HARRISON COUNTY MISSOURI
WILLS "A"

James H. Adcock

In the name of God Amen:  I, James H. Adcock, of the county of Harrison in the state of Missouri, being weak in body and of sound mind, memory and understanding do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following to-wit:
First: It is my will that all my just debts and funeral expenses be duly paid as soon as conveniently can be after my decease.
Second: I give, devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Rachel Adcock, the farm on which we now reside situated in the Township aforesaid, and contining one hundred acres, as follows, Eighty acres the East Half of the South West Quarter of Section No. 29, in Township No. 62 (62) of Range No. 29 in Harrison Co. Missouri, also all the North half of the North East quarter of the North West quarter of Section No. 32, of Township No. 62, of Range No. 29 being Twenty acres more or less, situate in Daviess County, State of Missouri,
Also all of the live stock, household goods and farming implements on said farm, also all money and notes and other property on the farm during her natural life and at the death of my said wife all the property devised or bequeather to her as aforesaid or so much thereof as may then remain unepended I wish equally divided between my children, Except the East half of the East Half of the South west quarter of Section Number Twenty nine, in Township Sixty Two of Range Twenty Nine which, ast the death of my said wife, i will and bequeath to my son Jessie Adcock.
I appoint and make the said Rachel Adcock, Executrix without bond of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof, I have signed and sealed and published this instrument as my will, at my residence in Butler Township, Harrison County, Missouri, this eleventh day of May, 1897.
James H. Adcock, (seal)

Subscribed by the testator in the presence of each of us and at the same time declared by him to us to be his last will and testament. Witness our hands this 11th day of May, 1897.
M. Manring, (seal)
C.A. Axtell (seal)

Filed August 25, 1897,
W.H. Skinner, Judge of Probate

Proof of Will

State of Missouri)
County of Harrison)

Be it remembered, that on this the 25th day of August A.D., 1897, before me W.H. Skinner, Judge of the Probate Court, held in and for the County and State aforesaid, personally appeared M. Manring and C.A. Axtel, who are the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of James H. Adcock, deceased, and being by me first duly sworn, depose and say thhat the said James H. Adcock, subscribed the same in their presence and published and declared said will or instrument of writing to be his last will an testament and that at the time of signing the same, hek, the said testator was of sound and disposing mind and more than twenty one years of age and that said deponent attested said will as witnesses thereto by subscribing their names to the same in the presence of the testator, and of each other and at the request of the said testator.
C.A. Axtel
M. Manring

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 25th day of August A. D., 1897
(seal) W.H. Skinner, Judge of Probate

Certificate of Probate of Will

State of Missouri
County of Harrison


In the office of the Probate Court

I, W.H. Skinner, Judge of Probate Court of harrison County State of Missouri, having examined the foregoing instrument purporting to be the 1st will of James H. Adcock, deceased and signed by James H. Adcock, and having heard the testimony of M. Manring and C.A. Axtel subscribing witnesses thereto, in relation to the execution of the same and having reduced their testimony to writing, do declare and adjudge said instrument to be the last will and testament of the said James H. Adcock, deceased, late of Harrison County, Missouri, and the same is hereby admitted to Probate.
In testimony whereof, I, W.H. Skinner, Judge of Probate, have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court, at my office in Bethany, Missour, is said County, this 25th day of August, 1897.
(seal) W.H. Skinner, Judge of Probate

State of Missouri
County of Harrison

I, W.H. Skinner, Judge of the Probate Court, in and for said County, hereby certify that the above is a true copy of the original _____, James. H.Adcock, dec.d, with the proof and certifiate of Probate thereof, as the same appears on file and on record in my office.

Witness my hand and the seal of said Court. Done at office in Bethany, Mo. this 8th day of Sept. 1897.
(seal) W.H. Skinner, Judge of Probate

Filed for record Dec. 11th, 1897 and recorded in the Recorders Office of Harrison County, Missouri, in Book 103 at page 401.

[ Source:  This is a transcription done by Melody Beery of the original probate records transcribed by abstract office employees]

James Thomas Allen

I, James Thomas Allen, of the town of Eagleville, County of Harrison and State of Missouri beign of sound mind and wishing to make disposition of my property and affairs during this life, do make, publish and declare the following as my lst will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time made.

Article 1.  I hereby direct the payment of all my just debts and funeral expenses.

