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
WILLIAM MABBITT, of Dallas County.
Will dated 4 Jul 1896, proven 3 Sep 1907.
Mentions property in Redfield: 1/2 interest in Flouring Mill,
saw mill, house and lot, 2 lots and house where I now live.
Mentions also a farm of 365 acres in Madison County. House-
hold goods to wife Samantha Mabbitt; organ and 1 bed and
bedding to dau Lidda. Farm to be rented to support wife and
2 sons Charles Mabbitt and Arthur Mabbitt until Arthur is
21 years old on 16 Nov 1906. Mentions children: Emery Mabbitt,
Columbus Mabbitt, Marquis L Mabbitt, Anthony Mabbitt, John
Mabbitt, Lidda E Mabbitt, Charles E Mabbitt and Arthur
Mabbitt and granddaus Mirtle Harsfield and Dasy Harsfield.
Executors: Emery Mabbitt, Anthony Mabbitt, sons.
Witnesses: W A Stotts, S A DeCamp.
E A MAGEE, of Adel Twp, Dallas County.
Will dated 20 Sep 1898, proven 22 Nov 1898.
To my wife Mary J Magee all my estate including the home
place in Sec 27, T 79 N, R 27 W, described in Deed Record
Book 125, p 552; and Block 23, Rice's Addition to Adel, for
her lifetime and then to my children: Martha Della Samuels,
Myrtle Magee, Ray Magee, Addie Magee, Clarence Magee, Edgar
Magee and Hazel Magee.
Executor: Marion A Loehr.
Witnesses: D H Miller, Adel; T J Magee, Greensburg, Indiana.
J C MANDERS, of Boone Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 18 Sep 1897, proven 23 Mar 1898.
To my wife Anna Manders all my estate for her lifetime and
after her death to be divided as follows among my children:
Anna L Lauterbach, Joseph Manders, Katrina Rippey, Nicholas
Manders, 1/5 each; and my grandchildren: Elizabeth Manders,
Henry P Manders and Lorenz M Manders, 1/5 each.
Executor: Nicholas Forret
Witnesses: Nicholas Wacht, Nicholas Forret.
JOSHUA B MARS, of Perry, Dallas County.
Will dated 18 May 1882, proven 21 Mar 1887.
To my wife Nancy Ann Mars, all personal property. All real
estate after her death to children Alfred P Mars and Volia
A Mars, To my children Mary C Wheeler, William W Mars,
Chalres P Mars, Laura A Hudson, Susan R M Mars, $1 each.
Executrix: Nancy Ann Mars.
Witnesses: H A Hoyt, T F Johnson, both of Perry.
ELIZABETH E MARSHALL, of Muscatine County, Iowa.
Will dated 16 Dec 1892, proven 11 Sep 1894.
To my son Charles M Marshall of Dallas County, $1000; to
my son Albert H Marshall of Shadron, Nebraska, $1000. After
all my remaining assets are reduced to cash to be divided
as follows: 1 share to Myrtle M Marshall, wife of Charles M
Marshall; 1 share to Minnie M Marshall, wife of Albert H
Marshall; 1/2 share to my son James E Marshall and notes of
$2400 due me; 1 share to my dau Ada P Barnard; 1 share to
my dau Hattie B Barnard. The remaining 1/2 share to be divided
among my two daus-in-law above mentioned and my 3 daus and
my son John F Marshall equally.
Executor: Charles M Marshall
Witnesses: J M Kimble, Denis Gordon.
ELLEN MARSHALL, of Dallas County.
Will dated 11 Jul 1895, proven 28 Sep 1895.
To my sister Susan Hogle all my estate being Lot 6 and the
W part of Lot 3, Sec 3, and the SW 1/4, Lot 13, Sec 4, T 78 N,
R 27 W during her lifetime and then my nephew James Hogle
Iowa City, Iowa.
Executor: R E Joy, of Adel,
Witnesses: W J Williams, R E Joy.
MABAN J MARSHALL, of Dexter, Dallas County, age 80 years.
Will dated 29 Dec 1897, proven 23 Mar 1898.
To my wife Priscilla Marshall sufficient to erect a home
built on her own lots, also remainder of personal and real
estate for her lifetime and then to be divided equally
between my children and children of my wife Priscilla.
Executor: A G Royce, of Dexter.
Witnesses: W W Claybough, F H Fitting, Dexter, Iowa.
DAVID P MARTIN, of Dallas Center, Dallas County.
Will dated 9 Jun 1880, proven 23 Aug 1881
To my wife Mary A Martin all my estate.
Executrix: Mary A Martin
Witnesses: R S Barr of Adel; J I Kramer of Dallas Center.
ELLEN A MARTIN, of Perry, Dallas Coutny.
Will dated 15 Oct 1882, proven 1 Feb 1883.
