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WILL OF GRANTSON P. HARDY
Will Book A & B - pages 53-54
"In the Name of God Amen"
I, Grantson P. Hardy being of sound mind, memory and intellect and being well aware of the uncertainty of life do now make this my last will and testament Viz: In the first place I wish all just debts due by me to be paid and secondly to give and bequeath to my Dearly beloved wife Cathrine E. Hardy the remainder and residue after paying my debts as aforesaid of all the property both real and personal or, of which I am now possesed or entitled to and it is also my wish that my friend John T. Armstrong should act as the executor of this my will, in witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 23rd day of September. In the year of our Lord 1848

G.P. Hardy (seal)
In presence of
(J Stacy
(S.P. Blair
(Jno F. Armstrong

State of Missouri)
County of Phelps) Be it remembered that on this 20th day of February A.D. 1864 I, C.T. Walker clerk of the Phelps county court having satisfied that, J. Stacy and John F. Armstrong two of the subscribing witnesses to the will of G.P. Hardy die or dead and that if S.P. Blair the third subscribing to said will if alive, his residence is not known, when, personally appeared before me the said clerk within and for the county of Phelps and State of Missouri, William James of lawful age and being by me first duly sworn deposes and says that he was well accquainted with G.P. Hardy the testator in the annexed will in his life time and with his handwriting and also with John F. Armstrong one of the subscribing wittnesseth there to and with his hand writing having frequently seen them both write their names and that to the best of knowledge and belief of said deponant the signature of G.P. Hardy and the signature of the said John F. Armstrong as a subscribing witness there to is in the proper hand writing of the said Jno F. Armstrong. The said deponant William James further deposes and says that the said G.P. Hardy & John F. Armstrong were neighbors at the time of date of said will and intimate friends. He would further state that both the said Hardy and Armstrong have acted as accountant or book keeper for him and at that date the said Hardy was of sound mind and at the same time & place further personally appeared before me the said clerk Azro Emory of lawful age & being by me first duly sworn deposes and says that he was aquainted with G.P. Hardy the testator in the annexed will in his life time and with his hand writing and also with J. Stacy one of the subscribing witnesses thinks and to the best of knowledge and belief of the said deponant, the signature of G.P. Hardy to the said instrument of writing is in the proper hand writing of the said G.P. Hardy and that the signature of the said J. Stacy as a subscribing witness hereto is in the proper hand writing of the said J. Stacy the said A. Emory further deposes and says that the said G.P. Hardy and J. Stacy were neighbors and friends at the time of said will and that the said Hardy was of sound mind in witness where of we have hereunto subscribed our names day & date first above written

Wm. James
Azro Emory
Sworn to and subscribed before me)
this day & date above written)

C.T. Walker clerk
by C.H.Frost D.C.

State of Missouri)
County of Phelps)
Be it remembered that on this 20th day of Feb 1864 before me the undersigned clerk of the P.C. court personally came the above named Wm. James & A Stacy (sic) made oath to the foregoing affidavits upon which said affidvits the annexed instrument of writing purporting to be the last will of G.P. Hardy was exhibited to the undersigned C.T. Walker clerk of the said Phelps c.c. and state aforesaid to be the sam was admitted to probate the proof being sufficient being witness In witness whereof I C.T. Walker clerk of the c.c.of Phelps & state aforesaid have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal at office in county aforesaid 20th Feb. 1864

C.T. Walker clerk
by C.H. Frost DC
filed & recorded Feb 20th 1864
C.T. Walker By C.H. Frost DC

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WILL OF JOSEPH J. FISHER
Will Book A & B - pages 55-56
Waynesville, MO Feb. 6 1864
Know all men that all my property-real estate, money or claims whatsoever in the Service in this county St. Louis, St. Charles Co. Minnesota and Canada I do give and will (In case of my death) to my wife Charlotte Fisher making no reserve except one dollar to each of by brothers and sisters. I hold against Isac Fisher my brother a note made by him to Robert Gibson to the value of Twenty five Dollars said notes should be exchanged the balance in his favor as I owe him thirty-five dollars being all ready paid in full. I owe to my brothers wife Ophelia Fisher ten dollars all claims found among my papers against soldier or others are just and true Joseph J. Fisher

Witness J.A. Rayl
G.W. Colley

State of Missouri) Be it remembered that on the
county of Pulaski) third day of September A.D. 1864 personally appeared before the undersigned c.c. McMillan clerk.

State of Missouri)
county of Pulaski) I, c.c. McMillan clerk of the county court exoffice recorder within and for the said county do certify that the foregoing will is truly recorded by me in book "B" on page 99. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said court at office February 7th A.D. 1864.

C.C. McMillian ss
clerk

State of Missouri)
County of Pulaski)
Be it remembered that on this 30th day of September A.D. 1864 personally appeared before me the undersigned C.C. McMillan clerk of he county court of the county and state aforesaid Jesse A. Rayl and George W. Colley the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of Joseph J. Fisher and being by me first duly sworn depose and say that the said J.J. Fisher the subscribed testator, the same in there presence and declared in there presence that he had subscribed the same and published the said instrument of writing as his last will 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 whereto by subscribing their names to the same in the presence of said testator.
J.A. Rayl)
G.W. Colley)

In testimony whereof I C.C. McMillan clerk of the county court of the said county of Pulaski and State of Missouri have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said court at office in the county.

aforesaid this the third day of September A.D. 1864
C.C. McMillan
(ss) clerk of the county court
Filed and recorded September 6th 1864
C.T. Walker clerk

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WILL OF ABNER RAY
Will Book A & B pages 57-58
"In the Name of God Amen"
I, Abner Ray of the county of Phelps and state of Missouri being of sound mind and memory, considering the uncertainty of this frail and Transitory life do there make, ordain, publish and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament that is to say first of all my just debts is paid and discharged the residue of my estate real & personal I, give bequest to and dispose of as follows:

My son David Ray, my son G.W. Ray and my son Abner Ray to have my real estate to be divided equally between them. that is to say my land lying in the county of Phelps in the state of Missouri known as the Abner Ray lands the remainder of Estate of property and money I desire shall be equally divided between my children, that is to say, David Ray, my son George W. Ray, my son Abner Ray my daughter Tabbitha Sisco, my daughter Mary Hill my daughter Rebecca Gaddy, my daughter Martha Rodgers and my daughter Rutha Ray.

Likewise I make, constitute and appoint my son David Ray and George W. Ray executors of this my Last Will and testament and hereby revoke all former wills by me made witness whereof have hereunto set subscribed my name and affixed my seal this the 20th day of November in the year of Our Lord 1864.

Abner Ray

(attest)
James H. Dyer)
Wiley Lacock)

State of Missouri)
County of Phelps)
Be it remembered that on this day personally appeared before me the undersigned clerk of the county court with in and for said county James H. Dyer and Wiley Lacock to me personally appeared to be the identical persons whose names are signed to the above foregoing will as subscribing witnesses thereto and being by me duly sworn according to law, on oath depose and say they and the subscribing witnesses to said will that they signed the same as such witnesses at the request of the said testator that they each so subscribed their names in manner aforesaid in the presence of said testator Abner Ray and in the presence of each other that at the date of said will and at the time of the beginning the some the said Abner Ray was of sound and disposing mind and memory & further say not that they are not related to the said Testator

J.H. Dyer.
Wiley Lacock.

Sworn to and subscribed before me.
In testimony whereof I have here unto signed my name officially and affixed the seal of said court at my office in Rolla MO this 26th day of November 1864

C.P. Walker
clerk
(filed for record Nov. 26, 1864
(recorded Nov. 30, 1864.
C.P. Walker clerk)
by C.H. Frost DC.)

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WILL OF THOMAS WASH
Will Book A & B - pages 59-61

Know all men by these presents, that I, Thomas Wash, of the county of Johnson and State of Missouri, Farmer, being of sound mind and Memory, do make and publish this my last Will and testament as follows:

1st After paying all my just debts and here in after named legacies, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Rachel W. Wash, all of my estate, both real and personal, To have and to hold, to use and enjoy, during her natural life with out molestation from any of my children-and at her death it is my desire and will that all of my children-my daughters Martha A. Descombs, Mildred D. Wash, Dorothy A. Allen, my son William J. Wash's heirs (deceased) my sons; Robert E. Wash, J.A. Wash, and daughter Susan E. Jacobs and my son Thomas Wash shall have the remainder of my estate divided equally between them with the proviso that Dorothy A. Allen's (wife of Thomas Allen) distributive share and legacy, I bequeath to her and her heirs to be retained in the hands of the executors for their benefit.

2nd I give and bequeath to each one of the above named children the sum of two thousand dollars so soon after my dectase as my debts and money can be collected where any of the above heirs are charged in my account book with sums of money already received such sum shall be deducted from the legacy of two thousand above named. The following is a true account. Martha A. Descombe has had eleven thousand, Mildred D. Wash has had nothing. Wm. J. Wash's deceased heirs have had eleven hundred dollars; Rob't E. Wash has had eleven hundred Susan E. Jacobs has had two thousand Thomas A. Wash has had eighteen hundred Dorothy A. Allen has had eighteen hundred dollars.

3rd I give and bequeath unto my grandson James P. Canoy?, son of my daughter Mary Jane all of my land lying and being in the county of Phelps and state of Missouri, south of the Burbos river, in addition to five hundred dollars charged in my account book against him, which I paid by my hand.

4th I hereby ordain and appoint my sons, Robert E. Wash and Thomas A. Wash as my executors and administrators of this my last will and testament, to collect all due me in bonds, notes, and accounts for which services they shall receive five per cent.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal and published and declare this to be my last Will and testament in the presence of the witnesses named below, this 23rd day of May 1863.

Thomas Wash (ss)

signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Thomas Wash as and for his last will and testament, 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 witnesses hereto.
Thomas Jiams
Julius M. Ward.

State of Missouri)
county of Johnson)
On vacation of Johnson county court Be it remembered that on the 18th day of Feb. A.D. 1864, personally appeared before me, Emory S. Foster, clerk of the county court of the county and state aforesaid, Thomas Jiams and Julius M. Ward, the subscribing witnesses to the annexed Will of "Thomas Wash, the testator subscribed the same in their presence and published said will or instrument of writing as his last will and testament was of sound mind and more than twenty-one years of age, and that they the said deponants attested said will as witnesses thereto by subscribing their names to the same in presence of said testator

Thomas Jiams) In witness whereof I,
Julius M. Ward)Emory S. Foster, clerk of the county court have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of court at office in Warrensburg this 18th day of Feb. A.D. 1864

Emory S. Foster, clerk (seal)
by S.D. Foulke D.C.

State of Missouri)
county of Johnson)

I, Emory S. Foster, clerk of the county court within and for the county and state aforesaid, to hereby certify that the forgoing is a full true and perfect copy of the last will and testament of Thomas Wash (deceased) together with the certificate of probate thereto attached in as full and complete a manner as the same is of record and on file in my office.

In testimony whereof, I hereunto set my hand and affix the seal of said court at office, in Warrensburg this 18th day of April 1865

(seal) Emory S. Foster, clerk
Filed and recorded May 2 by Ben F. Fiffith, DC
A.D. 1865
"Horace Wilcox, clerk"
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WILL OF PATRICK LONG
Will Book A & B - page 62-64

"In the Name of God Amen"
I, Patrick Long do make my last will and testament in form and manner following: that is to say:

I will that my just debts be first paid: and that such sum be expended about my funeral expenses as shall seem good to my executor not to exceed the sum of five hundred dollars.

I give and bequeath to my friend Andrew Smith the sum of one thousand dollars.

I give and bequeath to my nephew Henry R. Finn the sum of five thousand dollars. I desire that the sum be invested in good real estate-security and the revenue paid to his guardian, during minority of said Henry The principal to be paid to him when he arrives at the age of 21 years.

I give and bequeath to my brother James Long five dollars.

I give and bequeath the sum of five hundred dollars to the male and female Roman Catholic Orpan Asyliom of the City of St. Louis.

The balance of my property of what ever description and wherever situate I give and bequeath to my sisters Jula Rodgers, Catherine Finn and Mary McGrath.

I appoint my friend Andrew Smith of St. Louis above named sole executor of this my will.

Witness my hand and seal this 6th July 1865.

Patrick Long (seal)

Signed, sealed, published and declared as and for his last will and testament by Patrick Long in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our name thereto as witnesses.

Bernard Guisman.
R.A. Bakewell.

I further give and bequeath to Andrew Smith the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars to be expended in procuring masses to be celebrated for the repose of my soul, or such other charitable works as to him shall deem good. Witness my hand and seal this 7th June, 1865

Patrick Long (seal)

signed, sealed, published and declared as and for a codical to his last will and testament by Patrick Long in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names thereto as witnesses.
John Feehan.
Patrick Kelly

State of Missouri)
county of St. Louis) Be it remembered that on this 11th day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand and eight hundred and sixty five before me A.S. Lindsay clerk of the probate court of the county of St. Louis in the state aforesaid personally appeared Bernard Guinam and R.A. Bakewell who being by me duly sworn, on their oath say that we were present and saw Patrick Long and at his request and that he was sound and deposing mind to be the best of our knowledge and belief.

Also appeared at the same time John Feehan and Patrick Kelly who being duly sworn on their oath say that, we were present and saw Patrick Long sign his name to the codical to the foregoing will and that we subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in his presence and in the presence of each other, at his request and at the time of so doing the said Patrick Long was of sound and disposing mind to the best of our knowledge and belief the said Patrick Long declaring the same to be codical to his last will.

R.A. Bakewell (Patrick Kelly

Bernard Gerinan (John Feehan

sworn to and published before me this 11th day of July A.D. 1865

A.S. Lindsay, clerk

State of Missouri)
county Saint Louis)
Probate court O I, A.S. Lindsay, clerk of the of the county of St. Louis in the state of Missouri having examined the preceeding instrument in writing and the testimony of Bernard Guinan and R.A. Bakewell as to the will and the testimony of Patrick Kelly and John Feehan as to the codical thereto consider that said instrument is duly proved to be the last will and testament of Patrick Long (deceased)

Witness my hand and the seal of said county of Saint Louis 11 June 1865
(seal)
(of probate court of)
(St. Louis Co., Mo)

A.S. Lindsay, clerk
State of Missouri)
county of Phelps) Be it remembered that on the 15th day of July 1865 before me the undersigned clerk of the Phelps county court a court doing probate business personally came Andrew Smith and presents the foregoing will of Patrick Long deceased for probate and it appearing to me that the witnesses thereto are prevented from attending at the time as they reside more than forty miles and are out of this state and that said witnesses have heretofore testified that the will and codical to which this is attached is the last will and codical of Patrick Long deceased before the clerk of the probate court of St. Louis in St. Louis county Missouri and thereupon it is by me considered that said instrument is duly proved to be the last will and testament of Patrick Long (deceased)

(seal Witness my hand and the seal of
of the county court) said court affixed at the town of
of Phelps county, Mo) Rolla Phelps County Mo. this 15th day of July A.D. 1865

Horace Wilcox
clerk county court
Filed and recorded July 14th 1865 (sic)
Horace Wilcox
Clerk Co. court.

State of Missouri)
County of Phelps) s.s.

To all persons whom these presents shall come Greeting. Know ye-that where as Patrick Long late of the County of Phelps died testate as it is said, having at the time of his death property in this state, which may be lost.

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WILL OF MICHAEL WILSON
Will Book A & B - pages 65 & 66
"In the name of God Amen"
I, Michael Wilson of the City of Rolla in the county of Phelps and State of Missouri being of sound mind and memory and considering the uncertainty if this frail and transitory life do therefore make ordain, publish and declare this to be my last "will" and testament that is to say 1st after all my lawful debts are paid and discharged the residue of my Estate real and personal, I give, bequeath and dispose of as follows To Wit: 1st will and bequeath to my beloved son William Wilson at Rolla, Mo. all my effects either personal or real consisting in part seven-hundred and fifty dollars currency, deposited" with Arch Bishop Hendric St. Louis, Mo. also ($77 50/100) in Gold, deposited and the sum nine dollars in silver, also deposited with the said Arch Bishop as well as all my other personal effects of whatever value or wherever found also all my Real estate or any interest therein in one tract of land situated in Oswego County in the State of New York, containing one hundred eighty acres it being the same land purchased of Quickenbrink by me. the deed of which will be found amongs't my effects in a trunk at Garnet Kelly's Danvetti, Pa. as well as other, property which may be due or come to me descent or other wise.

Having special confidence in the integrity of Francis Deegan I do hereby appoint him my executor to execute the trust of this my last will and testament.

(signed) Michael Wilson

signed, sealed by the testator in our presence and we at his request sign our names in his presence witnesses to this his said Last Will and testament
(Andrew Malcom, Rolla
signed (John O'Brine, Rolla

State of Missouri)
County of Phelps) Be it remembered that on the 24th day of August A.D. 1865 personally appeared before me the undersigned H. Wilcox clerk of c.c. of county, state aforesaid Andrew Malcom and John O'Brine the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of Michael Wilson the testator subscribed the same on this presence and published the said will or instrument of writing as his last will that the said testator was at the time of publishing his said will of sound mind and more than twenty one years of age and they the said deponants attested the said will as witnesses thereto by subscribing their names to the same in the presence of said testator

(seal) (signed ) Andrew Malcom
(signed) John O'Brien

In testimony whereof I Horace Wilcox clerk of the county court in and for the county and state aforesaid hereunto subscribe my name and affix the seal of said court at office this 24th day of August A.D. 1865.

Horace Wilcox
clerk.

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WILL OF E.D. KITCHEN
Will Book A & B - Pages 67-69

"In the name of God Amen"
I, Elias D. Kitchen, Sr. of the county of Pulaski in the State of Missouri and considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof and to the end that I may be better prepared to leave this world when it shall please God to call me hence do make and publish the following as my last will and testament.
Item 1st I give and bequeath unto my sister Margaret Kitchen all my Real and personal estate to have and to hold during her natural life and at her death to do with as she may think best paying out of the same, all my just debts and funeral expenses.
2nd Lastly I hereby nominate constitute and appoint my friend Lewis F. Wright (in whose confidence I very much rely) my sole executor hereby giving to him full power and authority to come into effect my wishes as above expressed.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 8th day of October in the year of our Lord 1853.

Elias D. Kitchen (seal)

signed, sealed and delivered by the above testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of who in his presence and at his request have signed the same as witnesses the day and date above written.

(signed) David Lenox
(signed) James Brown
Filed and recorded)
September 5th A.D. 1865)
Horace Wilcox
clerk

State of Missouri)
County of Phelps) In vacation of county court.
Be it remembered that on this 5th day of Sept. 1865 personally appeared before the undersigned Horace Wilcox, clerk of the county court in and for said county state aforesaid William Arthur of law ful age says that he was acquainted with Elias D. Kitchen the testator in the annexed will in his life time and I was also acquainted with James Brown one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and with his hand writing having frequently seen him write his name and that to the best of his knowledge and belief the signature of Elias D. Kitchen to the said instrument of writing is in the proper hand writing of the said Elias D. Kitchen and that the signature of the said James Brown as a subscribing witness there to is the proper hand writing of the said James Brown and the said William Arthur further deposes and says that the said Elias D. Kitchen and James Brown were neighbors and friends and that he has heard the said Elias D. Kitchen say that he had made a will.

William Arthur.
Witness
J.E. Manus
subscribed and sworn to before me on the day and year first herein mentioned.

On testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said court at office the day aforesaid.

Horace Wilcox.

State of Mo)
C. of Phelps)
Be it remembered that on this 5th day of september, 1865 personally appeared before the undersigned Horace Wilcox clerk of the county court in and for the county and state aforesaid Elizabeth F. Lenox of lawful age and being first duly sworn deposes and says that she was well acquainted with Elias C. Kitchen the testator in the annexed will in his life time but was not acquainted with his hand writing she was also well acquainted with David Lenox on of the subscribing witnesses thereto and with his hand writing having frequently seen him write his name and that to the best of knowledge and belief the signature of said David Lenox hereto is in the proper handwriting and that the said David Lenox was his father and she has heard him speak of the annexed will in his life time that he is now dead I also know that James Brown the other subscribing witness to said is dead.
Elizabeth F. Lenox

subscribed and sworn to me fore on this day and year above written In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said court at office the date aforesaid.

Horace Wilcox

State of Missouri)
County of Phelps)

In Vacation of the County Court
Be it remembered that on this 5th day of september 1865 personally appeared before the undersigned Horace Wilcox clerk of the county court within and for the county of Phelps and state of Missouri, Mary Jane Brookshire of lawful age and being by me first duly sworn, deposes and says that she was well acquainted with Elias D. Kitchen the testator in the annexed will in his lifetime and with his hand writing I was also well acquainted with David Lenox and James Brown the subscribing witnesses thereto but did not know there hand writing very well, but I was well acquainted with Elias D. Kitchen's hand writing having often seen him write as I was raised by him and his sister Margaret Kitchen from a small girl, I further say that I was present when said will was wrote and signed and that I know the same was written by James Brown and was signed by the said Elias D. Kitchen as his last will in the presence of said David Lenox and James Brown and in my presence and the said David Lenox and James Brown signed the same as witnesses in the presence of the testator and each other and my presence on the day and date mentioned in said will that the said Elias D. Kitchen and the said David Lenox and James Brown were neighbors and friends and I have heard the said Elias D. Kitchen speak since of having made his will refering to the annexed will as it is now present

(signed) Mary Jane Brookshire

subscribed and sworn to before me in the day and year first herein written.

In testimony whereof I Horace Wilcox clerk of the county court and county & state aforesaid hereunto let my hand and affix the seal of said court at office the date aforesaid.

