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
HENRY EBY, of Dallas County.
Will dated 13 mar 1877, proven 29 Jan 1883.
To Henry Eby Beazor, son of Isaac and Elizabeth Beazor,
deceased, $400; to Rachel Jane and Sarah Catharine, both
daus of the aforesaid I & E Beazor, deceased, $400; to Catharine
Flemming, $200; to Rachel Eby Bollinger, wife of David Bollinger,
$50; to Eddy Emmert, son of J J Emmert, $100; to Henry Eby
Kesler, son of J & H Kesler, $50; to Henry Eby Wolf, son of
W & M Wolf, $50; to Henry Eby Myers, son of I & S Myers, $50;
to Rachel Eby Bowers, dau of D & S Bowers, $50. The four $50
legatees are described as under fourteen years of age. To the
Dallas Center Church of the Brethren, $200. In the event of a
surplus in my estate the executors are to consult with Isaac
Myers of Dallas County and Isaac Rhodes of Jo Davies County,
Illinois as to the disposition.
Executors: Samuel Strayer, Abraham Brubaker, both of Dallas Co.
Witnesses: Martin Myers, Samuel M Rhodes.
ANGELINE M EDQUIST, of Perry, Dallas County.
Will dated 25 Sep 1897, proven 15 Mar 1910.
To my husband N Edquist all my estate for his lifetime and
then to my son Adelbert J Goff and my adopted dau Mrs Rose
Executor: N Edquist, husband.
Witnesses: Minnie E Giddings, H G Giddings.
HANNAH EDWARDS, of Redfield, Dallas County.
Will proven 15 Jan 1898.
My property to be sold and suitable tombstone erected at my
grave. To son Isaac Edwards, $400; to son William Edwards,
$5; to Hannah M Wetzler, Louise Dibern and Jesse Bearss,
heirs of dau Abigal Bearss, $100 each. Residue of estate to
be divided as follows: 1/4 to dau Arvilda Cunningham; 1/4 to
dau Henrietta Cunningham; 1/4 to dau L Rosetta White; 1/8 to
grandson James Edwards; and 1/3 to dau Mary Tice.
Executor: G W Curtis, of Redfield.
Codicil dated 22 Nov 1897.
To dau Henrietta Cunningham the SE 1/4, Sec 10, T 24 N, R 32 W,
and $100 to be deducted from her share.
Witnesses: J V Lauk, Robt F Stiles.
JOSEPH G ELDRIDGE, of Perry, Dallas County.
Will dated 7 Jun 1886, proven 10 Jan 1899.
To my wife Lucinda A Eldridge all my estate and trusting that
if any remains at her death she will cause some to descend in
equal shares to my children: Margaret E Herman and Reuben F
Executrix: Margaret E Herman, dau.
Witnesses: H A Hoyt, A W Trout, Perry.
ABRAHAM ELEFRITS, of Dallas County.
Will dated 14 Jan 1867, proven 1 Apr 1867.
To my wife Polly Elefrits the N 1/2 NE 1/4, Sec 11, T 80 N, R 26 W,
To my son Silas the S 1/2 N 1/2 NW 1/4 SE 1/4, Sec 11, T 80 N, R 26 W.
To my William Elefrits the N 1/2 N 1/2 NW 1/4 SE 1/4, Sec 11, T 80 N,
R 26 W. The rest of estate to be sold and divided equally
between my heirs at law.
Witnesses: O D Smalley, W H Ryan.
To my son Silas G Ellefrits, $5, to my dau Perlina Severn, $5.
to my son William B Ellefrits the remainder of my estate.
Will dated 28 Jul 1869, proven 7 Mar 1870.
Witnesses: Wm Jacobs, A Mc D Waele.
FRANCIS ELLIOTT, of Perry, Dallas County.
Will dated 7 Aug 1900, proven 6 Jan 1903.
To my dau Kezia Elliott my full 1/3 interest in our home of
5 1/2 acres in the SW 1/4 NE 1/4, Sec 9, T 81 N, R 28 W, lying east
of Chicago & R I RR and North of the C M & St P RR at their
junction in Perry. To my oldest dau Esther Steiner, to the
heirs of my deceased dau Ghelma Taylor - my 2nd dau, to my
4th dau Lydia McLuen, to my 5th dau Lindy Jane Rhodes and
to my youngest dau Kate Wilcox, $1 each. To my oldest son
John Elliott, 2nd son E F Elliott, 3rd son B F Elliott and
youngest son W S Elliott, $1 each.
