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
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.
DUVAL or DUVAN
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
Executor: John Garner, brother.
Witnesses: John B Yeager, Peter McKinney.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Executor: D L Grossman, Minburn.
Witnesses: D C Bligh, H O Clement.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Witnesses: James M Payne, Robt S Barr.
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.
SYLVANUS GILL, of the Town of Colton, now known as Woodward,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Executor: William Denny.
Witnesses: S E Emmert, D F Hoover.
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.
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
Executrix: Catherine Gorman
Witnesses: Rev P J Burke, A F Smith.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Executrix: Mary Greaney, wife.
Witnesses: Edmund Nichols, Timothy James Greaney.
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.
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.
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
Executor: Fred G Clarke, grandson.
Witnesses: Wm Roberts, R S Barr, of Adel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Executor: James H Guthrie.
Witnesses: Z E Cottrell, A C Newell.
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