Horace Wilcox clerk

Filed and recorded September the 5th A.D. 1865

Horace Wilcox
clerk.

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WILL OF DAVID LENOX
Will Book A & B - pages 70,71

State of Missouri) January the 23rd 1864
County of Van Buren)

Know all men by these presents that I, David Lenox being in my right mind knowing that death is certain and life uncertain do make this my last will and testament first after resigning my body to the Earth from whence it came and my spirat to the God who gave it 1st my funeral expenses to be paid out of my estate.
3rd (sic) All my just debts to be paid out of my estate.
4th I want my beloved wife Elizabeth to have all my perishable property at her disposal during her natural life.
5th I want my son W.H. Lenox to have and ample remuneration for his service and property he has put in to my estate since he and I have been in co partnership.
6th I want my three youngest children "viz" David L. Lenox Isac T.B. Lenox and James M. Lenox to have three hundred each to complete their education.
7th After deducting four hundred and fifty dollars in money or its equivalent which amount was paid over to the following heirs when they were free "viz" F.M. Lenox, W.H. Lenox, Margaret Ann Bradford, Susan B. Cown, Polly P. Pemberton and John W. Lenox after deducting said amount from my undivided estate.
8th my will is that all my estate real, personal and mixes be equally devided between my lawful bodily heirs.
9th my will is that my son W.H. Lenox be principal executor to my will and Brother Thomas Moss his assistant

(signed) David Lenox
(attest)
E.B. Brown)
Hamilton Lenox)

State of Missouri)
County of Phelps) s.s.
Be it remembered that on this 19th day of September A.D. 1865 Before me the undersigned clerk of the Phelps county court personally came Elizabeth F. Lenox and Emily M. Lenox and having been duly sworn upon their oath state that they were present when David Lenox the above testator made and executed the above and attached will and that they saw E.R. Brown and Hamilton Lenox sign the same as subscribing witnesses thereto at the instance and request and in the presence of the testator and the testator and that the testator signed the same in the presence of the subscribing witnesses and at the making and signing the same the testator was of sound and disposing mind.
(signed) Elizabeth F. Lenox.
(signed) Emily M. Lenox.

subscribed and sworn to before me on the date and year first herein mentioned
In testimony whereof I Horace Wilcox clerk of the county court for said county court for said county have hereto set my hand and affixed the seal of said court at office the day aforesaid.

Horace Wilcox
clerk.
Filed and Recorded september 19th A.D. 1865.

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WILL OF MOSES NORRIS
Will Book A & B - page 72

Know all men by these presents that I, Moses Norris of the town of Rolla, county of Phelps and State of Missouri being in ill health and of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills made by me at any time made.

First I hereby constitute and appoint K.D. Norris my wife to be soul executor of this my last will directing my said executrix to pay all my just debts and funeral expenses and the legacies herein after mentioned out of my estate.

Second I direct my executrix K.D. Norris to make sale of all my mules (numbering four) and of all my cattle (numbering five cows and two calves) as soon as convenient not to preduce the estate and with the pro (ceeds) thereof and fifty dollars now in the hand in cash to pay all my just debts and funeral expenses and so much as shall remain after my debts and funeral expenses are paid shall be equally divided between my lawful heirs. John H. Norris, Sarah Louisa Miller, and Mary Francis Pennington respectively share and share alike and I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife H.D. Norris all my real estate and personal property consisting of one lot in the town of Rolla and county of Phelps and State of Missouri together with my dwelling house and kitchen and the furniture there unto belonging all Bureaus, beds, safes and bedstead and bed covers and all cooking utensils and all so the out houses and barn and all grain there in. I give and bequeath unto my wife as long as she remains unmarried and my widow with remainder thereof on her decease or marrying to equally divide between my said children and their heirs respective shares and share alike. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal & published this to be my last will and testament. in the presence of witnesses below named. 23rd Sept. 1865.

Moses Norris

The above instrument consisting of one sheet was at the above date here subscribed to by Moses Norris the testator in the presence of each of us and was at the same time declared by him to be Moses Norris and testament and we at his request signed our name hereto as attesting witnesses
F.W. Phillips,
Joseph D. Phillips,
and G.H. Miller
all of Rolla Phelps Co. Mo. Filed & recorded Sept 26th A.D. 1865.

Horace Wilcox clerk by J.E. Norris D.C.

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WILL OF JOSIAH DODD
Will Book A & B - pages 73 & 74

Know all men by these presents that I, Josiah Dodd of the county of Phelps and State of Missouri do in this 22nd day of December A.D. 1858 being of sound mind and considering the uncertainty of life and certainty of death do make and publish this my last will and testament:

1st I commend my spirit to my God who gave it and that my body to be decently buried in a Christian like manner.

2nd That all my just debts be paid out of the effects of my estate.

3rd That in case my beloved wife Mary survive me that she retains the right to full and peaceful possession of my estate real and personal and mixed at her will and pleasure after the above debts and expenses are paid, during her natural life.

4th That at the death of my wife Mary my daughter Sarah Phillips have all of my real estate consisting of 160 acres lying at Mill Creek in Phelps county and described as follows to wit: S.E. quarter of the N.E. q of the S.E. qr. and the N.E. qr of the N.E. qr. section 20 township 36 and range 9 West in the following terms and conditions to wit: That the said Sarah Phillips in case of my disabilities discreptude or other informative take care or cause to be taken care of Either or both myself and wife Mary during our natural life and further that the said Sarah Phillips shall pay annually such fare and reasonably rents as shall be agreed on by myself and Sarah Phillips for our support and Maintainance, either in money or grain as shall be agreed to by us then and on these conditions. I do will and bequeath unto said Sarah Phillips all of the above and foregoing lands to herself and her heirs forever.

5th I will and bequeath unto each of the heirs of James F. Dodd. to wit: Benjamine F. Dodd one dollar.

6th to each of the heirs of Amanda Dodd to wit: James T. Dodd John A. Dodd and Andrew Dodd the sum of one dollar each.

7th I will and bequeath unto B.A. Dodd the sum of one dollar and to H.M. Dodd the sum of one dollar.

8th That all my personal property at the death of myself and wife Maybe sold and the proceeds be equally divided between the rest of my legal heirs to-wit: Mary String, Susan Hopkins, Amanda Coppedge,Martha Ann Nicholds, Rhoda Arthur, Louisa E. York and Sarah Phillips their legal heirs and representive.

9th I do appoint M.C. York my executor to carry out this my last will and testament.

In testimoney whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this day and year above mentioned.

Josiah Dodd (seal)

attest John S. Hering)
Dabney T. Hudgens)

Filed and recorded Feb.)
27th A.D. 1866)

Horace Wilcox clerk.
By J.E. Norris D.C.

State of Missouri)
County of Phelps) s.s. Be it remembered that on this 27th day of February A.D. 1866. personally appeared before me Horace Wilcox clerk of the county court for the county and State aforesaid Dabney S. Hudgens who being duly sworn depose and says that he was well acquainted with Joseph Dodd in his life time and that he was present and saw the deceased sign his name to the foregoing will and testament as his last will and to the best of his knowledge and belief no will or testament has been made since by the deceased and that the same was intended as above stated and that the above is genuine.

signed B.F. Hudgens,
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 27th day of February A.D. 1866,
Horace Wilcox. clerk.

(seal) Int. Rec. 5 cts by J.E. Norris D.C.
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WILL OF WILLISTON JONES
Will Book A & B - page 75

I, Williston Jones, of Cedar Rapids in the County of Lum in the State of Iowa, being of sound and disposing mind and memory and desirous of making disposal of my worldly property and effects if I should be called hence, do make and publish this my last will and Testament-to-wit:

I do give devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife Elizabeth H. Jones all of my estate and property both real and personal of which I may die seized and possessed absolutely and in form right forever. It is also my will and devise that my adopted daughter Hannah Jane Jones, be recognized and educated and treated in all respects as though she were my own child and that a sufficient amount of my property or the proceeds thereof be applied to the purpose of her education and maintance, but this is not intended to abridge or control in any way the absolute right of my wife to control or sell any or all of the property devised and bequeathed to her within. It is also my will and desire that so soon as may be after my decease that as much as one fifth in value of all my property be given to such objects of Benevolence as my said wife may choose and designate.

I do hereby appoint my beloved wife Elizabeth H. Jones the Exectrix of this my last will and testament and desire that she may not be required to enter into the usual bonds of Executors and that she may not be required to account with the county court as is usual but that the payment of my debts and the administration of my effects be preformed by her without the usual supervision of the county court.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand on this the 10th day July A.D. 1856.

(signed) Williston Jones

We, Isiac Cook and Lubeca Cook as hereunto subscribed our names as attesting witnesses of the Last Will & Testament of Williston Jones the above mentioned testator who in our presence subscribed his name to the forgoing and declared it to be his last will and testament and requested us to witness same. and who was then of lawful age and of sound mind and memory and on the date thereof.

(signed) Isiac Cook.
(signed) Lubeca Cook

Filed & Recorded April
13th A.D. 1866.

Horace Wilcox clerk
by M.C. Morris D.C.

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WILL OF THOMAS DUFFY
Will Book A & B - page 76
"In the Name of God Amen"
I, Thomas Duffy, of the town of Rolla in the county of Phelps and State of Missouri being in sound and disposing mind and memory considering the uncertainty of this frail and Transitory life do therefore make, ordain, and declare this to be my last will and testament That is to say;

after all my lawful debts are paid and discharged the residue of my estate real and personal and mixed I give and bequeath and dispose of as follows to:wit: Mrs Ann Coughlin the sum of $155.00 in the possession of Mr. F. Deegan also ($140.00) from Edward Hill Harpers Ferry Iowa also the note of John Deranz for ninety dollars. fifty dollars to be given to Rev. F.W. Graham. I likewise make constitute and appoint John O'Brine and Frank Deegan to be executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills made by me In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal this 2nd day of Dec. A.D. 1865.

Signed Thomas Duffy.

The above written instrument was subscribed by the said Thomas in our presence and acknowledged by him each of us and he at the same time published and declared the above instrument subscribed to be his Last Will & Testament and we at the testators request and in his presence have signed our names as witnesses thereto and written oppsite Our names Our respective place of residence. Francis W. Graham, Rolla, Michael Guthrie, Rolla, Thomas Handerhan, Rolla.

State of Missouri) In vacation of county court
County of Phelps) s.s. Be it remembered that on the 4th day of June 1866 personally appeared before me the undersigned Horace Wilcox clerk of the county court of the county and state aforesaid. Michael Gurthie and Thomas Handerhan the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of Thos Duffy and being duly sworn first by me depose and says that the said Thomas Duffy the testator subscribed the same in their presence and published the said will or instrument of writing as his last will and testament that he the said testator was at the time of publishing his said will of sound mind and more than 21 years 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, Michael Gutherie and Thomas Handerhan

In witness whereof I Horace Wilcox clerk of Co. court of Co. & state aforesaid have hereunto subscribed my name & affixed the seal of said court at office in county aforesaid this 4th of June A.D. 1866.

Filed & Recorded) Horace Wilcox
June 5th 1866.) by M.C. Morris D.C.

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WILL OF HENRY W. KREWSON
Will Book A & B - pages 77 & 78

State of Missouri)
Phelps Co. Hawkins F.S.)
Being in sound mind and wishing to settle my business satifactory to my self I make my will and testament.

I will and bequeath all my property real, personal and mixed to my wife Mary Krewson to have and to hold the same during her natural life in trust for my children to raise and educate them with the increase, thereof allowing her to sell any personal property she pleased. The seven hundred dollars (more or less) and me from my mother's estate in the death of my Aunt Mary Ann West. I wish used as follows. twenty five acres new ground cleared the debts paid and the balance to be put to interest at ten per cent fro the children's schooling and when they are educated to read write & cypher the money is to be drawn to put in improvement on the farm and should my wife die my son Harold Krewson is to carry out my will the same as if my wife had lived to keep the family together until the boys are of age, and the girls named at my wifes death if the children are of age the Real estate to be equally divided between the surviving boys and all personal and mixed property to be sold and divided among the surviving girls or their lawful heirs. or their lawful heirs no girls must be made to leave home before she is married unless when she becomes of age she wishes to do so. I wish to have the West half of Lot No. 3 in the M of Sec No 2 in 39 R.C. West entered out of the money and me from my mothers estate when said money is received.

Henry W. Krewson

We attest the above and foregoing will by subscribing our names hereto as witnesses in the presence of H.W. Krewson the testator 7th day of June 1866.

J.W. Bailey
Louisa W. Krewson

State of Missouri)
County of Phelps) s.s. In vacation of County Court.
Be it remembered that on the 25th of June A.D. 1866. personally appeared before me the undersigned Horace Wilcox clerk of the county court of the county of Phelps and State aforesaid J.M. Bailey and L.V.(sic) Krewson the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of H.W. Krewson. and being by me first duly sworn depose and say that the said Henry V.(sic) Krewson and being by me duly sworn depose and say that the said Henry W. Krewson the testator subscribed the same in their presence, and published the said will or instrument of writing as his last will that he the said testator was at the time of his publishing his said will of sound mind and more than twenty 0ne 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 the said testator.

J.W. Baily
L.V. Krewson

In witness whereof I the said Horace Wilcox clerk of the county court have hereto set my hand and affixed the seal of said court at office this 25th day of June A.D. 1866.

Horace Wilcox clerk.
by J.E. Morris D.C.
Filed and recorded)
June 25th A.D. 1866)
Horace Wilcox clerk.
J.E. Morris D.C.

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WILL OF J.W. UNDERWOOD
Will Book A & B - Page 79

J.W. Underwood of the county of Phelps and in the State of Missouri have this day by my last will and testament made the following distribution and disposition of my worldly goods and effects both real, and personal during her natural life that Ann Underwood my wife shall hold and enjoy all the property Real and personal as long as she retains her present name and also that Mary the sister of said Ann Underwood shall have the right to enjoy, occupy live on and Enjoy with her said sister an Equal right in all the property real and personal during her natural life or so long as she remains single and unmarried or so long as she desire to Enjoy the sum after the decease of the said Ann Underwood or of Mary her sister or in Case that both of them shall marry then there shall be an equal distribution made with all the legal heirs that are _____ to distribution of what then may remain for distribution then with these conditions made of my worldly goods and effects I resign my body to the grave and my soul unto God.

William Underwood
Witnesses
T.W. Morris, James Barns)
spencer Light)

State of Missouri)
County of Phelps)
Be it remembered that on this 17th day of June 1867 personally appeared before me the undersigned C.H. Frost clerk of the probate court in and aforesaid county James Barns and Spencer Light subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of William Underwood (deceased) and being by me first duly sworn depose and say that the said testator William Underwood subscribed the sum in their presence and publish the said will or instrument as his Last Will that 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 the said deponants attested the said will as witnesses thereto by subscribing their names to same in the presence of said testator.

James Barnes
Spencer Light

subscribed and sworn to before me this 17th day of June 1867 witness my signature with seal of said court at office the date above written.

C.N. Frost clerk
filed and duly recorded
and probated this 18th day of June A.D. 1867
C.N. Frost clerk.

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WILL OF MATHIAS SMITH
Will Book A & B - pages 82 & 83

"In the Name of God Amen"
I, Mathias Smith being of a sound and disposing mind but of feeble health and feeling that I soon must leave this world and in order that after my death my worldly affairs may be adjusted with as little difficulty and expense as possible. I do hereby make Establish and publish this My Last Will & testament.

1st I cheerfully and hopefully resign my soul to God in whom I trust.

2nd I will and give to my sister Elizabeth Adkins one dollar.

3rd I will and bequeath to the children of my late Brother Samuel Smith one dollar each.

4th I will and bequeath to the children of my Late sister Hannah Pitcher one dollar.

4th (sic) I will and bequeath to my sister Rachel Walsh one dollar.

6th I will and bequeath to my Late Brother William Smith's children one dollar.

7th I will and bequeath to the children of my late sister Nancy Cox one dollar.

8th I will & bequeath to my sister Ruth Winfield one dollar

9th I will and bequeath to the children of my late sister I Warfield one dollar

10 I will & bequeath to a colored Boy now living with me name Tom the sum of three hundred dollars to be left in the hands of my wife Nancy Smith and by her put out on interest to be paid annually until he become of age and on his arrival at the age of 21 years then to receive the three hundred dollars.

12th I will & bequeath all the balance of my property wether real or personal or mixed of which I may die seized or posesed to my beloved wife Nancy Smith absolutely.

13th Having special confidence in the integrity of A. Emory I hereby appoint him the said A. Emory my executor to Execute this my last will & testament as witness my hand and seal this 22 December 1866 signed in the presence of

M. Smith (seal)
James Hopkins and C.C. Bland

Witnessed by us James Hopkins and C.C. Bland as witnesses signed by the testator in our presence and we signed as witnesses at his request and in his presence.

C.C. Bland
James Hopkins

State of Missouri)
County of Phelps) In vacation of the Phelps county Probate court.

Be it remembered that on this 10th day of September 1867 personally appeared before me the undersigned clerk of the Phelps county probate court in and for the State of Missouri C.C. Bland & James Hopkins the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of Mathias Smith and being by me duly sworn depose and say that the said Mathias Smith the Testator subscribed the same in their presents and published the said will or instrument of writing as his Last Will 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 presents of the Testator.

C.C. Bland
James Hopkins

subscribed and sworn to before me this 10th day of September 1867. Witness my signature with the seal (s.s.) of probate court the date above written,

C.H. Frost clerk
probate court

filed drawn & duly recorded by me
september 10th A.D. 1867
C.H. Frost. clerk

In witness whereof I, C.H. Frost clerk of the probate court of the county of Phelps and state aforesaid have hereto subscribed by name and affixed the seal of said court at office in the county of Phelps aforesaid this 12th day of November 1868.

C.H. Frost clerk of
probate court
filed and duly probated &
recorded this 12th day of
November 1868
C.H. Frost.
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WILL OF WILEY LACOCKE
Will Book A & B - page 84

I, Wiley Lacocke of the county of Phelps & State of Missouri being of sound mind and memory 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 are paid and discharged the residue of my estate real and personal I give & bequeath and dispose of as follows to my beloved wife Louisa Lacocke one third of my real estate or a child part as she may choose of all the real estate in the county of Phelps and State of Missouri.

To my children I give and bequeath to remainder of my real Estate all so all my perishable property after being sold on a cash sale shall be equally divided among my several children to:wit-My daughter Amrica Ray Alexander A. Lacocke, Joseph F. Lacocke, Martha A. Lacocke, Jane Lacocke, Wiley Lacocke and George H. Lacocke. With a distinct understanding that my Son Joseph L. Lacocke is entitled to one bay mare & horse which is his own property.

Likewise I make and constitute & appoint James H. Dyer George W. Ray and my son J.F. Lacocke to be my executor of this my Last Will & testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made in witness I have hereunto subscribed my name in presence of this 22nd day September 1867. attest E.N. Eddleman, Thomas E. Dyer.

(seal) Wiley Lacocke

State of Missouri) In vacation of probate court for said County of Phelps)
county. Be it remembered that on this 3rd day of Oct. 1867 personally appeared before the undersigned C.H. Frost clerk of the probate court of the county & State aforesaid E.N. Eddleman & Thomas E. Dyer the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of Wiley Lacocke and being by me duly sworn depose & say that the said Wiley Lacocke the testator subscribed the sum in there presence by making mark thereto and published the said will or instrument of writing as his Last Will that the said Testator at the time of publishing his said was of sound mind and more than twenty one years of age and that the said deponants attested the said will as witnesses thereto by subscribing their names to the above in the presence of said testator.
E.N. Eddleman)
Thos. E. Dyer)

In witness whereof I, C.H. Frost clerk of probate court in and for said county have hereunto set my hand & affixed the seal of said court at office 3rd day Oct. 1867
(s.s.) C.H. Frost)

C.H. Frost.clerk
probate court.
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WILL OF ISABELLA ENLOE
Will Book A & B - page 85-87

"In the Name of God Amen"
I, Isabella Enloe of the county of Crawford and State of Missouri being of sound and disposing mind and memory & understanding and being concious of the certainty of death and the great uncertainty of human Life and being desirous of disposing of what property it has pleased God to permit me to posses according to my own will and pleasure and I do hereby make & constitute this my Last Will and testament hereby revoking all other wills and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament and

1st I, desire that after my decease that my body be entered in a Christian Like manner

2nd that all my just debts be paid out my estate &

3rd. I will and bequeath to my beloved son Frances M. Wisdom one dollar

4th I will and bequeath to my grand daughter Susan Grant one dollar.

5th I will and bequeath to my grand son Joseph H. Wisdom one dollar

6th I will & bequeath to my grandson John Wisdom one dollar

7th I will & bequeath to my granddaughter Susan Wisdom one dollar.

10th I will & bequeath to Isabella Wisdom one dollar.

11th I will & bequeath to my Grand son Wm. Wisdom one dollar. all the balance of my property real & personal or mixed I do hereby will, devise and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Melvina Enloe now about thirteen and living with me in Crawford county Missouri to be hers forever. It being my will that the said Melvina Enloe at my death shall have all my property real personal and mixed in Crawford & Franklin counties & every where else and all the estate that I have at my death except the Legacies above specifically set forth which are to be first paid out of my property and the balance of my estate real personal and mixed at my death shall go to my daughter Melvina Enloe

and I do hereby constitute & appoint Hiram Kingsey executor of this my Last Will & testament. In testimony whereof I the said Isabella Enloe, have hereunto set my hand and seal this 14th day of June A.D. 1867. in presence of Enoch Ferrill P.F. Milter & John Dunivan who I have requested to sign the same as witnesses.

