INDEX
EARLIEST WILLS RECORDED
IN MORGAN COUNTY

From Will Book A 1825 - 1837 (which includes Cass and Scott Counties)

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This is an article by Florence Hutchison (Morgan Area Genealogical Association) who did this research. It was in an old issue of a Quarterly and reprinted here with her permission. Cass and Scott County researchers should take note of these Wills, as Morgan included those Counties during this time era. To my knowledge, one can send to Morgan Courthouse and get copies of these Wills.

Address: Morgan County Courthouse
300 W State Street
Jacksonville, Illinois 62650

As with any transcribed records, errors could have been made. One should always go to the original source to verify the correctness.

Those cases with no files numbers have probable records in remote books that are no longer in sight such as Letter Books, Administrators and Executors Bonds books.

Below is the legend of the Columns/Comma's. Each comma represents a column in the following order:

File #,Decendent Surname,Given Name,Will Dated,Death Date,Will Proved,Executor/Administrator

___, BERGEN, George I, 3 Jan 1825, 1825, 1 Feb 1825, Rebecca Bergen & Abraham Bergen

59,  BROWN, Jeremiah, 19 Oct 1832, 25 Oct 1832, 18 Jan 1833, Mary Brown

56,  BROWN, William, 16 Oct 1833, 1933, 28 Oct 1833, Harriet Brown

35,  BRYAN, William, 2 Jul 1835, 1835, 7Sep 1835, J. Bryan

141, CARLOCK, Moses, 9 Oct 1835, 1835, 16 Nov 1835, Margaret Carlock

102, CHURCH, Thomas, 8 Aug 1833, 1833, 13 Aug 1833, John Jones & Peter Hedenburg

175, COBB, Jonathan, 2 Apr 1836, 1836, 2 May 1836, Orson P. Cobb

127, COBB, Orson P, 1836, 18 Oct 1836, 27 Oct 1836, Daniel D. White

143, COLLINS, Anson, 21 Aug 1833, ?, 30 May 1835, Frederick Collins

___, COLVILLE, Nancy, 15 Oct 1833, 1833, 11 Nov 1833, William Rannells

___, COOK, Joel, 27 Feb 1830, 1830, 23 Apr 1830,

130, COWNOVER, Peter, 21 Jan 1834, 1835, 13 June 1835, Charles Beggs

___, CRAIN, James B, "File Missing, cannot be located", , , John & Huram Reeve

170, CRISWELL, Robt Rankin, 21 Apr 1834, 1834, 6 may 1834, Geo Criswell & James Gibson

213, DAVIS, Bisco, 3 Feb 1834, 15 May 1836, 13 June 1836, Polly Davis

244, EDWARDS, Henry, 17 Jul 1835, 1 Jul 1835, 1 Aug 1835, Wm C Stevenson

247, ELLIGE/ELLIDGE, Wm, 7 Nov 1830, 1830, 6 Dec 1830, T. Ellidge & A Beall

___, FLINN, P Laughlin, 28 Dec 1824, , 28 Jan 1825, in will book

274, FLODERRER/FLODNER, John, 4 Jul 1835, 1835, 18 Aug 1835, Mary Floderrer

297, GEERS, William, 5 Sep 1835, 1835, 28 Sep 1835, Mary Geers - misplaced file?

308, GISH, Samuel, 6 Mar 1831, 9 Mar 1831, 30 Mar 1832, Elizabeth Gish

385, HARRIS, Rufus, 24 Aug 1831, , 25 May 1833, Thos R Smith

376, HART, Henry P, 30 Jun 1836, 24 Sep 1836, 12 Oct 1836, James W & John M Hart

___, HEATH, Jonathan, 25 Dec 1825, , 25 Feb 1826, Book A Wills p107

362, HESLIP, Thomas, 5 Jul 1834, 22 Nov 1834, 16 Dec 1834, E T Miller & M. Stacy

329, HOGIN/HOGAN, Daniel, 13 Feb 1830, 23 Aug 1832, 25 Aug 1832, James R. Bennett

401, HUMPRIES, Samuel, 12 Mar 1829, 1835, 13 Mar 1835, Samuel Humphrys

412, JENKINS, James, 9 Jan 1832, 1832, 1 Feb 1831, George Rearick

425, JOHNSON, McHenry, 26 May 1830, 1833, 21 Jun 1833, John Hughes

___, KENADAY, John, 13 Jul 1833, 1833, 14 Sep 1833, Polly Kenneday - Book A p123

439, KEYS, Isaac (of Naples), 6 Aug 1833, , 20 Jan 1836, Orson P Cobb & Dan White

