Wills of Sullivan County, Missouri
Copied by Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry in 1958 from
original wills and records from the courthouse in Milan, Missouri
Transcribed by D.Minard for Genealogy Trails
Page 1 - William R. Henry…To my sister Nancy Henry
S. E. quarter of section 5, township 63 north of base line, N.
20 W. on Main Locust Creek in Sullivan County, Mo. I bought
the above tract of land from Peter Groves for $450, also a
mule in the care of John Tunnell - This 23 February 1849
Witnesses John McClaskey, James McClaskey and Thomas Henry
Recorded 6 December 1849
Page 3 -Daniel Shatto - To my wife, Catharine Shatto, my
Residence -the half of S. W. quarter of section 5 and N.
half of N.W. quadrant of section 8 in township 62, range 20
containing 160 A. for her natural life…. (Not completed)
Page 7 -William Stone -To my son John Stone - to my
daughter, Elizabeth Hamilton, the wife of R. P. Hamilton,
to my daughter; Dicy I. McCarney, wife of William Mc Carney -
to my daughter, Mary C. Reynolds, wife of Noah Reynolds -
to my son, Stephen I, - to my son Martin G. - to my son
Harvey G. - to Frances Stone she being the wife of William
Stone - Harvey G. Stone and my wife, Frances, Exe,
Written this 3rd May 1850 Witnesses: John Dennis, David Boyd
Recorded 3 April 1853
Page 9 - Catherine Shatto- To my daughters: Catharine
Shatto, Elizabeth McClaskey, and Caroline Clem - to my
sons: Israel, Joel, Jeremiah, Daniel, Paul, and Zachariah -
This 13 March 1853 Witnesses Susanna Doyle and Mary Montgomery
Recorded 23 May 1853
_ Levi M. *****, Margaret P. Merrill, my wife to be exe. With Bennett ****back to help her –
Witnesses: James M. Wood and Asberry Wood Dated 25 July 1853
Page 15 - Reuben P. Thurman, late of . ivttiB County, Illinois.,
to my single daughter Martha AnnThurman - to her two married
sisters: Elisabeth Hill and & Judith B. Scott ...to my sons:
Arthur II, Thuman and Elijah Thurman - I appoint William Kill
of Adams County, ILL. to be my Exe. Written 1 October 1854
Witnesses: Ichobod Crofoot and Phillip Willartin
Recorded 10 November 1854
Page 17 - Joseph Hoover - To Ferdinand Johnson, SW quarter
of NW quarter of section 11, range 21 and township 62 and NW quarter of SW quarter of section 11,
range township 62 and SE quarter of NE quarter of section 10, range 21, township 62
to Balloos E. Dearing the se quarter of SE quarter of section 10, range 21, township 62
(Continued from Will of Joseph Hoover)
To Daniel Wilhite, SW quarter of NE quarter of section 10, range 21, and township 62.
To Ferdinand Johnson; one note on John McClaskey and one note on Jacob M. Dearing,
also one note on Doyle Montgomery...
To Sarena Wilhite, one note on Samuel A. Wilhite, dec.
Written this 25 March 1858
Witnesses: E. W. Dearing, and Jeremiah Shatto
Recorded 22 February 1859
Page 20 ... William Allen
To my wife as long as she remains a widow "of the testator, but if she marries or dies then it shall be equally divided among the following named children viz: Martha E. Lewis, Mary E. Dobson, Darius Allen, William H. Allen, Elisabeth Allen, Elias Allen, George W. Allen, and Doctor John Martin to put this my last will and testament in execution.
The piece of land and other property that I have heretofore given to each of my children that-have left me viz Robert Allen, Patience H. Bradley, Thomas Allen, and Louisa Lewis must suffice for them the real estate that I bequeath to my wife which I describe as follows: The SE quarter of section 17, township 64, and range 21 also the SW 1/4 of the SW ¼ of section 16, township 64, range 21 also the NE 1/4 of the NW of section 17 also SW 1/4
of the NW 1/4 of section 17, township 64 and range 21.
