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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GARDNER

CARTER

CONNOR

WILD

MASON

COREY

WHEELRIGHT

TENNEY

BARRY

HADLEY

PAUL

JOHN GARDNER, of Middlesex County, Mass.

Will dated 17 Jan 1862, proven 17 Nov 1876.

To Esther Carter $400 annually.  To the Town of Walden, Mass

$5000 to establish a public library.  To my cousin Sarah B

Connor of Charleston; widow Harriette Wild, wf of Benjamin

Wild of Lowell; Eliza Mason, wife of Simeon D Mason of 

Boston; Clarrisa Corey, wife of Benjamin Corey of Walden;

$500 each.  The rest of my estate to the United States to

aid in suppressing the rebellion.

Executors:  Oliver Dickson Wheelright, John C Tenney.

Witnesses:  Chas J Barry, George W Hadley, Robert P Paul.

GARNER

HEBER

MATTOX

DUVAL or DUVAN

SMITH

YEAGER

McKINNEY

PETER GARNER, of Attica, Indiana.

Will dated 19 Dec 1876, proven 13 Nov 1893.

To my wife Sarah Garner the N 1/2 SW fr 1/4 and the NW 1/4 SE 1/4 and

the S 1/2 SW 1/4 NE 1/4 and the S 1/2 SE 1/4 NW 1/4, Sec 6, T 79 N, R 27 W,

165 acres and after her death to my daus Fanny Garner,

Maggy Garner and Betty Garner all the above.  After wife's

decease, to da Hannah Heber, $247; to dau Cynthia Mattox,

$5; to dau Eliza Duvan, $945; to the heirs of my dau

Martha Smith, $197; to my son Laban Garner, $815; to my

son Shelby Garner, $920; also to my wife $3000; to my dau

Fanny Garner, $1500; dau Maggy Garner, $1040; and dau Betty

Garner, $1045.

Executor:  John Garner, brother.

Witnesses:  John B Yeager, Peter McKinney.

GAROUTTE

YOSEHAMMER

LEVERTON

GIBSON

DIDDY

MARY A GAROUTTE, of Dallas County.

Will dated 4 Jun 1881, proven 16 Jan 1882.

After settlement of just debts, remainder of estate to be

divided between my children:  Martin B Yosehammer, Lucetta

Leverton, Solomon A Leverton, John W Leverton, Aron W Leverton

and Katie Garoutte.

Witnesses:  Albert Gibson, Levi Diddy.

GAROUTTE

FLINN

SCHROEDER

NORTH

CLARKE

WHITE

W B GAROUTTE, of Adel, Dallas County.

Will dated 21 Feb 1908, proven 2 Sep 1908.

To my wife Mary Elizabeth Garoutte all my estate for her

lifetime and then to sons John W Garoutte and James A Garoutte

and daus Iva May Flinn, Mabel Pearle Schroeder, Emma Gertrude

North and Ella Rebecca Garoutte.  Mentions son-in-law

O P Flinn and property in Adel.

Executor:  James A Garoutte.

Witnesses:  Chas F Clarke, John B White.

GAROUTTE

HUTCHENSON

FARLOW

RUSSELL

WALKER GAROUTTE, of Adel, Dallas County, a widower.

Will dated 29 Nov 1904, proven 10 Apr 1905.

To Adda Hutchenson, wife of Cyrus A Hutchenson, all my estate.

Executrix:  Adda Hutchenson.

Witnesses:  J J Farlow, E W Russell, of Adel.

GARWOOD

FULLERTON

FEE

THOMAS

BROWN

HILLINGSWORTH

SAMUEL GARWOOD, of Union Twp, Dallas County, farmer.

Will dated 12 Aug 1879, proven 15 Dec 1879.

To my daus Nancy Jane Garwood and Rosa Ann Garwood, Lots 1,

and 10 acres of the N side of Lot 7 and 10 acres off the N

side of Lot 8, 60 acres, all in Sec 5, T 78 N, R 29 W.  To

my son Samuel J Garwood, 30 acres off the S side of Lot 8.

To my son Macy E Garwood, 30 acres off the S side of Lot 7,

all in Sec 5, T 78 N, R 29 W.  To my dau Sarah A Fullerton, $5.

To the heirs of my son Jonathan Garwood, $1 each.  My house-

hold goods divided between my two children:  Nancy Jane and

Samuel J Garwood.

Executors:  Isaac Fee, Mahlon C Thomas, of Redfield.

Witnesses:  Benj F Brown, Parker Hollingsworth.

