Cedar County, Missouri
The following records were abstracted from Will Book "A" for Cedar County, Missouri. There is no book with a record of the early administrations or administrator's bonds for intestate estates (where there was no will). These were filed in boxes. A will is generally filed or recorded within a few days after the death of the testator. Abbreviations used in the records below: Exr. – executor; Exrx. – executrix; Wit. – witness.
Ahart, Abigail – will dated 13 Jan 1853.
Daughter Hannah and daughter, Sabrinia Hance. Son James W. Ahart is to be guardian of her son, Spencer. Wit: R. R. Moore & Amzi Kerley. (Exr. not named) Recorded 12 Feb 1853. (page 10)
Ator, Henry – will dated 28 Aug 1863.
Mother, Mary Ator, all claims due me for services in Co. E. commanded by Capt. A. Morton of the 60th Reg. of E. M. M. Exrx, mother Mary Ator. Wit: John H. Mitchell, Lindsey Barnes & D. P. Shields, all of St. Clair Co., Mo. (Date recorded not given; about April 1864). (52)
Baker, Absolem – will dated 3 Feb 1858.
Wife, Lovetta Baker, land (description) during lifetime & then become the property of youngest son, Isaac Baker. Each of the following children received land (description), to wit, Henry S. Baker, Thomas A. Baker, Sampson G. Baker, Narcia Baker, and Jacob Baker . . . to come into possession as each comes of age 21 years. Exr, B. H. Cravens. Wit: James H. Mitchell, John C. Phillips & William Ray. Recorded 20 Feb 1858. (29-31)
Barnes, Robert – will dated 5 Nov 1855.
Wife, Joannah Barnes, land (description) during life or widowhood . . . to educate my minor children. Sons, Lindsey Barnes, William A. Barnes, Talton Barnes, Robert Price Barnes & Louis Marshall Barnes, land (description). Two daughters, Mary Jane Barnes & Elizabeth Barnes when they are 21 years of age. Exrs, sons Lindsey Barnes & William A. Barnes. Wit: Thomas W. Smith & Adam Eslinger. Recorded 17 Jan 1866. Little B. Davis witnesses the signature of Thomas W. Smith. (65-67)
Bishop, Edward C., village of Clintonville – dated 24 Feb 1874.
Wife (not named), land on Alder Creek (description), house and lot in Clintonville, and all of the goods in the Drug Store at Clintonville, and at her death to be divided equally among my heirs (not named). Mentions a note on Jerry Newby. Exr, John B. Warren of Clintonville. wit: Charles Dauson, James P. Adcock & Abram Vandenburg. Recorded 4 May 1874. (133-135)
Brasher, Aquilla – will dated 17 Sept 1859.
Wife, Lucy Brasher, all estate and after her death to be divided among my sons, viz, Thomas Brasher, Green Brasher & John H. Brasher. Also names son William T. Brasher and daughters, Polly Lindley & Nancy Hamby. Exr, son Thomas Brasher. Wit: John West & Williamson N. Gee. Recorded 30 May 1866. (67-69)
Brown, William P., of Marion Co., Mo. – will dated 29 Aug 1865.
Wife Mary Ann Brown. Two sons, Lewis and Charles William Brown, land in Cedar Co. (description). Exrx, wife Mary Ann Brown. Wit: William H. Earhart & James W. Upton. Recorded 16 Dec 1865. (64)
Caplinger, John – will dated 3 Nov 1845.
Wife, Tobetha Caplinger, entire estate during lifetime and at her death to be divided between the heirs of James Cawthon and the heirs of Elizabeth Worley. Exr, James Cawthon. Wit: William Clifton & A. J. Caplinger. Recorded 16 Aug 1856. (24)
Cauthon, James – will dated 19 June 1861.
Wife, Bethany Cauthon, land (description) and at her death to daughters Mary & Virginia. To Sarah Hall, land on Cedar Creek known as the Edsall place. To Samuel H. Cauthon, half of the Saterfield Place. Children, Mary, Samuel and Virginia when they become of age . . . “divide the remainder equally between my four youngest children.” Exrs, sons William A. Cauthon & James W. Cauthon, and H. Clay Hall. Wit. S. W. Horn & L. H. Tysee. Recorded 7 Oct. 1861. (49-51)
Clark, Charles L. – will dated 4 Feb 1872.