Isabella Enloe (seal)

signed, sealed & subscribed as the Last Will & Testament of Isabella Enloe who signed the same in our presence and requested us to sign the same as witnesses thereto and as subscribing witnesses have signed the same in the presence of Isabella Enloe and in presence of each other June 1867 A.D.
Enoch P. Ferril,
P. F. Milter,
J.W. Dunivan.

State of Missouri) (s.s.)
County of Crawford)
State of Missouri to Ano Emory Notary Public. in the county of Phelps having confidence in your prudence and Fidelity you are by these presence authorized to cause to come before you Enoch P. Ferrill, P.T. Milter & J.W. Dunivan the subscribing witnesses to the annexed instrument of writing purporting to be the Last Will of Isabella Enloe (deceased) at such time and place as you may appoint and convenient to yourself and the said Enoch P. Ferrill, P.T. Milter and J.W. Dunivan and to examine the said Enoch P. Ferrill, P.T. Milter, & J.W. Dunivan upon thee oath or affix motion first touching the trouth or their knowledge in relation to the, execution & publication of the instrument of writing aforesaid you and further authorized to be due the examination to writing cause the said Enoch P. Ferrill, P.T. Milter & J.W. Dunivan to sign the same in presence certify how you executed this commission and to return the same with the Will annexed to clerk of the probate court of Crawford county in witness whereof. I have hereunto set my hand & seal of probate court at office 14th Feb. 1867. (s.s.)

Wm. W. Robinson clerk
probate court.

The within commission executed by the examination of P.T. Milter & J.W. Dunivan at Rolla, Phelps Co. Mo this 21 Feb. 1867 as will more fully apearly on examination of the persons here with returned.

A. Emory, Notary Public
Phelps Co. Mo.

State of Missouri
County of Phelps
Be it remembered that on this 21st day of February 1867 personally appeared before me the undersigned a notary public, and for the said county of Phelps & State of Missouri John W. Dunivan and P.T. Milter two of the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of Isabella Enloe and being by me first duly sworn depose and say that the Testator Isabella Enloe signed the instrument of writing annexed to the commission now shown as that the said John Dunivan P.T. Milter further deposes and say that the said Isabella Enloe published the said instrument of writing as a witness thereto in the presence of the Testatrix.

J.W. Dunivan
P.T. Milter
sworn to & subscribed before
me this 21 day of Feb. 1867.

A. Emory Notary Public
Filed and recorded March 11th 1868
C.H. Frost clerk.

State of Missouri)
County of Phelps)
Be it remembered that on this 8th day of June 1868 personally appeared before me the undersigned a Notary Public in and for said county of Phelps and State of Missouri Enoch P. Ferrill one of the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of Isabella Enloe and being by me first duly sworn deposes and says that the Testatrix signed the instrument of writing annexed to the commission now shown me that the said Enoch P. Ferrill further depsoeth and says that the said Isabella Enloe published the said instrument of writing as her Last Will & Testament that she was of sound mind and over the age of twenty-one years and that she the said Isbella Enloe subscribed her name to said instrument of writing in his presence and he signed the same as a witness thereto in the presence of the Testatrix.

E.T. Ferrill
Sworn to & subscribed before
me this 8th day June 1868 with
seal (s.s.)
signed A. Emory Notary Public
Filed & recorded in my office June 11th 1868.
C.H. Frost clerk
Probate Court
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WILL OF EDMUND MILLS
Will Book A & B - page 88

The Last Will and testament of Edmund Mills made this 9th day of September 1867.

First in consideration of money long since of Eliza Pumphey I hereby will and bequeath to her the sum of fifty dollars.

2. I will and bequeath to my daughter Esther five dollars.

3rd I will and bequeath to my son Edmond Mills five dollars.

4th I will & bequeath to my son William Mills five dollars.

5th I will and bequeath to my daughter Lorza Skinner fifty dollars.

6th After the payment of all debts and funeral expenses It is my will that the balance of my property both real & personal and mixed be equally divided between my daughter Emma Saunders (wife of Geo. Saunders) and Ellen Firam (wife of Joseph Firam). having confidence in the integrity of my son-in-law Joseph Firam, I hereby appoint him my executor to execute this my Last Will & Testament. in witness my hand and seal this day & date first above written.

Edmund Mills
signed by Edmond Mills in our presence and at his request we signed our names as witnesses in his presence.
E. Emory
Joseph Campbell.

State of Missouri)
County of Phelps) In vacation Probate Court.
Be it remembered that on this 18th day of August 1868 personally appeared before me the undersigned C.H. Frost clerk of the probate court in and for the county and state aforesaid A. Emory & Joseph Campbell the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of E. Mills and being by me duly sworn depose and say that the said E. Mills testator subscribed the same in their presence and published the said will or instrument of writing as his Last Will 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 the Testator.

A. Emory
Joseph Campbell

In witness whereof I C.H. Frost clerk of the probate court of Phelps County and state aforesaid have here unto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said court at office in the County aforesaid this 18th day of August 18868.

C. H. Frost Clerk
Probate Court
filed and recorded with copy of
said will this 18th day Aug. 1868
C. H. Frost clerk.

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WILL OF FRANK CARNEY
Will Book A & B - page 89

I Frank Carney of the County of Phelps and State of Missouri do make and publish this my Last Will & Testament

First I desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid by my executors herein after named.

Second that all my estate real personal or mixed whatsoever and where so ever situated and what kind I do hereby give and bequeath to my sister Catherine Carney to hold to her heirs and assignes for ever and to be at her own disposal and her control to this my Last Will. I do hereby appoint Catherine Carney, Patrick Woodlock and John O'Brien executors hereby revoking all other and former wills made by me in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 12th of October A.D. 1868.

Frank Carney
signed & sealed by the above name Frank Carney to be his Last Will & testament in the presence of us at his request and in his presence have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
Henry Roger
Catherine Carney.

State of Missouri)
County of Phelps) In vacation of probate court
Be it remembered that of this 15th day of November 1868 personally appeared before the undersigned C.H. Frost. clerk of the probate court of the county and state aforesaid Henry Roger and Catherine Frim the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of Frank Carney and being by me first duly sworn depose and say that the said Frank Carney the testator subscribed the same in the presence making his X mark thereto and published the said Will or instrument of writing as his last will 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 the said deponants attested the said Will as witnesses thereto by subscribing there names to the same in the presents of said testator.
Henry Rogers
Catherine Frim.
In witness whereof I C.H. Frost clerk Catherine Frim of the probate court of the county of Phelps and State aforesaid have hereto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said court at office in the county of Phelps aforesaid this 12th day of November 1868

C.H. Frost Clerk of Probate court.
filed & duly probated & recorded this 12th day of November 1868.
C. H. Frost clk.

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WILL OF TIMOTHY O'BRIEN
Will Book A & B - page 90

State of Missouri) April 25th 1868
County of Phelps)

I, Timothy O'Brien being in my sound mind bequeath my soul to God who gave it and body to be intered in it's Mothers ____ and to my beloved wife I bequeath all my worldly effects both, real and personal until my daughter Josephine M. O'Brien arrives to the age of eighteen years. at the time she Josephine M. O'Brien will take possession and become the owner of Lot No. one hundred twelve in block No. four in the town of Rolla in Phelps County Missouri and Lot one hundred eleven in block four in town of Rolla and county & state aforesaid and at the death of my beloved wife my beloved Josephine M. O'Brien to Heir all propery personal & real center lined before.

assigned T. O'Brien.
Signed in presence of
P.C. Roberts
Albert Wanin

State of Missouri)
County of Phelps) In vacation of probate court
Be it remembered that on this 27th day of April 1869. personally appeared before me the undersigned clerk of the probate court of the county & state aforesaid P. C. Roberts & Albert Wanin the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of Timothy O'Brien & being by me first duly sworn depose & say that the said Timothy O'Brien the Testator subscribed the same in their presence and published the said will or instrument of writing as his Last Will that the said testator was at the time of publishing his said will of sound mind & more than twenty-one years of age. and that they the said deponants attested the said will as witnesses thereto by subscribing their name to the same in the presence of said testator.

P. C. Roberts
Albert Wanin
subscribed & sworn to before me on this 27th day of April 1869. In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand & affixed the seal of said court at office the date above written.
C. H. Frost clerk Probate court
filed & duly recorded
this 28th day of April 1869
C. H. Frost.
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LAST WILL OF ROBERT B. COWIN
Will Book A & B - page 91

I Robert B. Cowin in the county of Phelps do make this my Last Will . I desire that my Dear beloved wife Susan B. Cowin after my death have the full control of my estate, real & personal and that she sell a portion or all if necessary to educate my children Viz: Elizabeth C. Cowin, David E. Cowin, Robert B. Cowin, William H Cowin, John W. Cowin, James T. Cowin, and Francis M. Cowin the real estate being and Lying in the County of Phelps & State aforesaid bonded as follows in Spring Creek township and also eighty acres Lying and being in Pulaski County Missouri also all the personal property, also all effects of which I am now possessed of at this time and that my Dear beloved wife Susan B. Cowin have full control of the above named real Estate & personal property to dispose of at her will and pleasure for the purpose of raising & educating my children named above furthermore I desire that my wife have the control & disposal of the above named estate during her natural Life or widowhood to be equally distributed to the above named children. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 2nd day of June A.D. 1869.

R.B. Cowin

signed published & declared by said R.B. Cowin and for his Last Will & Testament in presence of us who at his request have signed as witnesses to the same in his presence and in their presence of each other.
attest:
James Lamais
F.M. Wishon.

State of Missouri) In vacation Probate Court.
County of Phelps) Be it remembered that on this 5th day of July 1869 personally appeared before me undersigned C. H. Frost clerk of probate court of county & state aforesaid James Lamais, F.M. Wishon the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of R.B. Cowin deceased & being by me first duly sworn depose and say that the said R.B. Cowin the Testator subscribed the same in their presence and published the said will or instrument of writing as his Last Will that he the said Testator was at the time of publishing his Last Will that he the said deponants attested the said will as witness thereto by subscribing their names to the same in the presence of said testator James Lamois, F.M. Wishon.

In testimony whereof I C. H. Frost clerk of the probate court of the county of Phelps State of Missouri have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said court at office in the county aforesaid this 5th day of July 1869.

C. H. Frost clerk
filed & recorded July 9 A.D. 1869
(s.s.) C. H. Frost clerk.
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WILL OF SARAH PHILLIPS
Will Book A & B - page 92

"In the Name of God Amen"
I, Sarah Phillips of Phelps county State of Missouri, being in good health of body and of sound and deposing mind & memory (Phrais be God for the same) and being desirous of setting my worldly affairs while I have strength and capacity so to do make-publish this my Last will and testament that is to say

first I will & bequeath to my sons Thomas W. Phillips, Josiah D. Phillips and Ira T. Phillips, one dollar each

second I will & bequeath to my son Andrew M. Phillips two hundred dollars to be paid in property at appraised value by my executor

Third. I will & bequeath to my son William L. Phillips & Francis M. Phillips all the remainder of my estate, real & personal after the payment of my just debts & expenses of probate of this my Last will & testament.

Fourth. If either of my sons William L. Phillips & Francis M. Phillips shall die before I do, then I desire the other to have the estate real & personal, willed to both jointly. Fift. Having implicated confidence in the judgement and integrity of my son Wm. L. Phillips I do hereby appoint him executor of this my Last Will & testament.

In witness whereof I hereby set my hand & seal at Phelps county in the State of Missouri this 21st day of Dec. 1867.

Sarah Phillips (seal)
signed & sealed by the said Sarah Phillips as and for the Last Will & testament in the presence of us, who in her presence & in the presence of each other and at her request, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
C.H. Frost
E.J. Morris.

State of Missouri) In vacation of Probate court
County of Phelps) Be it remembered, that on this 13th day of Nov. 1869 personally appeared before me the undersigned B. Beitzel judge of the probate court in the county and state aforesaid C.H. Frost & E.J. Morris the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of Sarah Phillips and being by me duly sworn depose & say that the said Sarah Phillips the Testator subscribed the same in their presence and published the said will or instrument of writing as her Last will also the said Testator was at the time of publishing her said will of sound mind & more than twenty one years of age and widow and that they the said deponants, attested the said will as witnesses thereto by subscribing our names to the same in the presence of said testator.
C.H. Frost
E.J. Morris
(s.s.) In testimony whereof I C.B. Beitzel, judge of the Probate Court of the county of Phelps and State of Missouri have hereunto subscribed my name & affixed the seal of said court at office in the county aforesaid the 13th Nov 1869

C.B. Beiztel, probate court
Duly proven & probated 13th day Nov 1869
C.B. Beitzel, clerk probate court
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LAST WILL OF MARY WRIGHT
Will Book A & B - page 93

I Mary Wright of the county of Phelps in the State of Missouri do make and publish this my Last Will & Testament.
I desire that after my death that all my personal estate be sold for cash and the proceeds placed in the hands of Wm. A. Kitchen who I appoint my executor to be applied for the sole use and benefit of my three youngest children namely Ann Isabell Kester, Joseph R. Kester & Mary G. Kester Which may be appropriated in maintaining them if necessary to make them equal with their older sister viz: Sarah E. Widner, reserving what wool is on hand for the use of the family. I desire the above named estate to be applied as above named after paying off all my just debts. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 20th day of June 1869.

Mary Wright
signed & delivered by the above named Mary Wright to be her Last Will & Testament in the presence of us who at her request and in her presence have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
C.T. Lamar
John Loftin

State of Missouri)
County of Phelps) In vacation probate court November 23rd 1869
Be it remembered on this 23rd day of November 1869. personally appeared before the undersigned clerk of the probate court of the county & state aforesaid C.T. Lamar & John Loften the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of Mary Wright & who being be me duly sworn depose & say that the said Mary Wright the testator subscribed the same in their presence & published the said will or instrument of writing as her Last Will that she the said testator was at the time of publishing her said will of sound mind & more than twenty one years of age (and a widow) 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 & each other.
C.T. Lamar
John Loften.

In witness thereof I, C.H. Frost clerk of the probate court of the county of Phelps & state aforesaid have hereto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said court at office in the county aforesaid this 23rd day of November 1869.

C.H. Frost clerk
probate court
filed & duly recorded & probated
November 23rd 1869
C.H. Frost
clerk.
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LAST WILL OF WILLIAM COOK
Will Book A & B - page 94

I, William Cook of the county of phelps in the State of Missouri being of sound disposing mind but feeble in health and being anxious to arrange my temporal affairs as to do justice to my family & creditors do hereby make establish & publish this my Last Will & Testament.

first. I will & bequeath to my wife Nancy Cook, to my children to-wit: John Henry, Martha Jane & William Everett Cook collective eighty acres of land towit: the north half of the N.E. qr. of section two township thirty-eight range seven West.

Second: I will & bequeath to my said wife all of my personal property of which I may die seized of absolutely.

Third. It is my will and request that my executor sell & dispose of enough of the South half of the North East qr. of section two township thirty-eight, range seven West at public or private sale to pay all of my just debts and expenses of executing this my Last Will.

fourth I hereby appoint Azro Emory my executor of this my Last Will with full power authority to dispose of the said half of said North E. qr. of land as may be found necessary to pay my debts and the balance of said tract of eighty acres after such sales should be left I will & bequeath to said wife & children collectively. As witness my hand and seal this 8th day of November A.D. 1869.

(signed) William (X his mark) Cook (seal)

and we sign this as his request and as Witnesses signed by the testator in our presence and we sign the same in his presence. This 8th day Nov. A.D. 1869.
J.M. Coppedge,
Horace Perkins.

State of Missouri)
County of Phelps) Be it remembered that on this 11th January A.D. 1870 personally appeared before me the undersigned Judge of the Phelps county probate court of the county & state aforesaid J.M. Coppedge & Horace Perkins the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of Wm. Cook & being by me first duly sworn say that the said Wm. Cook the testator subscribed the same in their presence & published the Will or instrument of writing as his Last Will: that he the said testator was at the time of publishing the said will of sound mind & more than twenty-one years and that the said deponants attested the said will as witnesses thereto by subscribing their names to the same in the presence of said testator. J. M. Coppedge, Horace Perkins. In witness whereof I C.B. Beitzel, judge of said probate court of State aforesaid have hereunto subscribed my name & affixed the seal of said court at office in the county & state aforesaid. C.B. Beitzel judge of probate court Jan. 11 A.D. 1870.

filed & recorded this 11th day January A.D. 1870.

C.B. Beitzel Judge of Probate.

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LAST WILL OF SOLOMAN KING
Will Book A & B - page 95, 96

I, Solomon King of Phelps County Missouri do hereby declare the following to be my Last Will & Testament and do hereby divise & bequeath my property, personal and real as follows:
I. I, give and bequeath to my wife, Perlina K. King, the sum of three hundred dollars.
II. I give and bequeath to my son W.G. King the sum of one hundred dollars.
III. I give & bequeath to Cristie A. Morse, my daughter one horse & one hundred dollars.
IV. I give & bequeath to Lucinda Bates one horse and one hundred dollars.
V. I give & bequeath to Cornelia B. King and Jennie A. King my minor children, all of my other property, real personal & mixed goods, money + choses in action to be equally divided between them.
To John A. King, Hyram A. King, Francis M. King my sons, I give nothing. they having been heretofore provided for out of my property and to William & James King sons of Joshua King (dec.) my son) I give nothing the said Joshua having been provided for in his life time & having received his due proportion of my property.

I hereby appoint Azro Emory of Phelps County my executor of this will and direct him to carry out it's provisions strictly.
I further will that at my death all my property except two horses above bequeathed & given both personal & real, to be sold by my executor at the best terms possible and the proceeds of the same after the payment of all my just debts and the spicific legacies above created, be equally applied to & for the benefit of my two children Cornelia B. & Jennie A. King and that out of said funds they are to be properly provided for and liberally educated.
We attest the above & foregoing will by subscribing our names hereto as witness in the presence of Soloman King the testator.
C.C. Bland .
C.M. Hamill
Oct. 28 1869 A.D.


State of Missouri)
County of Phelps) In vacation of probate Court
Be it remembered that on this 12th day of January 1870 personally appeared before the undersigned C.B. Beitzel Judge of the probate court of the county & state aforesaid. Charles C. Bland & Charles M. Hamill subscribing witnesses to the within will of Soloman King and being by me first duly sworn depose and say that the said Soloman King the testator subscribed the.

In their presence and published the said will as his Last Will. that he the said testator was at the time of publishing the said will of sound mind and more than twenty one years of age & that they deponants attested to said will as witnesses thereto by subscribing their names thereto in the presence of said testator.
Charles C. Bland
Charles M. Hamill

In witness whereof I, C.B. Bietzel Judge of the probate court of Phelps county of Missouri aforesaid have hereto subscribed my name & affixed the seal of said court at office in the county aforesaid this 15th day of January A.D. 1870.

C.B. Beitzel
Judge of Probate
Filed duly proven & recorded
12th day January A.D. 1870
C.B. Beitzel
Judge of Probate.

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WILL OF SAMUEL B. LOWE
Will Book A & B - page 97

I, Samuel B. Lowe. of the city of Zanesville and state of Ohio do make and publish the following as and for my Last Will and Testament.

1st I give and desire to my beloved wife Philinda A. Lowe all my real, personal & mixed property for and during her natural life with the understanding that she shall provide for, educate and carefully rear and care for our children

2nd At the death of my beloved wife I devise and bequeath all my remaining property real, personal, and mixed to my children to be equally divided between them.

I hereby constitute and appoint William Lyin sole executor of this my Last will and testament.

Witness my hand and seal this 29th day of Dec. 1861.

Samuel B. Lowe (seal)

signed, sealed, delivered & published by Samuel B. Lowe as his Last Will & Testament in our presence and signed by us as witnesses in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other.
J. Cushing
Mary M. Potts

State of Ohio)
Muskingun County)

I, Wm. T. Wilson, Judge of Probate court within and said county do hereby certify that the above is a true copy of the Last Will & Testament of Samuel B. Lowe deceased. Now on file in my office.

Witness my hand and official seal at
Zanesville this 14th day of January 1862. (s.s.)

Wm. T. Wilson
Probate Judge
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WILL OF DANIEL MINGS
Will Book A & B - pages 98 & 99

I Daniel Mings of the township of Arlington in the county of Phelps in the State of Missouri being in my right mind and knowing the uncertainity of human life do make this my Last Will & Testament.

I give and bequeath to my wife Eliza Mings all my house hold effects, also one mare named and known as "Pug" one cow making her own selection from my stock and If I do not live long enough to sell all my property real and personal I wish it to be sold after my death and from the proceeds, my said wife Eliza to receive Two hundred dollars or her legal dower if that amount is not sufficient for the term of her life and what remains of it after her death or the proceeds of the sale thereof to be equally divided among my Legal heirs or assigns.

I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah M. Barton her heirs or assigns one horse three years old this spring and known as "Faltore"

I give and bequeath to my daughter Lyora Melvina Mings her heirs or assigns the value of one colt not less than fifty and not more than seventy dollars.

I give and bequeath to my daughter Susan J. Bell her heirs or assigns the value of one colt to be not less than fifty not more than seventy dollars.

To my son Wm. Mings his heirs or assigns I give and bequeath my gun.

The balance of my property or the proceeds of sale thereof for real or personal estate, after expenses are paid. I wish to be equally divided between my son William Mings, my daughter Sarah M. Barton, Elizabeth Burns and Mary Hurley, my son Aron and my daughters Lydia Melvina Mings, Susan J. Bell and my grand-daughter Sophinia Bell their heirs and assigns forever.

And I hereby appoint D.S. Hudgins as my executor and revoke all former wills made by me.