GASTING

MORTIMER

HINEY

GROSSMAN

BLIGH

CLEMENT

THOMSON

ELIZA GASTING, of Minburn, Dallas County.

Will dated 10 Oct 1894, proven 23 Mar 1899.

To my sister Mrs Sidney Thomson, $100 in addition to equal 

share of estate which she shall receive with rest of legal 

heirs.  Legal heirs recognized as:  Mrs Emma Mortimer,

Corralitos, California; Mrs Eliza Mable Hiney and husband

Kirk Hiney.  These above named to share equally with all my 

legal heirs.

Executor:  D L Grossman, Minburn.

Witnesses:  D C Bligh, H O Clement.

GATES

UPDEGRAFF

LORING

AUGUSTUS M GATES, of Walnut Township, Dallas County.

Will dated 6 Apr 1903, proven 15 Mar 1910.

To my wife Mary Jane Gates all my estate.

Executrix:  Mary Jane Gates, wife.

Witnesses:  S L Updegraff, James L Loring.

GEE

HOWARD

PEASE

THORNBURGH

PANGBURN

MARTHA P GEE, of Dallas County.

to my husband Luman Gee all my estate for his lifetime

thereafter to my 3 children:  Etta P Howard, James S Pease

and George A Pease.

Will dated 31 Jan 1878, proven 9 Jul 1878

Executor:  Luman Gee

Witnesses:  Levi Thornburgh

S Pangburn

GENSEL

CORREY

ROUSE

ZEHRUNG

GIDDINGS

MARY A GENSEL, of Dallas County.

Will dated 7 Oct 1908, proven 5 Jan 1909.

To my grandchildren, the children of my son George B Correy:

Mary E Correy, Glessner M Correy and Walter W Correy, all my

estate.  I have already provided for my son George B Correy.

Executor:  H A Rouse, Perry.

Witnesses:  Mary E Zehrung, H G Giddings.

GEORGE

GORDON

CAMPBELL

WINSTON

M A GEORGE, of Jasper County, Iowa.

Will dated 23 Feb 1867, proven 22 Sep 1892.

To my niece Lucy Gordon, $100; to my niece Alice Gordon,

$100; to my niece Mary E Gordon, $200; to my husband Baxter

George remainder of estate.

Executor:  Baxtter George, husband.

Witnesses:  A K Campbell, H S Winston, both of Newton, Iowa.

GILKERSON

STEINWAY

CARNAHAN

PAYNE

BARR

J A GILKERSON, of Adel, Dallas County.

Will dated 5 Jul 1896, proven 5 Nov 1896.

To my wife my homestead in Adel, personal items and $100.

Mentions my two daus:  Mrs Anna Steinway and Mrs Sarah J

Carnahan.

Executrix:  Wife.

Witnesses:  James M Payne, Robt S Barr.

GILL

SHANG

JACKSON

RUSSELL

WOODIN

MARCUS GILL, of Minburn, Dallas County.

Will dated 19 May 1887, proven 15 May 1889.

To my wife Eliza J Gill, $100.  To my dau Harriett L Shang, of

San Diego County, Calif, $50.  To my son Luther Gill of Minburn

all the remainder of estate.

Executor:  Luther Gill.

Witnesses:  O W Jackson, J W Russell, D W Woodin.

GILL

McLAUGHLIN

STUBER

WRIGHT

SYLVANUS GILL, of the Town of Colton, now known as Woodward,

Dallas County.

Will dated 5 Aug 1903, proven 8 Nov 1905.

To my dau Dora Gill McLaughlin, of Paton, Greene Co, Iowa,

$1, having assigned to her a $2000 live Insurance Policy.

To son Nicholas H Gill, Dallas Co, $25 to procure 3 memorial

rings for himself, wife and dau in memory of me, having

already advanced him aid in acquiring property.  To my son

Edward L Gill, Dallas Co, the W 1/2 SW 1/4, Sec 12, T 81 N, R 27 W.

To my son Romano Gill and his legal heirs, Dallas Co, the

SE 1/4 and the E 1/2 SW 1/4 SW 1/4, Sec 11, T 81 N, R 27 W.  To my dau

Effie Gill Stuber, Dallas Co, the W 1/2 SE 1/4, Sec 11, T 81 N,

R 27 W.  To my dau Alice Gill, Dallas Co, the E 1/2 SE 1/4, Sec 11,

T 81 N, R 27 W.  To my grandchildren Mary Wright and Leslie

Wright, children of my deceased da Melissa Gill Wright,

Lots 7 & 8, Block 25, Woodward.

Excutors:  Edward L Gill, son; Leon Stuber, son-in-law.