To my dau Mary Ellen Martin all my estate except $100 which
I give to Mary Morris. S J Brumfield to act as guardian for
Witnesses: I Parmenter, James A Dowling.
N G MATHIS, of Perry, Dallas County.
Will dated 19 Nov 1907, proven 14 Sep 1908.
To my wife Belle Mathis all my estate for her lifetime and
then to my three chidlren: Mae Mathis, Alfred Merwin Mathis
and Garrett Chase Mathis.
Executrix: Wife, Belle Mathis.
Witnesses: J W Miller, L B Thornburg.
MACY BARNARD MAULSBY & MARY HARRIET MAULSBY, husband and wife
of Redfield, Dallas County.
Will dated 22 Dec 1894, proven 24 Nov 1899.
Notes bequest to Drake Universitry on 4 Oct 1893, recorded in
Book 106, p 438, Dallas Co Deeds. Residue to Drake University
subject to life interest.
Executor: Drake University - Mary H Maulsby named by court.
Witnesses: J V Lauk, Wm H Matlock.
MARISSA MAULSBY, widow of Lewis Maulsby, of Dallas County.
Will dated 12 Sep 1904, proven 7 Jan 1908.
Mentions farm in Spring Valley Township. All my estate to
my children: John Maulsby, Elizabeth Maulsby, Charlotte
Maulsby, Sarah Maulsby, Melinda Maulsby, Sherman Maulsby
and Martha Maulsby. John's share to be given in trust to
my son-in-law Quincy A Willis to provide and care for his
Executor: Quincy A Willis.
Witnesses: R E Osborn, Charlie Christensen.
MARY HARRIETT MAULSBY, of Redfield, Dallas County.
Will dated 14 Dec 1894, proven for Mary Harriett Maulsby,
31 Aug 1909. See will of Macy Barnard Maulsby & Mary Harriett
P A MAULSBY, of Dexter, Dallas County.
Will dated 13 Oct 1908, proven 11 Jan 1909.
My executor to sell my home place in Dexter being Lot 20
and the E 1/2 of Lot 19, Block 16, Freemans Addition to Dexter,
also to sell the N 1/2 of a 2 1/2 acre tract in Block 21. To Annis
A Davis for the care she has given me, Lot 18 and W 1/2 of
Lot 19, Block 16 in Freemans Addition to Dexter. Mentions
R J Davis, husband of Annis A Davis. To Edith Davis and L R
McPherson, both minors, $400 each.
Executor: F H Fitting, of Dexter.
Witnesses: J G Stanley, J S Downey.
JAMES MAXWELL, of Perry, Dallas County.
Will dated 23 Jan 1891, proven 6 Jan 1892.
To my wife Margaret Maxwell a life estate in my estate.
Already given a share of my estate to sons Isaac S Maxwell
and Andrew Maxwell. To my daus: Mary E Wood, Martha B McPherson,
and Rebecca A Wiltsie the life estate of their mother.
Mentions my farm in Spring Valley Twp, the NE 1/4, Sec 27,
T 81 N, R 28 W. To my dau Margaret J Maxwell, Lots 1 & 2,
5 & 6, Block 13, Perry together with the buildings and
Executrix: Margaret J Maxwell.
Witnesses: H A Hoyt, David Ainley, both of Perry.
HANNAH E McATEE, Redfield, Dallas County.
Will dated 21 Dec 1899, proven 25 Apr 1908.
To Chester A McAtee of Eldora, Iowa, $100. If he does not
survive me that amount to my legal heirs.
Executor: Thomas McAtee.
Witnesess: Geo W Curtis, Jr, Rheuben Perrigo.
SOLOMON McCAIN, of Polk County, Iowa.
Transcript of item from will proven in Polk Co, 12 Jan 1860.
To my dau Mary Frances McCain the E 1/2 SW 1/4 and SE 1/4, Sec 12
T 79 N, R 27 W.
H H Griffith, Clk Circuit Court, Polk Co, Iowa, 22 May 1871
HUGH D McCALL, of Dallas County.
Will dated 23 Jul 1886, proven 13 Sep 1886.
To my wife Jane Ann McCall all my estate.
Witnesses: Gilbert Horton, Jas R Elliott.
BRIDGET McCANN, of Perry, Dallas County.
Will dated 23 Dec 1907, proven 19 Mar 1908.
To my grandchildren Thomas Brennan, Charles Brennan and Harry
Brennan, $50 each. To my grandchildren Mary Brennan and Frank
Brennan, $425 each in trust to executors until they reach
legal age. To my dau Susie Rathman, my house and lot which
is my home on the South side of Bateman Street, between 3rd &
4th Streets, Perry. Residue to my children: Annie Lang,
Michael McCann, Ellen Wooders, Kate Brokaw and Susie Rathman.