Daughters, Lurana T. Clark & Dianna Clark, land (description), and at their deaths to be divided equally between heirs (not named). Exrs, Absolem K. Clark & Lurana T. Clark. Wit: D. W. Martindale & Jacob Lindley. Recorded 11 Nov 1876. Testator died (blank) Sept 1876. (153-155)
Crabtree, Mason – will dated 24 Feb 1859.
Wife Amanda Crabtree and sons, Thomas York &William Wain . . . “and my other four children” (not named). Wit: Robert Rissons & Thomas Williams. Recorded 1 Mar 1859. (37-38)
Davis, Calaway – will dated 6 May 1874.
Wife Mary Jane E. Davis. Also names Ida F. Davis (relationship not given). Exrx, wife Mary Jane E. Davis. Wit: Elijah Colham & Francis Emerson. Recorded 13 July 1874. (136-137)
Dudley, James – will dated 5 Feb 1863.
Wife, Hester Ann Dudley, plantation adjoining lands of the widow Williams on north, and lands of Doctor Cox on the east, known as “the Dudley plantation” . . . also the house and lot on which I now live in the town of Stockton. After her death or remarriage, the estate is to be divided between my three children, to wit, L. G. Dudley, Sarah Jane Dudley (the wife of Thomas B. Jarnagan), and John T. Dudley. Also names son William H. Dudley and daughter, Mary Ann Eubank. Exrs, wife Hester Ann Dudley and my step-son, George R. Corburn. Wit: William C. Church, M. P. Hawkins, William Montgomery & D. H. Connaway. Recorded 14 May 1864. (57-9)
Edsall, John – will dated 9 May 1850.
Wife, Margret Edsall, farm on Cedar Creek in Cedar Co. & on state road leading from Bolivar to Fort Scott, and at her death or remarriage, to my son George Washington Edsall. Also names the following children, to wit, Samuel Barton Edsall (land), Clarissa Jane the wife of Lorenzo Waugh, Marinda the wife of Christopher Lamberton; heirs of daughter Phebe Ann McWilliams, decd, late wife of Alexander McWilliams; Eliza Manerva Frownfelter, wife of Henry Frownfelter of the state of Ohio; William H. Edsall; and daughters, Sarah Candes Edsall, Julia Manerva Edsall and Haretta Edsall . . . when they become of age.(Exr. not named). Wit: S. M. Grant & Patrick McKinna. Recorded 12 Aug 1850. (2-3)
English, Jane – will dated 17 Mar 1846.
Children, to wit, Mary Welch, Thomas English, Daniel English, William English, Hutchens English and Hannah English. Refers to notes she holds on Russel Lilburn, Patrick McKinney & Richard Gatom. Wit: Ulm G. Blake & Elijah G. Miller. (Exr. not named) Recorded 19 Aug 1846. (1)
Flager, Jane, town of Fishkill, Dutchess Co., N.Y. will dated 17 June 1859.
Brothers Albert and Edward. Sister Diana and nephew, Frederick P. Flager. Exrs, sisters Adeline & Catharine. Wit: Alex Barton & Garrett DeBois, both of Fishkill, N.Y. Recorded in Dutchess Co. 28 Nov 1859. L/T granted Adeline & Catherine Flager, both of Fishkill, N.Y. Recorded in Tazewell Co., Ill. on 8 Nov 1860, and in Cedar Co., Mo. 25 Mar 1868. (77-81)
Frazier, Thomas – will dated 3 Nov 1860.
Wife, Lydia Frazier, land in Polk Co. (description). Authorizes James M. Frazier to sell land in Morgan Co.(description) and divide proceeds equally among my heirs . . . “the children of my sons William Frazier and Samuel Frazier I make equal heirs with my living children” (unnamed). Exr, James M. Frazier. Wit: Jacob Dixon & Nathan Endecott. Recorded 17 Nov 1860. (46-47)
Gast, George – will dated 22 Mar 1865.
