Missouri American History and Genealogy Project-Putnam County





PUTNAM COUNTY MISSOURI AHGP
Will Abstracts, 1857-1868

Note: these are listed chronologically, by the date the will was recorded (which was usually within a month or two after death)

Testator
Heirs
Inheritance
Executor(s)
Date of Will
Date Recorded
Witnesses
MARTIN, Nelson His wife E of Block 1 in the town of St. John, and all other property, real and personal His brother, John A. Martin Dec. 2nd, 1856 June 1st, 1857 Daniel Torrey
His daughter, Malissa $5.00 Eliphus George
His son, Charles $5.00
His son, George $5.00
His daughter, Laurena $5.00
His daughter, Malissa $5.00
His daughter, Lucy $5.00


Testator
Heirs
Inheritance
Executor(s)
Date of Will
Date Recorded
Witnesses
MAYHALL, Harrison W. His wife (if not remarried) all properties Iarl Bass August 13th 1858 Sept. 1st, 1858 John W. Davis
His son (unnamed) bound to learn the blacksmith trade Joseph N. Johns


Testator
Heirs
Inheritance
Executor(s)
Date of Will
Date Recorded
Witnesses
STOCKMAN, Patterson His wife, Mary Ann all property, to be divided at her death equally among their children his wife, if unmarried Aug. 22nd, 1860 Oct. 4th, 1860 Albert B. Lipp
William F. Gwinn
James G. Walters


Testator
Heirs
Inheritance
Executor(s)
Date of Will
Date Recorded
Witnesses
COOK, Wyatt P. age 65 His wife, Rachel Cook all properties except listed below not named March 26th, 1861 April 30th, 1861 Othenial Bacus
Elonia Fowler $250.00 James R. Jeffries
William Cook $250.00
Julia Ann Brisendine $250.00
Minerva Jane Harman $250.00
Dennis P. Cook $250 and share of all property at Rachel Cook's death
Nancy True Harman $250.00
James Wyatt Cook $250 and share of all property at Rachel Cook's death


Testator
Heirs
Inheritance
Executor(s)
Date of Will
Date Recorded
Witnesses
CAMPBELL, Sally Her daughter, Eliza J. Campbell 1/7 share of proceeds of sale of SW of the SW of Sec. 2-T 66-R 22 Azel Campell June 10th, 1861 July 23rd, 1861 Henry C. Young
Her son, Azell J. Campbell 1/7 share of proceeds of sale of SW of the SW of Sec. 2-T 66-R 22 Jonas I. Clark
Her son, Sylvanus J. Campbell 1/7 share of proceeds of sale of SW of the SW of Sec. 2-T 66-R 22
Her daughter, Esther B. True 1/7 share of proceeds of sale of SW of the SW of Sec. 2-T 66-R 22
Her daughter, Sally A. Faikham 1/7 share of proceeds of sale of SW of the SW of Sec. 2-T 66-R 22
Her daughter, Rebecca B. Young 1/7 share of proceeds of sale of SW of the SW of Sec. 2-T 66-R 22
Her granddaughter, Sarah Speck (d/o Ruth A. Speck), at the age of 18, 1/7 share of proceeds of sale of SW of the SW of Sec. 2-T 66-R 22


Testator
Heirs
Inheritance
Executor(s)
Date of Will
Date Recorded
Witnesses
WELLS, Butler His son, William Wells 240 acres in Putnam Co. William Wells April 25th, 1861 Feb. 17th, 1862 Elias Veatch
His son-in-law, J. W. Porter Care of Mrs. Butler Wells until her death, and 360 acres in Minnesota J. W. Porter Robert Sterritt


Testator
Heirs
Inheritance
Executor(s)
Date of Will
Date Recorded
Witnesses
BUSBY, William His wife, Mary B. Busby all properties Isaac Busby Dec. 16th, 1861 Feb. 17th, 1862 David Cooley
His daughter, Lucia E. McCoy 1/3 of property at her mother's death Robert Busby Joseph Brown
His daughter, Mary M. Rigor 1/3 of property at her mother's death
His daughter, Prudence J. Kleeper 1/3 of property at her mother's death
His son, Issac F. Busby already been given property
His son, Robert W. Busby already been given property
His son, Thomas A. Busby already been given property
His son, William W. Busby already been given property


