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
PATRICK NASH, of Dallas County.
Will dated 20 Nov 1904, proven 2 Sept 1908.
To my wife Mary Nash 1/3 of my estate. To my grandsons
George F Nash and John Nash, $300 each. To my granddaus
Mary Ellen Nash and Josephine Nash, $300 each. Remainder of
my estate to my 3 children: H A Nash, Margaret A O'Brien
and Mary E Graney.
Executors: H A Nash, Cornelius Graney.
Witnesses: E P Dooley, T J Dooley.
VANDALANIA L NAYLOR, of Spring Valley Twp, Dallas County.
Will dated 30 Aug 1906, proven 27 Mar 1907.
To my dau Olive Mae Naylor the SE 1/4 SW 1/4, Sec 30, T 81 N,
R 28 W, and household goods. Residue of estate to be divided
equally to sons: John W Naylor, Joseph S Naylor, Thomas W
Naylor, James M Naylor, Arthur L Naylor and Vernon Elwood
Naylor and daus: Sarah J Ridgeway, Emma E Harris, Belle M
Billings and Florence M Spindig. It is my desire that Vernon
Ellwood Naylor purchase from the heirs and live on the
remainder of my home farm.
Executor: James M Naylor, son.
Witnesses: H A Hoyt, L A Blezek, of Perry.
DAVID B NEAL, of Booneville, Dallas County.
Will dated 12 mar 1885, proven 26 Jan 1886.
To my dau Sarah E Neal my entire estate.
Executor: Samuel Neal, brother.
Witnesses: S W Barrow, J M Jones, W R Reynolds
Will dated 7 Dec 1886, no probate date listed but probably
Mar or May 1887.
To Mary J Neal my wife all my property during her life and
then to my children: Charles E Neal, aged 18 years; Emma W
Neal, aged 16 years; Hattie E Neal, aged 12 years, except
that they are to receive $5 each now.
Executrix: Mary J Neal, wife.
Witnesses: Jacob Gutshall, Wm Hoeye, Paul Grabill.
M J NEWBY, of Beaver Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 26 Dec 1878, proven 28 Jan 1879.
All of estate to my wife for the care of our children.
Executor: John Warford, of Minburn
Witnesses: John E Ross, Geo Blackman, Wm Olds.
MAGGIE A NEWBY, of Dallas County.
Will dated 10 Feb 1886, proven 25 Mar 1887.
To M E Morrison all my estate. Mary is to take cae of my
boy and do as well by him as possible.
Executrix: Mary E Morrison.
Witnesses: John Sergent, Esther Batchelder.
ELIZABETH B NEWELL, of Woodward, Dallas County.
Will dated 26 Oct 1906, proven 2 Sep 1908.
To be buried by my late husband in the Robbin Chapel
Cemetery, in Dallas County. To my dau Paralee Newell the
dwelling house and four lots, the home of the late A C Newell
and myself in Woodward and all furnishings therein. The
residue of my property shall be divided equally among all my
Executrix: Paralee Newell, dau.
Witnesses: S O Conger, W S Craft.
W C NEWELL, of Dallas County.
Will dated 27 Jan 1893, proven 4 Jun 1895.
To my wife Sarah F Newell all my estate except to my son
L C Newell, $5; to my son L F Newell, $5; to Mrs L L Miller,
$5; to my grand son W C Newell, $5.
Executrix: Sarah F Newell, wife.
Witnesses: B E Manatt, H A Chappelear.
JOSEPH NEWLAND, of Des Moines Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 2 Aug 1855, proven 2 Oct 1855.
I want John and Taylor to have all my land equal and Richard
Peel to build his house and have the use of the house and the
ground on the North of the Slough, five years, and all the
girls to have fifty dollars each, and the single girls to have
their home and maintenance here with John and Taylor while
they remain single and I want Mary to have the white face
heifer and Elizabeth fifty dollars in a note that I have
against Richard Peel. Margaret Blougher has received hers
except five dollars.
Witnesses: L J Parker, Daniel Rhoads, Daniel J Skinner.
HENRY NEY, of Dallas County.
Will dated 8 Jan 1904, proven 29 Mar 1904.
To my wife Sarah Ney all my estate.