Article Second.  I hereby give and bequeth to my beloved wife, Eliza Allen all my property both real and personal during her life time and after her decease the ame or so much thereof as shall remain unused by her shall become the property of my children in equal shares whose names are as follows:  John William Allen, Perrry R. Allen, Levi S. Allen, Henry F. Allen, Oliver T. Allen, Luther M. Allen, Alfred B. Allen, Annie M. Kish and Jennie M. Conley.

In Witness Whereof, I, James Thomas Allen have to this my last Will and Testament consisting of one sheet of paper, subscribed my name on this 23rd day of June, 1911.

His mark
James Thomas X Allen
                    (mark)

Witness of mark:
Fred M. Badders
Laura M. Allen

The foregoing instrument consisting of one page was at the date thereof signed and declared by the said James Thomas Allen to be his last will and testatment in the presence of us, who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witness thereto.

W.C Ely
C.C. Cook

I, J.E. Judd, a legally qualified Justice of Peace in and for Union Township, Harrison County, Missouri do hereby certify that the signature of the testator and witnesses to the foregoing instrument are genuine and were made in my presence this twenty third day of June, A.D., 1911

J.E. Judd, J.P.

Proof of Will

STATE OF MISSOURI )               In the Probate Court
COUNTY OF HARRISON)

  Be it remembered, that on this 20th day of July,A.D., 1911, before me Edgar Skinner, Judge of the Probate Court held in and for the County and State aforesaid personally appeared W.C. Ely and C.C. Cook who are the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of James thomas Allen, deceeased and being by me first duly sworn depose and say that the said James Thomas Allen the testator subscribed the same in their presence and published and declared said will or instrument of writing to be his last will and testament and that the time of signing the same he, the said testator was of sound and disposing mind and more than twenty one years of age and that said deponents attested said will as witnesses thereto by subscribing their names to the same in the presence of the testator and of each other and at the request of testator.

That the date of death of the testator is July 4, 1911.

W.C. Ely
C.C. Cook

(seal) Edgar Skinner, Judge of Probate

CERTIFICATE OF PROBATE OF WILL


STATE OF MISSOURI )          IN THE PROBATE COURT.
COUNTY OF HARRISON)


I, Edgar Skinner, Judge of the Probate Court of Harrison County, State of Missouri having examined the foregoing insturment and purportingto be the last will of James Thomas Allen, deceased and signed by James Thomas Allen and having heard the testimoney of W.C. Ely and C.C. Cook subscribing witnesses thereto in relation to the execution of the same and having reduced their testimoney to writing do declare and adjudge said instrument to be the last will and testament of the said James Thomas Allen, deceased, late of Harrison County, Missouri and the same is hereby admitted to Probate and having heard the testimoney of W.C. Ely and C.C. Cook in relation to the date of the death of the testator do declare and adjudge the date of the death of the testator do declare and adjudge the date of his death to be July 4, 1911.

In Testimoney Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court at my office in Bethany, Missori this 26th day of July, 1911.

(seal)
Edgar Skinner, Judge of Probate
(Probate record "G" of Wills, Page (?)

In vacation, and on July, 26th 1911, of the Probate Court of Harrison County, Missouri, the following entry was made and entered of record in said county:

In the Matter of the estate of:
James Thomas Allen, deceased.
  Now at this day comes Elzira Allen and shows the Court that she is the widow of James Thomas Allen, late of the county of Harrison, deceased who died having at the time of his death personal property in this state no greater in amount than is allowed by law as the absolute property of the widow.  Too the end thereof that the said Elzira Allen as such widow, may be authorized and empowered to Collect, sue for and retain said property as her abosolute property as provided by law it is ordered that Letters of Administration on said estate be refused unless on the application of creditors or other parties interested, the existence of other or further property be shown.
(Probate record 17, page 284)


[ Source:  This is a transcription done by Melody Beery of the original probate records transcribed by abstract office employees]

Samuel Anderson

I, Samuel Anderson,  now of the County of Harrison and State of Missouri being of lawful age and of sound mind and being advanced to a good old age do contitue and makake this my last will and testament, revoking all other wills.

First:  I will and bequeath to my son, Samuel R. Anderson to be paid by my executor after my death, one dollar.

Secondly:  I will and bequeath to my daughter, Sinici Smith to be paid by my executor after my death, one dollar.

Thirdly:  I will and bequeath to my grand-son, Samuel Anderson, my son William Anderson's son, to be paid by my executor after my death one hundred dollars to be paid when my executor think-him capable of taking care of it.

Fourthly:  I will and bequeath to my grand-son, Payton T. Anderson, my son William Anderson's son, to be paid by my executor after my death, fifty dollars, not to be paid under five years after the death of the testator.  It may be paid sooner if my executor thinks it proper to do so and shall be lawful whenever paid.

