HARRISON COUNTY MISSOURI WILLS


ARCHIBALD M. MCDANIEL

  I, Archibald M. McDaniel, being of sound mind and memory do this 15th day of September,1887, give and bequeath to my beloved wife Jane McDaniel all of my land consisting of eighty acres described as follows Forty acres NE SW and Forty acres SE NW in Section No. (20) Township (62) as Range No. (29) Harrison County, Missouri, to have and to hold as her homestead and for her use during her natural life.

  But if she, the aforesaid Jane McDaniel, fail to pay the taxes on the above described land then the Executor may proceed to sell the same either at public or private sale and pay the taxes---provided further  that all my debts be paid within a reasonable time after my decease.

  At the death of my wife Jane McDaniel after her funeral expenses have been paid then fifty dollars shall be paid to my son Major N.M. McDaniel and one hundred dollars to my son John L. McDaniel and Fifty dollars to my son James P. McDaniel, also the family bible.

  They the proceeds of the sale of the land shall be equally divided between my sons Francis H. McDaniel, Willard P.McDaniel, George W. McDaniel, Major N.M. McDaniel, John L. McDaniel and James R. McDaniel.

  In Testimony whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name this 15th day of September, 1887.

Archibald M. McDaniel

We the undersigned subscribe our names as witnesses of the above and foregoing will this 15th day of September, 1887.

J.H. Watson
Wing Greene

I, Archibald M. McDaniel, being of sound mind and memory do hereby this 31st day of January 1888, appoint J.H. Watson, Executor of the above and foregoing Will.

Archibald M. McDaniel

We the undersigned subscribe our names as witnesses of the above and foregoing appointment this 31st day of January, 1887.
Wing Greene
Andrew J. Rowhuff


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

JAMES MCKAY


  The last Will and Testament of James McKay of Colfax Township in Harrison County State of Missouri, considering the uncertainty of the imortal life and being of sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testatment in manner and form following that is to say:

  First, I wish all my just debts and funeral expenses paid out of my estate.

  Second, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary McKay during her widow hood all of my real estate situate in Harrison County Missouri, to wit, The East half of the North East Quarter of Section thirty-six (36) in Township sixty six (66) of Range Twenty-eight (28) and North West fourth of the North West Quarter of Section thirty-one (31) in Township sixty-six (66) of Range twenty-seven (27).

  Third, all my personal estate goods and chattels of what kind and nature so-ever.  I give and bequeath the same to my said wife Mary McKay to whom I appoint my sole Executrix of this my last will and testament.

  Fourth,  in the event my beloved wife Mary McKay should get married again I then wish my beloved children to wit: Mary Ann Phillips, James McKay, Ellen Fish, Catherine McKay, Henry McKay, Mattie McKay and Albert McKay to have two thirds of real and personal estate equal in equal parts and lastly in the event my loved wife Mary McKay should never marry my last after the natural death of my beloved wife Mary McKay my wish and bequeath is for my beloved children above named in this will to have all the rest residue and remainder of real and personal estate goods and chattels of what kind and nature soever.   I give and bequeath the same to my said beloved children above named in this willl to have the same after the natural death of my beloved wife Mary McKay.

  In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal the tenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five.

Signed:
his mark
James X McKay

  The above insturment consisting of one half of a sheet of paper was now here subscribed by James McKay signer, the testator in the presence of each of us and was at the same time declared by him to his last will and testament and we at his request sign our names hereto as attesting witnesses.

Henry Sweeten, Harrison Co. Missouri
Daniel W. Shirley, Harrison Co. Missouri

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


Copy of Will of Elizabeth Melton

  I, Elizabeth Melton, of the village of New Hampton, County of Harrison, and State of Missouri, do make publish and declare this instrument as, for and to be my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other wills by me at any time made or executed.

First, I direct the payment out of my estate of all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses as soon after my decease as the same can conveniently be determined and paid.

Second, I give, devise and bequeath unto my children next hereinafter named to and for their own use and benefit forever personal property as follows:

 (1) to my daughter, Rebecca J. Black, wife of William Black, my iron bedstead, and spring and mattress belonging to the same.
 (2) to my daughter, Martha E. Williams, wife of Bud Williams, One hundred ($100.00) dollars in cash.
 (3) to my son, Ellis Melton, my sofa.
 (4) To my son, William F. Rowlette, the enlarged picture of his father hanging in my parlor.

Third, I give, devise and bequeath unto the two youngest children of my son, Ellis Melton and Lizzie Melton, being two daughters of said Ellis Melton and Lizzie Melton, my organ.

Fourth, I direct that all the rest, residue and remainder of my household goods, including clothing, beds and bedding, and carpets, cooking utensils, furniture and fixtures be divided equally between my daughters, Rebecca J. Black and Martha E. Williams.

Fifth, All the rest, residue and remainder of my property, both real and personal and of every kind and nature, and wheresoever located, I direct my executor hereinafter named to convert into cash as soon after my decease as the same can be converted into cash and to pay over and distrubute the same equally between my daughters, Rebecca J. Black and Martha E. Williams, and my sons Thomas M. Rowlette, William F. Rowlette and Ellis Melton to and for their own use and benefit forever.

Sixth, I hereby nominate, constitute and appoint Smith McGee of the said village of New Hampton, Executor of this my last will and testatment; and I hereby direct authorize and empower my said Executor to sell at public or private sale as to such executor may deem advisable all my real and personal property, and to execute and deliver such bills or bills of sale and such deed or deeds as may be necessary to pass title to such real and personal property in the same manner and to the same effect as I could execute such bills of sale or deed if living.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal this fifth day of July in the year one thousand nine hundred and ten.

ELIZABETH MELTON (SEAL)

The foregoing instrument was on the fifth day of of July, 1910, signed, sealed and published, and declared by Elizabeth Melton the Testatrix, therein, as, for and to be her last will and testament in our sight and presence, and we at her request and in her sight and presence, and in the sight and presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names and places of residence as attesting witnesses.

J.W. Kavanaugh
Mollie Kavanaugh

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

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