Executrix: Sarah Ney, wife.
Witnesses: Ira D Payne, E L Butler.
LUCY C NICHOLS, of Dallas County.
Will dated 22 Apr 1903, proven 1 Sep 1903.
To my granddau Maude A (Nichols) Copic, $25. Remainder of my
estate to my children: Nathan J Nichols (in case he makes no
claim within 1 yr his share goes to his adopted dau; florence
Louisa Nichols, Horace H Nichols, Susan A Long, Dewit C
Nichols, Frank Blair Nichols, Hattie B McInnis & Ira A B Nichols.
Witnesses: Robt S Barr, Glen C Rickerson.
MARTIN NISSLY, of Dallas County.
Will dated 1 Jun 1895, proven 9 Nov 1904.
To my sons Noah Nissly and Levi Nissly, $600 each, on 1 Mar
1896. To my other children: Susan Nissly, Lydia Nissly, Mary
Nissly, Anna Nissly, Martin Nissly and John Nissly, $600 each
at age 20. To my wife Mary Nissly, $2000. Mentions 158 acre
farm in Grant Township as homestead.
Executrix: Mary Nissly, wife.
Witnesses: Jacob Raser, Jacob W Keller.
HERMAN H NOLTE, of Dexter, Dallas County.
Will dated 13 Apr 1900, proven 4 Sep 1900.
All property to be sold and each son to receive $350 and
each dau $150, except Mary R Boot who has already received
hers. Remainder to be divided equally among all my children:
John F Nolte, Martin C Nolte, Herman H Nolte, Jr, William P
Nolts, T Christopher Nolte, Charles Nolte, F Edward Nolte,
Sarah J Boila, Julia A Nellis, Mary R Boot, Elizabeth N
Chambers and Ollie M George.
Excutors: T Christopher Nolte, F H Fitting.
Witnesses: M G Sloan, C E Bales, Dexter.
THOS C NORRIS, of Perry, Dallas County, age 74 years.
Will dated 11 Sep 1883, proven 30 Jan 1884.
To my wife Aurelia P Norris, personal property, the NE 1/4 NE 1/4,
Sec 9, T 81 N, R 28 W, proceeds from the sale of portions
of the T C Norris Addition to Perry, the house and grounds
where I now live, being Block 1, in T C Norris' Addition
to Perry. To my dau Elizabeth P Little, wife of Jacob G
Little, the SW 1/4 SE 1/4, Sec 3, T 81 N, R 28 W. To my son
George L Norris, $500. To Arabella Little, Cora Gertrude
Little, Bertha Aurelia Little and Albert G Little the
residue of my estate.
Executrix: Elizabeth P Little.
Witnesses: H A Hoyt, H A Chappelear, both of Perry.
JOHN NOVINGER, of Adel, Dallas County.
Will dated 16 Aug 1894, proven 27 Jan 1903.
To my wife Elizabeth Novinger all my estate for her lifetime
including 62 acres in Secs 28 & 29, T 80 N, R 24 W, Polk
County, Iowa, and after her death the farm to go to Edgar
William Crowder, grandson of my brother Isaac Novinger and
son of Mary C Vaughn, dau of said Isaac Novinger.
Executrix: Elizabeth Novinger, wife.
Witnesses: Robert S Barr, J W Russell, T R North, all of Adel.
L M NUNNALEY, of Van Meter, Dallas County.
Will dated 25 Aug 1887, proven 14 Feb 1888.
All my estate to my wife Mary Nunnaley during her lifetime
and then to the following children: Oscar Nunnaley, Bertie
Nunnaley, and Lora Nunnaley. Two children Lillian Davis and
Etta Nunnaley have had their share.
Executrix: Mary Nunnaley.
Witnesses: A M Logan, Frank Cunningham.
THOMAS O'BRIEN, of Perry, Dallas County.
Will dated 2 Oct 1902, proven 10 Nov 1902.
To my wife Mary A O'Brien all my estate.
Executor: Mary A O'Brien, wife.
Witnesses: A S Holmes, Wallace McArthur, both of Perry.
THOMAS O'CONNOR, of Grant Township, Dallas County.
To Mary O'Connor all my estate.
Will dated 23 Oct 1876, proven 21 May 1877.