Executor: L B Thornburg.
Witnesses: Wm McLuen, Wm Ballard.
JOSHUA W ELLIS, of Perry, Dallas County.
Will dated 1 Aug 1893, proven 24 Mary 1897.
To my son Frank A Ellis the farm on which he now resides
being the W 1/2 SW 1/4, Sec 13, also the SE 1/4, SE 1/4, Sec 14, also
18 acres in Sec 14, all T 80 N, R 28 W, this amount of land
making his share equal to the amounts given my other sons.
To the three children of my son F F Ellis, deceased, $5 each.
To my wife Mary A Ellis the remainder of estate during her
lifetime and then to my sons: Charles K Ellis, Frank Ellis,
George W Ellis and John C Ellis and daus Adelia Childs and
Executrix: Mary A Ellis, wife.
Witnesses: H A Hoyt, J H Shipman.
Codicil added 20 Nov 1895.
Bequests made to Frank A Ellis now made to his wife Annie
LAFAYETTE ELLIS, of Walnut, Dallas County, age 56 years.
Will dated 8 Dec 1887, proven, 8 May 1888.
To my wife Media N H Ellis the S 1/2 NE 1/4 and the NE 1/4 NE 1/4, Sec
2, T 79 N, R 26 W, 132 acres, during her lifetime and then
to my heirs. To my son Francis A Ellis, $1000, which has
been paid. To my dau Lucy L Roberston, $1000, of which $300
has been paid. To my dau Anna Mary Nordyke, $1000, of which
$300 has been paid. To my dau Ida May Ellis, $1000 when she
is of age. To my sons Levi A Ellis and Georgie L Ellis,
$1000 each at age 21.
Executor: Lyman Ellis, my brother.
Witnesses: L W Briggs, Grant Twp; Lyman Ellis, Walnut Twp.
LYMAN ELLIS, of Dallas County.
Will dated 21 Apr 1894, proven 26 Sep 1894.
To my wife Rachel A Ellis and son Arthur Ellis the S 1/2 SW 1/4,
Sec 11 and the SE 1/4 SE 1/4, Sec 2, T 79 N, R 26 W during their
life and then to my heirs. Also to my wife Rachel A Ellis
the N 1/2 SE 1/4, Sec 2, T 29 N, R 26 W. The S 1/2 SE 1/4, Sec 1,
T 79 N, R 26 W to be sold and the proceeds divided between
my son Sylvanus Ellis and my dau Lucy L Dunbar.
Executor: Lee Briggs.
Witnesses: Lee Briggs, N B Hoff.
PETER ELLIS, of Adams Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 4 Jan 1881, proven 23 Aug 1881
To Mary Jones, my eldest dau, $100; to Olive Hile, my second
dau, $100; to William Allen Ellis, my oldest son, $1; to
Elvira Hindman, my fifth dau, $1; to my grandson Zenas
Fidler, $200; to Eliza Wilson, my fourth dau, $27; to John S
Ellis, my second son, $1; to Sarah Ellen Hopkins, my sixth
dau, $100; to Florence Hubbard, my seventh dau, $100; to
Andrew Ellis, my third son, the E 1/2 NE 1/4, Sec 22, T 78 N,
R 28 W also the W 1/2 NW 1/4, Sec 23, T 78 N, R 28 W, also the
SW 1/4 SW 1/4, Sec 14, T 78 N, R 28 W, with the exception of the
grave yard lot being 2 acres; to Sanford H Ellis, my fourth
son the NW 1/4 NE 1/4, Sec 22, T 78 N, R 28 W also E 3/4, S 1/4 SE 1/4 SE 1/4
Sec 15, T 78 N, R 28 W. Property bequeathed subject to Dowry
rights of my wife Maria E Ellis.
Witnesses: Z W Kelley, J D Perkins.
S J ELLIS, of Colfax Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 14 Jun 1885, proven 4 Oct 1887.
To my wife Jane Ellis all my estate.
Executrix: Jane Ellis, wife.
Witnesses: A D Morse, J B Brenton.
HORACE ESTES, of Dallas County, aged 48 years.
Will dated 27 Mar 1868, proven 20 Mar 1884.
To my wife Margaret P Estes all my estate.
Executrix: Margaret P Estes, wife.
Witnesses: Richard Shafer, Margaret Shafer, Mary E Shafer, all
of Walnut Township, Polk County.
WILLIAM FAHEY, of Dallas County.
Will dated 24 May 1905, proven 9 Jan 1907.