Executors: Michael McCann, Thomas Brokaw.
Witnesses: Teresa Scurry, Wm H Winegar.
JONATHAN McCHESNEY, of Dallas County.
Will dated 27 Jul 1889, proven 1 Apr 1890.
All my estate to my wife R C McChesney.
Excutor: R C McChesney, wife; J J Hayes.
Witnesses: J J Hayes, John Booth
RUTH C McCHESNEY, of Lincoln Township, Dallas County, age 74 yrs.
Will dated 3 Jan 1894, proven 4 Sep 1900.
To grandson Clarence H McChesney, so of Alexander McChesney,
a team of horses. To son William McChesney, $56. Personal
property and the W 1/2 SE 1/4, Sec 24, T 80 N, R 29 W to be sold
and proceeds to be divided among heirs except son William.
Witnesses: Willis S Sperry, Matilda A Sperry, Grace A Brush,
WILLIAM McCHESNEY, of Dallas County.
Will dated 20 Feb 1905, proven 5 Sep 1905.
To my wife Sarah A McChesney all my estate including the
E 1/2 SE 1/4, Sec 24, T 80 N, R 29 W.
Executrix: Sarah A McChesney, wife.
Witnesses: N Allard, Wm Sexton, P S Keeler.
JANE A McCOLL, of Dallas County.
Will dated 24 Aug 1893, proven 27 Mar 1906.
To dau Clara L McColl, Lots 9 & 12, Block 11, South Woodward,
and all furniture and household goods. Any other property
to be shared equally by all my children and their heirs.
Mentions Donald McColl and Anthony M McColl.
Executor: Anthony McColl.
Witnesses: GW Clarke, John B White.
JOHN McCORMICK, of Grant Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 8 Jan 1884, proven 21 Jan 1886.
All my property, real and personal, to be sold and distributed
as follows: to William Dugan, $350, for services rendered;
charitable and religious bequests, $300; Catholic Church of
Grant Township, $50; to my nephew John McCormick, $200; to
my sister Nanno McCormick, $500; to my sister Ellen Russell
of Dallas Co, $1000; to my sister Maria Morgan of Dallas Co,
$500; to my sister Briget Duggan of Ireland, $500; to my
sister Sarah Sheehan of Des Moines, $500; to my niece Mary
Dugan, $100; remainder of estate to orphanages or hospitals.
Executors: P J Harney, Thomas J Russell, both of Dallas Co.
MARTHA E McCOY
Will dated Apr 1889, proven 1 Apr 1890.
To my husband Charles N McCoy all my estate. Out of my estate
$5 each to my dau Mary E Doty, son Thomas H McCoy and granddau
Wilda K Clayton.
Executor: Charles N McCoy, husband.
Witnesses: C D Rawson, Ella Starr, A M Logan.
JAMES L McDONALD, of Guthrie County, Iowa.
Will dated 4 Sep 1900, proven 3 Sep 1901.
To my brothers and sisters Michael McDonald, Thomas McDonald,
P J McDonald and Edward McDonald, Kate Carraker and Maria
Holden, each $25. Remainder of estate to my wife Alice E
Executor: Alice E McDonald.
Witnesses: Isaac D Howard, Ralph G Howard, both of Jefferson,
MADELINE McKEE, of Dallas County.
Will dated 11 Oct 1899, proven 4 Sep 1906.
To my sons James McKee and Charles McKee, $75 each. Remainder
of my estate to my daus Lucy McKee, Nora McKee and Samantha
McKee, including the SE 1/4 SW 1/4 and the W 1/2 SW 1/4 SE 1/4 and the E 1/3
S 3/4 SW 1/4 SW 1/4, Sec 17, T 78 N, R 27 W.
Executor: John B White.
Witnesses: John B White, Hannah Wright, Albert Moss
Codicil added 2 Oct 1902: above property has been sold and
a part of Out Lot 3, Adel has been bought and should be
substituted for the above real estate.
SAMUEL S McKIBBEN, of Dallas County.
Will dated 23 Jan 1878, proven 10 Jun 1878.
To my son Samuel Spencer McKibben the NE 1/4 NW 1/4, Sec 28,
T 78 N, R 28 W. To my sons Harvey S McKibben, Gideon S
McKibben, and Samuel S McKibben all the remainder of my
property after the death of my wife Mary McKibben, provided
they pay within 2 yrs to John S McKibben, $100; William
McKibben, $300; Mary Jane Beasley, $100; Elizabeth Compton,
$200, Esther Sarimore, $50.
Executors: Gideon S McKibben.
Witnesses: J D Marsh, Adams Twp; G S Mitchell, of DeSoto.
FOUNTAIN B McKINNEY, of Greene County, Iowa.
Will dated 14 Jul 1897, proven 5 Jan 1898.