Wife, Mary Ann Gast, farm on which I now live (description) and at her death to be divided among my four children, to wit, Markus Gast, John Gast, Andrew Gast & Alois Gast. Exr, Markus Gast. Wit: John Hartman & Theresia Schwarzenback. Recorded 20 May 1875. (146-147)
Haily, Philip – will dated 24 Mar 1855.
Wife, Sarah A. K. Haily, all property real & personal for life, then divided equally among my heirs, except my son-in-law John E. Smith & Mary Ann Elizabeth Margaret Smith, my daughter. Exrs, wife Sarah A. K. Haily, without bond. Wit: J. H. Mulkey & J.A. Haily. W. S. McBrayer signed named of testator at his request. Recorded 7 Apr 1855. (23)
Hamor, Ezra – will dated 11 Dec 1851.
All estate of wife, Kessiah Hamor, and all my children remaining with her and under her control (children not named). Exrx, wife Kessiah Hamor. Wit: Charles P. Bullock & W. M. G. Blake. Recorded 22 July 1852. Richard G. Roberts, Sebastian M. Grant & Charles P. Bullock testify before the court that they believe the signature to be that of William G. Blake, one of the witnesses, who was formerly a citizen of this state and place, present residence unknown. (6-9)
Hembree, Isaac – will dated 20 Dec 1859.
Wife, Salissa Hembree, land (description) and after her death to be divided among her children and Mary Hembree. “My” sons and daughters, to wit, Joel T. Hembree, Hannah Caroline & Alle J. Bacon; Maranda Bacon & German P. Bacon; Mary; Martha Susan Hacker and her children, to wit, Isaac J., Joseph C., Faney Caroline, Maranda S. & Hesikiah J. Hacker. Also names sons, Spire, Martin, Isaac Benton & John A. Hembree, and daughter Matilda F. Hembree “until they come of age.” Should any of the legatees die without heir, their share shall be divided equally among whole brothers and sisters only. Exr., E. E. White of Dade Co. Wit: Shadrack Chandler & James M. Frazier. Recorded 13 Apr 1864. (53-56 & 103)
Hendricks, James W. – will dated l4 July 1873.
Wife, Elizabeth C. Hendricks, and the children (not named). Exrx, wife Elizabeth C. Hendricks. Wit: Daniel Schock, David Deardoff & Thomas J. Sloan. Recorded 2 Sept 1873. (122-123)
Hess, Peter, of Cass Co., Michigan. – will not dated.
Wife, Julia Hess, land in Cass Co., Mich. (description) and after her death to Rebecca Hess, widow of Elisha (also written Elihu) Hess, decd, and at her death to the four sons of Elihu and Rebecca Hess, to wit, Peter, John, David & Ethan W. Hess (all under 21 years). Also names Julia Hess and Mary J. Hess, daus. of Elihu Hess. Lydia J. Reams, daughter of Jeremiah Reams and Nathan H. Morton, son of Richard Morton (relationship not given). Exr. not named. Wit: E. B. Warner & Ariel E. Peck, both of Cass Co., Mich. Recorded in Cedar Co. 26 Apr 1870. (91-92)
Hill, John – will dated 5 Mar 1853.
Wife, Mary Hill, real estate (description) and slaves. Names, son William C. Hill (land, description); son Elgin G. Hill; dau. Isabella Buster; little grandson William McManny Hill; little grandson John Simms; children of my late daughter, Polly Ann Whitenburg; children of my late daughter Lucinda Stewart, wife of James Stewart; son Timothy N. Hill (land on which he now resides). The rest of my bodily heirs, viz, John W. Hill, Jessa A. Hill, Quinn M. Hill, Jane Gilbreth & Mariah Broyles. Property given to Jane Galbreth & Mariah Broyles not to be controlled in any way by Ira D. Broyles or Alexander Galbreth. Exrs, friends S. R. W. Julian & B. F. Walker. Wit: John Routh & E. H. Wickliff. Recorded 16 May1853. (1l-13)
Hornbeck, Sarah Jane – will dated 18 June 1873.