To my wife Mary Fahey for her lifetime the SW 1/4, Sec 24,
T 81 N, R 28 W for her lifetime. To my sons John Fahey and
Jerry Fahey all my agricultural implements to be divided
between them. After my wifes death the N 1/2 SW 1/4, Sec 24
(above) be sold and divided as follows: dau Mary Ellwood,
$1500; son William Fahey, $1200; son Thomas Fahey, $20;
son John Fahey, $20; son Jerry Fahey, $20; dau Bridget Fahey,
$20; children of James Fahey, deceased, each $5; granddau
Veva Ellwood, dau of Mary Ellwood, $50 for musical education.
To dau Bridget Fahey after my wifes death S 1/2 SW 1/4, Sec 24,
(above). Mentions also real estate being the E 1/2 NW 1/4 NW 1/4 NE 1/4,
Sec 11, T 80 N, R 28 W.
Executors: Mary Fahey, wife; William Fahey, son.
Witnesses: H A Hoyt, Hanora E Russell, of Perry.
I J FARLOW, of Adel, Dallas County.
Will dated 11 Dec 1909, proven 30 Aug 1910.
To my wife Martha E Farlow all my estate.
Executrix: Martha E Farlow, wife.
Witnesses: Walter E Scott, R S Barr, of Adel.
ISAAC FEE, of Linn Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 13 May 1892, proven 30 Aug 1904.
To my wife Nancy J Fee all my estate. To my children: John
H Fee, Lovina C Pugh, Caroline B Thornburgh, Richmond Millett
Fee, Ellen Frances Fee, William S Fee, Alfred Hollis Fee and
Abigail Sophia Fee, $1 each. To my daughter whose maiden
name was Sarah Agnes Fee, $1. (I understand she is married,
do not know her husband's name). To son Thomas Fee and dau
Eunice Fee, a minor, jointly, all real estate in Linn Twp:
the SE 1/4 NW 1/4 and the W 1/2 SW 1/4 NE 1/4 and the N 1/2 NE 1/4 SW 1/4 and 4 acres
out of the NW corner NW 1/4 SE 1/4, All Sec 34, T 79 N, R 29 W.
Also to son Thomas Fee my watch and to dau Eunice Fee my
large picture of myself.
Executor: M C Twitchell, Thomas Fee.
Witnesses: Irwin Maulsby, D A Freed, J M McLucas.
HENRY FELLAR, of Dallas County, aged 58 years.
Will dated 28 Sep 1866, proven 20 Dec 1875.
To my wife Mary Fellar all of my estate.
Executor: John Barto.
Witnesses: J Perkins, T J Caldwell
ANDREW FELLER, of Dallas County.
Will dated 21 Nov 1891, proven 1 Sep 1897.
To each of my children when they become of age $25, residue
to my wife Elizabeth Feller, till death or remarriage, then
divided equally among my lawful heirs.
Witnesses: C D Rawson, F M Rose.
DEBORAH D FETROW
Will dated 23 Nov 1882, proven 20 Feb 1883.
To my son John W Fetrow, $300; to my dau Matilda Roberts,
$75; to my son Abraham Fetrow my personal property; all of my
real estate to sons Abraham Fetrow and Andrew J Fetrow.
Witnesses: W L Campbell, Peter A Mourer, both of Perry.
HENRY FEY, of Dallas County, age 54 yrs.
Will dated 6 Feb 1882, proven 4 Nov 1903.
To my wife A E Fey for her lifetime all my estate and then
to my son George C Fey, he to pay $400 each within 6 months
to son John A Fey and dau A E Barth.
Executor: Geo C Fey.
Witnesses: L D Gamble, J L Grace.
J C FILMER, of Boone County, Iowa.
Will dated 10 Sep 1904, proven 10 Nov 1908.
To Marby Filmer, Dooey Filmer, Joseph Filmer, Van Filmer,
Rebecca Filmer, Charles Filmer and Edgar Filmer, children
of my deceased son Edgar Filmer, $15 each. To Albert Thornburg
and Edna Thornburg, children of my deceased dau Jane
Thornburg, $50 each. Remainder of my estate to my children
William Filmer and Eva Birdsall.
Executor: Grant Birdsall, of Dallas County.
Witnesses: J W Near, E P Dolander.
JOHN FINAS, of Dallas Twp, Dallas County, age 65 yrs.
To my wife Ann Finas 1/3 of my estate. To my son James Finas
the balance of my estate except 2 cows and 8 calves to my dau
Margaret Finas, and $10 each to Henrietta McDonald and Rosa
Duhigg. James to support his mother.