Daniel X Mings
Liberty township Phelps Co)
Mo Feb. 7th 1870)

Signed and declared by the above named Daniel Mings to be his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
A.J. Hance
M. Fergeson
Nathan Kithing

state of Missouri)
county of Phelps) In vacation of the Probate Court.
Be it remembered that on the 25th day of May 1876 personally appeared before me the undersigned Wm. W. Southgate clerk of the probate court of the county and state aforesaid A.J. Hance and Thomas Fergeson the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of Daniel Mings and being by me first duly sworn, depose and say that the said Daniel Mings the testator subscribed the same in their presence by making his thereto and declares in their presence that he published the said will or instrument in writing as his Last Will and Testament 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 same will as witnesses thereto by subscribing their names to the same in the presence of said testator and the presence of each other and at the request of said Testator.
A.J. Hance)
Thomas Fergeson)

(seal) subscribed and sworn to before me on the day first herein written. In witness whereof I Wm. W. Southgate clerk of the probate court in and for Phelps county and state aforesaid have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said court at office in the county aforesaid the 25th day of May 1871.

Wm. W. Southgate
Clerk Probate Court.
Phelps Co.
Filed and recorded this 25th day of May 1871.
Wm.W. Southgate
Clerk.
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WILL OF HENRY E. EMORY
Will Book A & B - page 100

I, Henry E. Emory of St. James in the county of Phelps and State of Missouri by occupation, a Hotel Keeper, make this my Last Will, I give devise and bequeath my estate and property real-personal as follows, that is to say, To my beloved wife L.E. Emory, I give, devise and bequeath all my personal & real property of which I may die possessed, after my just debts are paid.

To my son Albin H. Emory I bequeath the sum of Fifty dollars in money. to my son Eugene E. Emory I bequeath the sum of Fifty dollars in money and to my daughter Josephine, I bequeath the sum of Fifty dollars in money.

I hereby appoint my beloved wife L.E. Emory my executrix with full power to see this my Last Will executed and its provisions complied with.

In witness whereof I have signed, sealed and published & declared this instrument as my Will at St. James, Mo. 6th day Feb. A.D. 1871.

Henry E. Emory (seal)
Said Henry E. Emory at said St. James, Mo. on the said 6th day of Feb. 1871 signed and sealed this instrument. published and declared the same as and for his Last Will and we, at his request and in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto written our names as subscribing witnesses
(John Stimpson
(seal)(F. Sppelgren

State of Missouri)
County of Phelps) In vacation of the Probate Court.
Be it remembered that on the 25th (5 marked out) day of Jan 1872. personally appeared before the under Wm. W. Southgate clerk of the Probate Court of the county and state aforesaid F. Sppelgren & John Stimpson the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of H.E. Emory and being by me duly sworn depose and say that the said H.E. Emory the testator subscribed the same in their presence and published the said will or instrument in writing as his Last Will. 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 or instrument thereto by subscribing their names to the same in the presence of said testator and in the presence of each other at his request as subscribing witnesses thereto.
F. Sppelgren
John Stimpson

Sworn to subscribed before me this 2nd day of Jan.

Wm. W. Southgate
Probate clerk
Filed and recorded Jan 2 1872.
Wm. W. Southgate
clerk

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WILL OF EUNISA A. McENTEE
Will Book A & B - pages 101-102

I E.A. McEntee of the city of Rolla and county of Phelps hereby make this my Last Will and testament.

First I direct that my just debts be paid by my executor hereinafter named as soon after my death as may be found by them covenant.

Second I give and devise to my beloved husband Charles R. McEntee the following described real estate now occupied as a Homestead to.wit: Lot No. 54 in the railroad addition to the city of Rolla to have and to hold the same in himself and his heirs forever. I also give and bequeath unto my said husband all of the household and kitchen furniture in said house now occupied by us (except as is hereinafter given to my children) also the farming utensils on said premises, also the wagon belonging thereto and two horses.

Third I give and devise unto my beloved children Jesse M. McEntee and E.A. McEntee the following described real estate situated in the county of Phelps, State of Missouri and designated as Lot No. (3) and so much off the West side of Lot No. (2) of the North West qr. of section (7) Township (36) North of range (6) West as with the whole quanity herein described will make one hundred acres I also give and bequeath to my children Eunisa A. and Jessie the following personal property to wit: all the pictures, ornaments and table silver now in our said homestead, also the Gilt looking glass, rosewood antre table and two bed quilts, each, or blankets to be selected by them. I also give and bequeath unto my dear children Jesse M. and Eunisa A. the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars each for the purpose of securing to them the same. I direct that my said executors pay to them when they obtain their majority said sum respectively out of the rent and profit of my said homestead without interest provided however that if my said husband should desire to sell said homestead then the said sum of two hundred and fifty dollars each maybe paid them out of the proceeds of such sale or in any proper measure but in that went I desire that legal interest thereon be charged with the same is paid to them or of deemed best by my said husband or the lawful guardian of said children the said same maybe invested in some safe & profitable manner until they become of age.

Fourth I devise also unto my dear husband Charles R. McEntee the following real estate to wit: abstract of land of (248 52/100) two hundred forty eight and fifty two one hundredths acres situated in Phelps county Missouri being the same tract conveyed to me by Mrs. Margaret Falls by deed bearing date the seventh day of Dec. A.D. 1869.

I also give and devise unto my said husband the residue of all my real estate and personal property not hereinbefore disposed of of every kind and description what soever.

Fifth I hereby appoint my beloved husband Charles R. McEntee and my esteemed nephew Charles N. Flint to be executors of this will and reposing special Trust and confidence in their fidelity, I request that they shall not be required to give bond or security for the faithful performance of their duties as such. I also request that my husband as guardian of my children be not required to give Bond. In testimony whereof I hereby set my hand and seal this 4th of March A.D. 1871.

Eunisa A. McEntee.
We attest the above and foregoing as witnesses, by subscribing our names hereto as such in the presence of Mrs. Eunisa A. McEntee the testator this 4th of March 1871. J.P. Merchant

The intilemative as to not requiring C.R. McEntee to give Bond and the words "to be executor of this will" now made before signing this will be me
(signed) D.F. Garrish +
I N. McCury.
G. Williams

Probate court in vacation.
State of Missouri)
County of Phelps) Be it remembered that on this 29th day of Feb. A.D. 1872. personally appeared before me Wm. W. Southgate clerk of the probate court of Phelps county Missouri D.F. Garrish and I.N. McCrury the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of Eunisa A. McEntee and being by me duly and severally sworn depose and say that the said Eunisa A. McEntee the testatrix subscribed the same in their presence and published the said will testament and instrument of writing two sheets (four pages) as her Last Will. that she the said testatrix was at the time of publishing her said will of sound mind and memory 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 testatrix and in the presence of each other at her request. as subscribing witnesses thereto.
D.F. Garrish
I.N. Crury sworn & subscribed to before me the 29th day of A.D. 1872.

(seal) Wm. W. Southgate
Filed & recorded Feb. 29 A.D. 1872
Wm. W. Southgate clerk
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WILL OF WILLIAM MATLOCK, JR.
Will Book A & B - page 103

Phelps Co. Mo. June 13th 1872.
My will is for everything to be sold that I own excepting the household furniture which I will to my wife at the appraised value, I wish my farm sold and property and all my debts paid and the remainder I will to my wife. I wish E.A. Shipp to settle my business.
William X Matlock
Witness T.W. Strickland
M.Y. McBee.
J.H. Moreland.

State of Missouri Probate Court in Vacation
County of Phelps
Be it remembered that on this 22nd day of June A.D. 1872. personally appeared before me the undersigned Wm. W. Southgate clerk of probate court and for the county of Phelps and State of Missouri T.W. Strickland M.Y. McBee and J.H. Moreland the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of William Matlock Jr. and being by me duly sworn depose and say that the said William Matlock, Jr. the testator subscribed the same in their presence and published the said will or instrument in writing as his Last Will that the said testator was at the time of publishing his Last Will that he was of sound mind and over 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 and in the presence of each other at his request as subscribing witnesses thereto.
T.W. Strickland
M.Y. McBee
J.H. Moreland
sworn and subscribed to before me this 22nd day of June.

Wm. W. Southgate
Probate clerk. Phelps Co.
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WILL OF MARY BENTON
Will Book A & B - pages 104 & 105
"In the Name of God Amen"
I Mary Benton of Phelps county in the State of Missouri feeling that I must sooner or later be called from this world and being of sound and deposing mind and being desirous of so arranging my temporal affairs that it may not give my relatives unnecessary trouble or expense to properly settle them. I do hereby make and publish this my Last Will and testament.
1st I resign my body to the grave and my soul to God
2nd I wish all my debts and funeral expenses paid
3rd In order to make a legal distribution of my estate equal and all of children except my son William having no heretofore received the sum of one hundred fifty dollars now then in order to make a distribution equal. I hereby will and bequeath to my beloved grand children Wren, Charlotta and Mansfield Benton they being the children of my said son William the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars to be equally divided amongst. My said grand children.
4th I will and bequeath and direct that my executor shall immediately after my death collected all dues coming to me and that after paying all debts & expenses of administration as well as to pay him or children of William Benton the one hundred and fifty dollars heretofore willed to them shall make an equal distribution of the residue of my said estate that is to say share and share alike between my children and whereas my beloved Catherine who had been inter married with C. Adams is dead and has left Mary E. Lucretia F. Kisiah, J. Adams and L. Adams. her children. I do hereby will and devise to them in person the share of their deceased mother and do hereby direct that their interest be paid to some proper person as their executor and that the same be applied to their sole use and benefit.
5. Whereas I have a bedstead and bedding I desire that the same may not be sold but will and devise that the same may be appraised by some 3 disinterested parties and wish that some one of my children shall take the same at said appraised value in lieu of so much money.
6. Having full confidence in the integrity and capability of Samuel Furry I do hereby appoint him the executor of this my Last Will and Testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 1 day of August A.D. 1874.
J.W. Morris
Riley Britten.
State of Missouri)
County of Phelps) In vacation Probate Court.

Be it remembered that on this 14th day of Sept. 1872 personally appeared before the undersigned clerk of the probate court of said county, Thomas W. Morris, one of the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of Mary Benton deceased and being by me first duly sworn deposes and says that the said Mary Benton testatrix subscribed said will in his presence by making her X mark thereto and published said will and instrument in writing a her Last Will and testament that at the time of making and publishing said will the said Mary Benton was of sound mind and more than twenty-one years of age. that Riley Britton whose name is subscribed thereto as a subscribing witness was also present and that his signature as such subscribing witness is genuine and was affixed thereto in his presence and that the said Riley Brittan has since left the country. The said deponant and the said Riley Britten subscribed the same as witnesses thereto at the request of said testator and in her presence and in the presence of each other.

T.W. Morris.
In witness whereof I Wm. W. Southgate clerk of the probate court of Phelps county in the State of (seal) Missouri have hereto set my hand and affixed the seal of said court this 14th day of September 1872
Wm. W. Southgate.

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WILL OF GEORGE MASER
Will Book A & B - page 106

Know all men by these presents that I George Maser being of sound and desposing mind & memory and knowing the certainty of death and the uncertainty of life and also feeling that I am now so afflicted that I may not recover and be restored to health do make and publish this my Last Will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

1st. I resign my soul and body to its author.

2nd I will that after my death all my just debts shall be paid by my executor.

3rd. that I shall be decently buried.

4th that after my funeral expenses and all just debts are paid that the remainder of my estate shall go to and the title thereof invested in my wife for and during her natural life absolutely and after her death the same shall be & most in my children provided ____ up. it may and does not become necessary for my said wife Barbara Maser to sell the same for the support maintenance and education of my beloved children.

5th I further will and request that after my decease my wife shall due care and use proper diligence to educate support & maintain my said children and rear them in such a manner that they become honorable men and women.

6. I hereby constitute & appoint my wife Barbara Maser executrix of this my Last Will & testament.
Witness my hand & seal this 30th day May 1872

George Maser (seal)
We attest the above & foregoing will by subscribing our names hereto as witnesses in the presence and by the consent and at the request of George Maser. the testator this day & year aforesaid and we further state that we believe the testator of sound & disposing mind & memory.
Chas. Lotsch,
Charles Strobach.

State of Missouri) Probate court.
County of Phelps) Be it remembered that on this 16th day of Sept. 1872. being the first day of the September term of the probate court personally came appeared before me said court Chas. Strobach & Charles Lotch subscribing witnesses to the annexed will & testament of Geo. Maser late of Phelps county deceased and being first duly sworn say that the said Geo. Maser the testator subscribed the said will in our presence & published said will and instrument in writing as his Last Will & testament and at the time of making said will the said Geo. Maser was of sound mind and more than twenty-one years and that said deponants subscribed the same as subscribing witnesses thereto in the presence of said testator at his request and in the presence of each other.

Charles Strobach,
Charlie Lotsch. sworn & subscribed to before me this 16th day Sept. A.D. 1872.

Wm. W. Southgate c.
Filed & recorded September 16th 1872
Wm. W. Southgate.
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WILL OF JOHN A. GRAFF
Will Book A & B - page 107-110

I John A. Graff of the city of New York being of sound and disposing mind and memory and understanding do make, publish and declare this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say.

first. I give devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife Mary A. the use of all my real and personal as long as she shall remain single and unmarried to be applied at her discretion for the support of herself and the maintenance of our children,

2nd. upon the remarriage or decease of my said wife I give devise and bequeath all my said real and personal estate unto my children to wit: John, Alvin, Everett, Mary James H. and Susan to be equally divided between them, share and share alike in case of the decease of any of my said children before the remarriage or decease of my said wife rearing issue surviving I give devise and bequeath the share of him, her or them so dying to such issue and in case of the deceased of any of my said children before the remarriage or death of my said wife, without leaving issue surviving I then give devise and bequeath the share of him, her or them so dying unto my surviving children and the issue of such of my children as my have then died leaving issue such issue to take the share their parent would have taken if living.

Third. The provision in this my will in favor of my said wife Mary A. I declare to be in lieu & satisfaction of her right of dower in my estate.

4th. It is my will that out of each of the respective shares of my said daughter Mary Jane H. & Susan herein above devised I bequeath them my executors hereinafter named invest and keep invested up on Bond and Mortgage of real estate the sum of two thousand dollars and apply the interest accruing therefrom to the use of my said daughters respectively during their respective natural lives and upon their respective deaths to pay & divide the said respective principal sums to and among their respective children surviving them and the issue of such issue to take the share their parent would have taken if living and in case of the decease of any of my said daughters without leaving issue her or them surviving then to pay and divide the said principal sum of the share of her or them dying equally to and among my children that shall then be living and the issue of such issue to take the share their parent would have taken if living.

fifth. Whereas my son Alvin is indebted unto me in the sum of twenty five hundred for monies lent and advanced. It is my will that the share of my estate devised & bequeathed to the said Alvin or to his issue be charged with the repayment of the said sum of twenty five hundred dollars or so much of the principal and interest thereof as May remain unpaid at the time of the remarriage or decease of my said wife Mary A. and that said principal and interest be deducted from the said share of my estate so devised and bequeathed the said Alvin, or his issue.

Sixth. I authorize & empower my executrix & executor hereinafter named and the survivors or survivor of them at any time or times may deem it advisable to sell and dispose of all the real estate which I may die seized at public or private sale in their discretion and upon such sales being made to execute and deliver to the purchase or purchases thereof good & valued deeds of conveyances therefore the proceeds arising from said sales to stand as a substitute of said real estate herein devised and to be subject to the same disposition favor of my said wife & children as if said real estate had not been sold.

Lastly I do nominate, constitute & appoint my said wife Mary A. and my said sons John and Alvin executrix & executors of this my Last Will & Testament and hereby revoking our annulling all other and former wills by me made I declare this & this only to be my Last Will & testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal 31st day Oct. A.D. 1864. John A. Grave (seal)

signed, sealed published & declared by the said John A. Graff the said testator as & for his Last Will & testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence & in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.

Smith Barker,
62 4th St. N.Y. City
Wm. Barker moves anid uedcknto?

State of Missouri)
County of Phelps) Probate Court
In the matter of the Last Will and testament of J.A. Graff

To Hon. Wm. E. Curtis Judge of the Superior Court of the City of New York.

You are hereby authorized & informed to take and to certify the attestation of the subscribing witnesses thereto.
(seal) Witness my hand and the seal of the probate court of Phelps county, Missouri at my office in the court house in Rolla. in the said county this 31st day of July 1872.

Wm. W. Southgate
Probate Clerk

In the matter of proving the Last Will &
Testament of John A. Graff deceased.
Examination of Witnesses is sworn and examined in the above enletter matter.

County of New Cook. to wit:
William Barker of ___ being duly sworn as a witness in the above enlettered matter and examined on behalf of the applicant to prove said will says; I was well aquainted with John A. Graff now deceased. I knew the above named decedent for before his death the subscription of the name of the name of said descendant to the instrument now shown me and offered for probate as his Last Will & testament and bearing date 31st day of Oct 1864 was made at the time in the presence of myself and Smith Barker the other subscribing witnesses at the time of making such subscription, the said decedent declared the said instrument so subscribed by him to be his Last Will and testament and I there upon signed my name as a witness at the end of said instrument, at the request of said decedent and in his presence. The said at the time of so executing said instrument was upward of the age of twenty-one years and of sound mind memory and understanding and not under any restraint or in any respect incompetist to devise real estate, I also saw said Smith Barker the other attesting witness sign his name as a witness at the end of said will and that he did so at the request of said decedent in his presence.

Wm. Barker.
sworn this 3 day of Oct. 1872 before me Wm. E. Curtis Judge (N.Y. (superior court). In the matter of proving the paper (pro pounder as the Last Will and testament of John A. Graff (deceased as a will of real & personal estate.

Execution of witnesses sworn and examined in the above enlettered matter.

County of New York to wit:
Davis G. Crosby of the city of New York being duly sworn as a witness in the above enlettered matter and examined on behalf of the petitioned to prove will says that he was well acquainted with Smith Baker who died about July 1 1872 late of the city of New York deceased and with his manmer and style of hand writing, having often seen him write, and that he verily believes that the signature "Smith Baker" subscribed as a witness to the instrument in writing now produced and shown to deponant purporting to be the Last Will and testament of said deceased, bearing date the 13th of October in the year 1864 is the proper signature of hand writing of the said D.C. Crosby

sworn this 2nd day of October
1872 before me

Wm. E. Curtis
Judge N.Y. Superior Court.
In the matter of providing the paper propounded)
as the Last Will and testament of John A. Graff de-)
ceased as a will of real and personal estate)

Examination of witnesses sworn and examined in the above enlettered Matter.

County of New York to Wit:
William Barker of the city of New York being duly sworn as a witness in the above entitled Matter, and examined on behalf of the petitioned to provided was says that he was well acquainted with John A. Graff. late of the said city of New York and with his manner and style of hand writing having often seen him write and that he verily believes the signature of said John A. Graff deceased subscribed as a witness to the instrument in writing now produced and shown to deponant purporting to be the Last Will and testament of said deceased bearing date 31 day of October in the year 1864. is the proper signature and hand writing of said John A. Graff.

Wm. Barker.
Sworn this 3rd day of Oct. 1872 before me.
Wm. E. Curtis. Judge N.Y. superior
State of New York)
city of N.Y.)

I Thomas Boise clerk. of the Superior Court of the city of New York do hereby certify that William E. Curtis whose name is subscribed to the preceding certificate was at the date of said certificate a judge of the Superior Court of the city of New York duly elected and sworn, and that full faith and credit am? due his official acts and that the signature of said judge to said certificate is genuine and that said court is a court of record.

In testimony whereof I have set my hand & (seal) affixed the seal of said court this 3rd day of Oct. 1872.

Thomas Boise clerk.
Filed, proved & recorded this Oct. 8th 1872
Wm. Southgate.
Dec. term 1872 approved & confirmed
J.G. Hutcheson
Probate J.
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WILL OF SIMON P.G. FURHING
Will Book A & B - page 111 & 112

"In the Name of God Amen"
I, Simon, Phillip, Gustav Fishring of the county of phelps & state of Missouri of the age of forty-four years and being of sound mind and memory do make publish and declare this my Last Will and testament in manner following that is to say

First. I give and bequeath to my wife Agnes Fishring the sum of one hundred dollars. and to my son Charles, Harry August Fishring the sum of one hundred dollars.

second. and I further give and bequeath to my son William Simon Adolph Fishring sum of one hundred dollars. I give and bequeath to my wife Agnes Fishring all of my real and personal estate to have and to hold the same so long as she may remain my widow.

Third. Should my wife Agnes Fishring contract marriage again it is my will that she only receive one third of my real estate and four hundred dollars of my personal property as a Dower and further stipulate that the remaining two thirds of my real estate shall be rented and the income thereof be applied to the rearing and education of my sons and also part of the income of my personal estate if it should be required.
fourth In case my wife should marry again it is my will that the whole of my real estate shall be divided between my two sons when they are twenty-one years of age the division to be made as follows the real estate is situated in Phelps County it being the East half of lot three and the east half of Lot four and the East half of Lot No. five of the North East quarter of sec. four township Thirty nine. range six West, the same to be divided east and west so that one of my sons has the north half and the other South half. I further own the East half of Lot five of the North West quarter of section four township Thirty nine and range six west and also forty acres in section three, township thirty nine, range six the same to be divided equally between my two sons. The dower of the widow to be taken from each heirs interest equally.
fifth. neither of my sons shall have the right to sell or convey their right to the above devised estate before they become twenty-five years old.

sixth If both my sons should die it is my will that the whole of my real estate be sold and the proceeds together with the proceed of my real estate be sold and the proceeds of my personal estate be divided between my brothers and sisters or their heirs and between my wifes brothers and sisters or their heirs equally, should the Land be sold it is my will that one acre (it being a grave yard) be excepted.