Daughters, Emerine E. Hornbeck & Lydia J. Hornbeck. Exr, Alexander Simeral. Wit: A. B. Kennedy & Jacob A. Mayfield. Recorded 28 Oct 1873. (124-125)
Ingram, Delila – will dated 4 June 1870.
Grandchild, Tennessee Ann Ingram, all of her mother's personal property. Sons, Alexander L. Ingram & George W. Ingram and to my children now living or their heirs (unnamed), land (description) Wit: William Brasher & James W. Hudson. Exr, Y. M. Dunnegan. Recorded 23 Aug 1870. (97-98)
Jarnagan, Louis R. – will dated 14 Feb 1875.
Wife, Mary E. Jarnagan, all estate and at her death or remarriage, to son Samuel P. Jarnagan. Exr, friend William Bondan. Wit: A.C. Montgomery & J. L. Warner. Recorded 26 Mar 1875. Testator died 20 March 1875. (141-143)
Jenkins, William P., of Box Township – will dated 28 Apr 1876.
Wife, Huldah Jenkins, farm (description) and at her death to be divided between two sons, William Franklin Jenkins & John Robert E. Jenkins. Two sons, Zachariah T. Jenkins & Samuel P. Jenkins, land lying in Wilson Twp., Adair Co., Mo. (description). Note on Samuel P. Jenkins. Daughters, Elizabeth Ann Hurt & Susan Frances Cleveland. Wit: Abram Vandenburg, John Vandenburg and Frank Vandenburg. Recorded 16 Dec 1876. Testator died (blank) Dec 1876. (156-158)
Keller, Nicholas – will dated 27 Oct 1854.
". . . age 54 years." Wife, Eva Catherine Keller, all property real & personal, during her lifetime. Wit: B. F. McCarty & Alfred Keller. Recorded 22 Nov 1854. (21-22)
Kelley, John E. – will dated 28 June 1871.
Exrs. to dispose of property (description) and go to south western Kansas and purchase two good tracts of land and to be divided between Edward Kelley and Elizabeth Ashtown. Names mother Mrs. Margaret Heniby, cousin John E. Kelley, and Uncle Pattrick Kelly's boys (not named). Exr, Pattrick Kelley of Cedar Co., farmer. Wit: C. J. Hubbell & Patrick Kelley. Recorded 17 July 1871. (109-111)
Lacy, George W. – will dated 16 Feb 1854.
Wife Louiza Lacy and daughter, George Allis Lacy, until she becomes 18 years of age. Exrx, wife Louiza Lacy. Wit: B. F. Walker & H. H. Lacy. Recorded 16 Mar 1854. (17-18)
Lessly, Cornelius M. – will dated 9 June 1858.
Wife Harriet H. Lessly and son, George Sylvanus Lessly, land (description). Wit: George Lessly & Little B. Davis. Recorded 21 July 1858. (34-35)
Loveall, Jacob L., of Linn Township - will dated 14 Jan 1873.
". . . age 63 years". Wife, Elizabeth Loveall, land (description) and at her death divided into 8 equal shares for the following children, viz, Emily, Simon B., Nancy, Jonathan, Martha, Sarah Ann, Malinda J., and John. Exr, Thomas E. Ivans. Wit: Walter A. Cheek & William J. Faust, both of Cedar Co. Recorded 1 Feb 1873. (119-121)
Loveall, Solomon – will dated 8 Jan 1874.
Wife Martha Loveall and children, to wit, Benjamin F. Loveall; Alexander Loveall; Jackson Loveall's child, Mary Loveall; dau. Jane Cox . . . “and the remainder of my children” (not named). Exr, G. L. Walker. Wit: John Baker & James J. Davison. Appraisers: Peter O. Warner, Francis M. Long & Charles B. Fillpot. Recorded 23 Jan 1874. Testator departed this life on (blank) Jan 1874. (130-132)
McMahan, Susannah – will dated 23 Oct 1858.
Children, to wit, John B. McMahan, Nathaniel McMahan, Jesse Spence McMahan, Nancy Ann Mooney, Sarah Ann Shepherd & Jane Darney? Names Porter Glass (relationship not given). Exr, son John B. McMahan. Wit: Littleton Wilson & Ansel Buckner. Recorded 10 Dec 1858. (35-36)
McWilliams Elmore Y. – will dated 18 July 1869.