Will dated 27 Oct 1873, proven 15 Dec 1873.
Witnesses: Samuel Pangburn of Perry, Peter A Mower of
Spring Valley Twp.
MARTIN FINKBOHNER, of Dallas Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 16 Jul 1902, proven 2 Sep 1908.
To my wife Nellie Finkbohner all my estate.
Executrix: Nellie Finkbohner, wife.
Witnesses: H A Hoyt, Perry; H Francis, Dawson.
JAMES FITZGERALD, of Dallas Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 5 Jan 1904, proven 23 Mar 1904.
To my wife Margrett Fitzgerald all my estate including
the SE 1/4, Sec 33, T 81 N, R 29 W, for her lifetime then to
daus Eliza Fitzgerald, Alice Fitzgerald and Eathie Fitzgerald,
$1000. To my son Walter T Fitzgerald, the above real estate.
Exeuctor: Walter T Fitzgerald.
Witnesses: H E Boyd, T P Flood.
PATRICK FITZGERALD, SR, of Colfax Twp, Dallas County.
Will dated 2 Feb 1882, proven 13 Feb 1886.
To my wife Catharine Fitzgerald and my son Michael Fitzgerald
all my estate except $100 to my dau Johanna O'Connell, wife
of John O'Connell of Jackson County, Iowa; and $100 to my
dau Margaret Farrell, wife of Patrick Farrell of Montreal,
Canada. Previously given a share of my estate to sons:
Patrick Fitzgerald, Maurice Fitzgerald and David Fitzgerald.
Executor: David Fitzgerald, son.
Witnesses: T J Caldwell, MD, Adel; P J Harney, Cath Priest,
Dallas Center; and T R North, Adel.
J E FLEISCHMAN, of Dallas Center, Dallas County, merchant.
Will dated 5 Mar 1879, proven 16 Jun 1879.
to my sister Mrs Henrietta A Cole of Des Moines, Polk Co,
Lot 17, Block 38, Dallas Center, with the frame building
located thereon being the building now occupied by me as a
store room. Also all personal property after my Dry goods
and Grocer business in Dallas Center has been closed. To
Mrs Ella Steele of Dallas Center my coal stove; to Mrs
Henry Schamel of Dallas Center a picture; to James I Kramer,
Executor: Daniel Smith of Dallas Center.
Witnesses: W H Brenton, Mary E Smart, George A Smart, all
of Dallas Center.
CATHERINE FLEMING, of Dallas Center, Dallas Co, age 71 years.
Will dated 7 Feb 1887, proven 14 Feb 1888.
To my dau Martha Fleming all my estate.
Executrix: Martha Fleming, dau.
Witnesses: Douglass Fleming, George W Zook, both of Dallas
PETER FLOOD, of Dallas County.
Will dated 12 Dec 1888, proven 13 Feb 1889.
To sons Edward Flood and Thos Peter Flood, a team of horses.
Remainder of estate to my wife Mary Flood and at her death to
be divided among all my children.
Executrix: Mary Flood, wife.
Witnesses: H A Rouse, W W Cardell.
A F FORD, of Adel, Dallas County.
Will dated 29 Oct 1881, proven 16 Jan 1882.
To my wife E Jennie Ford, all my estate including all pension
money from the U S Govt. The sum of $1000 Life Insurance to
wife the remainder to my children: Fred B Ford, Ward R Ford,
Birt A Ford and Harry G Ford.
Executrix: E Jennie Ford.
Witnesses: R S Barr, J Willard Russell, both of Adel.
HARRIETT FORRESTER, of Adel, Dalla County.
Will dated 29 Dec 1876, proven 21 May 1877.
To my dau Mrs Eliza Jane Ford, of Adel, Lots 1 & 8, Block 11,
in Adel, known now as the Forrester House, also 40 acres of
timber land, also my home at Lot 7, in Block 11, in Adel. To
my grandsons, the minor children of Frank Ford and my dau
Eliza Jane Ford: Fred Ford, Lot 1, Block 32, Adel and Ward
ford, Lot 2, Block 32, Adel. To Mrs Pauline Redfield the
picture of E W Forrester, my deceased husband. To Louisa
Redfield infant dau of J W & Pauline Redfield, $100. To
my son the rents and profits from any and all of my remaining
estate. My Gold Watch and Chain to Margaret Beard and my furs
to Martha Jane Beard both of Green, Chemango Co, NY.
