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

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BAILEY

ARMFIELD

GRAMMER

STOTTS

BOND

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.

BAKER

HOMER

AYRESMAN

BISHOP

GARDINER

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

the world.

Witnesses:  William H Bishop, T H Gardiner.

BALDWIN

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.

BALDWIN

COOK

SHAMBAUGH

FARNSLEY

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.

BARNES

COOK

HUNTER

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.

BARNETT

HILL

HERRING

McBRIDE

SCOTT

STANLEY

CRANE

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.

BARNETT

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.

BARNETT

LOEHR

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.

BARNETT

McBRIDE

PRICE

BETHEL

COPELAND

HALL

DAWSON

McCORMICK

MICHENER

WILLIAMS

SMITH

WALKER

GEORGE

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.

BARRET

GOAR

MEEHAN

ROSE

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.

BATES

BARR

STEELE

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.

BAXTER

VEILE

FRITZ

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.

BEALS

HILERMAN

NEWBY

REES

HASKETT

HILL

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,

Iowa.

BEARE

SMITH

WARD

SMALL

BRENTON

COLLINS

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.

BEAVER

MYERS

LORING

BOMBERGER

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.

BELL

WILLIAMS

McGOWAN

TODD

SCHURZ

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

M Bell.

Executor:  J H Todd.

Witnesses:  W H Schurz, Mrs M L Williams.

BELL

HOFFMAN

ALLEN

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.

BENBOW

HUNT

RUMLY

HUSEY

HERSEY

HUSSY

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.

BENSON

HALL

MOSENEA

GAROUTTE

McGREW

ADAMS

WEBSTER

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.

BETZENHOUSER

BARR

MOREY

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.

BIBBINS

FORD

PANGBURN

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.

BICKFORD

LORING

SUSONG

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.

BICKLE

KINNEAR

VAN DOOZEN

BRENTON

McCLURE

MILLER

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.

BILDERBACK

VORSE

ENOS

DONALD

SNYDER

BURNS

ELLIS

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.

BIRDSALL

THORNBURG

HOYT

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

Birdsall.

Executor:  George Irwin Birdsall, son.

Witnesses:  L B Thornburg, H A Hoyt, both of Perry.

BISHOP

HOUSER

GRAHAM

ISH

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.

BLACK

HAINES

NORTON

CHAPPELEAR

STEVENS

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.

BLACKMAN

BROWN

DOTY

CRANE

SHARP

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.

BLIGH

WOODWARD

COOK

GROSSMAN

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.

BLOUGNER

ROSE

ORBIN

RUSSELL

BRYAN

ARNOLD

AIKEN

HARPEL

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.

BLUE

VAN HORNE

GRAHAM

DERRY

GREGG

HOYT

HUNTER

MILLER

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.

BLUE

ROBERTS

HANAH

CHANDLER

ROUSE

MORGAN

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.

BOHNER

THORNBURG

LODS

REAGER

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.

BOONE

FORD

BURT

GOODSON

ROBISON

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.

BOONE

GRESHAM

THORNTON

BIRD

DAVIS

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.

BOWERS

KILE

ROBERTS

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.

BOYD

TAYLOR

BOYLES

BEALL

DIDDY

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.

BRADY

HICKS

MARKER

KENDALL

DAWSON

ROBERTS

BARR

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.

BRANIFF

COLLINS

GARWONG

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

estate.

Witnesses:  L L Collins, J W Garwong, both of Dallas Center.

BRANIFF

ELLERMAN

CALLAN

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.

BRENTON

NORTH

ISH

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.

BRENTON

BARR

NAZARENE

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

remaining property.

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.

BRINGHAM

MUTCHER

YORK

YOUNG

BATES

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.

BRISTLE

ESSLINGER

GLECKNER

LAUGHREY

SNELL

WHITAKER

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.

BRITTAN

HENDERSON

SMITH

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.

BRITTAN

CHANCE

PATTERSON

NOEL

DYER

THOMAS

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

BROWN

BLACKMAN

AXTELL

TALMAGE

WICKERSHAM

AULD

DOTY

SENIOR

WHISLER

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.

BROWN

AULL

AXTLE

MANN

DOTY

LEONARD

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

Brown.

Executors:  John Brown, Robert Brown, sons.

Witnesses:  Jno Leonard, Byram Leonard, both of Madison County.

BROWN

LORING

GROSSMAN

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.

BROWN

MORTIMORE

SHULENBURG

HOOPES

BOWLES

WARRINGTON

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.

BUCK

HUMPHREYS

ODELL

CUNNINGHAM

FINFROCK

CAMPBELL

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

of estate.

Executor:  William H Cunningham, of Polo, Ogle Co, Ill.

Witnesses:  Samuel Finfrock, John D Campbell.

BUCKLEY

HANLON

CLARK

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

years.

Executor:  John Buckley.

Witnesses:  John Hanlon, C F M Clark.

BUCKLEY

McNAUGHT

COMER

ARNOLD

TRIS

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.

BUCKMAN

BALES

PRICE

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

his lifetime.

Executor:  W W Buckman, of Adel.

Witnesses:  O K Bales, C K Price.

BUCKMAN

DAWES

ENGLAND

DON CARLOS

BALES

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.

BUCKLEY

MALONE

McNAUGHT

MYERS

KINSEY

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

Buckley McNaught.

Witnesses:  C S Myers, L H Kinsey.

BUELL

YEOMANS

CALVERT

CALDWELL

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

Buell, $200.

Executor:  Hosmer Buell, son.

Witnesses:  S A Calvert, T J Caldwell

BUGG

RODDAN

SHARP

WELCH

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.

BULLIS

MACHEN

SUTHERLAND

SMALLEY

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.

BURCHFIELD

HEFFLEFINGER

ROGERS

CLARK

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.

BURT

FARNSLEY

FORD

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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