I herewith appoint M.W. Kinsey of Maries County my sole executor of this my Last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the eight day of October 1872.

Simon Phillip Gustav Fishring (seal)

The above instrument, consisting of one sheet. was at the date thereof signed, sealed, published & declared by the said Simon Phillip Gustav Fishring as and for his Last Will and testament in presence of us, who, at his request and in his presence and 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 witnesses thereto.
A.B. Sweetin of Phelps Co. (seal)
Wm. L. Anderson of Crawford Co. (seal)

State of Missouri
County of Phelps Probate Court in vacation.

Be it remembered that on this 12th day of Nov. A.D. 1872 personally appeared before me Wm. W. Southgate clerk of the probate court of Phelps County and State of Missouri, A.B. Sweeten and Wm. L. Anderson the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of Simon P.G. Fishring Deceased and being by me duly and severally sworn, depose and say that the testator Simon P.G. Fishring (deceased) subscribed the same in the presence and published the said will testament and instrument in writing consisting of one sheet as his Last Will and testament. That he the said testator was at the time of publishing his said Last Will and testament 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 and in the presence of each other at his request as subscribing witnesses thereto.
A.B. Sweeten
Wm. L. Anderson

sworn and subscribed to before
me this 12th day of November 1872.

Wm. W. Southgate
(seal). Filed and proved, recorded this 12th day Nov. 1872 clerk.
Wm. W. Southgate
clerk.
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WILL OF ROBERT P. FAULKNER
Will book A & B - page 113-115

I, Robert P. Faulkner of Phelps County Missouri being of sound mind and deposing memory do make and constitute this my Last Will and testament.

1. It is my will that my funeral expenses and all of my individual debts, be paid as soon as the necessary funds for that purpose shall come into the hands of my executor.

2. I hereby empower and direct my executors to sell all the real estate of which I may die seized wherever situated upon the following terms and conditions viz: twenty five per cent of the purchase money to be paid at the time of purchase & sale the remainder to be paid in Three equal annual payments bearing eight per cent interest per annum and secured in such a manner as to insure their payment, by deed of Trust on the real estate sold or personal security or both when thought to be necessary in no case shall my executors deliver a deed to any of my real estate until such security is given.

3. It is my will that all my personal property except the specific portion thereof herein after special disposed of be sold at such time and in such manner and upon such manner and upon such times as shall be deemed most advantageous to my estate by my executors.

4. I devise and bequeath to each of my seven children to:wit James D. Faulkner, Mary R. Livesay, William Charles, Anna Laura, Millard Fillmore, Frank Gay and Maggie Elizabeth Faulkner Five thousand dollars, and in addition to the above, I give, divise and bequeath to my daughter Mary D. Livesay in consideration of her attention and kindness to me in my sickness, my set of bed room furniture and the bedding thereto belonging, and also one piano now in my dwelling house which she is to take however at the price of four hundred dollars. to be deducted from her distribution share of my estate and to Wm. C. Faulkner I will and bequeath my gold watch and chain to charged to him at the price and sum of seventy five dollars. and to Anna Laura Faulkner I will and bequeath the gold watch and chain worn formally by her mother to be charged to her at the price and sum of seventy-five dollars and to Anna Laura, Millard Fillmore, Frank. Guy and Maggie Elizabeth Faulkner I give devise & bequeath the sum of five hundred dollars each in addition to the specific legacies of Five thousand dollars each for the purpose of aiding in their more thourough education.

5. It is my will and I so direct after the payment of all my debts, funeral expenses, the above and foregoing specific legacies and bequest and expenses of administration of my estate that whatever May remain of my estate be equally divide between my seven children.

6. It is my will and I hereby direct my executors and their successors or successor to invest the shares and legacies of my minor children William Charles, Anna Laura, Millard Fillmore, Frank Guy and Maggie Elizabeth. in such security as shall be most profitable and secure to my said children and to spend no more of the interest arising from such investments than shall be necessary for the proper maintanance and education of the said children and to invest all surplus of interest from time to time in such manner as shall be secured and profitable and I hereby direct that no part of the principal or accumulated interest above referred to be paid to William Charles, Millard Filmore or Frank Guy Faulkner until each shall arrive at the age of twenty-four years and that the share of each be paid when he arrives at the age of twenty-four years and that no part of the principal accumulated interest above referred to which shall come to the shares of Anna Laura or Maggie Elizabeth Faulkner to be paid over to either of them until she shall have arrived at the age of twenty-one years.

7. That my afore five minor children be supported and maintained and properly educated from the interest arisen upon their respective legacies and distribution shares of my estate and from the other provisions herein made for them for their purpose.

8. I hereby constitute and appoint James D. Faulkner an. Charles C. Bland my executors to carry out the provisions of this will.

In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and this 20th day of November 1872.

R.P. Faulkner (seal)
We attest the foregoing and above will by subscribing our names thereto as witnesses in the presence of Robert P. Faulkner the testator this 20th day of November 1872.
Alexander Demuth
William E. Glenn.

State of Missouri)
County of Phelps) In vacation of the Probate Court.
Be it remembered that on the 3rd day of January 1873. personally appeared before me the undersigned. Wm. W. Southgate clerk of the Probate Court of the county and state aforesaid Alexander Dermuth and W.E. Glenn the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of R.P. Faulkner and being by me first duly sworn depose and say that the said R.P. Faulkner the testator declared in there presence that he had subscribed the same and published the said will or instrument in writing as his Last Will 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.
Alexander Dermuth
Wm. E. Glenn.
(seal) In witness whereof I Wm. W. Southgate clerk of the probate court aforesaid have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said court at office this 3rd day of January 1873.

Wm. W. Southgate clerk.
filed, prove & recorded 5th day of January 1873.
W.W. Southgate.

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WILL OF WILLIAM W. SHOCKLEY

Will Book A & B - pages 116-117

I William W. Shockley of the county of Phelps in the State of Missouri being in feeble health but of sound mind do make this my Last Will and testament.

First. I give to my two sons Hiram and Josiah G. Shockley and my two daughters Mabala Carroll and Nellie C. Ford each the sum of one dollar.

Second I give to my wife Martha Shockley during her natural life the homestead upon which I now reside and at the death of my said wife I wish the sum to be equally divided between my six children named as follows, John W. George W. Robert L. Larua Rachel O and Oliva Shockley. I give o my three sons John W. George W. and Robert L. my two mules

Fourth. I give to my wife all my other live stock not herein desposed of to-gether with my wagon and implements.

Fifth. I wish my executor to collect all monies due me and pay all my debts and dispose of my black smith tools and carpenter tools and with the same to see that my minor children are properly raised and educated and what ever overplus there may be after rearing and educating the said children to be equally divided between my six children named in the second item of this will.

sixth. I wish my household furniture to be legally divided one half to be given to my wife and the other half to be given to my wife (sic)and the other half to my sons John W. George W. and Robert L..

seventh. Reposing, confidence in the fidelity and capacity of John A. Sally. I do hereby appoint him the said John A. Sally executor of this my Last Will and testament.

In testimony whereof I have hereto subscribed my name and affixed my seal this 25th day of December 1872.

In testimony whereof I have subscribed my name and affixed my seal this 25th day of Dec. 1872. (Guess the transcriber put this in twice as in some other places)

William W. X Shockley (seal)
signed and sealed in our presence the day & year aforesaid.
Attest T.C. Harrison
Elisha Spradling
Hosea B. Page

State of Missouri)
County of Phelps) In Probate Court. In vacation.
Be it remembered that on this 12th day of March 1873 personally appeared before me Wm. W. Southgate clerk of the Probate Court of Phelps County and State of Missouri Elisha Spradling and Hosea B. Page the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of Wm. W. Shockley deceased and being by me duly sworn, say that the testator Wm. W. Shockley deceased, subscribed the same in their presence. and published and declared the said will or instrument in writing to be his Last Will and testament, that he the said testator was at the time of publishing his said Last Will and testament of sound mind and memory and more than twenty-one years of age and that they attested the execution of said will by subscribing their names to the same in the presence of said testator at his request as subscribing witnesses thereto.

Elisha Spradling
Hosea B. Page
Sworn and subscribed to before me this 12th day of March 1873.

Wm. W. Southgate.
Probate Clerk.
Filed, proved and recorded)
this 12th day of March 1873)
Wm. W. Southgate.
Clerk.
approved and confirmed.
J.G. Hutcheson
Probate Judge.

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WILL OF ELIZABETH MATILDIA BUCKALEU
Will Book A & B - page 118

Know all men by these presents, that I, Elizabeth Matilda Buckleu of the city of Rolla and county of Phelps in the State of Missouri being of sound mind and memory and mindful of the uncertainty of Life and desirous of disposing of my worldly affairs do make, execute and publish my Last Will and testament as follows: I will and bequeath to my daughter Mary E. Pewitt one bed. I will and bequeath to my daughter Mahala Pulian all the personal property of which I may die seized except the bed above mentioned and bequeath to Mary E. Pewitt and hereby willing, devising and bequeathing to the said Mahala Pullien the undivided one half of lot number thirty six (36) in Block two (2) in James addition to Rolla in Phelps county Missouri and all other real estate of which I may die seized, Hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 11th day of August A.D. 1873.

Elizabeth Matilda X Buckaleu (seal)
signed, seal and published by the above named Elizabeth M. Buckaleu as her Last Will & Testament in our presence who at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other hereto have signed our names as subscribing witnesses.
T.S. Huckins.
Wm. F. Yost.

State of Missouri) In Probate Court In vacation.
County of Phelps) Be it remembered that on this 10th day of March 1874 personally appeared before me Wm. W. Southgate, clerk of the Probate Court in and for the county of Phelps F.S. Huckins and W.F. Yost the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of Elizabeth Mahala Buckleu deceased and being by me duly severally sworn depose and say that the Testatrix Elizabeth Mahala Buckaleu deceased subscribed the same in their presence and published the said will and testament in writing as her Last Will & Testament that she the said Elizabeth Mahala Buckleu was at the time of subscribing and publishing the same of sound mind and memory and now more than twenty-one years of age. and that they the said deponants attested the said will as witnesses thereto by subscribing there names to the same in her presence and in the presence of each other at her request as subscribing witnesses thereto. F.S. Huckins, W.F. Yost. Sworn and Subscribed to before me this 10th day of March 1874. Wm. W. Southgate. Probate Clerk, Phelps Co. Mo.

Filed & recorded this 10th day of March 1874.

Wm. W. Southgate, clerk.
approved and confirmed.
J.G. Hutchenson
Probate Judge.
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WILL OF BENJAMIN WISHON
Will Book A & B - pages 119-125

"In the Name of God Amen"
I, Benjamin Wishon of the county of Phelps and State of Missouri being of sound and disposing mind and memory and being desirous of arranging my temporal affairs so far as is possible in my life time do hereby make and publish this my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former wills and codicils by me made and declare in manner and form following that is to say.

First I cheerfully resign my soul to God, and my body to the dust."

Second. I desire my debts and funeral expenses maybe paid by my executor hereinafter named as soon as may be after my decease.

Third. I direct that all perishable property and all personal property belonging to me at my decease, except such as herein mentioned as special bequest likely to decrease or diminish in value be as may be after my decease sold by my said executor and convert into money.

Fourth. I give and bequeath to each of my sons Napoleon B. and William C. a bed, and to my daughter Laura Ellen a bed, a bedstead and bedding therefore.

Fifth. I give and bequeath to my Son. B. Franklin Wishon my shot gun and rigging

Sixth. The children and heirs of my former wife Nancy Wishon to.wit: the children and heirs of Jane Sullivan deceased, and Elizabeth Sullivan and Lucinda Wilkins having hereto fore elected and received their full share and interest out of my estate as my heirs and the heirs of my former wife Nancy and having at the same time executed and delivered to me an acquittance and general release from all further liabilities and expectations on their part and on the part of their heirs to any and all further interested in my estate during my lifetime or after my decease and which said settlement seeming just and equitable, I will and direct that they the said children of my first wife Nancy and their heirs and the heirs of each and all of them shall receive nothing further from my estate, personal real or mixed.

Seventh I will and bequeath to my children as herein after named to.wit; to my son Francis M. Wishon, my son B. Frank Wishon, my daughters Louisa D. Burley wife of E.W. Burley. my daughter Elizabeth J. Michell wife of J.C. Michell. my daughter Martha M. Creusbaner. wife of Charles Creusbaner, my son Napoleon B. Wishon my son. William E. Wishon and my daughter Laura Ellin all my personal estate of what soever nature and kind after the payment of my debts and the Legacies herein named share and share alike.

It is provided however that all advances that I may make or have notes or accounts at the time of my of my decease shall deduct from and be accounted for as a part of the share of the respective child against whom such notes or accounts, may stand. It is further provided that, as I have advance to my son Francis M. Wishon the sum of one Thousand dollars in a tract of land in Section eleven, Township Thirty seven, Range seven West. and improvements thereon, said sum of one thousand dollars shall be charged to him the said Francis M. as a portion of his distribution share in the above bequest.

It is further provided, that, as I have advanced to my daughter Louisa D. Burley one thousand dollars in a Tract of Land known as the South West qr. of Section tree in Township Thirty seven, range seven West in the county of Phelps, said sum of one thousand dollars shall be charged to her the said Louisa D. as a portion of her distributive share in the above bequest. It is further provided and directed that the share of each of my daughter Louisa D. Burley, Martha M. Creusban and Laura Ellen Wishon is bequeathed to each for their and each of their own sole and separate use from the debts engagements and control of any husband whom either of my said daughters has or may have and to be with out power of anticipation and all payments to be made by my executor here inafter named or any administrator or executor hereinafter to be made personally to each and on her receipt therefore subscribed by her own proper hand or and not before the time of each payment.

Eighth I will and bequeath to my son B. Frank Wishon, as Trustee in trust for the use and benefit of my Grandson Charles H. Wishon, son of Alexander Wishon (deceased) the sum of Fifteen hundred dollars. ($1500) to be held by him in trust for the education, support, maintenance of my said grandson hereby enjoining upon my said son the careful and proper management and expenditure of said sum for the benefit of my grandson and to account to him for such balance as may remain in his hands as trustee and guardian when at the time my said grandson shall arrive at the full age of Twenty one years. It is provided however that such sums as I have advanced during my lifetime for the support, education and maintenance of my decease shall be deducted from said sum of fifteen hundred dollars or be considered as an advancement of a portion of the bequest.

Nineth I will, give and devise & bequeath to my four sons that is to say, to Francis M. Wishon, B. Frank Wishon, Napoleon B. Wishon and William C. Wishon, to them and to the survivor or survivors of such of them as shall die without issue all the following described real Estate situated in the county of Phelps and State of Missouri to wit: all of section (35) thirty five. Also the North East qr. and the North half of the South East qr. of section thirty-four and also the South East qr. of section twenty-seven (27) all in Township Thirty-eight, range seven. West and containing in all one thousand and forty (1040) acres of Land, reserving and expecting however therefrom Two acres of in section thirty-four (34) Known as the Little Prairie Burying ground which said burying ground is by this my Last Will and Testament forever reserved and conveyed to the heirs of my body in fee however to be used as a burying ground and I hereby direct that that portion used as a family burying ground. now enclosed with palings. be enclosed with suitable stone or brick wall and paid by my execution out of my estate.

It is my desire to keep what is known as the old homestead above described, together, in the family and in the family name, and it is provided that if any of my sons above named die without issue the share or shares of such son or sons. shall go to and be vested in the survivor or survivors and in case either of my sons above named having children should die before the time of my decease the share of such son in said, real estate shall go to and be vested in such child or children of said son or sons as may survive at the time of my decease. and it is further provided and in order that I may effect what seems to me fair and equitable division of my estate among my children and in as much as the Land above bequeath are much more valuable than the Lands hereinafter bequeathed to my daughters, I hereby direct and require as a condition of the foregoing bequest that my said four sons there in named shall pay to my said executor the sum of Two Thousand Dollars which said sum of Two thousand dollars shall upon the settlement of my estate be paid by my said executor to my daughters Louisa D. Burley, Elizabeth J. Michell, Martha M. Creusbaner and Laura Ellen Wishon share and share alike subject to the same Limitations and restrictions, mentioned in the personal bequest herein before contained to be paid to them personally for their own sole and separate use.

Tenth. I will, give devise and bequeath to my four daughters, that is to say Louisa D. Burley wife of E.W. Burley, Elizabeth J. Michell wife of J.C. Michell Martha M. Creusbaner, wife of C. Creusbaner and Laura Ellen Wishon to them and to the survivor or survivors of such of them as shall die without issue all the following described real estate situated in the county of Phelps to wit: The East half of the North East qr. of Section thirty-three and the South half of the North West quarter of section thirty-four in Township thirty eight range seven (7) West. also South West quarter of the South West quarter of section two (2) and the East half of the south East qr. Lot one (1) in the North West qr. and the East half of Lot two (2) in the North West qr. of section three (3) in Township thirty seven (37) range seven (7) West. to have and to hold the same for them and their and ___ of their own sole and separate use and benefit free from the debts liabilities, agreements or contract or contract and control of any they are either of them has or may have.

Eleventh. I will and direct that my said executor as soon as may be after my decease sell and convey to the purchaser or purchasers, upon such terms as may seem to him the best interest of my estate all the following described real estate situated in the county of Phelps to wit: Lot no. six (6) in block. seven (7) in the town of St. James, also all the following described real estate situated in the county of Texas to wit: West half of Lot two (2) in the North West quarter of Section five (5) in Township thirty-two (32) range eight West. also the east half of the South East quarters of section thirty-one (31) The West half of the South West qr. and the North east quarter of the South West quarter of section thirty two (32) in township thirty three (33) range eight (8) and also the undivided one half of the North east qr. of the South West qr. South east qr. of the North West qr. and the North West qr. of the North East quarter of Section Twenty-five (25) Township thirty three (33). range nine (9) West and all other real estate of which I may be seized at the time of my decease except such as is herein specifically bequeathed to my sons and daughters as herein before recited hereby willing and bequeathing to my said children. F.M. Wishon, Louisa D. Burley, Elizabeth J. Michell, Martha M. Creusbaner, Napoleon B. Wishon, William C. Wishon and Laura Ellen Wishon the entire proceeds of such sales of real estate share and share alike and it is provided and directed that the respective shares of my daughters Louisa D. Burley Martha M. Creusbaner and Laura Ellen Wishon shall be subject to the same Limitations mentioned in my bequest of my personal estate and paid by my executor as therein named upon their respective receipts signed by there own hand and are to be for their and each of their sole and separate use and benefit free from the debts liabilities and control of any husband either of them has or may have.

Twelfth I will and bequeath to Marian Clark for and in consideration of her faithfulness as my house keeper for the Last ten years past and as an incentive to her for future faithfulness and upon condition that she remain with me until my death as my house keeper and in addition to her regular wages paid her as such housekeeper her bedstead and feather bed and five hundred dollars in money.

Lastly I do nominate constitute and appoint my son B. Frank Wishon sole executor of this my Last Will and testament recommending that he call to his assistance in his absence and at such times as he may deem advisable my son Francis M. Wishon.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 31st of October A.D. 1872,

Benjamin Wishon (seal)
signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Benjamin Wishon the said testator as and for his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other hereto subscribed our names as witnesses.
J.R. Bowman
George W. Martin
A. Emory

State of Missouri)
County of Phelps) In Probate court. In vacation.
Be it remembered that on this 13th day of March 1874 personally appeared before me Wm. W. Southgate clerk of county of Phelps, George W. Martin, J.R. Bowman, and Azaro Emory the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of Benjamin Wishon deceased and being by me duly and severally sworn depose and say that the Testator Benjamin Wishon deceased and being by me duly subscribed the same in their presence and published the said will testament and instrument in writing as his Last Will and testament. that he the said testator Benjamin Wishon was at the time of publishing his said Last Will and testament of sound mind and memory and more than twenty-one years of age and that they the said deponants attested the said will as witnexxes by subscribing their names to the same in the presence of said testator and in the presence of each other and at the his request as subscribing witnesses thereto.
George W. Martin
J.R. Bowman
A. Emory

Sworn and subscribed to before me this 13th day of March A.D. 1874.
Filed proved and recorded this)
13 day of March 1874)

Wm. W. Southgate clk.
approved and confirmed this 17th day of March A.D. 1874.
J. G. Hutcheson
probate judge.

Codicil of Benjamin Wishon
I Benjamin Wishon of the county of Phelps and State of Missouri do make this my codicil hereby confirming my Last Will made on the 31st day of October 1872 so far as this codicil is consistent therewith.

Whereas my daughter Laura Ellen Wishon persist contary to my advice and the advice of her friend and relative in associating and keeping company with one Benjamin H. Newman, now in case my said daughter Laura Ellen Wishon shall at any time mary the said Benjamin H. Newman or any jew or person of jewish decent and faith, I do by this my codicil hereby revoke and annul all provisions and bequests to her my said daughter Laura Ellen Wishon in my Last Will contained except the bequest in the fourth article in said will contained and hereby give, devise and bequest to her such sum or sums as I have advanced to her or may hereafter make to her in my Life time only.

In case my said Laura Ellen Wishon shall at any time marry the said B.H. Newman or any jew or person of jewish decent and faith I do by this my codicil give, devise and bequeath the share and interest in my estate both real and personal. which she would other wise take and my Last Will to my children as follows, to Francis M. B. Frank, Napoleon B. & William C. Wishon, Louisa D. Burley, Elizabeth J. Michell and Martha M. Creusbaner share and share alike each of said share to be subject to the same conditions limitations and restrictions as in the bequest in my Last Will contained.