Testator
Heirs
Inheritance
Executor(s)
Date of Will
Date Recorded
Witnesses
FUQUA, Elias D. His wife, Sarah L. Fuqua all properties unless remarried Sarah L. Fuqua Feb. 7th, 1862 April 1st, 1862 Albert Duree
His son, Richard H. Fuqua property if mother remarries Thomas Campbell
His daughter, Mary E. Fuqua property if mother remarries


Testator
Heirs
Inheritance
Executor(s)
Date of Will
Date Recorded
Witnesses
COWELL, John His wife all properties until all children come of age not named March 5th, 1862 May 10th, 1862 Robert Turner
His son, John W. Cowell 1/3 of property when all children are of age, and care of their mother, if unmarried Laban Hopkins
His son, Alfred D. Cowell 1/3 of property when all children are of age, and care of their mother, if unmarried
His son, Joseph S. Cowell 1/3 of property when all children are of age, and care of their mother, if unmarried


Testator
Heirs
Inheritance
Executor(s)
Date of Will
Date Recorded
Witnesses
DORSETT, Harrison B. His wife, Mary All properties; if she remarries, 1/3 and rest divided among children not named Aug. 27th, 1857 May 30th, 1862 Henry A. P. Davis
David V. Runyon


Testator
Heirs
Inheritance
Executor(s)
Date of Will
Date Recorded
Witnesses
GUFFEY, Sampson His wife, Nancy Jane All properties Nancy Jane Guffey March 1st, 1862 Oct. 15th, 1862 John Davis
David G. Maize
Henderson Jones
James C. Guffey
Samuel Jones


Testator
Heirs
Inheritance
Executor(s)
Date of Will
Date Recorded
Witnesses
WILLIAMS, David His wife, Nancy Williams All properties not named Oct. 7th, 1862 May 29th, 1863 Othenial Bacus
His son, William Williams If he takes care of his mother after his return from the state militia, he is to inherit all property at her death; if not, it is evenly divided among the other heirs James Estep
His other lawful heirs $1.00 each James C. Fry


Testator
Heirs
Inheritance
Executor(s)
Date of Will
Date Recorded
Witnesses
YOUNG, Abner Calhoun of Adair Co. His wife, Mary Ann Young, d/o Josiah and Nancy Rush All properties Mary Ann Young Aug. 22nd, 1861 Sept. 8th, 1863 William Reed
His daughter, Dealia Ringo $1.00 William Brice
His daughter, Christine America Faris $1.00
His daughter, Cinderella Picket $1.00
His son, Mandred Jackson Young $1.00
His son, George Washington Young $1.00
His son, Francis Marion Young $1.00
His daughter, Hannah Elizabeth Young $1.00


Testator
Heirs
Inheritance
Executor(s)
Date of Will
Date Recorded
Witnesses
HENRY, John His son, James Russell Henry land in Sec. 12, T 65, R 18, which lies south and west of what is known as North Blackbird Creek; also the undivided half of lots 1 & 2 of the SW of Sec. 6, T 65, R 17 Elizabeth Henry Dec. 13th, 1861 Aug. 8th, 1864 S. A. John
His son, John Cyrus Henry land in Sec. 12, T 65, R 18, which lies north and east of what is known as North Blackbird Creek; also the undivided half of lots 1 & 2 of the SW of Sec. 6, T 65, R 17 D. N. Thatcher
His wife, Elizabeth Henry her part of her dower from the land above
His other children rest of his property divided evenly


Testator
Heirs
Inheritance
Executor(s)
Date of Will
Date Recorded
Witnesses
DWYRE, Samuel His wife, Sarah Dwyre all his property, evenly divided at her death among his heirs. not named Dec. 20th, 1866 Jan. 21st, 1867 John Centers
Rachel Logston Jenison P. Fowler
Samuel Martz? Napoleon B. Abbott
Lydia Marty?
Jacob Marty?
Sarah Ann Gravett
James Dwyre
Marion Dwyre
Lysander Dwyre
Cansady Dwyre
Thomas Jefferson Dwyre
Mathew Albert Dwyre
Lillis Malcom Dwyre


