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

 

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NASH

O'BRIEN

GRANEY

DOOLEY

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.

NAYLOR

RIDGEWAY

HARRIS

BILLINGS

SPINDIG

HOYT

BLEZEK

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.

NEAL

BARROW

JONES

REYNOLDS

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

NEAL

GUTSHALL

HOEYE

GRABILL

SAMUEL NEAL

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.

NEWBY

WARFORD

ROSS

BLACKMAN

OLDS

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.

NEWBY

MOORISON

SERGENT

BATCHELDER

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.

NEWELL

CONGER

CRAFT

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

children.

Executrix:  Paralee Newell, dau.

Witnesses:  S O Conger, W S Craft.

NEWELL

MILLER

MANATT

CHAPPELEAR

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.

NEWLAND

PEEL

BLOUGHER

PARKER

RHOADS

SKINNER

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.

NEY

PAYNE

BUTLER

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.

NICHOLS

COPIC

LONG

McINNIS

BARR

RICKERSON

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.

NISSLY

RASER

KELLER

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.

NOLTE

BOILA

BOOT

CAMBERS

NELLIS

GEORGE

FITTING

SLOAN

BALES

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.

NORRIS

LITTLE

HOYT

CHAPPELEAR

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.

NOVINGER

CROWDER

VAUGHN

BARR

RUSSELL

NORTH

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.

NUNNALEY

DAVIS

LOGAN

CUNNINGHAM

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.

O'BRIEN

HOLMES

McARTHUR

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.

O'CONNOR

ELLERMAN

NASH

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.

OLSEN

BUCK

WHITE

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.

O'NEIL

CROCKER

HOTCHKISS

McCONBERY

KIRKLAND

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.

ORBIN

GALBRAITH

PERROT

PATTEE

HENDERSON

HOYT

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.

OSBORN

MACY

ROUSE

VESTAL

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.

OSTRANDER

LAKIN

SLAYBAUGH

HILL

FORD

RICHARDS

FRYE

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.

OTTERMAN

McMAHON

CAMPBELL

COOPER

CLARKE

WILLIS

WHITE

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.

OWEN

HILL

MOORES

GILL

AIKEN

WARFORD

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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