share.
Executor: Stephen Bowers.
Witnesess: M S Kile, Wm Roberts, both of DeSoto.
WILLIAM BOYD, of Dallas County.
Will dated 5 Feb 1854, proven 16 Jun 1854.
To my eldest dau Jane Taylor, my second dau Nancy Boyles, my
youngest dau Catharine Boyd, each 40 acres of land. To James
Boyd, my second son, 40 acres of land provided he should re-
turn. To my eldest son, Samuel Boyd, all the balance of land
owned by me in Sec 30, T 80 N, R 27 W.
Executor: William Beall.
Witnesses: Levi Diddy, William Beall.
BENJAMIN BRADY, of Ortonville, Dallas County.
Will dated 18 Jan 1899, proven 29 Aug 1899.
To my wife Helen Brady the E 1/2 NE 1/4, Sec 35, T 79 N, R 27 W,
excepting 1/2 lot conveyed from said premises for church purposes
and to revert to her if not so used - said tract of land being
our present homestead. All residue of property to be sold and
divided among my children: John W Brady, Benjamin F Brady,
Daniel G Brady, William D Brady, Emma R Brady, James C Brady,
and Susan E Hicks, and grandchildren: Melissa B Marker, Chester
Ray Kendall, Harry L Dawson and Nellie Dawson.
Executor: Benj F Brady, son.
Witnesses: Wm Roberts, Robt S Barr, Adel.
ELISABETH BRANIFF, of Dallas County, widow of Patrick Braniff.
Will dated 23 May 1874, proven 16 Jun 1879.
To Elisabeth Braniff, my dau, who resides with me, all my
Witnesses: L L Collins, J W Garwong, both of Dallas Center.
HENRY BRANIFF, of Grant Twp, Dallas County, age 53 years.
Will dated 19 Sep 1893, proven 8 Nov 1893.
To my wife Mary Braniff the SE 1/4 and the SE 1/4 NE 1/4, Sec 4,
To 80 N, R 26 W, to my son Henry B Braniff the W 1/2 NE 1/4, Sec 9,
T 80 N, R 26 W.
Executrix: Mary Braniff, wife.
Witnesses: C F Ellerman, John Callan.
JAMES B BRENTON, of Adel, Dallas County.
Will dated 1 Oct 1891, proven 30 Mar 1892.
to my wife Elizabeth Brenton a $1200 note due April 1896
from which to my dau L A Brenton, $600; and to my son J M
Brenton, $200. Rest of property divided equally between my
wife and children: A G Brenton, A T Brenton, J M Brenton and
L A Brenton.
Exeuctrix: L A Brenton, dau.
Witnesses: T R North, M S Ish, attorneys, Adel.
WILLIAM H BRENTON, of Dallas County.
Will dated 15 Mar 1888, proven 16 Jan 1894.
To my wife Mary E Brenton, $8500, Lots 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 in
Block 76, Dallas Center, the E 100 acres of the NE 1/4, Sec 3,
the N 53 acres of the SE 1/4, Sec 3, and the W 45 acres of the
NW 1/4, Sec 2, all T 79 N, R 27 W. To my dau Eva A Brenton the
E 1/2, Sec 15 and E 1/2 SE 1/4, Sec 10, T 79 N, R 27 W, also
$3000. To my sons Charles R Brenton and Clyde E Brenton all
Executors: Charles R Brenton, Clyde E Brenton, sons.
Witnesses: Robert S Barr, E L Nazarene.
Codicil dated 24 Sep 1890.
Additional bequests of money to wife and dau.
KATE BRINGHAM, of Colfax Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 4 Sep 1899, proven 8 Nov 1899.
To Mable Mutcher $100 from the rent of my property in Linn
Township: the SE 1/4 NE 1/4, Sec 36, 39 acres and NW 1/4 NE 1/4 SE 1/4,
Sec 26, 10 acres, T 79 N, R 27 W, for the year 1899 and for
4 years after my death.
Executor: Park York, Colfax Township.
Witnesses: Frank Young, D S Bates.
SIMON BRISTLE, of Boone County, Iowa.
Will dated 4 Nov 1907, proven 19 Nov 1909.