To my wife Martha McKinney all my estate for her lifetime
and then to Thomas McKinney; Louiza Adams, the legal heirs of
Mildred Miles; the legal heirs of Martha Tam; and Euslia
Witnesses: R B Mordere, Joshua Collins.
E S McLAUGHLIN, of Dallas County.
Will dated 23 May 1892, proven 4 Jan 1893.
To my wife Ella McLaughlin all my estate.
Executor: Ella McLaughlin, wife.
Witnesses: S O Conger, W A Wells.
SARAH McLEAN, of Dallas County.
Will dated 5 Sep 1882, proven 28 Aug 1883.
To my husband Patrick C McKean all my estate. (McKean was how it was spelled)
Executor: Patrick C McKean, husband.
Witnesses: H H Cordell, Samuel Pangburn, both of Perry.
JAMES McMICHAEL, of Dallas County.
Will dated 10 Oct 1893, proven 30 Nov 1905.
To my wife Elizabeth McMichael all my estate. Mentions
daus Mary McMichael, Hattie McMichael and Bertha McMichael.
Executrix: Elizabeth McMichael, wife.
Witnesses: D W Colton, Robert Hastie, Anna E Hastie.
JOHN McMILLEN, of Spring Valley Twp, Dallas Co, aged 71 yrs
and 8 mo.
Will undated, proven 3 Nov 1863.
Small bequests of timber land located in Sec 13, T 80 N,
R 28W to Jesse Fisher and Mary his wife, Samuel McMillen,
Samuel Wait and his wife, John Crocker and his wife, Hardman
Crowel and his wife. To Eliza McMillen the tract of land known
as the John Taylor land. To Samuel McMillen the SW 1/r, Sec 29,
T 81 N, R 28 W. To Sarah Dixon and Deborah Fetro, each $5.00.
Administrators: Chrstian Roop, Hardman Crowel.
Witnesses: Wm Alexander, John Jacob Fessler.
CHRISTENA E MEISKER, of Dexter, Dallas County.
Will dated 28 Feb 1907, proven 15 Jan 1908.
To my son Otto Meisker, $50. To my granddau Hazel Meisker,
dau of my deceased son Alexander Meisker, $200 at age 18.
To my dau Wilhelmina Josevena Hammond, 80 acres, being the
S1/2 SW 1/4, Sec 34, T 78 N, R 29 W, for her lifetime and then to
her children. Residue to dau Wilhelmina Josevena Hammond.
Executor: J G Stanley, of Dexter.
Witnesses: Geo A Blohen, F H Fitting, of Dexter.
STEWART P MELICK, of Dallas County.
Will dated 29 Apr 1893, proven 1 Sep 1897.
All my estate to my wife Augusta H Melick.
Executor: Augusta H Melick, wife.
Witnesses: J A Richmond, Clyde E Brenton.
JACOB MELIZA, of Dallas County.
Will dated 11 Feb 1889, proven 19 Oct 1889.
My estate to my daus Lidia Fike, Sophia C Trimble, Martha
A Holbert, Melissa A Shoey and sons Perry Meliza and Michael
Meliza and dau-in-law Rushie Meliza.
Witnesses: M H Baugh, W B Garoutte.
JOSEPH MENDENHALL, of Dallas County.
Will dated 13 Nov 1897, proven 3 Sep 1901.
To my wife Mary Mendenhall 1/2 of my estate for her lifetime.
The following to receive $1 each: son Malon Mendenhall;
children of son Allen Mendenhall; family of son Reece Mendenhall;
son Dayton Mendenhall; dau Lucinda Males. The following to
share household goods: sons Austin Mendenhall, William E
Mendenhall and Thomas Elwood Mendenhall and daus Sarah E
Hackett and Catharine Mendenhall. Son Thomas Elwood Mendenhall
to have ownership of property upon condition that he maintains
his father and mother as long as they live.
Executor: Thomas E Mendenhall, son.
Witnesses: D R Jones, R S Males.
NATHAN MENDENHALL, of Union Twp, Dallas County, age 59 years.
Will dated 10 Apr 1890, proven 8 Apr 1891.
Directs the sale of property being the NE 1/4 NW 1/4, Sec 20, and
the N 1/2 NE 1/4, Sec 20, also the SW 1/4 SW 1/4, Sec 16, except 10 acres
in NE corner, all in T 66 N, R 30 W, Worth County, Missouri.
To my wife Belinda Mendenhall, $300; to my children: Wm M
Mendenhall, $5; Thomas C Mendenhall, $5; Hannah E Jackson,
$50; Emma Jackson, $100; Flora Bridgeman, $150; Alice Mahlon,
$150; Charles Mendenhall, $100.
Executors: George Hess, Allison Coner, both of Worth Co, Mo.
Witnesses: J A Noel, M C Thomas, both of Redfield.