Wife, Maria Susan McWilliams, homestead (description). Exr, Shadrack Chandler. Wit: J. R. Oatman & Thomas A. Snodgrass. Recorded 10 Sept 1869. (84-86)
Mansfield, John K. – will dated 26 Jan 1875.
Wife, Mary Jane Mansfield, all estate and at her death to sons Barnabas L. Mansfield & Mack-Kinell Mansfield and four daughters, to wit, Agnes Allen, Mary A. Shawhottzer, Maria Rose & Susan J. Chandler. Exrx, wife Mary Jane Mansfield. Wit: John E. Francis & Alexander Patterson. Recorded 18 Feb 1875. Testator died (blank) February 1875. (138-140)
Masters, Andrew – will dated 18 Oct 1869.
Exrs. are to operate the mills, both saw and grist, known as the “Master's Mills”. Wife, Nancy, one seventh of the estate. Children, viz, Charles, John, Susan Simrell, Elizabeth Snyder, James and Thomas Charles. Wit: James M. Clogston & William Terrell. Recorded 2 Dec 1869. (87-90)
May, John W. – will dated 9 Mar 1875.
Wife (not named) sole exrx. of the estate. Children, to wit, Thomas J. May, Susan R. May, Henry L. May, Mary E. May, and youngest daughter, Rody Ellen May. Five older children of my first wife, to wit, George G. May, John William May, Sarah E. A. Elliott wife of William Elliott, Robert L. May and James R. May. Wit: Alfred Barter & Thomas Lawson. Recorded 30 June 1865. (144-5)
Miller, James – will dated 6 Mar 1854.
Wife, Mary Miller, all property, real & personal for lifetime . . . to send my two youngest children to school (not named). Children, viz, William Y. Miller, Clemant L. Miller, Serila Ann Miller, Nancy Margaret Miller and James S. Miller . . . as they come of age. Son Eurial Miller and daughter, Marisa M. Miller, have received a share of the estate. Exr, James C. Cook. Wit: Isham Edge, James W. Frazier & Thomas H. Coulter. Recorded 16 Mar 1854. (19-20)
Morrison, John D. – will dated 21 Nov 1873.
Wife Mary J. Morrison and my children (not named). Wit: William B. Shumate & James Carson. Recorded 17 Dec 1873. Testator departed this life on 11 Dec 1873. (128-129)
Mounce, Ellet, of Madison Co., Mo. – will dated 14 Mar 1863
Wife, Mary Jane Mounce, plantation on which I now reside in Madison County, conveyed to me by Isaac Cam?(Cain?) on 14 Oct 1855. Children, to wit, William L. Mounce, Rachel Sherl, Matilda Lampher & Nancy A. Kelly, and my four remaining children, to wit, Andrew J. Mounce, Tabitha Carter, Mary J. Shoull & Louisa Mounce. Exrx, wife Mary Jane Mounce. Wit: William M. Newberry & William N. Nalle. Recorded 14 Jan 1871. Witnesses Newberry & Nalle testified before court in Madison Co., Mo. 18 Jan 1871. (99-102)
Noftsinger, John S., of Botetourt Co., Va. – will dated 23 Apr. 1854.
Wife, Elizabeth Noftsinger, all estate, for benefit of herself and all my children . . . as they respectfully arrive at lawful age (not named). Exrx, wife Elizabeth. Wit: G. McDonald, Telghman Snodgrass & Peter Shaver. Recorded at Fincastle, Botetourt County, Va. on 10 Sept 1860. Recorded in Cedar Co., Mo. 1 Oct 1869. (42-43)
Noris, Thomas – will dated 21 Oct 1873.
Wife, Susanna Noris, land (description). Wit: S. H. Seward, T. A. Johnston & M. V. Messick. Recorded 17 Nov 1873. Testator departed this life on 1 Nov 1873. (126-127)
Pearson, William L. – will dated 5 May 1866.