To my wife Barbara Bristle all my estate for her lifetime
and then to my children: John Bristle, Louis Bristle, Mary
Esslinger, Dora Gleckner and Emma Laughrey. I make no
provision for my other daughter having already advanced her
a full share.
Executrix: Barbara Bristle, wife.
Witnesses: J J Snell, J R Whitaker, both of Boone.
AMANDA M BRITTAN, of Union Township, Dallas Co, aged 34 years.
Will dated 30 Aug 1881, proven 7 Aug 1882.
Amanda M Brittan formerly Amanda M Henderson. To my husband
J E Brittan all my estate.
Executor: J E Brittan, husband.
Witnesses: Mary A Smith, Mary O Brittan.
J E BRITTAN, of Redfield, Dallas County.
Will dated 7 Oct 1890, proven 30 Mar 1892.
All my estate to my mother Mary O Chance and after her death
to my sister, Jane Patterson.
Executor: Dr J O Noel
Witnesses: C O Dyer, M C Thomas
ELIZABETH BROWN, of Dexter, Dallas County, age 86 years.
Will dated 7 Feb 1891, proven 28 Mar 1895.
To my dau Jennie Blackman of Redwillow County, Nebraska,
$700 and one enlarged framed picture of myself and one of
family group; to my granddau Elizabeth Lucretia Axtell,
now Talmage, of Monroe County, Ohio, $150; to my granddau
Jenneta Rebecca Axtell, now Wickersham, of Holt County,
Nebraska, $150; to my grandson Jacob Brown Auld of Shelby
County, Illinois, $150; to my grandson John Howard
Auld, of Shelby County, Illinois, $150; to my dau Amanda
Doty of Dexter personal items including a large framed
picture of my deceased husband; to my sons: Paul Brown,
John Brown and Wilson Brown, personal items.
Executor: Wilson Brown, son.
Witnesses: Grace E Senior, G T Whisler, both of Dexter.
JACOB BROWN, of Town of DeSoto, Dallas County.
Will dated 7 Jun 1872, proven 18 Sep 1872.
To my Elizabeth Brown, household goods. Remainder of
estate to be sold and the interest from the proceeds paid
yearly to wife. At her death my real estate to my dau Jane
Brown, namely my house and lots in DeSoto. Upon the death of
my wife to my Willson Brown, $50. The remainder of estate
divided between my children except my son Willson Brown, and
to the children my deceased dau Elizabeth Aull, one tenth
part of each: Catharine Axtle, John Brown, Mary Mann, the
children of my deceased dau Elizabeth Aull, Robert Brown,
Paul Brown, Amanda Doty, Washington Brown, Jane Brown, Nelson
Executors: John Brown, Robert Brown, sons.
Witnesses: Jno Leonard, Byram Leonard, both of Madison County.
MARTIN BROWN, of Adel Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 10 Oct 1884, proven 27 Feb 1885.
To my wife Anna Maria Brown all personal property also the
E 1/2 NE 1/4, Sec 22, and the W 1/2 NW 1/4, Sec 23, T 79 N, R 27 W, and
after her death to my dau Mary E Brown and so Frederick S
Brown provided they pay my son John Brown of Dallas Co,
$1000; to my son George Henry Brown of Guthrie Co, $500;
to my son William D Brown of Sioux City, $400.
Witnesses: James L Loring, D S Grossman.
NANCY BROWN, of Dallas County.
Will dated 15 Jan 1887, proven 1 Mar 1887.
To my children: George W Brown, Nancy J Mortimore,
Sarah F Shulenburg, Andrew J Brown, Robert C Brown, Elizabeth
E Hoopes and Elima C Bowles, all the estate divided to me by
my late husband Jacob O Brown consisting of real estate in
Jasper and Ida Counties, Iowa.
Witnesses: J O Warrington, J H Mortimore.
DANIEL BUCK, of Polo, Ogle County, Ill, age 45 yrs.
Will dated 12 Nov 1874, proven 22 Feb 1876.
To my children, all minors: Mary Lucretia Buck, $2100,
less $400 she has already received; Charles Edward Buck,
$2100; Adell Buck, $2100. To my niece Lucy Ann Huldah
Humphreys, $600. To T Odell, of Fountain Co, Indiana funds
to care for my brother Christian Buck. Annuals sums to the
Methodist Church. To my wife Lucy Ann Buck all the remainder
Executor: William H Cunningham, of Polo, Ogle Co, Ill.