BENJAMIN MERICAL, of Dallas County.
Will dated 24 May 1989, proven 3 Jan 1899.
Requests lettering of tombstone for himself and deceased
wife. Requests tombstone for deceased son Abraham Merical.
To _____ Groves, son of deceased dau Ada Groves and her
husband John Groves, $500. Mentions son Harry S Merical.
To son B T Merical house furnishings, residue to estate to
children: Mary J Selby, B T Merical, Paulina E Smith, Eliza
E Becker and Sarah B Orton.
Executor: Henry S Merical, son.
Witnesses: T R North, M A Loehr, of Adel.
BARAK MICHENER, of Adel, Dallas County.
Will dated 16 Jun 1877, proven 4 Jun 1878.
To my son Charles W Michener the interest for life from
the sum of $2700. To my dau-in-law Lavinia R Michener, wife
of Charles W Michener, the interest for life from the sum of
$3500 and after her death the principal to be divided among
her children: M S Michener, Charles R Michener and Mary L
Michener. I have already given my dau Martha L Peyton, of
Dallas, Texas her share and to James S Michener and Charles
W Michener a part of my estate. To my son James C Michener
the remainder of my estate, about $1700, after the payment
of my debts, and my burial in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Adel.
Executor: James C Michener.
Witnesses: J O Risser, Wesley Krysher.
JOHN MILLER, of Dallas County, age 65 years.
Will dated 5 Oct 1889, proven 17 Sep 1890.
My estate to be converted to money. Stones to be erected for
myself and Elizabeth Belotte. To be buried in Odd Fellows
Cemetery. To my dau Minerva Noel, $50, and the portrait of
my father W W Miller; residue of my estate to my remaining
children: Narcisse Davis who is also to receive my portrait
in India Ink; P J Hardison who is also to receive the picture
of the Campbell's Stone, & Scott; W W Miller; Lucinda King;
Ettie Miller who is also to receive the portrait of my wife;
Alfred Miller; and Anna Miller who is to receive the portrait
of her grand-mother Elizabeth Belotte.
Executor: Eugene Smithson.
Witnesses: John B White, Jennie S Leach.
JOHN D MILLER, of Eaton, Prebel Co, Ohio, late of Los Angeles
Will dated 15 Feb 1881, proven 11 Sep 1885.
To my five children: Alice Miller, Huldah M Byram, Robt S
Miller, Sophia M Galloway and Harriett N Harris my estate
as follows: to Alice Miller, $300; Presbyterian Church, $150;
already given Harriett N Harris, $950; sophia M Galloway,
$100 gold and $100 Live Insurance; Robert S Miller, $940;
Huldah M Byram, $2000; and Alice Miller, $178. Mentions Lot
14, Millers Addition, Town of Perry.
Executors: Thomas K Galloway, son-in-law, Hamilton Co, Ohio;
Ellis T Byram, son-in-law, Union Co, Ind.
Witnesses: Robert Quinn, Thos F Welsh.
LAURA S MILLER, of Adel, Dallas County.
Will dated 6 Jun 1907, proven 30 Aug 1910.
To my husband David H Miller all my estate.
Executor: David H Miller, husband.
Witnesses: Burton Russell, M A Loehr, of Adel.
MARTIN MILLER, of Walnut Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 17 Aug 1887, proven 17 May 1888
To my wife Barbara Miller all my estate and after her
death to our children.
Witnesses: Wm T Allen, Wm Hinshaw.
ROSEANNA M J MILLER, of Beaver Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 7 Feb 1888, proven 2 Mar 1888.
To my husband Fredrick Miller the NE 1/4, Sec 1, T 81 N, R 27 W,
in which I own a 1/2 interest, also my undivided 1/2 interest in
Lot 12, Blcok 6, and all of Lot 13, Block 12 in the Town of
Coulton, Dallas County, Iowa.
Executor: Fredrick Miller, husband.
Witnesses: A E Herdman, Lizzie Conway, both of Woodward.
WILLIAM M MILLER, of Dallas County.
Will dated 17 Sep 1883, proven 28 Jan 1884.
To my wife Theresa K Miller all my estate with the request
that a sufficient sum be provided for a college education
for son William W Miller.
Executor: George Leonard
Witnesses: H H Cardell, George Leonard.
J M MILLS, of Colfax Twp, Dallas County, age 65 years.
Will dated 14 Aug 1889, proven 2 Apr 1890.
To my wife Hannah Mills all my estate and at her death to
our children. $200 to be paid to my daus: Mary Jenkins,
Ella Mills and Emma Mills.
Executrix: Hannah Mills, wife.
Witnesses: W B McLinn, John B White.
MILTON I MILLS, of Linn Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 10 May 1888, proven 4 May 1889.