All the above property or money to be divided equally among the seven first named children at my wife’s deaths,
Written 27 December 1856.
Page 23 - William I. Clark To my-wife, Elizabeth Clark - East half of SW quarter and
NW of NW quarter of SE quarter of HW quarter of section 13, township 62, range 20 containing 200 A.
To be divided after my wife's death or remarriage to the following named children: Nancy J. Clark, Elizabeth A. Clark, Hiram R, Clark, Susan M. Clark, Michael S. Clark, George W. Clark, Mary E. Clark, Rachel M. Clark, and William Clark.
Written 21 March 1859
Witnesses: James Lee and Nathan Hudnall
Recorded 4 June 1859 by C. M. Freeman, Judge
Page 26 - James Riggs To my wife, as long as she remains the widow of the testator West ½ of NW quarter of section 3, township 64, range 21
Written 27 June 1859
Witnesses: Jeremiah Judd, Washington Barbee, and John Lowry
Recorded: 14 July 1859
Page 29 Joseph ShawTo my first wife’s children towit: James Shaw, Elizabeth Shaw, Mary Ann Shaw, Joseph Shaw, Marion Shaw, William Shaw, Henry Shaw, and Sarah June Shaw each to be paid one dollar
To my present wife, Louisa and all her children all the remaining of my property towit: The NW of NE and SW of NE section 27, township 64, range 13 containing 80 A. .....after her death to be converted to the use of her own children towit: Catharine Daniel, Archibald, Rachel, Thomas, and Edward my legal heirs.
Written 6 April 1860
Witnesses: E. R, Damrell and B. A. Wood
Recorded 23 April 1860
Page 32 ... Ezekiel Craton of Montrose Township, Lee County and State of Iowa
To my wife Sarah A. Craton - .my farm - .the use and
Occupancy - located in Sullivan County, Mo. being 80 A as long as she remain my widow.
To my children .. Thomas L. Spott to be my Exe.
Written 20 October 1856
Witnesses: George Lewis and James Craton
Recorded: 24 May 1860
Page 36 - Robert BurnsTo my wife…
To my son, Robert Henry Burns
To my children: Charles Burns, Elizabeth Schrock, Mahaly Watson, Sally Burns,
Sophia Schrock, Catharine Walenes, and Robert Henry Burns…. The following is
a description of the homestead which is to go to Robert Henry at his mother’s
decease: The W 1/2 of the SE quarter of section 1 in range 21 "W, township 6l
N. containing 40 A, also the NE quarter of SE quarter of section 1 containing
40 A also N section 2 of the SW quarter of section 6 in township 61 of range
20 containing 63 A, also a lot of 40 A. bought of William Daly S. of the E half
of SE quarter of section 1 in township 61. The three patents are in the General
Land Office numbered 22026, 24340 and deed from Daly to me.
Isaac Schrock, Exe,
Written 24 November 1857
Witnesses: John Sheppard and Hugh C. Warren
Recorded; 24 September 1859
Page 41 - Elisha WadeTo my son, Franklin Wade, NW of NW quarter
of section No. 36 of township 64, range 19 and the S ½ of the NE ¼ of
SE quarter of section 35, township 64, range 18 -
To my son, Warren SW of NW quarter of section 36, township 64 range 19 and N
1/4 of NE 1/2 NW quarter of section 35 of township 64 and range 18 To my daughter,
Mary N 1/4 of NE 1/4 of SE quarter of section 18 of township 64 and range 18
To my daughter, Nancy; S 1/2 of N. 1/2 of NE 1/4 of SE quarter of section 18
of township 64, and range 18 To my wife, Eliza,, „..south 1/2 of NE 1/4 of section
35, township 64, and range 19
To George Wade, my youngest son…
Written 20 November 1860
Witnesses: John McCully and I. G. McCully
Recorded: 30 August 1862