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
WILLIAM TARR, of Dallas County.
Will dated 9 Jul 1894, proven 31 Aug 1898.
To my wife Amanda Tarr all my estate for her lifetime. After
her death to dau Emma L Vernon, $700; to dau Minnie M Tarr,
$700; son William Tarr, $200; balance of estate between sons
John E Tarr and William M Tarr.
Executors: John Tarr, William Tarr, sons.
Witnesses: I N Paul, J M Steele.
ELIZABETH TAWNEY, of Adel, Dallas County.
Will dated 8 Sep 1907, proven 30 Aug 1910.
To my step daus Mrs Mary L Gudgel and Mrs Rhoda A Tawney,
both of Adel, $200. One-half of residue to my dau Lizzie
Yegge; other 1/2 to the children of my deceased dau Ella Young:
Charles Compton, Hugh Compton, Flora Compton, Ella Stender,
Byron Compton, Bert Young, Maud L Young, Gay Young and May
Executor: G W Clarke.
Witnesses: G W Clarke, Chas F Clarke.
HENRY TAWNEY, of Adel, Dallas County.
Will dated 15 Jan 1896, proven 8 Jan 1907.
To my wife Elizabeth Tawney our home place being Block 24,
Rice's Addition to Adel, and $2000. To my children: Abraham
Tawney, $800; John W Tawney, $1000; Elias Tawney, $800; Hugh
Tawney, $300; heirs of deceased dau Amanda Merical, $800;
Margaret Aiken, $800; heirs of deceased dau Mary Gilman,
$500; William Tawney, $500.
Executor: John W Tawney, son; G W Clarke.
Witnesses: Wm A McKibban, Ruhaney McKibban.
MARGARET E TAWNEY, P.O. Adel, Dallas County.
Will dated 1 Aug 1903, proven 9 Nov 1906.
Estate to be divided among children: John W Tawney and James
W Tawney, Florence E Harbour and grandchildren: Ida M Tawney
and Wesley A Tawney. Mentions grandchildren: Viola Bess
Gifford and Charles R Gifford.
Executor: Wesley A Tawney, grandson.
Witnesses: Wm Roberts, R S Barr.
WILLIAM B TAYLOR, of Perry, Dallas County.
Will dated 25 Apr 1906, proven 15 Mar 1910.
To my wife Cornelia B Taylor all my estate for her lifetime
and then to Lynn Taylor, Sheerley Taylor, Flora Taylor and
Dora Taylor, children of my son William Taylor, deceased,
$5 each; and to my children Cassie Ashford, Robert C Taylor,
and Harry S Taylor, $200 each. Balance of my estate to my
4 children: Charles Edgar Taylor, Cassie Ashford, Robert
C Taylor and Harry S Taylor.
Executor: Harry S Taylor, son.
Witnesses: L A Blezek, H A Hoyt, both of Perry.
ELIZA THOMPSON, of Linden, Dallas County.
Will dated 12 Jan 1901, proven 6 Nov 1901.
My estate to be sold and divided as follows: To Rosa Rice
Curtis, my dau, of DeSoto, $300; to son William H Thompson,
of Linden, $1. Residue in equal shares to my four sons:
George Reuben Thompson, John M Thompson, James N Thompson and
Samuel S Thompson. The share of George Reuben Thompson shall
be held by my executor for the care and education of Horace
Earl Thompson, son of Geore Reuben Thompson.
Executor: John M Thompson, son.
Witnesses: Ralph W Blanchard, Ira D Payne, both of Linden.
WILLIAM THOMPSON, of Linn Township, Dallas Co., a farmer.
Will dated 30 Mar 1881, proven 23 Jan 1882.
To my wife Eliza Thompson the dwelling house and 40 acre lot
on which situated. After the youngest child becomes of age
the remainder of the estate to be divided among my children.
Executors: William Ellis of Linn Township, Dallas Co.
Witnesses: D W Noel, M C Thomas.
JOSEPH A THOMSON, of Minburn, Dallas County.
Will dated 2 Jan 1890, proven 2 Sep 1890.
To my wife Sidney Thomson all my estate.
Executors: Sidney Thomson, wife; J Martin Thomson, son.
Witnesses: D S Grossman, W W Harris.
HENRY C THORNBURG, of Dallas County.
Will dated 13 May 1885, proven 31 Aug 1886.