Executrix: Mary O'Connor
Witnesses: C F Ellerman, Patrick Nash.
HELLICK OLSEN, of Dallas County.
Will dated 29 Oct 1889, proven 7 Jan 1890.
To my wife Anna Karine Olsen all my estate.
Executrix: Caroline Olsen, dau.
Witnesses: Wm Buck, John B White.
JESSE O'NEIL, of Dallas County.
Will dated 2 May 1894, proven 14 Jan 1896.
My estate to my children: Charlotte D Crocker; Elizabeth C
Hotchkiss; Virginia O'Neil; the heirs of my deceased son
Henry H O'Neil; Emma S McConbery; and Nellie M Kirkland.
Executors: Virginia O'Neil, Elizabeth C Hotchkiss, daus.
Codicil dated 18 Feb 1895.
Clarifies distributive shares.
JOHN ORBIN, of Dallas County.
Will dated 23 Jun 1898, proven 22 Nov 1898.
To my wife Sophia Orbin all my estate for her lifetime and
after her death to my son Alexander Orbin, $200, he has
already received a portion of my estate. Residue to be
divided between my other children: Ellen Galbraith, Anabell
Perrott and Ferdinand Orbin.
Executor: D J Pattee, Perry.
Witnesses: A B Henderson, H A Hoyt.
CHARLOTTE L OSBORN, of Dallas County, age 64 yrs, a widow.
Will dated Dec 1894, proven 21 Sep 1897.
To my son Robert E Osborn the NW 1/4 SW 1/4, Sec 27, and the
W 1/2 SW 1/4 NW 1/4 NE 1/4, Sec 15, T 81 N, R 28 W; to my son Benjamin
F Osborn the SE 1/4 SE 1/4, Sec 27, R 81 N, R 28 W; to my son
Jonathan W Osborn the NW 1/4 NW 1/4, Sec 35, T 81 N, R 28 W;
in trust to son Robert E Osborn for the benefit of dau
Emma Macy and granddaus Nora Ellernor Macy and Lulu May Macy,
daus of Emma Macy, Lot 10, Block 97, Perry, and the SE 1/4 SW 1/4,
Sec 27, T 81 N, R 28 W.
Executor: Robert E Osborn, wife (sic).
Witnesses: H A Rouse, J E Vestal.
WILLIAM H OSTRANDER, of Littleton, Arapahoe County, Colorado.
Will dated 23 Dec 1908, proven 22 Nov 1910.
Lists property in above place, also in Yale, Guthrie County,
Iowa, and a farm in Guthrie County. Names wife Mary Jane
Ostrander; son, Laurence L Ostrander; dau, Carrie Frye; son,
Frederic W Ostrander; Myrtle Ostrander, Rudy Ostrander and
Pearl Ostrander, dau of son Frederic W Ostrander; dau,
Ella Lakin; son, Albert Henry Ostrander; dau, Cora Slaybaugh;
and son, Owbridge Ostrander.
Executrix: Mary Jane Ostrander, wife.
Witnesses: Julius D Hill, Frank Ford, Irvin L Richards, all
of Littleton, Colorado.
JOSEPH OTTERMAN, of Adel, Dallas County.
Will dated 25 Jan 1892, proven 30 Aug 1910.
To my wife Melissa W Otterman all my estate for her lifetime,
including the E 1/2 and the E 12 ft of the W 1/2, of Out Lot 22,
Adel. After her death to be divided between William A McMahon,
and my daus Sarah Caroline Campbell and Harriet W Cooper.
Executor: George W Clarke
Witnesses: Q A Willis, John B White.
JANE H OWEN
Will dated 10 Feb 1879, proven 16 Jun 1879.
My debts to be paid out of property owned in common with my
sister Elizabeth G Hill in the State of New York and the rest,
after paying a note of $300 to C H Moores, to my brother
Jesse B Hill. To my brother Jesse B Hill the 40 acres lying
east of and adjoining his farm. To my brothers John and James
Hill and my nephew David Hill, 40 acres of land I own which
lies est of and adjoining the town of Minburn, Dallas Co.
Executors: Luther Gill and E S Gill, his wife.
Witnesses: E R Aiken, John Warford, both of Minburn.
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