Witnesses: Samuel Finfrock, John D Campbell.
DENNIS BUCKLEY, of Van Meter Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 27 Feb 1888, proven 6 Sep 1892.
To my son John Buckley my farm in Van Meter Township,
165 acres, he to pay my dau Lizzie M Buckley $2000 over ten
Executor: John Buckley.
Witnesses: John Hanlon, C F M Clark.
PATRICK BUCKLEY, widower, of Polk County, Iowa.
Will dated 17 Jan 1891, proven 30 Mar 1904.
To my daus Johanna Buckley and Mary Ellen Buckley, $100 each.
Remainder of estate to my son Cornelius Buckley, Jr.
Executor: Cornelius Buckley, Jr, son.
Witnesses: W H Arnold, W A Tris, of Des Moines.
Codicil added 30 Nov 1903.
To dau Johanna Buckley McNaught, $200; to dau Mary Ellen
Buckley Comer, $500.
ADELAIDE BUCKMAN, of Adel, Dallas County.
Will dated 27 Feb 1901, proven 28 Mar 1902.
To W W Buckman the S 1/3, Lot 6, Block 12 and bldgs in Adel.
To Frank A Buckman, Norris C Buckman and Della L Buckman
jointly 1/3 interest each in middle 1/3, Lot 6, Block 12,
with bldgs, Adel. S T Buckman to have control of above for
Executor: W W Buckman, of Adel.
Witnesses: O K Bales, C K Price.
S T BUCKMAN, of Adel, Dallas County.
Will dated 27 Feb 1901, proven 21 Jan 1902.
My estate to my wife Adelaide Buckman for her lifetime then
to dau Cora E Dawes, Lot 2, Block 19, Adel and dwelling thereon;
to dau Etta England, Lot 1, Bock 19, Adel and buildings;
to dau Lola Don Carlos, $300.
Witnesses: O K Bales, C K Price.
CORNELIUS BUCKLEY, SR, of Granger, Dallas County.
Will dated 16 Mar 1903, proven 31 Aug 1910.
To Father Malone, $25 for masses, rest of estate to Josie
Witnesses: C S Myers, L H Kinsey.
ASA DEWEY BUELL
To my wife Aurelia Buell the use of the farm and all
personal property after her death to my children:
Hosmer L Buell, $1000; Wilmot Buell, $1000; Asa D Buell,
$1000; Juliette Yeomans, $200; Perry Buell, $300; Edgar
Executor: Hosmer Buell, son.
Witnesses: S A Calvert, T J Caldwell
WILLIAM BUGG, of Dexter, Dallas County.
Will dated 4 Jan 1897, proven 30 Aug 1904.
To my son John R Bugg, $300; to my dau Minnie E Roddan,
$200; remainder of my estate to my dau Mary A Bugg.
Executor: W T Sharp.
Witnesses: Hugh Roddan, A S Welch, of Dexter.
L D BULLIS
Will dated 15 May 1883, proven 18 Feb 1889.
Estate to be divided between my Emily A Bullis and my
son Dwight O Bullis.
Executrix: Emily A Bullis, wife.
Witnesses: W W Machen, C W Sutherland, A R Smalley.
JOHN R BURCHFIELD, of Dallas County.
Will dated 7 Nov 1904, proven 10 Apr 1905.
To my wife Mariah E Birchfield 1/3 of my estate. The remainder
to be divided between my four children: Clara A Hefflefinger,
William H Burchfield, Alvin N Burchfield and Elmer R Burchfield.
Executor: William H Burchfield, son.
Witnesses: Irving Rogers, W J Clark.
FRANCES BURT, of Dallas County.
Will dated 4 Mar 1897, proven 1 Sep 1897.
All my estate to my husband Calvin W Burt for his lifetime
and then equally to my four children: LeRoy J Burt, Charles
W Burt, Loren O Burt and Lenora Burt.
Executor: Calvin W Burt, husband.
Witnesses: Maggie B Farnsley, Myrtle J Ford.
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