Executor: T J Caldwell, M.D. of Adel.
Witnesses: D H Moffat, T J Caldwell, W H McHenry.
WILLIAM E FORRESTER, of Dallas County.
Will dated 3 Jan 1868, proven 28 Jan 1879.
To my wife Harriet Forrester all my estate.
Executrix: Harriet Forrester, wife.
Witnesses: W S M Abbott, J B Brenton.
NICHOLAS FORRETT, of Boone Twp, Dallas County.
Will dated 24 Nov 1869, proven 7 Mar 1870.
To my wife Margaret Forrett all my estate. At her death or
remarriage, to my dau Magdelena Feller, $50, and that my
estate then be divided between my sons Nicholas Forrett,
Mathias Forrett, Jack Forrett, Anton Forrett, Edward Forrett,
Champion Forrett and my dau Elizabeth Forrett.
Witnesses: Nicholas Forrett, Fredrick Spaty, Nicholas Wacht.
J P FOSTER, of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.
Will dated 25 Jun 1885, proven 3 Apr 1886.
Born 9 Sep 1824, Southampton, New York. Mentions Minnie Foster,
dau of my brother George Foster, dead, she now living with her
mother Maria L Foster in Scranton, Pa. To be buried by my
Wife Henlen D Blanchard, Greenwood Cem, Des Moines. To my wife
Augusta M Foster household goods and 1/3 of real estate. To my
son Henry L W Foster, $2000. Bequests to Charitable organizations
including Congregational Church of Des Moines. Mary Agnes
Hunt and Abbie Hunt, the two surviving children of my
deceased sister Mary who was the wife of Samuel Hunt, also
deceased, are mentioned. They reside in Sumersville, Mass.
Executor: Ira Cook
Witnesses: D F Witter, H A Coffin, E O Burt.
JASPER M FOSTER, of Beaver Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 16 May 1888, proven 8 Oct 1888.
To my father Samuel Foster all my estate.
Witnesses: A E Foster, Abel Fowler, D S Grossman.
ROBERT W FOSTER, of Adams Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 16 Apr 1896, proven 2 Sep 1896.
Estate to be divided among my children, Harry A Foster, son,
to be guardian of my minor children Elizabeth Foster and
Robert Gladstone Foster.
Executor: Harry A Foster, son, of Adams Township.
Witnesses: J R Thompson, Jas Stockton Roddy.
JOSEPH P FOWLER, of Dallas County.
Will dated 1 Apr 1895, proven 12 Jan 1900.
Requests a rough granite monument be erected for my late wife
Betsey Fowler and myself, with suitable inscription, at Union
Chaple Cemetery, Madison County, Iowa. Remainder of estate to
son Joseph Elion Fowler, of Sunappe, New Hampshire.
Executor: A H Trindle.
Witnesses: F M Ross, A S Loniecker.
BENJAMIN FOX, of Adel, Dallas County.
I have already advanced $4500 to my son John Fox on his share
of my estate. To my wife Helen Fox all my estate for her life-
time then to be divided among my three children, Priestly
Fox to have the NW 1/4, Sec 10, T 79 N, R 27 W, Nancy A Dack to
have the NE 1/4, Sec 10, T 79 N, R 27 W.
Will dated 26 Apr 1880, proven 16 Jan 1882.
Executors: John Fox, Priestly Fox, son; Helen Fox, wife;
Nancy A Dack, dau.
Witnesses: J Willard Russell, D W Woodin.
CHARLES J FOX, of Utica, Oneida Co, N Y.
Will dated 4 Feb 1874, proven 20 Dec 1875.
To my wife Kate E Fox my home at 84 Broadway, City of Utica.
Mentions Luther T Fox, brother, who is to receive 160 acres
in Dallas County. Also mentions brother George Fox and his
son Charles J Fox; brother Jeremiah, decd; sister Kate
Brownell, wife of Samuel C Brownell, Medina, NY; sister,
Edna; Maria Wisner, Mrs Mary Smith and Mrs Annie Woods,
sisters of my wife; nephew, Charles Kenker, son of Eliza
and Isaac Kenker.
Executors: Kate E Fox, wife, and Luther T Fox, brother.
Witnesses: J D Prichard, Wm B Sutton
JOHN FOX, of Des Moines Township, Dallas County, age 68 years.
Will dated 3 May 1895, proven 1 Sep 1897.
All my estate to my wife Sarah Fox and after her death to
Son Frank C Fox. Mentions minor dau Pearl May Fox.