Wife, Mahala A. Pearson, to sell land in Benton Co., Ark. and “purchase farm some where else for the purpose of raising my children upon.” Wit: J. C. Martin & S. A. Martin. Recorded 30 June 1866. (69-70)
Peyton (Payton) Abraham – will dated 25 Nov 1857.
Wife, Elizabeth Peyton, all estate during life, and at her death to be divided between our children (not named). Exrx, wife Elizabeth. Wit: H. Brasher & S. W. Horn. On 4 Jan 1858, H. Brasher witnesses before court. Recorded 11 Jan 1858. (27-28)
Pope, Anson Wateman, of Benton Twp. – will dated 19 Aug 1871.
Wife, Wealthy Sophrona Pope, land (description) Exrx, wife Wealthy S. Pope. Wit: Daniel H. Mallory, Zach Hathaway & Dr. E. Elswick, all of Montevello Twp, Vernon Co., Mo. & Jasper Mallory of Benton Twp, Cedar Co. Recorded 21 Oct 1871. (112-113)
Pyle, Thomas – will dated 16 Aug 1856.
Wife, Lucinda Pyle, personal property including slaves & land (description) for life, and at her death, equally divided between sons, W. W. Pyle & T. J. Pyle, and the remainder of the estate to be divided among all my living daughters at this date. Names H. Steward and Susan E. Steward, his wife, land (description). Grandson William Urban Biggerstaff. Exrs, wife Lucinda Pyle and son, W. W. Pyle, without bond. Wit: Felix G. Lindsey & John Oldham. Recorded 13 Nov 1856. (25-26)
Robinson, Michael – will dated 27 Dec 1853.
Wife, Lucindy Robinson, to live on the place and take care of the children (not named) and all live together. James L. Henry to be her aid & councellor . . . wit: J. B. Carico, Scott Hert, William Banes & John A.B. Brim. Recorded 10 Mar 1854. (15-17)
Ross, Hugh F. – will dated 10 Feb 1860.
Wife, Caroline Ross, land (description) and at her death to be sold & proceeds applied to the erection of a house of worship in the town of Stockton for the benefit of the Old School Presbyterian Church. Exrx, wife Caroline. Wit: J.J. Gravely & Alexander Givens. Recorded 31 Mar 1860. (39-41)
Rouk, Jacob – will dated 22 Mar 1860.
Wife, Amy Rouk, land (description) and remainder of property to be divided among all my children (not named). Exr, James M. Lucker. Wit: Elgen G. Hill & H. H. Lindsey. Recorded 27 Nov 1860. (44-45)
Rutledge, Margaret A. – will dated 5 Mar 1868.
Sons, Archable M., Edward H., James G. & John R. Rutledge of Cedar Co., land (description) Names Sarah A. Harris and the minor heirs of Mary J. Cowan, decd. Wit: Jacob H. Root & William Montgomery. Recorded 4 Mar 1869. (81-83)
Simrell, Samuel – will dated 15 May 1876.
Wife, Matilda Simrell, all estate and at her death to be divided among my children, to wit, Alexander Simrell, John C. Simrell, Nancy Hopkins, William C. Simrell, Tipton H. Simrell, Mary Simrell, McKay Simrell, Samuel Simrell, Jr., grandson Samuel Mitchell and the children of my daughter, Martha Hopkins, decd. Exrx, wife Matilda Simrell, without bond or inventory. Wit: William D. Hoff, John M. Barding & James M. Jackson. Recorded 29 July 1876. Testator died (blank) May1876. (148-150)
Smith, Mary – will dated 28 July 1876.
Names Robert Hornbeck, John H. Smith & Margaret Smith. John H. Smith is to have land until Lincoln & Grant Smith are 21 years of age, then divided among heirs. Wit: George Logan, John W. Ledgerwood & Samuel M. Ledgerwood. Recorded 28 Aug 1876. (151-152)
Snyder, A. H. – will dated 10 Sept 1862.