GILROY

MELICK

HOYT

COURTNEY

GEORGE GILROY, of Spring Valley Twp, Dallas County.

Will dated 29 Mar 1890, proven 9 Sep 1891.

To my wife Rosannah Gilroy and my children:  William Henry

Gilroy, Ida Florence Gilroy and Louie May Gilroy, my life

insurance totalling $8000.

Executors:  Thomas Gilroy, brother; William Henry Gilroy, son.

Witnesses:  G R Melick, H A Hoyt, both of Perry.

Codicil, 12 May 1891, witnesses by H A Hoyt, J J Courtney.

GLASGOW

CAMPBELL

KIRK

DOWNEY

GRAHAM

JOSEPH GLASGOW, of Dexter, Dallas County.

Will dated 23 Aug 1886, proven 27 Sep 1886.

To Simeon Campbell a horse.  To my wife Rebecca J Glasgow all

my property including the N 1/2 NW 1/4, Sec 33, T 76 N, R 29 W,

Madison County and Lots 15 & 16, Block 11, Dexter.

Executor:  David Kirk, of Madison County.

Witnesses:  James S Downey, C C Graham.

GLASGOW

KIRK

CAMPBELL

DOWNEY

PUGH

COLBURN

REBECCA J GLASGOW, of Dexter, Dallas County.

Will dated 19 Jul 1893, proven 26 Apr 1900.

Estate to be divided between S N Campbell and Ann Eliza Kirk -

the largest share to the one who shall care for me during the

remaining years of my life.

Executor:  J S Downey.

Witnesses:  Charles C Pugh, Wm R Colburn, Dexter.

GOLDEN

VAN METER

HESTER

SHEPARD

MOORE

WRIGHT

McCLEARY

WILLIAMS

SUMMERS

FISHER

ELI GOLDEN, of Van Meter Township, Dallas County.

Will dated 8 Apr 1907, proven 3 Sep 1907.

My estate to be divided among my 13 children:  Lucinda

Van Meter, Olive Hester, Mary A Shepard, Emma E Hester,

Clara B Moore, Elam H Golden, Mellie E Wright, Ida I McCleary,

Albert O Golden, Owen E Golden, May R Williams, John C Golden,

and Arthur R Golden.

Executor:  F C Hester

Witnesses:  N P Summers, L W Fisher.

GOLDEN

STUMP

GRAHAM

BABER

JOHNSON

RICHARD GOLDEN, of Dallas County.

Will dated 10 Jun 1863, proven 5 Oct 1863.

To my wife Susannah Golden, $2000 for herself and her gr

dau Anna M Stump a minor.  $250 to Anna M Stump, when she

becomes of age.  My gr dau Annis Graham to have $200 when she

becomes of age.  To the United Brethren Church of Butler Co, 

Ohio, $50.  To my son Eli Golden the remainder of my estate.

Executor:  Eli Golden

Witnesses:  James J Baber, John Johnson.

GOOD

DENNY

EMMERT

HOOVER

PETER GOOD, of Sugar Grove Township, Dallas County.

Will dated 12 mar 1908, proven 21 Mar 1910.

All my property to be converted to cash and the proceeds

to my 4 children:  John Good, Sam Good, Noah Good, and Anna

Denny.

Executor:  William Denny.

Witnesses:  S E Emmert, D F Hoover.

GORMAN

CATHRINE GORMAN, of Dallas County.

Will dated 31 Dec 1901, proven 1 Sep 1903.

To my daus:  Rosanna Gorman, Emma Gorman and Mary Gorman,

$1000 each and certain household items.  Mary Gorman to have

a lifetime interest in all real estate and then to my other

children.  My son Hugh Gorman, household items and a large

picture of my husband and I.

Executor:  Hugh Gorman, son.

GORMAN

BURKE

SMITH

THOMAS GORMAN, of Dallas County.

Will dated 15 Oct 1887, proven 21 Feb 1888.

To my wife Catherine Gorman 1/3 of all my estate plus $500.

To my daus:  Rosanna Gorman, Mary Catherine Gorman and Margaret

E Gorman, $1000 each; to my son Hugh Gorman the remainder of

estate.

Executrix:  Catherine Gorman

Witnesses:  Rev P J Burke, A F Smith.

GOUGHNOUR

HUNTER

BITTERLY

MILLER

ROYER

ELIZABETH GOUGHNOUR, of Dallas County.

Will dated 15 Jun 1898, proven 29 Aug 1899.