To my son John Henry Mills the NE 1/4 NE 1/4, Sec 23, T 79 N,
R 29 W, also a Cherry Bureau and a Masonic Chart. To my dau-
in-law, wife of John Henry Mills (Sarah A Mills), one Center
Table. To my son Moses Mills one bureau glass top. Remainder
of estate to my children: Moses Milss, Sarah J Overstreet,
and dau R E Dalzell, being 120 acres in Linn Township.
Executor: John Henry Mills, son
Witnesses: M C Twitchell, Jonathan Peppard
J W MISHLER, of Walnut Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 27 Aug 1908, proven 30 Aug 1910.
To the children of my son Henry Mishler: Fred Mishler,
Robert Mishler, Lonnie Mishler and Clifford Mishler, $300.
To my wife Rebecca Mishler all the remainder of my estate
for her liftetime. My dau Orpha Mishler to be provided for
from my estate as long as she is singles and lives with her
mother. At the death of my wife, to my dau Orpha Mishler,
$1000. Remainder of my estate to my children: Flora Stouffer,
Lee Mishler; children of my son Henry Mishler; William
Mishler; Albert Mishler; Dasie Wooster; Jennie Price, and
Executor: William Mishler.
Witnesses: C C Aldrich, Louisa B Aldrich, John Hoskins, all
of Dallas County.
JOHN MOFFETT, of Lincoln Township.
Will dated 2 Feb 1890, proven 6 Nov 1890.
To my son Alden James Moffett the S 1/2 SW 1/4, Sec 4, T 80 N,
R 29 W, if he pays my dau Lois A Moffett $400. To my son
Ernest L Moffett the NE 1/4 NE 1/4 and the NW 1/4 NE 1/4, Sec 9, T 80 N,
R 29 W, he to pay my dau Lois A Moffett, $300 and my dau
Jelen J Moffett, $400. To my dau Diantha Moffett, $700. To
my sons Alden James Moffett and Ernest L Moffett my horse
and buggy and to pay my dau Serilda A Moffett, $70. Personal
property to be divided among my daus.
Witnesses: G W Hohanshelt, H A Eveland.
JOHN MOODY, of Perry, Dallas County.
Will dated 30 Jun 1905, proven 2 Sep 1908.
To my dau Ella Moody furniture, books, pictures, etc, and
1/2 interest in a 3 1/2 acre tract in the SE 1/4, Sec 9, T 81 N,
R 28 W, together with a 1/2 interest in the J Moody & Son
Creamery operated by myself and my son Henry J Moody, also
a 1/2 interest in Lot 9, Block 10, Original Town of Perry,
being my present residence and $1000. To my dau Emma A
Howe, $700. To my son John R Moody, $500. To my son Henry J
Moody a 1/2 interest in my resident property in Perry and $400.
To my dau Caroline L Selee, $500. To my grandchildren: Fred
Marvin, George Marvin, Charles Marvin, Cornelia Marvin, and
Mabel Hairgrove (formerly Mabel Marvin), children of my
deceased dau Cora S Marvin; and to Halstead C Moody, son of
Joseph S Moody, deceased; to Alice B Howe, dau of Emma A
Howe; and to Edith S Moody, Anna C Moody and Harold W Moody,
children of John R Moody, $50 each.
Executors: Henry J Moody, son; Ella Moody, dau.
Witnesses: J J Trouth, H A Hoyt, both of Perry.
MARY E MOODY, of Perry, Dallas County, age 63 yrs.
Will dated 31 Jan 1888, proven 7 Jan 1902.
To my granddau Marion Fister Moody (being the dau of Nathan
B and Josephine Fister, formerly Josephine Moody), all
apparel, household goods, musical instruments, family
libraries, books, pictures, etc. Residue to be divided
between sons Homer Moody, Channing Moody and dau Lottie J
Bennett and granddau Marion Fister Moody.
Executors: Homer Moody, Channing Moody, sons.
Witnesses: H A Hoyt, Bartin Smith, both of Perry.
SILAS MOODY, Union Twp, Boone County, Iowa, age 66 years.
Will dated 23 Aug 1882, proven 31 Aug 1886.
To my sons Channing Moody and Homer Moody, $10 each; to my
dau Lottie J Bennett and my gr dau Marian Foster, $10 each.
All the rest of estate to Mary E Moody, my wife.
Executrix: Mary E Moody, wife.
Witnesses: H A Hoyt, Ainley, both of Perry.
JOHN H MOORE, of Perry, Dallas County.
Will dated 20 Jan 1897, proven 10 Apr 1907.
To my wife Martha Jane Moore all my estate. Mentions children
Sarah I Pattee, Alfred D Moore and Frederick L Moore.
Executor: Alfred M Moore.
Witnesses: H A Hoyt, A L Brown, of Perry.
SEABORN MOORE, of Dallas County.