437, KILLEBREW, Lawrence, no date, 24 Apr 1835, 30 May 1835, Wm Killebrew

___, KIRK, Armsted, 21 Sep 1831, 1831, 5 Dec 1831, Mary Kirk - Book A p66

475, LOHR/LOAR, Christian, "Case not on file, not in Book A Wills", , ,

522, MACKEY/McKEY, James, 8 May 1829, 1829, 13 June 1829, Martha Mackey/McKey

633, MANN, Daniel, 2 May 1835, 1835, 18 May 1835, William Thomas

642, MARKHAM, George, 4 Aug 1833, 18343, 19 Aug 1833, Edward Markham

580, McCAULLY/McCULLY, Andrew, "no information in Book A Wills - may be in file 580", , ,

515, McCLURE, John, 17 Aug 1836, 18 Aug 1836, 29 Aug 1836, Samuel Workman

541, McCONNELL, Elizabeth R, 23 Aug 1835, 26 Aug 1835, 10 Sep 1835, Wm C McConnell

520, McGINNIS, John S, 2 May 1836, 18 May 1836, 11 June 1836, John Henry & B McGinnis

521, McGINNIS, Samuel, 20 Oct 1834, 1834, 1 Nov 1834, Matthew Stacy

613, MILLER, Benjamin P, 31 May 1830, 1830, 16 June 1830, William Miller

___, MILLER, James, 21 Jul 1830, 1833, 20 Mar 1833, James Miller, Jr

610, MILLSTED, James, 25 May 1832, 21 June 1832, 21 June 1832, Jane Millsted

621, MITCHELL, Obed, 21 Mar 1828, 1835, 1 Oct 1835, John H Mitchell

___, MURPHY, Rennix, 19 Sep 1833, 1833, 12 Nov 1833, Mahala Murphy

493, NESBIT, John, 16 Nov 1834, 19 Nov 1834, 27 Dec 1834, Wm Nesbit

496, NEWEL, Dr Thomas, Nuncupative Will (Oral Will witnessed by 7), , 5 Feb 1827, Murray McConnell

510, OWINGS, Mordecai, 4 Sep 1833, 1833, 11 Oct 1833, Susannah Owings

552, PAYNE, Thomas, 4 Sep 1835, 1835, 9 Sep 1835, Benj H Gatton

555, PEMBERTON, Richard, 3 Sep 1834, 1834, 12 Sep 1834, John Vanwinkle

572, POINTER, Cornelius, 23 Jul 1833, 4 Aug 1833, 23 Aug 1833, Wm Pointer

575, PRENTICE, Thomas B, 7 Jun 1830, 4 Apr 1833, 11 Nov 1833, James Herr & Agnes Prentice

575, PRICE, Philemon B, 6 Aug 1835, 1835, 26 Sep 1835, Polly D Price

719, RUARK, James Alexander, 18 Apr 1832, 1832, 28 May 1832, John H Barton

830, SAMPLE, David, 8 Mar 1839, , 2 Jan 1830, John Sample

815, SCROGGINS, John, 15 Nov 1830, 1830, 22 Nov 1830, Bedford Brown

825, SHEETS, William, 11 May 1835, 1835, 1 June 1835, Chas M Wilmot

842, SMITH, David, 19 Apr 1837, 1837, 15 May 1837, Thos C Dinwiddie & Geo Thompson

855, SMITH, John, 22 Mar 1826, 25 Mar 1826, 26 Oct 1826, John Gunterman

858, SMITHWAITE, Thomas, 22 Aug 1835, 1835, 26 Sep 1835, John Cox

___, STONE, Daniel of Beardstown, 31 May 1832, 1832, 2 Jul 1832 , Richard Stone

___, VANCE, Abraham, 4 Aug 1833, 1833, 28 Aug 1833, Wm Snodgrass - Book A p 164

919, WALKER, Leander I/J?, 20 mar 1835, 27 Mar 1835, 11 Apr 1835, James C Walker

917, WALLER, Thomas C, , 26 Jul 1831, 5 Aug 1831, Jane Waller

912, WHITLOCK, William, 24 Nov 1834, , 2 Jun 1835, Thos Whitlock

909, WHITMAN, Thos, 26 Sep 1830, 1830, 19 Oct 1830, M Lucas

871, WIGGINS, Jonas, 6 Feb 1828, , 1 Aug 1832, Ebenezer F Wiggins

861, WILLIAMS, Jesse B, 9 Aug 1832, 1833, 23 Jan 1833, Elias Williams




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