". . . I have recently entered the Vol. Military service of the U. S. . . . from my desire of duty to my government . . .provide all the comfort of my wife and family in case any casualty should befall me in battle or otherwise." All estate to wife, Margaret S. Snyder, who shall act as guardian of children during their minority, and also executrix of the estate. Wit: W. R. Moore & J. S. Moore. Mercer Co., Pa., 29 Mar 1866 - George Moore, registar of wills, certifies it is a true copy of will of A. H. Snyder, decd. Venago Co., Pa. 21 Apr 1866 – Judge Isaac G. Gordon witnesses to the signature. Recorded in Cedar Co. 18 July 1866. (71-72)
Thompson, John W. – will dated 12 Apr 1867.
Wife (not named) and heirs, to wit, Nancy Thompson, Elvira E. Freeman, Mary Daughtry, Sarah Jane Eams, George J. Thompson and daughter Crashan S. Freeman. Exrs, George W. Ward & John Akins. Wit: William J. Lyon, A. J. Hance & J. F. Beady. Recorded 17 Feb 1872. (114-117).
Walker, B. F. – will dated 19 June 1861.
Wife, Louisa Jane Walker, all estate during lifetime. Heirs or legal representatives, to wit, Guian L. Walker, Sarah Jane Walker, Samuel Franklin Walker, Thomas German Walker, John Calhoun Walker, Mary Susan Walker, and Louisa Jane Walker. Exrx, wife Louisa Jane Walker. Wit: William Thompson & J. B. Roach. (date recorded not given; about October 1861) (page 48)
Ward, Charles – will dated 13 Nov 1860.
Wife Grace Ward and children, to wit, James L. Ward, Charles Ward, the heirs of Mary Ward, Bartholemew Ward, William Ward, Daniel Ward, Ellen Ward and Pharris Ward. Exr, son Pharris Ward if he should be living, and if not, then son James L. Ward. Wit: Albert Badger & William H. Roby. Recorded 25 Oct 1867. James Greenstreet, a friend and neighbor for 14 years, testified that the signature was that of Charles Ward. Lewis Millender testifies regarding the signature of William H. Roby. 13 Nov 1867. (73-76)
Wells, Sarah – will dated 15 July 1862.
"Wishing to dispose of my property to the children of my son William Wells, who tenderly cared for me whilst he was living" . . . four grandchildren, Ada J. Wells, Emma A. Wells, Thomas A. Wells & Alice J. Wells. Exrx, Virginia E. Wells. Wit: S. A. Mitchell & J. B. Noe. Recorded 12 Apr 1865. (60-61)
Wells, William – will dated 23 Apr 1853.
To be buried with Masonic honors. Wife, Virginia E. Wells, all estate including house & land upon which I now reside, and to my children (not named). Children are to receive a good education "as I consider an education of more importance to them in life than anything else." Names mother Sarah Wells. Exrx, wife Virginia Wells. Wit: H. B. Lindsey, W. M. Hill, Dennis H. Connaway & William Montgomery. Recorded 12 Apr 1865. (61-63)
Wentworth, G. H. – will dated 5 Dec 1851.
Names the following: Heirs of my son Horace Wentworth; daughter Susan; son John S. Wentworth (land, description); daughter Sarah B. Reed; daughter Ann H. Wentworth (land, description) . . . shou1d she die without heir to “fall back to her brother Martin”; son Martin Wentworth (land & slaves); and daughter Abigail. (Exr. not named) Wit: James Edgar, George F. Jones, Thomas G. Jones, & William A. Jones. Recorded 7 Feb 1852. (4-5)
Wilson, Isaac M. – will dated (blank) April 1858.
Wife, Sarah Jane Wilson, money to "support & educate my children until my son John become of age, at which time I desire that my land be divided among my children that I now have or may have and that John have possession of his portion at that time, and James his when he is of lawful age, and so on, till they all get their portion . . ." Exr, John S. McConnell. Wit: James H. Mitchell & William J. Lyon. Recorded 14 June 1858. (32-33)
Wilton, Jeremiah – will dated 23 Feb 1872.
Wife, Henryetty J. Wiltson, land (description) and at her death divided between William A. Wiltson & Eliza Thomas Wiltson. Wit: S. L. Smith, Samuel McCracken & Peter B. Smith. Recorded 4 Mar 1872. (118)
[Source Citation: Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records, vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973; Transcribed by V. Bryan]
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