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POLK COUNTY MISSOURI WILLS AND PROBATE
Early Will Abstracts, 1843-1852

Note: the date of death of the testator occurred sometime between the "Date of Will" and the day the will was "Recorded."



TESTATOR DATE OF WILL RECORDED HEIRS EXECUTOR(S) COMMENTS
Hays, Andrew June 2nd, 1843 July15th, 1843 Elizabeth (wife) Charles Rountree
  John (son)
  Middleton (son)
  Stokely (son)
  Marthew (daughter)
 
TESTATOR DATE OF WILL RECORDED HEIRS EXECUTOR(S) COMMENTS
Witt, Nathan A. Aug. 6th, 1843 Sept. 5th, 1843 “wife” not named Son Milton may be by a
  Milton (son) former wife. The other
  John H. (son) eight are described as
  James Allen (son) the current wife's children.
  William (son)
  Angelina (daughter)
  Margarett (daughter)
  Louisa (daughter)
  Mariah (daughter)
  Caleb (son)
 
TESTATOR DATE OF WILL RECORDED HEIRS EXECUTOR(S) COMMENTS
Mackey, John March 30th, 1843 May 1st, 1843 Rebecca (wife) Samuel A. Mackey Wife inherits all property
  Samuel A. (son) unless she remarries; then
  she will only get 1/3
 
TESTATOR DATE OF WILL RECORDED HEIRS EXECUTOR(S) COMMENTS
Clark, William C. Jan. 30th, 1845 Sept. 3rd, 1845 Margaretta (wife) William C. Campbell Gives wife's former name
  Jacob B. (son) Jacob B. Clark as “Margaretta Moore”;
  William T. (son) Mr. Clark kept detailed
  David S. (son) records of gifts and loans
  Pleasant H. (son) (slaves, stock and money)
  John M. (son) he had previously made
  Amanda Melvina (daughter) to his children, to deducted
  James P. (son) from their inheritance.
  Margaretta E. Williams (daughter)
  Camellia S. McMinn (daughter)
  Amanda Smith (g-daughter)
 
TESTATOR DATE OF WILL RECORDED HEIRS EXECUTOR(S) COMMENTS
Wells, Charles Dec. 20th, 1845 Jan. 12th, 1846 Julia Ann (wife) Julia Ann Wells Estate included land in
  Illinois
 
TESTATOR DATE OF WILL RECORDED HEIRS EXECUTOR(S) COMMENTS
Wilson, James April 25th, 1848 May 12th, 1848 Jemima (wife) Nathaniel W. Wilson Estate included slaves Bentley
  Nathaniel Washington (son) Joseph W. Wilson Sophia, Tom, Young Moses , Ruth,
  Joseph Wickliff (son) Joseph R. Callaway Lucinda, Lucretia, Judy, Old Moses,
  Benjamin Hardin (son) Jacob, Old Esther and Kitty; left
  Mary M. Wilson Callaway (daughter) children land in Virginia and other
  Elizabeth G. Wilson Oldham (daughter) property.
 
TESTATOR DATE OF WILL RECORDED HEIRS EXECUTOR(S) COMMENTS
Mitchell, Morris May 6th, 1847 Jan. 31st, 1848 Elizabeth (wife) D. M. McClure After death of his wife, he wishes
  Wesley (son) Morris Mitchell Jr. all his slaves (namely, Jim, Hannah,
  Morris, Jr. (son) Pharo and any of their children) to
  other children unnamed receive their freedom when they reach
  the age of 55 years.
 
TESTATOR DATE OF WILL RECORDED HEIRS EXECUTOR(S) COMMENTS
Wright, William March 25th, 1848 June 20th, 1848 Sarah (wife) Sarah Wright Estate included land in
  John (son) Barnard Parish St. Clair Co., Illinois
  Sarah Ann (daughter) Joseph Parish
  Margaret (daughter)
  Elvisa (daughter)
  Grace (daughter)
  Betsy (daughter)
  Mary Parish (daughter)
  Emily Parish (daughter)
  Nancy Nance (daughter)
 
TESTATOR DATE OF WILL RECORDED HEIRS EXECUTOR(S) COMMENTS
Mathews, Washington Aug. 10th, 1847 March 23rd, 1849 Christiana (wife) Christiana Mathews Will written in Greene Co.
  James J. (son)
  Sophia Bryson (daughter)
  --- Orr (daughter)
  Alfred A. Bryson (grandson)
 
TESTATOR DATE OF WILL RECORDED HEIRS EXECUTOR(S) COMMENTS
Woodard, Pitt Feb. 28th, 1844 April 20th, 1849 James Woodard James Faulkner Slaves named include
  James Faulkner Thomas L. Woodard Alexander, Chloe, Alfred,
  Sarah Vann heirs Mary Ann, Caroline, Evaline,
  Thomas L. Woodard Moses, Emmons, Minerva
  William McNight and Jacob
  Elisha Luter
  Jacob Luter
  Martha Belle McNight
 
TESTATOR DATE OF WILL RECORDED HEIRS EXECUTOR(S) COMMENTS
Graham, Richard Dec. 28th, 1848 June 17th, 1849 wife (not named) William Graham Richard Graham was
  Ruth (daughter) deceased by Feb. 10, 1849
  William (son)
  Joseph (son)
  Elizabeth (daughter)
  Ezekiel (son)
 
TESTATOR DATE OF WILL RECORDED HEIRS EXECUTOR(S) COMMENTS
Elliott, Elvira March 1st, 1848 Nov. 6th, 1849 Ransom E. Elliott (son) Lewis E. Smart
  Lewis E. Smart (grandson)
  Mary E. Smart (g-daughter)
  Nancy P. Will??? (g-daughter)
 
TESTATOR DATE OF WILL RECORDED HEIRS EXECUTOR(S) COMMENTS
Akard, Henry April 24th, 1849 Aug. 21st, 1850 Lavina (wife) Lavina Akard
 
TESTATOR DATE OF WILL RECORDED HEIRS EXECUTOR(S) COMMENTS
Bollinger, Jacob Oct. 22nd, 1850 Nov. 18th, 1850 Sarah (wife) Sarah Bollinger
 
TESTATOR DATE OF WILL RECORDED HEIRS EXECUTOR(S) COMMENTS
Smith, Darling May 3rd, 1850 Jan. 16th, 1851 William Smith (son) William Smith Wanted “his negro man” Levi
  Mahala Mitchell (daughter) Clark Mitchell to live with his son William;
  Sarah Smith (daughter) stated that his son Dudley was
  Jane Smith (daughter) in California and he planned
  Polly Ann Smith (daughter) to join him there.
  James Smith (son)
Dudley Smith (son)
Jackson Smith (son)
 
TESTATOR DATE OF WILL RECORDED HEIRS EXECUTOR(S) COMMENTS
Ailstock, Henry H. Oct. 17th, 1851 Nov. 15th, 1851 Penelope Ailstock (wife) Ezekiel M. Campbell Wishes that “his mother's brothers
  Susan Mitchell (mother-in-law) and sisters not receive any of his
  Thomas Ailstock (son) estate” and if the law demands
  they receive a part, “only the
  minimum be given them.”
 
TESTATOR DATE OF WILL RECORDED HEIRS EXECUTOR(S) COMMENTS
Stephens, William May 14th, 1852 Dec. 7th, 1852 Elijah George Stephens Joseph Willhite no relationship to heirs given
  Samuel W. Davis Stephens
  Eliza Jane Thompson
  Martha M. Nugent
  Elbert S. Stephens






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