In testimony whereof I have signed, sealed, published and declared this instrument as my codicil at Little Prairie in Phelps county Missouri this 10th day January A.D. 1874.

Benjamin Wishon (seal)
The said Benjamin Wishon at Little Prairie Phelps Co. Missouri on said 10th day of January A.D. 1874 signed and seald this instrument and published and declared the same as and for his codicil to his Last Will and are at his request and in his presence declared the same as and for his codicil to his Last Will and we are at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have here unto written our names as subscribing witnesses.
A. Emory
George W. Martin

State of Missouri)
county of ) In probate court In vacation.
Be it remembered that on this 13th day of March 1874 personally appeared before me Wm. W. Southgate clerk of the probate court in and for said county of phelps Azoro Emory and George W. Martin the subscribing witnesses to the annexed codicil to the annexed will of Benjamin Wishon deceased and being by me duly and severally sworn depose and say that the Testator Benjamin Wishon deceased subscribed the same in their presence and published the said codicil and instrument in writing as his codicil to his Last Will and testament that he the said Benjamin Wishon was at the time of publishing his said codicil of sound mind and memory and more than 21 years of age and that they the said deponants attested the said codicil as witnesses thereto by subscribing their names to the same in the presence of said Benjamin Wishon and in the presence of each other and at his request as subscribing witnesses.
George W. Martin
A. Emory.
sworn & subscribed to before me this 13th day of March A.D. 1874.

Wm. W. Southgate, clerk

Filed and recorded this)
13th day of March 1874)

Wm. W. Southgate, clerk
approved and confirmed this 17th day of March A.D. 1874.
J.G. Hutcheson J. of P.
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WILL OF GEORGE HOCHSTADTER
Will Book A & B - pages 126 & 127

I, George Hochstadter of Spring Creek township in the county of Phelps and State of Missouri, being of sound mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory live do therefore make, ordain, publish, declare this to be my Last Will and testament that is to say.

First. After all my lawful debts are paid and discharged the residue of my estate real and personal, I give, bequeath and dispose of as follows, to wit: to my beloved child Barbara Hochstadler the Land and appurtenances situated thereon known and described as the Hochstadter Homestead lying in Spring Creek Township in the county of Phelps and State of Missouri also the monies which is in notes three hundred and forty dollars and that all the stock be sold on the farm To my sister Barbara Hochstadter cash thirty-five dollars and to Catherine Hochstadter cash thirty five dollars. and if my beloved child Barbara Hochstadter should die before majority or 18 years old that the above written will be disposed of as follows that all will be bequeathed to my sister Barbara Hochstadter or her child Catherine Hochstadter. I make, constitute and appoint John Weiland Reudi to be my executor of this my Last Will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal this 2nd day of February in the year of Our Lord 1874. George Hochstadter. The above written instrument was subscribed by the said George Hochstadter in our presence and knowledge by his to each of us and he at the said time published and declared the above instrument subscribed to be his Last Will and testament and we at the testators request and in his presence have signed our name and our respective places of residence.
John Weiland Ruedi, Spring Creek t.p.
Matthias Woolf Spring creek t.s. Phelps co.
Missouri
Luidwig Battemeier Spring Creek.
township Phelps co. Missouri

State of Missouri)
County of Phelps) In vacation In Probate court.
Be it remembered that on this 4th day of June A.D. 1874 personally appeared before me Wm. W. Southgate, clerk. of the probate court of Phelps county and State of Missouri Matthias Wolf and Ludwig Battemeier the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of Geo. Hochstadter deceased and being by me duly sworn depose and say that the Testator George Hochstadter subscribed the same in their presence and published the said will and instrument in writing consisting of one sheet as his Last Will and testament, that he the said testator was at the time of publishing his said Last Will of sound mind and more than twenty one years of age and that they the said deponants attested the said will as subscribing witnesses at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other by subscribing their names to the same.
Matthias Wolf.
Ludwig Battemeier

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 4th day of June A.D. 1874.

Wm. W. Southgate.
clerk.
Filed, proved and recorded June 11 1874
Wm. W. Southgate.
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WILL OF ISOME MATLOCK
Will Book A & B - pages 128 & 129

I, Isome Matlock of the county of Phelps in the State of Missouri knowing that by course of nature, I cannot live longer being now in my seventy fifth year But being blessed by Kind providence with good health at this time and not knowing at what time I maybe summoned in the presence of my Maker, and feeling desirous of desposing of my worldly affairs while I have the ability so to do. I do therefore publish this my Last Will and testament as follows.

First. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Nancy after my death all my personal property and real estate to hold and enjoy during her natural life should she survive me at her death I give and bequeath to my youngest son David Boon Matlock. the following described real estate lying & being situated in the county of Phelps and State of Missouri to wit: The West half of the North West quarter of section No. twelve township thirty eight range seven West to-gether with all the improvements and appurtenances thereto belonging or in any wise appertaining thereto.

Second. I desire that at my death should I survive my wife if not at her the said Nancy Matlock's death, all my personal property to be sold and after paying my debts and expenses of sale and funeral expenses out of the proceeds arising from the sale thereof that the remainder be equally divided between my beloved children John Matlock, Wm. Matlock, Elizabeth Coffman, Jesse Matlock Thos, Matlock, James Matlock and David B. Matlock to share and share alike and for the purpose of executing the provisions of the foregoing will. I do appoint my son John Matlock executor of this my Last Will and testament Given under my hand and seal this 7th day of August A.D. 1858.

Isome Matlock.
Done in the presence of
B. Wishon
F.M. Wishon
Lyle Singleton who were called on as witnesses by the said Isome Matlock deceased Late of Phelps county.

Examination of witnesses.
F.M. Wishon being duly sworn as a witness in the above entitled matter says that he is one of the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of Isome Matlock deceased that the said testator subscribed the same in his presence and in the presence of Benjamine Wishon since deceased and Lyle Singleton who now resides in the county of Shannon in this State and declared in their presence and mine that he had subscribed the same and published said will or instrument in writing as his Last Will that at the time of publishing the will the said testator was of sound mind and over twenty one years of age and that he the said Benjamine Wishon and Lyle Singleton subscribed said will in the presence of said testator and at his request as subscribing witnesses thereto. He further says that the signatures of said Benjamine Wishon and Lyle Singleton appended to said will as subscribing witnesses are their genuine signatures.
F. M. Wishon
subscribed and sworn to before me this 22nd day of December 1874

Wm. W. Southgate.
Filed and recorded December 22nd A.D. 1874.
Wm. W. Southgate
clerk.
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WILL OF THOS. H. SMITH
Will Book A & B - page 130

I Thomas H. Smith of Phelps county Missouri hereby make and constitute the following: My Last Will and testament. It is my will that after the payment of my funeral expenses all my property both personal and real accosts, notes and other choses in action go to my wife Mary E. Smith as her sole and separate property.

It is also my will that the surviving members of the former firm of J.L. Smith T.E. Dyer and T.H. Smith proceed to firm of to collect and settle up the unsettled business of said firm and account to my wife Mary E. Smith, for whatever may be collected and settle up the unsettled business of said firm and account to my wife Mary E. Smith for whatever may be collected and found due to me of the debbs due to said firm. It is also my will that the surviving members of the firm of Jos. Smith T.E. Dyer and T.H. Smith proceed to collect and settle up the unfinished business of said firm and pay to my wife Mary E. Smith whatever maybe collected and found due to me. I hereby appoint my wife Mary E. Smith executrix of this my Last will and testament. Witness my hand and seal this 26th day of February 1875.

T.H. Smith (seal).
we attest the above and forgoing will as witnesses in the presence of the Testator Thos. H. Smith W.F Yost. James L. Smith.

State of Missouri)
County of Phelps) In Probate court in vacation
Be it remembered that on this 17th day of March A.D. 1875 personally appeared before me L.F. Parker clerk of the Probate court in and for said county of Phelps W.F. Yost and James L. Smith the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of Thomas H. Smith dec. and being by me duly sworn, depose and say that the testator Thos. H. Smith dec. subscribed the same in their presence and published said will as his Last Will and testament That he the said Thomas H. Smith was at the time of publishing his said will of sound mind and memory and more than twenty one years of age and that they the said deponents attested the said will as witnesses thereto by subscribing their names to the same in the presence of said Thos. H. Smith and in the presence of each other and at his request as subscribing witnesses thereto. W.F. Yost, James L. Smith. sworn to & subscribed before me this 17th day of March 1875

(seal) L.F. Parker Probate clrk.
Filed recorded this 17th day of March 1875
L. F. Parker clerk.
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WILL OF MATHEW COMMINS
Will Book A & B - pages 131 & 132

"In the Name of God Amen"
I Mathew Commins of the town of Rolla county of Phelps 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 are paid and discharged the residue of My estate Real and personal I give bequeath and dispose of as follows "to wit" To my beloved wife forty acres of Land including mansion and other improvements thereto belonging together with all the present crops on the whole tract of Land. I also will and bequeath the one black cow and calf and one two year old spotted heifer; one spotted muley heifer 2 years old also ten head of hogs, one sorrel mare 4 years old, also old house and kitchen furniture (exception one feather bed) to have and to hold during her natural life and after death to be equally divided among my heirs. I give, bequeath and devise all the rest residue and remainder of my real and personal estate to my three children equally divided between them share and share alike.

In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal this 12th day of June 1875

Mathew Commins (seal)
The Above written instrument was subscribed by the said Mathews Commins in our presence and acknowledged by him to each of us and he 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 and written opposite our names our respective place of residence.
H. W. Roach Rolla Phelps County Mo.
John Curtis Rolla Phelps County Mo.

State of Missouri)
County of Phelps) s.s.
Be it remembered that on the 28th day of December 1895 personally appeared before me the undersigned Judge of Probate in and for the county and state aforesaid H. W. Roach and John Curtis subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of Mathew Commins and being by me first duly sworn depose and says that the said Mathew Comins the testator subscribed the same by making his mark in their presence and published the will or instrument of writing as his Last Will, and 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 deponents attested the said will as witnesses thereto by subscribing their names to the same in presence of said testator and of each other.
H. W. Roach
John Curtis

In witness whereof I James R. Bowman Judge of probate in and for Phelps county Missouri have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal of office- Done at office in the city of Rolla county of Phelps & State of Missouri this 28th day of Dec. A.D. 1875

Jas. C. Bowman Judge of Probate. (Seal)
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WILL OF HENRY CLEINO
Will Book A & B - pages 132 & 133

"In the Name of God Amen"
I Henry Cleino, being of sound mind and disposing memory and knowing the uncertainty of life and the certainty of Death do make and publish this my Last Will and testament.

First. I will that all my just debts be fully paid off and discharged and that after my death that I be buried in the manner usual in civilized countries.

Second. I will that all my Land except the home place on which I was residing be sold either on time or best.

Third. The notes, mortgages, accounts and deeds of Trust due me I desire collected as soon as possible and used in the payment of all just demands against my estate.

Fourth. I will that my wife and my three children share equally in the net proceeds of my Estate, but the part realized and due to each child on distribution, after all my debts are paid, shall be taken charge of by my executor and Loaned out on good security and the interest thereof to be applied in judgment for their schooling, rearing and general support, if it may be necessary to so expend it, if not the interest so collected shall also be loaned as aforesaid.

Fifth. I will that my personal property except four choice horses, 2 wagons, 1 buggy 3 cows, all the farming utensils and all the household and kitchen furniture shall be sold after an inventory of the same has been made-The property expected to be taken and held absolutely by my wife. she shall retain all the crops of this season necessary for the family support and to make her crop for the next year and the rest to be sold.

sixth. If my wife should again marry she shall retain the same place during her natural life and at her death the property to go to our children.

seventh. I am anxious that my Little children be well educated and reared in a manner to make them useful and honorable members of society when they become men and women, and I desire that my wife during her natural life shall govern and control them.

I hereby constitute and appoint Charles Strobach executor of this my Last Will and testament, hereby at the same time revoking all other wills by me made.

Henry Cleino

we attest the above will by subscribing our names hereto as witnesses in the presence of Henry Cleino the testator. this the 30th day of July 1873.
Charles Totsch
Wm. Heller Jr.

State of Missouri) s.s.
County of Phelps) Be it remembered that on this 19th day of September A.D. 1876 personally appeared before me L.F. Parker, clerk of the probate court in and for the county aforesaid, Charles Totsch and Wm. Heller Jr. the subscribing witnesses, to the annexed will of Henry Cleino (dec) and being by me duly sworn depose and say that the testator Henry Cleino deceased subscribed the same in their presence and published the same as his Last Will and testament. That he the said Henry Cleino was at the time of publishing his said will of sound mind and memory and more than twenty one years of age and that they the said deponents attested the said will as witnesses thereto by subscribing their names to the same in the presence of said Henry Cleino and in the presence of each other and at the request of his as subscribing witnesses thereto. Charles Totsch, Wm. Heller Jr.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 9th day of september A.D. 1876.

Legal Seal L.F. Parker
Clerk of Probate Court.
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WILL OF CHRISTOPHER RYNEARSON
Will Book A & B - pages 156-157

I, Christopher Rynearson being of sound mind and of lawful age and at times weak of body and well knowing the uncertainty of life do on this 30th day of May in the year of Our Lord 1880 make this my Last Will and testament. My body to the dust from whence it came my soul or spirit to God who gave.
I will and bequeath to my beloved daughter Susan Elizabeth Mitchell all my real estate that is to say Lot 1 and West half of lot two and East half of lot 3 NW fourth and South one half of East one half of lot four North West one fourth Section four Township thirty four range eight West. To have and to hold during her natural life and to her legal heirs.

I will and bequeath to each Margaret Mace, Mary Fore and Susan Elizabeth Mitchell one bed and bedding.

I will and bequeath to Charles Brewer one horse, saddle and bridle one bed stead one bed and bedding when he shall have become twenty one years and then all the balance of my personal property after paying my funeral expenses and all my just debts to be equally divided between my step children to wit: Elias D. Kitchen, William A. Kitchen Conrad Kitchen Margaret Mace and Mary Fore and I appoint William A. Kitchen my executor to carry out this will. In the name of God Amen. signed and sealed this day and year above written.

signed Christopher Rynearson.
Executed and declared to be the last will and testament of the above named Christopher Rynearson in our presence who at his request have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
F. M. Lenox
S.F. Arthur.

State of Missouri)
County of Phelps) In probate court.
Be it remembered that on the 17th day of August A.D. 1836 (sic) personally appeared before me W.W. Southgate Probate judge of the Probate court of Phelps county aforesaid F.M. Lenox one of the subscribing witnesses to the Last Will of Christopher Rynearson deceased and being by me first duly sworn depose says that the annexed is a true copy in substance of said original (which has been mis laid or lost) that he wrote for said deceased.
Said original will according to his direction and dictation and have read the same to said deceased before he executed the same and since the same was executed and know that the annexed copy is in substance an exact copy of the same, reciting all the provisions and bequeaths in said original contains and none other. He further says that the said Christopher Rynearson deceased the testator subscribed said will in my presence and published said will or instrument of writing his Last Will that he the said testator was at the time of publishing the said will of sound mind and more than twenty one years of age and that he the said deponants attested said will as witness thereto by subscribing his name to the same in the presence of said testator. F. M. Lenox.
In witness whereof, I W. W. Southgate Judge of the Probate court of Phelps county have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said county at office in Rolla this 17 day of August. 1880.

W.W. Southgate.
Probate Judge
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WILL OF WILLIAM CLAYTON
Will Book A & B - pages 158-159

I, William Clayton of sound and disposing mind and knowing certainty of death and in order to have my worldly affairs settled with as little expenses as possible after my deceased I do do hereby make establish and publish this my last will and testament.

First. I desire all my just debts and funeral and other expenses paid.

Second I give and bequeath to my grand-daughter Sarah Clayton daughter of my son Francis Clayton the sum of fifty dollars.

Third I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Dodd the sum of three hundred dollars.

Fourth. I give and bequeath to my daughter Jane stimpson five hundred dollars.

Fifth. I give and bequeath to my son, Thomas Clayton Five hundred dollars.

sixth. I give and bequeath to my daughter Ann Mitchell wife of J.H. Mitchell five hundred dollars. Seventh. I further will and bequeath that the balance and residue of all my property both real and personal and choses in action shall be divided between Ann Mitchell, Jane stimpson, and Thomas Clayton.

Having special confidence in the intregrity of my son Thomas Clayton and my son-in-law J.H. Mitchell I do here by appoint them my executors to execute this my last will as witness my hand August 28, 1867.

William Clayton
signed by the testator in our presence and by us as witnesses at his request and in his presence.
W.G. Pomeroy
A. Emory

State of Missouri)
County of Phelps) s.s. In probate Court.
Be it remembered that on the 6th day of November A.D. 1880 personally appeared before me W.W. Southgate Judge of the Probate court of the county and state aforesaid W. G. Pomeroy and Azro Emory the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of William Clayton, deceased and being by me first duly sworn depose and say that the said William Clayton the testator subscribed the same in his presence, and published the said will or instrument of writing as his last will. 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 they the said deponants attested said will as witnesses thereto by subscribing their names to the same in the presence of said testator.
Azaro Emory
W.G. Pomeroy

In witness whereof I W. W. Southgate Judge of the probate court of Phelps county, have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said court at office in Rolla this 6th day of Nov. 1880.

W. W. Southgate, Probate Judge.
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WILL OF JOHN C. BEELER
Will Book A & B - pages 159-160

"In the Name of God Amen"
I, John C. Beeler, resident of Phelps county State of Missouri being of sound mind and memory do hereby make, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me at any time here after made.

I order and direct my executors as soon after my decease as practicle to pay off and discharge all debts due and liabilities that may exist against me at the time of my decease.

I give and bequeath unto my wife L. Jane all my personal property consisting of all live stock the plantation all the farm utensils, all house hold goods with all grain on hand to be hers as long as she may live then to be equally divided between John Williams and Oscar P. Beeler.

I give and bequeath all my real estate to my beloved sons John William and Oscar Perry Beeler to be equally divided between them with this that my wife L. Jane Beeler shall have her support and maintanence off of said real estate so long as she may live.

To my beloved son G.S. Beeler I give and bequeath the sum of twenty-five dollars to each of my daughters I give and bequeath the sum of ten dollars Eliza A. Galloway ten dollars, Mary E. Clark ten dollars. Hester B. Liaby ten dollars, Sarah M. Wood ten dollars Matilda C. Smith ten dollars.

I hereby nominate and appoint Jesse F. Galloway and green L. Beeler as my executors. In witness whereof I hereunto subscribe my name this the 6th day of Feb. A.D. 1880.

John C. Beeler.

As and for his last will and testament in presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have our names as witnesses.
Perry D. Beckham. Maries Co. Mo.
Wm. Clark. Maries county Mo.
B.F. Wood. Phelps county Mo.

State of Missouri)
County of Phelps) In probate court.
Be it remembered that on the 21st day of August A.D. 1880 personally appeared before me W.W. Southgate Judge of the probate court of the county and state aforesaid Wm. Clark, B.F. Woods the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of John C. Beeler late of Phelps county deceased and being by me first duly sworn depose and say that the said John C. Beeler the testator subscribed the same in their presence and published said will or instrument of writing as his last will. that he the said testator was at the time of publishing his said will of sound mind and more than 21 years of age and that they said deponants attested said will as witnesses there to by subscribing their names to the same in presence of said testator.
Wm. Clark.
B.F. Wood.

(Seal) In witness whereof I W.W. Southgate judge of the probate court of Phelps county have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said court at office in Rolla. the 21st day of Aug. 1880

Wm. W. Southgate, Judge of Probate.
Filed proved & recorded]this 21st day of August 1880.
W. W. Southgate
Judge of Probate.

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WILL OF WILLIAM MACE
Will Book A & B - page 161

Know all men by these presents that I William Mace of lawful age being sound in mind and well knowing the uncertainty of life do on this 15th day of July A.D. 1881 make this my last will and testament. My soul to God and my body to the earth. I will and bequeath unto my beloved wife Margaret Mace all my property real personal and mixed after paying all my just debts unto her the said Margaret Mace. with full power to sell and dispose of the same, and all deeds or contracts that she may make. I desire to be as legal and binding as tho the same had been executed by myself as long as she shall remain my widow and then in that case or at death. I desire all the property money lands and effects of every description to be equally divided between my bodily heirs consisting of the following named children to wit: Elizabeth F. Mace, George A. Mace, Mary E. Mace, Martha S. Mace William H. Mace, Julhea C.Mace & Joseph E. Mace.

In witness whereof I have this day and year above written signed my name and affixed my seal.

William Mace (seal)
In presence of:
F.M. Lenox.
M.R. Asher.

State of Missouri)
County of Phelps) In Probate Court.
Be it remembered that on the 20th day of September A.D. 1881 personally appeared before me. the Judge of the Probate court of the county and state aforesaid F.W. Lenox and Micheal R. Asher the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of William Mace dec. and being by me first duly sworn depose and say that the said William Mace the testator subscribed the same in their presence and published said will or instrument of writing as his last will. That he the said testator was at the time of publishing his said will of sound mind and more than 21 years of age and that they the said deponants attested said will as witnesses thereto by subscribing their names to the same in the presence of said testator.
Francis M. Lenox.
M.R. Asher.
In witness I, W.W. Southgate Judge of the probate court of Phelps co. have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of court at office in Rolla. this 20th day Sept. (seal)

W.W. Southgate
Probate Judge.
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WILL OF JACOB LORTS
Will Book A & B - page 162

Know all men by these presents that in the year of our Lord 1881 I, Jacob Lorts of the county of Phelps and State of Missouri being of good memory and sound mind knowing the uncertainty of life make publish as my Last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills made by me. to my beloved wife Hannah Lorts I bequeath all my property both personal and real during her life time or widowhood provided that my beloved daughter Barbara A. Lorts shall have a support out of my property so long as she remains single and unmarried and remains with her mother. At the death of my beloved wife Hannah Lorts I give and bequeath and equal share of all my property both real and personal to each of all my children except Barbara A. Lorts. I give and bequeath one hundred dollars more than the other children and also one cow and calf which she shall have for her use and to dispose of at anytime hereafter. To the bodily heirs of my beloved daughter Mary Ann Wright (dec) I give & bequeath one child part.