Will dated 21 Aug 1872, proven 21 Aug 1873.
All property both real and personal to be sold and distributed
among children as follows: Jessee E Moore, $150; Seaborn
Moore, $125; Esther Aldrich, $10; Mary J McCorckle, $10,. The
remainder to be divided between my sons Benizah Moore,
Ellwood Moore, David Moore and Hesikiah Moore. My Sons Evans
Moore and John Moore having already their share.
Executor: B Franklin Goar, of Dallas County.
Witnesses: C F M Clark, M H Baugh.
WILLIAM A MOORE, of Perry, Dallas County.
Will dated 13 Jul 1908, proven 2 Sep 1908.
To my wife Charity A Moore all my estate.
Executrix: Charity A Moore, wife.
Witnesses: Mrs J A Black, L A Blezek, both of Perry.
DANIEL MORAN, of Dallas County.
Will dated 18 Oct 1892, proven 4 Jan 1893.
To my wife Mary Moran liens on various pieces of property.
After her death to my eldest son Francis J Moran, 160 acres,
and $500; to my eldest dau Mary J Sullivan land and Lot 1,
Block 38, Lyons Addition to Fort Des Moines; to my daus
Lizzie Moran and Mrs Kate Brodergen, 259 1/2 acres of land; to
my dau Agnes Moran, 160 acres of land; to my son Edward D
Morarn, 160 acres of land.
Executor: Edward J Moran, son; Agnes Moran, dau.
Witnesses: Marian A Locke, P W Harris, S J Harris.
EDWARD MORAN, of Granger, Dallas County.
Will dated 14 Oct 1901, proven 17 Nov 1903.
To my wife (unnamed) all my estate for her lifetime and then
to my children: Peter Moran, Michael Moran and John Moran.
Executor: Peter Moran, son.
Witnesses: Wilmer L Ransom, Patrick Moran.
JOHN MORAN, of Des Moines Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 22 Jan 1896, proven 9 Apr 1896.
To William Toomey, $900; to Patrick Doyle, $300; to Beaver
Catholic Church, $300; to my brother Michael Moran, $1500;
to my sister Mary Moran $500; Sisters of Charity, $500; to
William Moran, nephew, and son of my sister Mary Moran, my
Executor: William Moran.
Witnesses: William Moran, William Toomey.
PATRICK MORAN, of Dallas County.
Will dated 1 Mar 1900, proven 6 Jan 1903.
To my son Patrick Joseph Moran, $500. My sister-in-law Bridget
Callan to be paid out of my estate during her lifetime.
Residue of estate to my wife Maggie Moran for her lifetime
and then to my children: Patrick Joseph Moran, Mary Moran,
Peter Moran, Walter Moran, Sarah Moran and John Moran.
Executrix: Maggie Moran, wife.
Witnesses: A M McCall, Wm Moran.
WILLIAM MORAN, of Granger, Dallas County.
Will dated 25 Sep 1905, proven 7 Sep 1906.
To my wife Bridget Moran all my estate for her lifetime and
then to my son William Mike Moran.
Executors: Lucius Knisly, Dr Channing G Smith.
C P MOREY, of Minburn, Dallas County.
Will dated 25 Apr 1909, proven 31 Aug 1909.
To my wife Margaret E Morey all my estate for her lifetime
and then to my two boys Harold Morey and Arlo Morey.
Executors: Margaret E Morey, wife; and Martin V Morey, father.
Witnesses: D S Grossman, William F Charlet, both of Minburn.
MARY A MORGAN, of Perry, Dallas County.
Will dated 18 Jul 1890, proven 18 Sep 1891.
To my husband A W Morgan all my estate.
Executor: A W Morgan, husband.
Witnesses: John T Russell, Wm Blether.
P S MORGAN, of Adel, Dallas County, aged 31 years.
Will dated 19 Jul 1872, proven 15 Dec 1873.
Request that burial be conducted by my Brethren of the
Masonic Fraternity. To my wife all my estate.
Executrix: Mary L Morgan, wife.
Witnesses: Stephen A Calvert, Amos Dilly.
THOMAS J MORGAN, of Grant Township, Dallas County, age 47 years.
Will dated 23 Jun 1887, proven 8 May 1888.
All my estate to wife Elizabeth Morgan and at her death to
my children: Elmer A Morgan, Eldora M Morgan, Levi Morgan,
Clara E Morgan and Austin H Morgan.
Executrix: Elizabeth Morgan, wife.
Witnesses: C F Ellerman, Jane E Ellerman.
L B MORTIMER, of Boone Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 28 Jan 1886, proven 31 Aug 1886.
My entire estate to my children John Wesley Mortimer, George
Sebrey Mortimer, Henry Wilford Mortimer, William Washington
Mortimer, Joseph Harrison Mortimer, James Randolph Mortimer.