To my children Sarah Hunter, Nancy Jane Bitterly and son

George Goughnour, $10 each.  To my daus Almeda Goughnour and

Annie Goughnour the residue of my estate:  Lots 1, 5 & 6 in

Block 73, Dallas Center.

Witnesses:  D K Miller, J H Royer.

GOUGHNOUR

HUNTER

BITTERLY

WISE

HENRY C GOUGHNOUR, of Dallas County.

Will dated 1887, proven 2 Sep 1890.

To my daus Almeda Augusta Goughnour and Anna May Goughnour,

$100 each.  To my wife Elizabeth Goughnour all my estate and

after her death to be divided among my children:  Sarah P

Hunter, Nancy Jane Bitterly, George Harvey Goughnour, Almeda

Augusta Goughnour and Anna May Goughnour.

Witnesses:  A J Wise, John S Wise.

GRACE

CARDELL

STELTZER

J E GRACE, of Perry, Dallas County.

Will dated 2 Mar 1904, proven 5 Sep 1905.

To my wife America Grace all my estate for her lifetime and

then to my son I R Grace and at his death to his children:

Milo Grace and Nellie Grace.

Executrix:  America Grace, wife.

Witnesses:  W W Cardell, Harry I Steltzer.

GRADY

HOLMES

FAHEY

ELLIOTT

MAURICE GRADY, of Perry, Dallas County.

Will dated 15 Jan 1902, proven 1 Sep 1903.

To my children:  Dennis G Grady, Mary Grady, Eugene J Grady,

Kate Holmes, William Grady and Lizzie Grady, $1 each.

Residue of my estate to my children Edward F Grady and Julia

Grady.  Mentions Lot 3, Block F, Perry, as my homestead.

Executrix:  Julia Grady, dau.

Witnesses:  W H Fahey, E F Elliott.

GRANEY

McCARTHY

O'CONNOR

KELLEY

DOOLEY

JAMES GRANEY, of Dallas County.

Will dated 3 Jan 1908, proven 24 Mar 1909.

Mentions deceased wife.  To my eldest dau Ellen Graney,

$500, having previously given her a portion of my property.

To my granddau Maggie McCarthy, $1000.  To Edward Graney,

my adopted son, formerly Edward Hathaway, $1000.  To my dau

Julia Ann Graney, $2000.  Residue of my estate to my daus

Mary Graney, Kate Graney, Maggie Graney and Julia Ann Graney.

Executors:  P H O'Connor, of Perry; Kate Graney, dau, of Perry.

Witnesses:  E J Kelley, E P Dooley.

GRANEY

WALSH

O'MALLEY

FITZGERALD

SILLIMAN

MARY E GRANEY, of Dallas County.

Will dated 5 Aug 1899, proven 13 Jan 1900.

To son Dennis Graney Lot 1 and the S 10 ft of Lot 2, Block

56, Perry for his kind care and attention during my illness.

to dau Ellen Walsh, $500 for same.  To son Dennis Graney, $200

the interest to be used in caring for family graves in cemetery

Perry.  To grandsons John Walsh and Edgar Walsh, $500 for their 

education.  Any notes from P J Graney or wife, or Agnes

O'Malley or husband to be cancelled.  Residue of estate to be

divided among my children.  My deceased dau Mary Fitzgerald's

share to her son Pat Fitzgerald.

Executors:  Cornelius Graney, Dennis Graney, sons.

Witnesses:  James Graney, Mrs S Silliman.

GREANEY

NICHOLS

PATRICK GREANEY, of Dallas County.

Will dated 26 May 1893, proven 6 May 1897.

Request a monument to be erected in the Catholic Cemetery

at Perry; $100 to the Perry Catholic Church; to my wife

Mary Greaney the NE 1/4, Sec 13 and the N 1/2 SE 1/4, Sec 13, T 81 N,

R 29 W, 220 acres.  Also Lots 313 & 314, 2nd Addition to

University Place, Des Moines.  My children already provided

for previously.

Executrix:  Mary Greaney, wife.

Witnesses:  Edmund Nichols, Timothy James Greaney.

GREEN

GILBERT

HEMPHILL

PHILANDER H GREEN, of Panora, Guthrie County, Iowa.

Will dated 24 Apr 1893, proven 1 Sep 1897.

o my son Emerson B Green the W 80 acres of N 1/2 NE 1/4, Sec 5,

and the NE 1/4 NE 1/4, Sec 6, T 79 N, R 29 W, after the death of

his mother and father he is to pay his brother Erskyne Green,

$300.  To son Erskyne C Green, house and lot in Panora: S 1/2

Lots 7 & 8, Block I, original town plat, household goods,

books and writings I have written, same being history

and sermons.  Mentions dau Mina Green.