I appoint as my executors my two beloved sons John Lorts and Stephens M. Lorts of the will annexed. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 17th day of Sept. the year above mentioned.

Jacob (X) Lorts (seal)

wit. John Elder, T.A. Wash, P.Pitus, J.A.

State of Missouri) In probate court.
County of Phelps) Be it remembered that on the 24th day of sept. A.D. 1887. personally appeared before me a Judge of the probate court of the county and State aforesaid John Elder and P.P. Peter the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of Jacob Lorts deceased and being by me first duly sworn depose and say that the said Jacob Lorts the testator subscribed the same in their presence and published said will or instrument of writing as his Last Will that he the said testator was at the time of publishing his said will of sound mind and more than 21 years of age and that the said deponants attested said will as witnesses thereto by subscribing their names to the same in presence of said testator.
John Elder.
P.P. Peter.

In witness whereof I W.W. Southgate Judge of the probate court of Phelps county have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said court at office in Rolla this 24th Sept. 1881. (seal).

W.W. Southgate, Probate Judge
Filed proved and recorded)
this 24th day of Sept. 1881)
W.W. Southgate
probate Judge.
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WILL OF CORNELIUS MURPHY
Will Book A & B - page 163

In the name of God Amen.
I, Cornelius Murphy of the county of Phelps being mindful of my mortality do by these presents on the 18th day of April 1881 make and publish this my last will and testament as follows to wit: First. I give and bequeath unto my wife Margaret Murphy all my personal property for her own use and benefit. Second. I give and bequeath unto my wife all the real estate or its value her life time and it is my will that if she desires to sell the real estate owned by me at my death that she may sell the same and if the children does not agree to purchase other lands that the money shall be divided equal between the said children. and I do hereby appoint and constitute my wife Margaret Murphy sole executor of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 18th day of April A.D. 1881.

Cornelius Murphy (seal)

The above instrument was now here subscribed by Cornelius Murphy the testator in the presence of each of us and was at the same time declared by him to be his last will and testament and we at his request signed our names hereto as witnesses.
John McHugh res. Phelps Co.
James F. McHugh res. Phelps Co.

state of Missouri)
County of Phelps) In probate court.
Be it remembered that on the 15th day of Oct. A.D. 1887 personally appeared before me W.W. Southgate Judge of the probate court of the county state aforesaid John McHugh and James McHugh the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of Cornelius Murphy deceased and being by me first duly sworn depose and say that the said Cornelius Murphy the testator subscribed the same in their presence and published said will or instrument of writing as his last will 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 said deponants attested said will as witnesses thereto by subscribing their names to the same in the presence of said testator.
John & James McHugh.

on witness whereof I W.W. Southgate J. of probate court of Phelps co. Mo. have hereto subscribed my name and affixed seal at office in Rolla 15th Oct. 1887.

W.W. Southgate, P.J.

Filed proved, recorded this 15th day Oct. 1887.

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WILL OF ISAAC L. LENOX
Will Book A & B - page 164

Know all men by these presents that I Isaac L. Lenox of the county of Fremont in the territory of Colorado do here by make constitute and declare the following to be my Last Will and testament I will, give and bequeath and devise unto D.S. Lenox of Phelps county Missouri all my property real, personal and mixed of whatever description or wherever situated to have and to hold receive and take the same for his sole and separate use witness my hand and seal the 10th day of March 1879.

Isaac L. Lenox (seal)
We attest the above and foregoing will by subscribing our name hereto as witnesses in the presence of Isaac L. Lenox the testator.
C. C. Bland & W.W. Southgate

State of Missouri)
County of Phelps) s.s. In probate court.
Be it remembered that on the 3rd day of December A.D. 1881 personally appeared before me the Judge of Circuit Court of the county and State aforesaid W. W. Southgate one the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of Isaac L. Lenox deceased and being by me first duly sworn depose and say that the said Isaac L. Lenox the testator subscribed the same in his presence and published said will or instrument of writing as his last will that he the said testator was at the time of publishing his said will of sound mind and more than 21 years of age and that he the said testator W.W. Southgate. In witness whereof I, C.C. Bland Judge of the Court of Phelps county have here unto subscribed my name at office in Rolla this 3rd day of Dec. 1881. C.C. Bland Judge Circuit Court. In probate court.

Be it remembered that the 3rd day of Dec. A.D. 1881 personally appeared before me Judge of the probate court of the county and State aforesaid C.C. Bland one of the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of Isaac L. Lenox (dec) and being by me first duly sworn depose and say that the said Isaac L. Lenox the testator subscribed the same in his presence and published said will or instrument of writing as his Last Will. That he the said testator was at the time of publishing his said will of sound mind and more than 21 years of age and that he said deponant attested said will as witnesses thereto by subscribing his name to the same in presence of said testator C.C. Bland.

In witness whereof I, W. W. Southgate Judge of the probate court of Phelps county have hereunto subscribed my name & affixed the seal of said court at office in Rolla this 3rd day Dec. 1881.

W. W. Southgate Probate Judge.
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WILL OF MISSOURI C. COLLINS
Will Book A & B - page 165

State of Missouri) April 26, 1880.
County of Phelps) s.s.
Be it remembered that I have on this day made and established this my Last Will and testament and that I Missouri C. Collins am of sound mind and that I do will and bequeath unto my dear brother Jacob I. Collins all of my real estate, personal property, moneys bonds notes accts and evidence of debts and all other real and personal property that I may die possessed of.

Missouri C. (X) Collins

Attested by J.I. Collins

We attest the above and foregoing will by subscribing our names hereto as witnesses in the presence of M.C. Collins the testator this 26th day of April 1880.
Lewis Collins,
M.E. Collins.
J.I. Collins.

State of Missouri)
County of Phelps) s.s.

Be it remembered that on the 17th day of May A.D. 1880 personally appeared before me Judge of the probate court of the county and state aforesaid. Lewis Collins and Missouri E. Collins deceased and being by me first duly sworn, depose and say that the said Missouri E. the testator, subscribed the same in their presence and published said will or instrument of writing as his last Will, That she the said testator was at the time of publishing his said will of sound mind and more than twenty one years of age and they, said deponants attested said will as witnesses thereto by subscribing their names to the same in presence of said testator.
Lewis Collins
M.E. Collins
In witness whereof I, W.W. Southgate Judge of the probate court of Phelps county, have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said court at Phelps county, have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said court, at office in Rolla. this 17th day of May 1880.

W.W. Southgate
Probate Judge
Phelps Co. Mo.
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WILL OF JOHN YORK
Will Book A & B - page 166

Know all to whom this may concern. This is my last will and testament. The real estate which I now possess or may hereafter become owner or together with all my personal effects are hereafter bequeathed to my wife Cinderilla York during her life time at her death she is to divide the property both real and personal among my children as she may think proper.

John York.
May 1st. 1880 Witnesses C.V.Sanford.John W. Evens. Clementine W. Sanford.

State of Missouri)
County of Phelps) s.s. In probate Court.
Be it remembered that on the 15th day of August A.D. 1881 personally appeared before me Judge of the Probate Court of the County and state aforesaid C.V. Sanford one of the subscribing witnesses, to the annexed will of John York deceased, and being by me first duly sworn, depose and say that the said John York the testator, subscribed the same in his presence and published said will or instrument of as his last will, that he the said testator, was at the time of publishing his said will of sound mind and more than 21 years of age and that he said deponent attested said will as witness thereto by subscribing his name to the same in presence of said testator. C.V. Sanford,

In witness whereof I W.W. Southgate Judge of the probate court of Phelps County have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said court at office in Rolla this 15 day of August 1881.

W.W. Southgate, probate judge.

State of Missouri) In Probate Court.
County of Phelps) s.s. Be it remembered that on the 7th day of Jan. A.D. 1882 personally appeared before me W.W. Southgate Judge of the Probate, of the county and state aforesaid J.V. Evens one of the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of John York deceased and being by me first duly sworn depose and say that the said John York the testator subscribed the same in his presence and published said will or instrument of writing as his last will, of sound mind and more than 21 years of age and that he the said deponent attested said will as witness thereto by subscribing his name to the same in presence of said testator. John Evens. In witness whereof, I, W.W. Southgate, Judge of the Probate Court of Phelps County have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said court. at office, in Rolla, this 7th day Jan. 1882.

W.W. Southgate P.J.
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WILL OF JOHN MEDLEY
Will Book A & B - page 167

In the name of God Amen, I, being of sound mind and conscious of the uncertainty of life and desirous of settling my worldly affairs and making a proper disposition of my property and effects in accordance with my dearest wishes, I make this my last will and testament as follows.
First. I consign my Soul to God and my body to the dust.
Second. I desire that my executor shall first pay out of my property and effects all my just debts.
Third. I hereby authorize and empower my executor to sell and convey all my real estate wherever situated and to execute all my needful conveyance to any and all lands which I have bargained and sold for. which I have not executed conveyances.
Fourth. I hereby appoint E. Y. Mitchell of Rolla Phelps Co. Mo. executor of this my last will. Given under my hand this 10th day of September A.D. 1882.

John Medley.

We attest the above and foregoing Wills by subscribing our names hereto as witnesses in the presence of John Medley the testator this tenth day of Sept. 1882.
C.C. Bland,
Flora L. Johnson

State of Missouri)
County of Phelps) s.s. In probate court.
Be it remembered. that on the 2nd day of October A.D. 1882. personally appeared before me the judge of the probate court of the county and state aforesaid C.C. Bland and Flora L. Johnson the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of John Medley dec. and by me first duly sworn depose and say that the said John Medley the testator, subscribed the same in their presence, and published said will or instrument of writing of his Last Will, was at the time of publishing his said will, of sound mind and more than 21 years of age and they said deponents attested said will as witnesses thereto by subscribing their names to the same in presence of said testator.
C.C. Bland
Flora L. Johnson.

In witness whereof I W. W. Southgate Judge of the Probate Court of Phelps Co. have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said court at office in Rolla this 9th day of October 1882.

W.W. Southgate, Probate Judge.
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WILL OF JAMES MURPHY
Will Book A & B - page 168

I, James Murphy of disposing mind and sound memory makes this my Last Will and testament. To Ann Murphy my beloved wife, I give the following described real estate situated in the County of Phelps and State of Missouri to wit: The south west quarter of the North East qr. of Section twenty nine (29) of township thirty seven (37) North of Range seven (7) (being 1401 acres) with the exception of and Less one acre in the South West corner of said tract heretofore by me deeded to the inhabitants of school district three (3) in said township for a school together with all houses, barns and building of all and every kind upon the same.

Also all of my personal property, stock, farming implements of every kind more fully described as follows to wit: two head of horses. (sorrel in color) five years old about 12 hands high the other (bay in color) twelve years old about 16 hands high. Also all crops of corn and other grains raised by me upon said premises during the last year. Also all crops now in the ground consisting of acres of wheat. I give my wife all debts choses in actions and rights to any money or property now mine or that may at any time comes my own. I hereby and appoint the said Ann Murphy my sole executor.

Directing that she take full and sole charge of all my property both real and personal and that she give no bond whatever for the discharging of her duties as such executrix. It is my wish that my entire estate go to her to the exclusion of all others. I desire that no administration be had upon my estate as I am with out children and desire to make my wife my sole executor and give to her and her alone all of my real, personal and other state of all kind. And hereunto on the 14th day of December 1882. set my hand.

James Murphy
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WILL OF ELMIRA BELKNAP
Will Book A & B - page 169

This My Last Will and testament I make the following disposition of my real and personal property. First. of all I commend my soul to God who gave it. I wish to have a decent burial, want all my debts paid (if any) after this is done I desire to dispose of my mixed property that is left as follows, I wish Mrs. Shaw to have my shall and what clothing I have in Rolla, Mo. to go to Mrs. Morse and what personal effects I have to Mrs. Buman in St. Louis. I want Mrs. Buman to have all other property of whatever nature after paying all my liabilities, I want to go. the use and benefit of Mrs. Elizabeth Buman of St. Louis, Mo. and I want to appoint A.S. Long of Rolla, Mo. to carry out this my last will.

Mrs. Elmira (X) Belknap.

Witnesses J.D. Carpenter, Mrs. S.A. Morse, Mrs. J.S. French, Mrs. H.M. Shaw.

State of Missouri) In Probate Court.
County of Phelps) Be it remembered that on the 9th day of February 1883 personally appeared before me J.B. Harrison Judge of the Probate Court of the county and state aforesaid J.D. Carpenter and Mrs. H.M. Shaw two of the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of Elmira Belknap, deceased and by me first duly sworn depose and say that the said Elmira Belknap the testatrix subscribed the same in her presence and published said will or instrument of writing as her last will, that her said testatrix was at the time of publishing her said will of sound mind and more than twenty one years of age and that they said deponents, attested said will as witnesses thereto by subscribing their names to the same in the presence of said testatrix.
Mrs. H. M. Shaw.
J.D. Carpenter.

In testimony whereof I J.B. Harrison Judge of the probate court of Phelps county, Mo. have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said court at office in Rolla this 9th day Feb. 1883.

J. B, Harrison, Probate Judge
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WILL OF MARTIN MADIGAN
Will Book A & B - 170 & 171

I, Martin Madigan in the Peace of God. of disposing mind and sound memory hereby make and declare this my Last will and testament. To my brother Thomas Madigan of the county of Phelps and State of Missouri, I give and bequeath the following described real estate situated in the county of Phelps and State of Missouri.

To wit: The Southeast quarter of the Northwest quarter and the South West quarter of the North East quarter of Section twenty four (24), all situated in township thirty seven (37) North of Range eight (8) West containing in all eighty acres which real estate and property with all fences improvements and crops now standing and being upon the same, I give to him the said Thomas Madigan, clear and free of any and all other lives and incumbrances together with the crop of wheat now in and upon said land being in amount fifty acres more or less. I further declare it my last wish that on my estate there be no administration Leaving all to and in the hands of him the said Thomas Madigan. I further direct that he take possession of my said estate and of all my estate without giving any bond whatever and without taking out letters of administration and without incurring any liabilities therefor in case an administration on my estate or my estate should from any cause be directed.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 12th day of March 1883.

Martin Madigan.
We attest the above and foregoing will by subscribing our names hereto as witnesses in the presence of Martin Madigan the testator this 12th day of March A.D. 1883.
C. D. Jamison
Thomas (X) Tway?

State of Missouri) In probate court.
County of Phelps) Be it remembered that on the 5th day of May A.D. 1883 personally appeared before me James B. Harrison, of the probate court of the county and state aforesaid, C.D. Jamison, Thomas Twooy? the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of Martin Madigan deceased, and being by me first duly sworn depose and say that the said Martin Madigan the testator subscribed said will or instrument of writing as his last will.

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 said deponents attested said will as witnesses thereto by subscribing their names to the same in presence of said testator. Witness
C.D. Jamison
E.M. Harris
Thos (X) Twbay?

In witness whereof, I, J.B. Harrison Judge of the probate court of Phelps county, have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said court, at office, in Rolla this 5th day of 1883.

J.B. Harrison, Probate Judge.
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WILL OF SAMUEL M. SMITH
Will Book A & B - pages 172-173

Last Will in the name of God Amen, of Samuel M. Smith of Colorado Springs Colorado, by occupation a Merchant and being of sound mind and memory and over the age of twenty-one years and a citizen of the United States do now make this as my last will. I give and bequeath my estate and property being all personal as follows. that is to say.

First. It is my will that all just debts be paid and that all my funeral expenses be paid.

Second. to give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Josie E. Smith the principal of my entire estate consisting of money and evidence of debts together with my interest in Stock of General Merchandise and Business as now connected with Westley M. Smith as partner at Colorado Springs Colorado, to remain invested or to be reinvested until she is of lawful age. And it is my will that the profits interest and income from my entire estate be equally divided between my beloved Ella R. Smith and my beloved daughter Josie E. Smith so long as my beloved wife remains my widow. After her death or remarriage the whole shall pass to my daughter Josie E. Smith.

Third. It is my will that all money received upon life insurance policies on my life be paid to the beneficiaries as mentioned in the Insurance policies.

Fourth. Reposing full of confidence in my brother as partner Westley M. Smith of Colorado Springs Colorado is appointed executor of this my last will to execute same.

Fifth. reposing full confidence in A.M. Millard my friend of the City of Rolla in Phelps County state of Missouri I nominate and appoint him guardian and curator of the estate of my beloved daughter Josie E. Smith until she is of law ful age and to apply the profits, interest and income herein before provided equally between my beloved wife and daughters with the limitations herein provided.

In witness whereof I have signed sealed and published and declared this instrument as my last will at the city of Rolla. in the county of Phelps State of Missouri this 9th day of June 1884.

Samuel M. Smith.

The said Samuel M. Smith of Colorado Springs Col. now at the city of Rolla, Phelps Co., state of Missouri on said Day signed sealed this instrument and published and declared the same as and for his last will and now at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereto written our names as subscribing witnesses.
C. H. Frost.
Joseph Tipton.

State of Missouri)
County of Phelps) s.s. In probate court.
Be it remembered that on the 16th day of June A.D. 1884 personally appeared before me James B. Harrison Judge of the probate court of the county of Phelps and state of Missouri C. H. Frost and James Tipton the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of Samuel M. Smith (dec.) and being by me first duly sworn, depose and say that the said Samuel M. Smith the testator was subscribed the same in his presence and published said will or instrument of writing as his Last Will. 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 the said deponent attested said will as witness thereto by subscribing their names to the same in presence of said testator.
Joseph Tipton.
C. H. Frost.

In witness whereof, I James B. Harrison Judge of the Probate court of Phelps county, have hereto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said court, at office, in Rolla this 16th day of June 1884.

James B. Harrison
Probate Judge.
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WILL OF STEPHENS M. NICHOLS
Will Book A & B - page 174

In the Name of God amen,,
I Stephen M. Nichols being of sound Mind make and publish this my Last will and testament in Manner and form following to wit:

First. I consign my body to the Ground and My soul to God who gave it.

Second It is my will that all My just debts be paid.

Third. I give to my son Alfred Nichols the sum of one dollar.

Fourth. I give to the children of my daughter Mary Gorman first wife of Thomas Gordon the sum of one dollar to be equally divided between them.

Fifth. I give to my daughter Eliza Dodd the sum of fifty dollars. Six. I give to my daughter Melissa Cope sum of fifty dollars.

Seven. I give to the children of my son T. J. Nichols the sum of one dollar to be divided equally between them share and share alike.

Eight. I give & bequeath to my friend John W. Sutton all the Balance of my property both real and personal of whatever nature it maybe after the payment of the legacies herein before bequeathed.

In witness whereof I have hereto subscribed my name & affixed my seal this 1st day of September A.D. 1883.

Stephens M. (X) Nichols (seal)

We attest the foregoing will by subscribing our names hereto as witnesses in the presence of Stephen Nichols the testator this 1st day of Sept. 1883 S. H. Headly, H. L. Pace.

State of Missouri) In Probate Court.
County of Phelps) s.s. Be it remembered that on the 21st day of sept. A.D. 1883. personally appeared before me J. B. Harrison Judge of the county and state aforesaid S. H. Headly and H. L. Pace the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of Stephen M. Nichols dec. subscribed the same in his presence and published the same in his presence and published said will or instrument of writing as his last will.

That he the said testator was at the time of publishing his said will of sound mind and more than 21 years of age and that he the said deponents attested said will as witnesses thereto by subscribing their name to the same in presence of said testator.
S. H. Headly
Henry L. Pace.

In witness whereof I, James B. Harrison Judge of the probate court of Phelps county have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said court at office in Rolla this 21st day of Sept. 1883

J. B. Harrison, Probate Judge.
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WILL OF LEWIS RENNAUD
Will Book A & B - page 175 & 176

"In the Name of God Amen"
I, Lewis Rennaud of the county of Phelps in the State of Missouri being of sound mind and over the age of twenty one years.

Make and create this my last will and testament hereby revoking any and former wills made by me to wit:

I give devise and bequeath my estate real and personal as follows that is to say. I give and bequeath to my beloved son Albert A. Rennaud the farm on which I now reside or so much as I may own at the time of my death, being the West half of lot five. All of lot six and seven in the North West quarter and West half of lot seven in the North east quarter of section four township thirty four north of range eight west also the south half of the south west quarter of thirty three in township thirty five North of range eight west containing two hundred twenty six acres (more or less) I also leave all my personal property that is now or shall be on the farm of any description whatsoever at the time of my death to my son Albert A. Rennaud together with the one divi half of all notes and moneys except the sum of four hundred dollars which I direct to be paid out of the one half of said moneys notes and effects that should be said Albert A. Rennaud's part which together with the one half all moneys and effects I will and bequeath to the bodily heirs of my deceased daughter Cecil Jackson consisting of eight children.

I further desire and appoint my said son Albert A. Rennaud my executor to carry out this will and that he should manage and control all of my effects and shall pay to my said grand children or bodily heirs of my said daughter only as they shall come of age of twenty one years or of lawful age.

In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and affixed my seal and published and declared this instrument as my last will and testament this 2nd day Dec. A.D. 1878.

