The following Will appears in the Warren Co., MO, Deed
Book A, pages 190 & 191, after the deed where Daniel
Boone Callaway sells land to Alexander McKinnney. Perhaps
the Will is listed as documentation of Daniels
right to sell his interest in his fathers estate
after the death of his mother, Jemima (Boone) Callaway.
I, Flanders Callaway, of the County of Montgomery in the
State of Missouri, being weak in body but of sound mind
and disposing memory do make and ordain this my last will
and testament in t he manner and form following that is
First, it is my desire that in a reasonable time after my
decease I may be decently interred with unnecessary
expense and that as soon after as may be convenient my
funeral sermon be preached by the Rev. Lewis Williams,
and in case be should fail then by any other respectable
preacher of the Baptist faith and order.
Secondly, I desire that all my just debts, Doctors fees
and funeral expenses be first-paid.
Thirdly, I give and bequeath to my wife Jemima Calloway
the following slaves during her natural life or widowhood
in full of her right of dower in slaves that is to say
the negro girls Kissey, Lucinda, Dorcas and Lavina and at
the death or marriage of said my said wife the said four
above named negro girls and their increase if any to
__?__ to my youngest son Daniel Boone Callaway and his
heirs. I also give and secure to my said wife the lawful
right of dower in all my personal estate and house hold
Fourthly, I give to my daughter Sally Barns the wife of
James Barnes and his heirs forever one hundred arpents of
land to include the improvement on which her husband
James Barnes now lives to be laid off in an equitable and
convenient form by two or more commissioners to be
mutually chosen by my after named executors and the said
Sally and James Barns"
Fifthly, all the residue of my lands I give to my son
Daniel Boone Callaway and his heirs forever, reserving to
my above named wife, Jemima Callaway, her right of dower
in the said land during her natural life. I also give to
my said son, Daniel B. Callaway and his heirs forever,
the following slaves to wit, Bill, Lizza, Squire, Rose
Sixthly, I give to my son Larkin S. Callaway and his
heirs forever one negro boy named Jeff.
Seventhly, I give to the heirs of John B. Callaway
deceased five dollars. To the heirs of James Callaway
deceased five dollars. To the heirs of my daughter
Tabitha Darst deceased five dollars in full of all rights
or demands they the said heirs can have against my said
Estate. Also, I give to my daughter Frances Lamme,
wife of William T. Lamme, five dollars. To Susanna
Howell, wife of Thomas Howell, five dollars. To Elizabeth
Bryant, wife of Morgan Bryant, five dollars and to
Minerva Jones, wife of John Jones, five dollars as
remembrance of the love I bear them, having before given
them such portions as I con_?_ amounts to their just
proportions of my Estate.
Eighthly, I give and bequeath all the residue of my
estate of every description both real and personal not
above disposed of to my son Daniel Boone Callaway and his
Ninthly and lastly, I hereby constitute and assign my son
Larkin S. Callaway and my son in law Morgan Bryant
executors of this my last will and testament with full
power after my decease to carry the same into full effect
as the law directs.
In witnesses whereof I have hereunto affixed my seal and
subscribed my name in full evidence of the above as my
last will and testament this fourteenth day of December
in the year our Lord eighteen hundred and twenty four.
Flanders Callaway (Seal)
N B The word them was erased of the word chosen
underlined before signing and witnesses
Recorded December 2 (9?) th 1834
C. Wells Clk
Exrs., son, Larkin S. Callaway & son-in-law Morgan
Wit: Benj. Sharp, Andrew McWilliams and James Bryan.
Court Appointed Alexander McKinney admr. with will
attached. His sec., Wm. James, James Bryan, Milford Clyce
& Daniel B. Callaway. 19 Nov 1834. Warren Co.
Court. Exrs., appointed by Flanders Callaway had
relinquished their right to admr. (A 38-44)