Executor:  Emerson B Green, son.

Witnesses:  Henry W Gilbert, A J Hemphill.

GREENE

RUSSELL

WILLIAMS

BENJAMIN GREENE, of Dallas County.

Will dated 16 Jun 1902, proven 2 Sep 1902.

To my wife Permelia C Greene all my estate.

Witnesses:  Ada Russell, W J Williams, both of Adel.

GREENE

WILLIAMS

WHITE

CLARKE

RUSSELL

ROBERTS

BARR

PERMELIA C GREENE, a widow, of Dallas County.

Will dated 12 Feb 1907, proven 10 Nov 1910.

Mentions grandchild Benjamin P Williams as having received

land.  My estate to my four children:  Sturgis H Greene, Mary

White, Emma Williams and Arletta Clarke.  To my dau Ada Russell

my personal estate, she having received land from father and 

mother.

Executor:  Fred G Clarke, grandson.

Witnesses:  Wm Roberts, R S Barr, of Adel.

GRIFFITH

VAN SCOY

WRIGHT

SUMMERS

CLAYTON

ULYSESS G GRIFFITH, of Van Meter, Dallas County.

Will dated 15 Jan 1907, proven 26 Mar 1907.

My estate to be divided equally among the following:  my

father D A Griffith and mother Hester Griffith; my brothers

I H Griffith, J H Griffith, D T Griffith and Robert Griffith;

and sisters Mrs Emma Van Scoy and Mrs Effie Wright, all of

Madison and Dallas Counties, Iowa.

Executor:  Jerome Hull Griffith.

Witnesses:  N P Summers, L W Clayton.

GRISWALD

CARDELL

SHORTLEY

LYDIA C GRISWALD, of Spring Valley Township, Dallas County.

Will dated 31 May 1880, proven 23 Aug 1881

To my husband W E Griswald all my estate.

Executor:  W E Griswald, husband.

Witnesses:  H H Cardell, John Shortley.

GRISWOLD

HOYT

PADGHAM

SUSAN M GRISWOLD, of Spring Valley Township, Dallas County.

Will dated 15 Jun 1889, proven 10 Jan 1890.

To each of my sons Frederick O Griswold and Henry C Griswold,

$1, Already having received their full share.  To my son

Lewis F Griswold the remainder of estate.

Executor:  Lewis F Griswold, son.

Witnesses:  H A Hoyt, Ann E Padgham, both of Perry.

GRUBB

NOEL

GREGG

WORTH

DANIEL A GRUBB, of Dallas County.

Will dated 13 May 1859, proven 30 Sep 1859.

My estate to my wife Emily Grubb.  I direct that nine acres

of my timber by sold off the west side of the timber which

lies in the N 1/4 SW 1/4, Sec 5, T 79 N, R 29 W to pay my debts.

Executor:  George W Noel.

Witnesses:  Rezin Gregg, W W Worth.

GUDGEL

HUTCHINS

COLE

JAMES H GUDGEL, of Dallas County.

Will dated 21 Jan 1897, proven 29 Aug 1899.

All my estate to my wife Mary L Gudgel.  No provision for

my children as they have received all I desire to give them.

Executrix:  Mary L Gudgel, wife.

Witnesses:  A C Hutchins, W J Cole, of Adel.

GUTHRIE

LAWSON

BURKHART

JACOBS

JAMES GUTHRIE, of Des Moines Township, Dallas County.

Will dated 18 Aug 1876, proven 27 Dec 1876.

To my wife Ann Guthrie my estate during her life.  To my dau

Mary E Lawson the SE 1/4 NE 1/4, to son Manuel W Guthrie the SW 1/4,

to son Nathaniel S Guthrie the N 1/2, all in Sec 16, T 81 N,

R 26 W.  To my dau Sarah J Burkhart's children:  Malichi

Burkhart and Emma Louisa Burkhart, $25 each.  Mentions grandson

John W. Guthrie.

Witnesses:  Wm Jacobs, Jas H Guthrie

GUTHRIE

WOODS

WALLACE

COTTRELL

NEWELL

MATILDA E GUTHRIE, of Des Moines Twp, Dallas County.

Will dated 18 Feb 1887, proven 3 May 1887.

A suitable sum to be used for monument at grave, the same as

my husband at Xenia.  To my children Laura A Woods all my

furniture, beds, books and pictures now in her possession;

to Mary A Wallace $50.  The remainder of my estate among my

living children.

Executor:  James H Guthrie.

Witnesses:  Z E Cottrell, A C Newell.

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