Executor: Joseph Harrison Mortimer.
Witnesses: S W Aldrich, J E Mayden.
ALONZO MOSES, of the Town of Adel, Dallas County, aged 42 yrs.
Will dated 8 Apr 1858, proven 7 Jun 1858.
To my wife, Permelia E Moses, all of real & personal estate a
portion of which is NE 1/4 NW 1/4, Sec 28 and E 1/2 NE 1/4, Sec 29,
T 79 N, R 27 W.
Executor: E D Smith
Witnesses: Nelson Minor, Nancy Ellen Taylor, E D Smith.
DAVID MUNDORFF, of Dexter, Dallas County.
Will dated 15 Dec 1875, proven 4 Feb 1884.
To my wife Sarah Mundorff all my estate, after her death to
my three children: Benjamin F Mundorff, Aaron Mundorff and
Susannah M Coates.
Executors: Benjamin F Mundorff, Aaron Mundorff, sons.
Witnesses: J G Mark, L A Davis.
LUCIUS MUNSON, of Polk County, Iowa.
Will dated 28 Aug 1886, proven 18 Dec 1886.
All my estate to my wife Nancy M Munson.
Executrix: Nancy M Munson.
Witnesses: Samuel M Munson, Marcus Kavanaugh, Jr.
BARNEY MURPHY, of Dallas County.
Will dated 2 Oct 1894, proven 17 Sep 1906.
All my estate to my wife Mary Murphy.
Witnesses: A M McColl, George Wallace.
NANCY J MURPHY, of Dexter, Dallas County.
Will dated 30 Mar 1895, proven 1 Sep 1897.
Life interest in all my estate to my husband Hamalin
Murphy then equally to brothers and sisters: Thomas McBride,
Emanuel McBride, James McBride, Mary Maiston, Emily McBride
and Joseph McBride.
Witnesses: W T Sharp, Libbie Sharp.
JONATHAN M MURRAY, of Redfield, Dallas County, aged 78 years.
Will dated 15 Dec 1882, proven 29 Jul 1883.
To my Alfred Murray, $1500; son David Murray, $300; dau
Eliza Peppard, wf of Jonathan Peppard, $7000; du Ella Odell,
$5000; to the children of son Irvin Murray, $1000; to
William Longworthy, Annie Longworthy, Ella Longworthy, Agnes
Longworthy and Louisa Peppard $200 each; to the children of
my son Wilson Murray, $1000; to my sister Sarah Witten, $300;
to my brother William Murray, $400; to my friends Ebenezer
Dyer and Martha Dyer, $200 each; to Julia Warden, $50; to
Redfield Methodist Church, $100; balance of estate between
my Alfred and daus Eliza and Ella.
Executors: Alonzo Odell, son-in-law; Thomas S Scott
Witnesses: Harriet J Puffer and M C Thomas, both of Redfield.
MARTHA J MURRAY, of Perry, Dallas County.
Will dated 12 Nov 1908, proven 4 Jan 1910.
To be buried in Violet Hill Cemetery, Perry. My estate to my
children: Harrison Murrany Rowene Wilcox, Charles R Murray,
John M Murray, Etta Bonine.
Executor: Charles R Murray, son.
Witnesses: F E Hendrix, Katie Willis.
ABRAHAM MYERS, of Longmont, Colorado.
Will dated 27 Dec 1907, proven 31 Aug 1909.
To my wife Hannah Myers, $300. The remainder of my estate to
my four children: Joseph K Myers, Sarah R Stine, Mary C
Mesamer and Anna A Middlesauff all of the State of Iowa.
Executor: Joseph K Myers, son.
Witnesses: Albert Dakau, Fred P Taft.
ISAAC MYERS, of Colfax Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 29 Nov 1888, proven 24 May 1889.
To my dau Sarah Rebecca Glock, $2500. All balance of estate
to wife Sarah Myers. Mentions other children but unnamed.
Executors: Sarah Myers, wife; Nathan Myers, Albert Myers, sons.
Witnesses: D I Grossman, Frank C Wicks.
JOHN D MYERS, of Boone Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 25 Apr 1900, proven 28 Mar 1904.
To my wife Maria Myers all my estate including the SW 1/4 NW 1/4
and the W 1/2 SW 1/4, Sec 17, T 78 N, R 26 W.
Witnesses: Dr H C Doane, John A Lauterbach, of Booneville.
SARAH MYERS, of Colfax Twp, Dallas County, age 59 yrs, a widow.
Will dated 17 Aug 1889, proven 2 Apr 1891.
All my estate to my children: Nathan Myers, George S Myers,
Harriet Long, Albert Myers, Christiana Wicks, Henry E Myers,
and Emma J Myers.
Executor: Nathan Myers, son.
Witnesses: J G Roland, John B White.
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