L. Rennaud (seal)
We the undersigned at the request and instance of the said Lewis Rennaud and in his presents and in the presence of each other have hereto set our hands as witnesses for the foregoing instruments the day and year first above written.
F. M. Lenox.
S. A. Harrison.

State of Missouri)
County of Phelps) s.s. In the probate Court.
Be it remembered that on 22" day of December A.D. 1885 personally appeared before me J. B. Harrison Judge of the probate court of the county and state aforesaid F. M. Lenox and S.A. Harrison the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of Lewis Rennaud deceased and being by me first duly sworn depose and say that the said Lewis Rennaud the testator subscribed the same in his presence and published said will or instrument of writing as his last will. that he the said testator was at the time of publishing his said will of sound mind and more than 21 years of age and that he said deponent attested said will as witness thereto by subscribing his name to the same in presence of said testator.
S. A. Harrison.
F. M. Lenox.

In witness whereof I J. B. Harrison Judge of the probate court of Phelps Co. have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said court at office in Rolla this 22" day Dec. 1885.

J. B.Harrison, Probate Judge.
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WILL OF THOMAS L. SILVEY
Will Book A & B - pages 177-178

In the name of God amen; O Thomas L. Silvey of Phelps county Mo. occupation farmer and miller do make this as my last will as follows to wit:

I give and bequeath my estate and property as follows that is to say!

1st It is My Will that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid by my estate.

2nd. I will, give bequeath, and devise to my beloved wife Sarah J. Silvey all my real estate and personal property which I may own at my death with all moneys rents and interest coming therefrom during her natural life for the support clothing and education of her self and my minor children until they are twenty one years. of age and so long as my beloved wife Sarah J. Silvey shall live as my widow my said minor heirs to be properly educated and well clothed and on arriving of age or marriage to have one feather bed and bedding of the value of fifty dollars. or fifty dollars in money and in the event of death or remarriage of my beloved wife before me said minor heirs become of age then their support, clothing education and legacy of fifty dollars shall be provided for them out of my estate before final distribution.

3rd. It is my will that after the death or remarriage support, clothing and education and payment of special legacies to my said minor children that the remainder of my estate, real, personal and mixed be divided equally between all my heirs.

4th. It is my will that in the final distribution of my estate. that the legacies of my beloved daughter Rebecca J. Roberts. wife of Joseph Roberts be retained and placed in hand of guardian for the heirs of the body of my said daughter Rebecca J. Roberts and that no part of the same be paid to her husband Joseph Roberts, but be paid direct to her said heirs on their coming of lawful age. If she (not then a widow). I appoint my beloved wife Sarah J. Silvey executrix of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto signed and sealed this instrument and published and declared the same as and for my last will. at Phelps county State of Missouri on this 4th day of september A.D. 1882.

Thomas L. Silvey (seal)

At Phelps county state of Missouri on this 4th day of September A.D. 1882. the above named Thomas L. Silvey signed and sealed this instrument and subscribed and declared the same as and for his last will and we in his presence and at his request subscribed our names as witnesses.
C. H. Frosts)
Henry Dean) witnesses

State of Missouri)
County of Phelps) s.s. In the Probate Court.
Be it remembered that on the 4th day of January A.D. 1886 personally appeared before me J. B. Harrison Judge of Probate Court of the county and state aforesaid C. H. Frost and Henry Dean the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of Thomas L. Silvey dec. and being by me first duly sworn depose and say that the said Thomas L. Silvey the testator subscribed the same in our presence and published said will or instrument of writing as his last will. 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 said deponents attested said will as witnesses thereto by subscribing their names to the same in presence of said testator.
C. H. Frost
Henry Dean

In witness whereof I J. B. Harrison Judge of the probate court of Phelps county have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said court at office in Rolla, this 4th day June 1886.

J. B. Harrison, Probate Judge.
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WILL OF PHILLIP PORKS (PARKS?)
Will Book A & B - pages 179-180

I Phillip Porks of Phelps county State of Missouri being in my right mind and desirous of arranging my worldly affairs do hereby make this my last will and testament.

1st I desire that after my just debts are paid my property real and personal shall be disposed of as follows: In consideration of the love and affection I have for my wife and her children I will and bequeath to my wife Mary A. Porks and her heirs and assigns forever all of my personal property and all my real estate which is described as follows: the W half of the NW qr. and the NE qr of the NW qr. of Sect. 28 and 30 acres of the SW qr of the SE qr. of Section 22 being the South part of same) all in township 37. Range 7 West of the 5th principal Meridian.

2nd If she should at any time deem it best for the interest of herself and heirs to sell any or all of the real estate or personal property she is to have the privilege of doing so.

Signed by me in the presence of Fredrick Dean and C.B. Beitzel this 27th day of July 1872.

Phillip Porks

W attest the foregoing will by subscribing our names hereto as witnesses in the presence of Phillip Porks the testator this 27th day July 1872.
Fredrick Dean
C. B. Beitzel.

State of Pennsylvania)
County of Philadelphia) s.s.
Be it remembered that on the 13th day of February 1886 personally appeared before me a notary public of the county and state aforesaid C. B. Beitzel the subscribing witness to the annexed will of Phillip Porks deceased of Phelps county Missouri and being by me first duly sworn depose and says that the said Phillip Porks the testator subscribed the same in my presence and published said will or instrument of writing as his last will that he the testator was at the time of publishing his said will of sound mind and more than 21 years of age and that said deponent attested said will as witness thereto by subscribing my name to the same in the presence of said testator. C. B. Beitzel.

In testimony whereof I Thomas H. MCalla a notary Public of the county and state aforesaid have hereto subscribed my name and affixed my notorial Seal at office in Philadelphia this 13th day Feb. 1886.
Thomas H. MCalla.
Notary Public

State of Missouri)
County of Phelps) s.s. In the probate court.
Be it remembered that on the 18" day of February A.D. 1886 personally appeared before me J. B. Harrison Judge of the Probate court of Phelps county and state aforesaid, Fredrick Dean the subscribing witness to the annexed will of Phillip Porks (deceased) and being by me first duly sworn depose and say that the said Phillip Porks the testator subscribed the same in his presence and published said or instrument of writing as his last will. that he the said testator was at the time of publishing his said will of sound mind and more than 21 years of age. that the said deponent attested said will as witness thereto by subscribing his name to the same in presence of said testator.
Fredrick Dean.

In witness whereof I J. B. Harrison Judge of the probate court of Phelps county have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said court at office in Rolla, Mo. this 18th day February A.D. 1886.

J. B. Harrison, Probate Judge.
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WILL OF ISABELLA A. J. FERGESON
Will Book A & B - pages 181-182

Know all men by these presents I, Isabella A. J. Fergeson of township of Liberty in the county of Phelps and State of Missouri considering the uncertainty of life and being of sound mind and memory and more than twenty one years of age and holding in my own right the real and personal property hereunto bequeathed as described. I do declare this to be my last will and testament.

First. After the bequeaths herein enumerated has been paid and all legal claims settled. I do give and bequeath unto my adopted son Walter Albert Fergeson all my real and personal property at my death.

Second. I do give and bequeath unto Stephen Lewis Thomas McGurty and Plaxney Lewis the sum of five dollars each.

Third. And if the laws of the State of Missouri decree positively to be so that my brothers and sisters are, justly entitled to any portion of my estate- I do give to each one dollar. Sarah, Julia, Ellen, Rachelle, Amy, John, Fredrick, Cable?, Edward and Martin the sum of one dollar. or as little as the laws of the State of Missouri does allow and my reason for so doing is that in my own opinion that they are all much better off in this worlds goods than I am or ever expect to be, and also because they nor any one of them ever earned a dollar of the property now held by me in my own name.

Fourth. Should Walter Albert Fergeson die before his marriage or without any legal heirs after setting aside the dowry right if she his wife be living and lawfully entitled to the same I direct that all the property herein described and bequeathed to Walter Albert Fergeson be given to Daniel Fergeson as his legal heir whose residence is Restique in the Providence of New Brunswick Canada. British America April 2nd 1886.

Mrs. Isabella A. J. Fergeson.
In presence of Jerry Grayson & Wm. C. Grayson

Samuel Stewart administrator signed sealed & delivered Liberty township Phelps County State of Missouri.

State of Missouri) In Probate Court.
County of Phelps) s.s.
Be it remembered that on the 4th day of August 1886 personally appeared before me probate judge of the probate court of the county and state aforesaid Jerry Grayson and W.C. Grayson the subscribing Witnesses to the annexed will of Isabella A. J. Fergeson (deceased) and being by me first duly sworn depose and say that the said Isabella A.J. Fergeson the testator subscribed the same in their presence and published said will or instrument of writing as her last will that she the said testator was at the time of publishing her said will of sound mind and more than 21 years of age and that they said deponents attested said will as witnesses thereunto by subscribing their names to the same in presence of said testatrix
Jerry Grayson,
W. C. Grayson.

In witness whereof I J. B. Harrison Judge of the probate court of Phelps county have hereto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said court at office in Rolla 4th day August 1886.

J.B. Harrison, Probate Judge.
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WILL OF OLIVER B. NORTON
Will Book A & B - pages 182-183

In the name of God amen. I Oliver B. Norton of Rolla county of Phelps State of Missouri, being of sound mind and memory do hereby make publish and declare this my last will and testament hereby revoking any and all wills by me heretofore made.

1st. It is my wish that all my lawful debts and funeral expenses shall be paid out of my estate.

2nd. I give devise and bequeath to my wife Matilda Norton all of my property of whatever kind I may possess or that is coming to me by legacy or otherwise.

3rd. I hereby appoint my wife Matilda Norton and James F. Frazier executors of this my last will and testament and require them to give bond. In testimony whereof I do hereunto set my hand and affix my seal the 17th day of June A.D. 1886. Oliver B. Norton

Signed, sealed published and declared by the said Oliver B. Norton as his last will and testament in our presence and in the presence of each other and at his request signed our names hereto as witnesses
Henry Wood (seal)
B. M. Culbertson (seal)

State of Missouri
County of Phelps) s.s. In the Probate Court.
Be it remembered that on the 8th day of July A.D. 1886 personally appeared before J. B. Harrison Judge of Probate court of Phelps County and State of Missouri Henry Wood and B. M. Culbertson the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of Oliver Norton (deceased) and being by me first duly sworn, depose and say that the said Oliver B. Norton the testator subscribed the same in our presence and published said will or instrument of writing as his last will that he the said testator was at the time of publishing his said will of sound mind and more than 21 years of age and that they said deponents attested said will as witnesses thereto by subscribing their names to the same in the presence of said testator
Henry Wood.
B. M. Culbertson.

In witness whereof I J. B. Harrison Judge of the Probate Court of Phelps County have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said Court at office in Rolla this 8th day of July 1886.

J. B. Harrison
Probate Judge.
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WILL OF MICHEAL R. ASHER
Will Book A & B - pages 184-186

I, Micheal R. Asher of Phelps County State of Missouri and a farmer by occupation being of sound mind at the time of this writing make this my last will: I give devise and bequeath my estate and property real and personal as follows that is to say: To my beloved wife Margaret A. Asher all my real estate consisting of lands houses barns and described as follows: the N 1/2 SE 1/4-S 1/2 NE 1/4-SE 1/4 NW 1/4 fraction NW 1/4 NE 1/4 fraction NE NW 1/4 NE SW 1/4 section 36 township 35 range 9 containing 260 acres: and 1/2 lot 2 NW 1/4 Section 31 township 35 range (8) containing 40 acres. The S 1/2 NE 1/4 S 1/2 NW 1/4 NE 1/4 NEE SE 1/4: section 21 township 34 range 8. containing 140 acres: to have and hold the same in undisputed control with all the benefits of rent and the produce of the soil until my youngest child Hula May Asher shall attain her legal age of maturity. I further devise that after said Julia(sic) May Asher arrives at the age of maturity or should my beloved wife Margaret A. Asher marry before that time that her lawful dower be set off for her and the remaining part of the real estate as described herebefore be equally divided among my lawful heirs to wit: Thomas M. Asher, Sarah M. Clark, Joseph N. Asher, James L. Asher, and Lula May Asher. I further devise and bequeath to my beloved wife and children as named above all my personal property, consisting of horses, mules, cattle, hogs, sheep and etc. and hereby express my wish that they keep the same until such time when my executor may deem it most advisable to dispose of same and that the same be there sold to the best advantage and that after my debts which I may leave behind be paid out of the proceeds of said sale the remainder to be divided equally among my beloved wife and children as named above with this provisa that my beloved wife Margaret A. Asher be permitted to retain or take out enough provision for her sustenance for the term of twelve months forth that my wife Margaret A. Asher retain for her own use & benefit all my house hold and kitchen furniture or dispose of same as she may deem best, but I bequeath to my beloved son James L. Asher my double barrel shot gun as well as the colt from my mare "snip" foulded April 11th 1886 and I desire that the two above named articles shall not be charged to him whenever a division of my estate becomes necessary and I further advise that after a division of my personal property is made either by sale or other wise the portion belonging by right to my children James L. Asher and Lulia May Asher be put out or disposed of in such a manner that it may draw interest to the time when each shall attain his or her legal age of maturity and that a reasonable amount be appropriated for their use for the purpose of giving them a good and liberal education. I appoint Alexander A. Flett of Dent County. State of Missouri and a farmer by occupation. executor of this my last will as well as guardian of my two minor heirs viz: James D. Asher and Julia May Asher. and it is my wish that my beloved son Thomas M. Asher assist him in the duties involved an heir as executor and that having duplicate trust and faith in the said Alexander A. Flett I further desire that my beloved wife and children be guided by his counsel and follow his instructions In witness whereof I have signed, sealed published and declared this instrument as my last will and testament at my residence near Edgar Springs Phelps Co. Mo., on the 21st May 1886.

Micheal R. Asher (seal)
The said Micheal R. Asher of Phelps Co. and State of Mo. at his residence near Edgar Springs on May 21st 1886 signed and sealed this instrument. published and declared the same as and for his last will and we at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereto written our names as subscribing witnesses L. Aurbach, Jr., R. B. Cowan,
O. P. Margedent.

State of Missouri) In probate court.
County of phelps) s.s. Be it remembered that on the 26th day June 1886 personally appeared before me Judge of the Probate of the Co. & State aforesaid L. Aurbach & O.P. Margedent the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will of Micheal R. Asher deceased and being by my first duly sworn depose and say that the said Micheal R. Asher the testator subscribed the same in there presence and published said will or instrument of writing as his last will that he the said testator was at the time of publishing said will of sound mind & over 21 years & that they said deponents attested said will as witnesses thereto by subscribing their names to the same in the presence of said testator.
L. Aurbach
O.P. Margedent

In witness whereof I J. B. Harrison Judge of the Probate co. (seal) of Phelps county have hereto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said court at office in Rolla this 26th day of June 1886.

J. B. Harrison, probate judge
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WILL OF W. B. SMITH
Will Book A & B - page 186

In the name of God amen.
I, W. B. Smith of the county of Phelps and State of Missouri being of sound mind memory & under standing do make and constitute this my last will & testament.

1st. I have expended in a certain life policy No. 136297 in the Conneticute Mutial in securing the same to the use & benefit of my four children Roda J. Honebaak?, George Smith, Elenora and Nettie Smith heirs of Emma P. Smith (on said policy named) all that I am about to give my said daughter.

3rd. All the rest of my personal and real estate especially the east half of the SW qr. of Section 23 township 38 range 8W. of the 5th P.M. containing 80 acres on which we now live and divise and bequeath to my dear wife Fannie C. Smith her heirs and assigns forever 6th day of January 1886

W. B. Smith.

Witnesses Frank A. Emory, W. E. Merrill.

State of Missouri) In Probate Court.
County of Phelps) s.s. Be it remembered that on the 30th day of April 1886 personally appeared before me J. B. Harrison Judge of the Probate court of the county and state aforesaid Frank A. Emory and L. Merrill the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will W. B. Smith deceased and being by me first duly sworn depose and say that the said W. B. Smith the testator subscribed the same in their presence and published said will or instrument of writing as his last will that he the said testator was at the time of publishing said will of sound mind and more than 21 years of age and that they said deponents attested said will as witnesses thereto by subscribing their names in the presence of said testator. Frank A. Emory
L. Merrill.

In witness whereof I J. B. Harrison Judge of the probate court of Phelps county have hereto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said court at Rolla this 28th day April 1886.

(seal) J. B. Harrison, Probate Judge.
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WILL OF JOHN H. TATTLE
Will Book A & B - page 187 & 188

In the name of God amen: I J. H. Tattle of Arlington township county of Phelps State of Missouri revoke all former wills heretofore made, do make publish and declare this to be my Last will & testament.

First. I hereby authorize my executors or such of them as shall qualify upon my death to collect all debts and give to my wife to her support collively.

Second. I give and bequeath to my wife Mary Tattle all of my real estate now held by me and in my name and all my interest in the property of my father's estate known as the Martin and Finley farms and if not property enough is found to pay my lawful debts and the debts of my fathers estate I desire that the eighty acres known as the Homestead of R. M. Tattle be sold or so much thereof as will pay my lawful debts and of Estates and the residue of the estate to my wife and my sister Celia Shelly and the Finley farm. and Martin farm to be equally divided between them as they may agree and the 80 held in my name I give and bequeath to my wife Mary Tattle to her heirs and assigns forever to have and to hold in her behalf.

Three. In the personal property consisting of all my household and kitchen utensils I give and bequeath to my wife Mary Tattle for her use and benefit accepting the family Bible and part of new books now in my possession I bequeath to my sister Celia Shelly all other household property such as beds, bedding and furniture of all kinds and description to my wife Mary Tattle. the kit of tools consisting of saws chisels and other carpenter tools and all tools for mechanical uses I give and bequeath to L. Kitchell my cousin for his use and benefit forever. Witness my hand

John H. Tattle.

Witnesses
Joseph Webster)
James G. Cowan)

Witness before me one of the Justices of Peace Arlington township of Phelps county Missouri

L. Kitchell Justice of Peace
Codicil.
To see this instrument of writing carried out I hereby appoint or request L. Kitchell and W. Marshall as administrators of bonds.
John H. Tattle.

State of Missouri) In the probate court.
County of Phelps) Special term April 6" 1887.
I Robert Meriwether Judge of the Probate Court Phelps county Missouri, having examined the foregoing instrument purporting to be the last will and testament of John H. Tattle dec. and signed by said John H. Tattle deceased late of Phelps county and having hear the testimony of Joseph Webster and James G. Cowan subscribing witnesses thereto in relation to the execution of the same do declare and adjudge the said instrument to be the Last Will and testament of said John H. Tattle. deceased and the same is therefore admitted to probate.

In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand and affixed the seal of said court at office this 6th day of April 1887.

Robt. Meriwether
Probate Judge.
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WILL OF GOTTFRIED WICHORZ
Will Book A & B - page 189

I Godfrey Wichorz of the township of St. James in the county of Phelps and State of Missouri being of sound mind do make and publish this my Last will and testament.

To my wife Anna Mary Wichorz all of my property both real and personal for twelve moes in the Catholic Church and for the erecting a small home in the town of Endenbosh in Bwigenmaster Eleoplies. Seig Kras germany in honor of virgin Mary

also after paying to my son William Wichortz one dollar
to my son Adolph Wichorz one dollar
to my daughter Catherine Wischortz one dollar
to Anna Wischortz one dollar
to Crestina Walburger Wischortz and
to my son Francis Wischortz.
to Wilhelm Wichortz one dollar not forgetting my other heirs.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 18th day December A.D. 1886.

Gottfried Wichorz

Signed sealed and declared by the above named Gottfrey Wischortz to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto
G.A. Lett. St.James
Martin Worner.
Theodore Snow. St. James

State of Missouri) In probate court.
County of Phelps)
Be it remembered that on the 28th day Dec. 1886 personally appeared before me J. B. Harrison Judge of the probate court of the county of Phelps Theodore Snow and Martin Worner the subscribing witnesses to the annexed of Gottfried Wichorz deceased and being by me first duly sworn depose and say that the said Gotfried Wichorz the testator subscribed the same in their presence and published will or instrument of writing as her (sic) last will and that he said testator was of sound and over the age of 21 years at the time of publishing said will and that they said deponents attested said will by subscribing their names at the request and in the presence of said testator
Theoddore Snow,
Martin Wormer.

In witness whereof I J. B. Harrison Judge of the Probate court of Phelps Co. have hereto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said court at office in Rolla 28th Dec. 1886.

J. B. Harrison, Judge.
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WILL OF PETER MIKKELSON
Will Book A & B - page 190

Be it remembered that I, Peter Mikkelson give and bequeath all of my real estate and personal property to my wife Anna Mikkelson to have full control, to sell and dispose of as she pleases and at her death said property to be sold and equally divided between my heirs after all debts being paid and I hereby authorize my son Hans Mikkelson to by my executor of my will to sell all the property real and personal and divide the money obtained from the sale of said property equally between my heirs.

This done the 8th day of March 1887.

Peter Mikkelson
We attest the above and foregoing will by subscribing our names as witnesses in the presence of Peter Mikkelson the testator this 8th day of March 1887.
Jesse Scantlin
J. L. Morris
Charles Baker.

State of Missouri)
County of Phelps) In the Probate Court.
Special term April 30th 1887.

I Robt. Meriwether, Judge of the Probate Court of Phelps county Missouri having heard the testimony of Charles Baker and J. L. Morris subscribing witnesses thereto in relation to the execution of the same do declare and adjudge said instrument to be the last will and testament of said Peter Mikkelson deceased and the same is therefore admitted to probate.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said court at office this 30th day of April 1887.

(seal) Rob't Meriwether
Probate Judge.

filed and recorded this April 30th 1887.

Rob't Meriwether
Probate Judge.
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