Executrix: Sarah Fox, wife.
Witnesses: W D Lytle, M J Snider.
JOSEPH W FOY, formerly of Lincoln Twp, Dallas County and
now residing at Keene, Polk County, Iowa.
Will dated 22 Jan 1902, proven 10 Mar 1903.
To my wife Victoria A Foy all my estate for her lifetime and
then to my children: Alice L Rote; Minnie G Swartz, of
Redfield; and Frank Foy. Mentions Roy Foy, Hazel Foy and
Guy Foy, children of Frank Foy by his first marriage.
Executrix: Victoria A Foy, wife.
Witnesses: Arthur Reynolds, A J Zwart, both of Des Moines.
DARIUS FRANCIS, of Adams Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 1 Dec 1899, proven 28 Sep 1908.
To my wife Nancy J Francis all my estate.
Executrix: Nancy J Francis, wife.
Witnesses: John B White, G W Clarke.
GEORGE FRANCIS, of Dallas County.
Will dated 9 Aug 1871, proven 1 Mar 1887.
To my son Darius Francis, Lot 5, and 10 rods off S side of
Lot 4, Sec 5 and SW 1/4 SE 1/4, Sec 8, T 78 N, R 28 W and all
Executor: Darius Francis, son.
Witnesses: Jacob Hougham, E W Camp.
JOHN H FREY, of the Town of Perry, Dallas Co, aged 50 yrs.
Will dated 25 Jul 1871, proven 3 Dec 1871.
To Lucina Jane Tilley, my oldest dau $10; to Alice A McConnell,
my second dau, $10; to Symantha Ellen Lappin, my youngest dau,
$10. Remainder of estate to my wife Eliza Frey.
Executrix: Eliza Frey, wife.
Witnesses: H A Chappeliar, H H Cardell
WILLIAM FRICK, of Dallas County.
Will dated 6 Dec 1902, proven 30 Mar 1903.
All my estate to my wife Josie B Frick and son Frank Irvin
Frick, 1/2 each.
Witnesses: A M McCall, S O Conger, of Woodward.
JACOB G FRUSH, of the Town of Adel, Dallas County, aged 54 yrs.
Will dated 24 Jun 1858, proven 3 Apr 1865.
To my wife Rachel W Frush, Lots No 7, 8 & 1 in Block 11,
Town of Adel also 5 acres in NW corner Sec 34, T 79 N,
R 27 W. Daus. Margaret Jane Frush, Florence Marion Frush &
Anna E Sloan wife of Thomas J Sloan. To my son Filmore Taylor
Frush, E 1/2 and SW fractional 1/4 and SE 1/4 NW 1/4, Sec 31, T 79 N,
R 26 W, 160 acres.
Executrix: Rachel W Frush, wife.
Witnesses: E D Smith, Elisha Frush.
MARY E G FRUSH, of the Town of Adel, Dallas County, aged 23 yrs.
Will dated 3 Jun 1862, proven 5 Jul 1866.
If I die without leaving children, to my husband Elisha F
Frush all of my estate.
Executor: Elisha F Frush, husband.
Witnesses: J Perkins, F S Graham.
Will dated 19 Dec 1869, proven 4 Jun 1872.
To my son Elisha S Fry the NE 1/4 NE 1/4 and S 1/2 NE 1/4, Sec 26 and
the N 1/2 SW 1/4 SW 1/4 SE 1/4, Sec 12, T 78 N, R 29 W, providing he
provide maintenance for my wife Magdalen Fry. Elisha S Fry to
pay my other children: oldest son James W Fry, $150; Margaret
C Hoxie, $75; Rachel E Wane Miller, $100; gr ch Sarah B Fry,
Maria L Fry & Charles H Fry $5 each; gr ch Catharine F Fry $50.
Executor: Elisha S Fry, son.
Witnesses: Wm H Cook, Cyrus McNichols, both of Dallas Co.
TIMOTHY D FULLER, of Greene County, Iowa.
Will dated 17 Feb 1883, proven 31 Jan 1884.
To my son William J Fuller of Herkimer Co, N Y, $300. To my
three daus: Flora D Keller of Rippey, Green Co, Iowa; Ella
L Bullock of Rippey, Greene Co, Iowa; Laura C Vinton of
Delavan, Wisconsin; and my son William J Fuller, the remainder
of my estate.
Executors: Adna B Bullock, Almon D Keller, both of Rippey,
Witnesses: C H Snydam, J H Riddle.
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