Fifthly:  For the care and attention that my son William Anderson has paid to me in my old age and as I expect ot live with him the balance of life I will and bequeath unto him the said William Anderson all my real and personal property which I may be possessed of at my death after paying my funeral expenses and past debts and the above named bequests in this will is paid.

In Testimoney whereof, I have written my name and acknowledged it in the presents of the subscribing witnesses the 26th day of March, A.D. 1856.

Sixthly:  I hereby appoint my son, William Anderson my executor of this my last will and testament, this 26th day of March, A.D., 1856.

Signed: William Anderson

Attest: Robert P. Jones
William D. Martin
Daniel R. Shirley

  Received of William Anderson, the executor of Samuel Anderson, deceased the sum of fifty dollars if being the sum left to me in the last will and testament of the said Samuel Anderson, deceased, late of Harrison County, State Mo.
This given under my hand the 26th day of September, 1861.
Signed: P.T. Anderson

State of Missouri   )
County of Harrison )

   Be it remembered that on this 5th day of July, A.D., 1858, before the undersigned Judge of the Probate Court within and for said county personally appeared Daniel R. Shirley and William D. Martin two of the subscribing witnesses of the annexed will of Samuel Anderson, dec.  and being by me duly sworn upon their oaths state that Samuel Anderson the testator subscried the same in their presence and published the said will or instrument of writing as his last will and that he the said testator was at the time of publishing his said will of sound mind and more than twenty one years of age and that they the said deponants attested the said will as witnesses thereto by subscribing their names to the same in the presence of said testator.
Signed: Daniel R. Shirley
William D. Martin

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 5th day of July, 1958.

In Witness Whereof I hereto set my hand and official seal at office on the date aforesaid.

(seal) J.H. Phillebaum
Probate Judge

State of Missouri )
County of Harrison)


John H. Phillebaum, Judge of the Probate court in and for said county certify that I deem the above proof sufficient to establish said will.  I therefore declare said will to be duly published and proven according to the requirements of law.

In Testimoney Whereof, I hereto set my hand and official seal at office July 5, 1858.
(seal) J.H. Phillebaum, P.Judge

Filed for record June 7, 1875 and recorded in the Recorder's office of Harrison County, Missouri in book 7 at page 209.
The only entry found of record in the Probate Court of Harrison County Missouri is the appointment of William Anderson as executor of Samuel Anderson on July,5th, 1858.

[ Source:  This is a transcription done by Melody Beery of the original probate records transcribed by abstract office employees]

James B. Atwood


Last Will and testament of James B. Atwood, in the name of God, I, James B. Atwood of the county of Harrison and state of Missouri, being of sound mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life do therefore make, ordain, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament that is to say first after all my lawful debts were paid and discharged the residue of my estate both real and personal I give, bequeath and dispose of as follows to wit:

To Emily Atwood my lawful wife the home place described as follows, the S.W. of the S.E. and the S.E. of the S.W. of Section Twenty-four (24) in Township Sixty-five (65) of Range Twenty Nine (29) containing eighty acres.  and also all of my personal property and effects which I may have and lands at my death during her natural life or while she remains my widow after her death the real estate above mentioned to be equally divided between Mahala Atwood, Elizabeth Atwood and Catharine T. Atwood my lawful children each one to share alike.  The personal property that may be on hand at my death to be divided betwixt Caleb T. Atwood, Montague Atwood, Mahala Atwood, Elizabeth Atwood and Catharine T. Atwood, my lawful heirs to share and share alike likewise I make, constitue and appoint Emily 'Atwood my wife and Caleb T. Atwood to be my Executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills hereby me made.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal this 4th day of February in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy one.
James B. Atwood (seal)

The above written instrument was subscribed by the said James B. Atwood in our presence and acknowledged by him to each of us and be at the same time published and declared the above instrument so subscribed to be his last will and testament and we at the testators request and in his presence have signed our names as witnesses hereto.

Witnesses:
Lewis Nosaman
Peter T. Murphy
George M. Carlock

Proved by W.P. Robinson, Probate Judge, Harrison County, Mo.
August, 9th 1875

Filed for record Augst 13, 1875 and recorded in the Recorders office of Harrison Co. Mo. in Book 7, page 318
No proceedings in the Probate Court of Harrison Co. Mo. except the probating of the will.


[ Source:  This is a transcription done by Melody Beery of the original probate records transcribed by abstract office employees]

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