To Henry G Thornburg and Hannah Jane Thornburg the E 1/2 SE 1/4,
Sec 30, T 80 N, R 29 W, 80 acres, also the W 1/2 SE 1/4, Sec 30,
T 80 N, R 29 W, 20 acres; also the W 1/2 SW 1/4, Sec 29, T 80 N,
R 29 W, 60 acres. My wife to hold her dower in said real
estate. The 40 acres bought of Pliney F Sexton to be sold
and divided among my first wife's children. My $2500 policy
to be divided among my wife and all my children.
Executors: Hannah J Thornburg, wife, Jonathan A Thornburg,
my oldest son.
Witnesses: J M Cline, Chas Hayden.
PATRICK K THORNBURG, of Dallas County.
Will dated 27 Apr 1901, proven 3 Sep 1901.
To my brother Thomas A Thornburg all my estate.
Executor: Thomas A Thornburg, brother.
Witnesses: J M Keltner and Ann Keltner.
REBECKA THORNTON, of Van Meter, Dallas County.
Will dated 17 Mar 1898, proven 18 Jan 1899.
To my son William R Thornton the NE 1/4 SW 1/4 and the SE 1/4 NW 1/4
and the W 1/2 SW 1/4 NE 1/4 also W 1/2 NW 1/4 SE 1/4, 120 acres, Sec 14,
T 78 N, R 27 W. The rest of my real estate being the E 1/2
NW 1/4, SE 1/4, and the W 1/2 NE 1/4 SE 1/4, Sec 14, T 78 N, R 27 W, to be
sold and divided as follows: to dau Sarah E Sales, $700;
remainder divided between my 4 daus Marietta Bales, Cyntha
Aldrich, Lucretia Wright and Arminta Hooper.
Executor: Eli J Goar, Van Meter.
Witnesses: J R Van Meter, N P Summers, F M Ross.
HARRIET R THORPE, of Perry, Dallas County.
Will dated 25 Apr 1908, proven 16 Mar 1909.
To my dau Edith Thorpe Giles the E 50 ft of the S 1/2, Block
60, Perry. To my son Charles D Thorpe all my interest in
the real estate formerly belonging to the estate of my
father situated near Rippey, Greene County, Iowa.
Executrix: Edith Thorpe Giles, dau.
Witnesses: M Ammerson, Wm H Winegar, both of Perry.
JOHN D TODD, of Des Moines, Iowa.
Will dated 26 Apr 1886, proven 13 Nov 1894.
To my present wife Elizabeth O Todd all my estate and after
her death to my children: George W Todd, Jennie Summers and
Jonathan H Todd.
Witnesses: A S Welch, L Dunn.
ISAAC TOWNSEND, of Dallas County.
Will dated 1 Oct 1869, proven 15 Dec 1873.
To my wife Hannah Townsend my entire estate consisting of
notes and mortgages.
Executrix: Hannah Townsend, wife.
Witnesses: P H Fry, John Warford
Codicil added 22 Apr 1873
To my dau Anna Gamble the NE 1/4 NE 1/4, Sec 10, T 81 N, R 28 W.
Witnesses: H H Cordell, H Hall.
GEORGE W TURNER, residing on a farm about 4 miles north-
east of Linden, Dallas County.
Will dated 18 Jan 1910, proven 15 Mar 1910.
To my wife Alta Turner all my estate for her lifetime and
then to my 5 children: Crawford Turner, Howard Turner,
Elsie Eppard, Bentley Turner and Elbridge Turner.
Executrix: Alta Turner, wife.
Witnesses: A L Hager, Chas L Powell.
LIZZIE TURNER, of Linn Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 28 Feb 1905, proven 5 Sep 1905.
To my husband Samuel A Turner all my estate.
Executor: Samuel A Turner, husband.
Witnesses: Alice A Alexander, G H Messenger, of Linden.
JOHN TYER, of Adel, Dallas County, aged 53 yrs.
Will dated 10 Jan 1874, proven 22 Dec 1874.
To my wife Harriet Tyer 1/3 of my estate. To my children:
John M Tyer, Charles F Tyer, Fredrick W Tyer, Edward Tyer,
Harriet E Tyer and Mary W Tyer the remainder of estate.
Executor: Harriet Tyer, wife.
Witnesses: Z W Kelly, N G Long, both of Adel, Iowa.
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