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
RICHARD ILES, of Adams Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 2 May 1905, proven 23 Mar 1908.
To my wife Julia Iles all my estate for her lifetime and
then to my sons J Douglas Iles and John M Iles and my daus
Laura E Rossall, Esther Sherman, S Jane Chapman and Bertha
Whitney. I have this day given by deed 60 acres to Lawrence
Iles and Victoria Iles in lieu of their share.
Executor: Lawrence Iles, son.
Witnesses: Isaac Hoch, George F Hennen, both of DeSoto.
JAMES W INCE, of Woodward, Dallas County.
Will dated Apr 1897, proven 29 Aug 1899.
To sister Lydia F Goodwin, and sister Elizbeth McKiney,
$200 each. To Lorenda Ince, widow of my brother Horace L
Ince, $100. To Z E Cotrell, $100; to Lucy Mulvanie, $100.
To son Thomas Ince, $100 and use of my residence on Lots
2 & 3, Block 10, South Woodward. To grandson Cliff Ince,
$200 to be used for his benifit in getting a college education.
To ch. of son Thomas Ince, except Cliff Ince, rest of estate.
Executor: W H A Parks.
Witnesses: S O Conger, Donald D McCall, D J Brookings, A C Newell.
ABRAHAM ISENHART, of Perry, Dallas County.
Will dated 14 Apr 1897, proven 21 Sep 1897.
Mentions Barbara Isenhart, wife; W H Isenhart, son; Martha
Ellen Allie, dau; Lucy H Allard, dau, and wife of Nathaniel
Excutor: W H Isenhart, son.
Witnesses: H A Hoyt, Birdie Isenhart, both of Perry.
JACOB ISEMINGER, of LaPorte County, Indiana
Will dated 22 Oct 1879, proven 13 Sep 1880.
To my dau Elizabeth Mary Jessup the NW 1/4 SE 1/4 NE 1/4 and the N 1/2
Sec 17 and the NE 1/4 NE 1/4, Sec 18, all in T 81 N, R 28 W,
Witnesses: John See, E D Crumpacker.
HARRIET E JACKSON, of Minburn, Sugar Grove Twp, Dallas Co,
age 62 years.
Will undated, proven 17 Feb 1885.
To Mrs Sarena P Brown, bed & bedding, wearing apparel and
one set of silver tea spoons. To Mrs Ann Craig, my looking
glass. To Austin A Brown, my bedstead.
Witnesses: D C Bligh, J W Brown.
CHARLOTTE SOPHIE FREIDERICKE JAEGENSON, of Perry.
Will dated 3 Jan 1893, proven 31 Aug 1893.
To my husband Ernest Heinerick Christian Jaegenson all my
Executor: Ernest Heinerick Christian Jaegenson, husband.
Witnesses: J K Olds, D E Daugherty.
JOHN JAMESON, of Linn Township, Dallas Co., a farmer.
Will dated 4 Jan 1881, proven 7 Aug 1882.
To my two grandchildren Elizabeth Annetta Combs and Samuel
C Combs, 9 acres off the E side of SE 1/4 SE 1/4, Sec 36, T 79 N,
R 29 W, also to my grandchild Elizabeth Annetta Combs, 5
acres in SW part NW 1/4 SW 1/4, Sec 36, T 69 N, R 29 W. The
balance of 31 acres in SE 1/4 SE 1/4, Sec 36, T 79 N, R 29 W, to
my son James H Jameson also the choice in the undivided 1/2
of 19 acres in Sec 27, also 2 acres off the E side of Sec 1,
T 78 N, R 29 W, also the crops that may be growing at my
demise to James H Jameson and Samuel C Combs. Mentions:
sons, Samuel F Jameson, Edward P Jameson, William W Jameson,
and the heirs of my son Robert S Jameson, deceased. Also
grandchildren Melville C Combs, Margaret R Hempstead, Sarah
E Wright, Elizabeth A Combs, Samuel C Combs and James J Watt.
Executor: James H Jameson, son.
Witnesses: D W Noel, M C Thomas
MARTIN JENKINS, of Dallas County.
Will dated 15 Feb 1897, proven 12 Jan 1900.
To my wife Nancy her maintainence for her lifetime or until
she remarries when she shall receive $5. To sons Joseph Henry
Jenkins and Franklin Jenkins, $5 each. To daus Ada Malissa
Gilmore, Emma Florence Deardorff, Lillie Ann Tilden, Ethel
Elva Jenkins and Vinta Blanche Jenkins the undivided 1/5 of
the W 1/2 NW fr 1/4, Sec 30, T 80 N, R 29 W, and all personal
Executor: A J Hemphill, Panora, Iowa.
Witnesses: R R Thompson, J W McGregor, Panora, Iowa.
Will dated 7 Sep 1909, proven 30 Aug 1910.
To my son John Johnson all my estate except $500 to my
present wife Ethel Johnson.
Executor: John Johnson, son.
Witnesses: Lawrence W McBride, G C Morgan, Harold Hames,
all of Lake Arthur, New Mexico, where this will was written.
JENNETT E JOHNSON, of Dallas County.
Will dated 29 Jun 1901, proven 30 Aug 1910.
To my son Ernest L L Johnson, $125. Remainder of my estate
to my children: Ernest L L Johnson, Mary L Harris, Newell
E Johnson, Amelia J Burns, Ulysses C Johnson, and Letha A
Mendenhall. Mentions property in Guthrie County, Iowa.
Executor: Henry L Leoanrd.
Witnesses: A C Hubbard, S A Douglas.
JONATHAN JOHNSON, of Dallas County, aged 43 years.
Will dated 10 Dec 1883, proven 5 Feb 1884.
To my children: Wesley Johnson, Joshua M Johnson, Minnie
Adaline Johnson, Orley A Johnson, $1 each. To my wife
Harriet E Johnson, all my estate.
Executors: Harriet E Johnson, wife.
Witnesses: H A Hoyt, Levi Thornburg, both of Perry.
ELIZABETH J JOLLEY, of Adel, Dallas County.
Will dated 17 Apr 1897, proven 5 Nov 1902.
To my son Jasper L Jolley and dau Mary E Rickerson 1/6 share
each, and to my dau Nancy J Houghton and dau Margaret A
Worster 1/2 share each of the following real estate: the
S 1/2 NW 1/4 and the E 1/2 SW 1/4 and the NW 1/4 SE 1/4 and the N 1/2 SW 1/4 SE 1/4,
all Sec 36, T 79 N, R 28 W. To daus Nancy J Houghton and
Margaret A Worster; Lot 8, Block 22, Adel, and the residue
of my estate.
Executors: Nancy J Houghton, Mary E Rickerson, daus.
Witnesses: John B White, G W Clarke.
JOHN M JONES, of La Moille, Bureau Co, Ill, age 28 yrs.
Will dated 29 Jun 1874, proven 11 Nov 1876.
All my estate to my wife Anna Jones.
Executor: William S Wilson.
Witnesses: Daniel Jones, James H Bowles, both of Bureau Co, Ill.
JOHN JOPLING, of Van Meter, Dallas County.
Will dated 24 Jan 1909, proven 16 Mar 1909.
To my wife Harriet Jopling all my estate for her lifetime
and then to my children: Bruce Jopling, $500; Jennie Cahill,
$400; Anna Summey, $400; William Jopling, $300; George Jopling,
$300; and Robert Jopling, $200.
Executor: John Cahill, of Stuart, Iowa.
Witnesses: G E Trindle, N P Summers.
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