Testator
Heirs
Inheritance
Executor(s)
Date of Will
Date Recorded
Witnesses
DUREE, Henry T. His mother, Elizabeth Duree NW of the SW of the NE of Sec. 7, T 66, R 21; all household goods; a mule colt and all his hogs not named Dec. 21st, 1866 Jan. 29th, 1867 Elisha C. Fordyce
His sister in law and nurse, Elizabeth J. Duree 5-year-old brown mare and buggy John Crawford
His sister, Mary A. Oakley 4-year-old sorrel mare Joseph A. Linthicum
His brother, Albert H. Duree SW of the SW of Sec. 3; NW of the NW of Sec.8; NE of the SE of the NW of Sec. 8, all in T 66, R 21; that his brother pay for the funeral and tombstone at his death, and that he be buried beside his late wife, Eliza J. Duree Missouri V. Linthcum
Hezekiah K. Linthicum
Alexander Linthicum


Testator
Heirs
Inheritance
Executor(s)
Date of Will
Date Recorded
Witnesses
BUCKMASTER, John B. His wife, Ruamia Buckmaster all properties unless remarried Asbury Buckmaster Oct. 15th, 1866 March 6th, 1867 L. C. Hill
His daughter, Nancy Alzina Buckmaster 1/3 of household goods at mother's death and $25 Isaac McCown
His daughter, Mary Buckmaster 1/3 of household goods at mother's death and $25
His daughter, Josephine Buckmaster 1/3 of household goods at mother's death and $25
His five sons who improve his farm paid for their work on farm; real estate divided equally at mother's death


Testator
Heirs
Inheritance
Executor(s)
Date of Will
Date Recorded
Witnesses
COOK, William J. His wife 260 acres of land in Putnam Co. his wife March 17th, 1865 not given W. H. Proctor
Abner Gilstrap Mary G. Proctor
Mary E. Holman


Testator
Heirs
Inheritance
Executor(s)
Date of Will
Date Recorded
Witnesses
BEALE, Abner His son, George W. Beale SW of Sec. 5, T 65, R 20 and $25.00 George Loughead March 11th, 1867 July 20th, 1867 Levi Williams
His son, William Henry Beale land parcels equaling 240 acres in Sec. 22, 26 & 27 in T. 66, R. 20 & $25.00 George W. Beale George H. Blackster
Hannah Jane Beale $50.00


Testator
Heirs
Inheritance
Executor(s)
Date of Will
Date Recorded
Witnesses
AGEE, John His wife, Elizabeth Agee all properties, unless she remarries; then divided among children below Dec. 10th, 1866 Sept. 10th, 1867 W. L. O'Bryant
Sarah McNair J. P. Humphreys
Nancy A. Rumbley Thomas Adams
John W. Agee
Delilah Agee
Martha L. Rumbley
James B. Agee
Amanda Ellen Bruce
Charles A. Agee
Rebecca C. Agee
George Ireland Agee


Testator
Heirs
Inheritance
Executor(s)
Date of Will
Date Recorded
Witnesses
NOGGLE, Ransom His wife, Sylvia Noggle all properties and chattel Sylvia Noggle Feb. 14th, 1866 Nov. 20th, 1867 G. W. Ruth
His daughter, Iva D. Noggle 1/3 of remaining estate when both daughters reach 21 years William A. Sheldon Andrew J. Haskinson
His daughter, Fanny May Noggle 1/3 of remaining estate when both daughters reach 21 years


Testator
Heirs
Inheritance
Executor(s)
Date of Will
Date Recorded
Witnesses
HOWARD, Elkanah His wife, Mary Howard all property, real and personal John Lowry June 3rd, 1868 Aug. 11th, 1868 James A. Campbell
Elkanah W. Howard $5.00 William H. Beard
Nancy E Carter at mother's death, equal share of proceeds
William J. Howard at mother's death, equal share of proceeds
Samuel A. Howard at mother's death, equal share of proceeds
Martha J. Howard at mother's death, equal share of proceeds
John W. Howard at mother's death, equal share of proceeds
Harriet P. Davis at mother's death, equal share of proceeds
Susannah C. Davis at mother's death, equal share of proceeds


Testator
Heirs
Inheritance
Executor(s)
Date of Will
Date Recorded
Witnesses
HAZELETT, Joseph His wife, Hannah Hazelett All properties until her death Hannah Hazelett Jan. 8th, 1868 Aug. 15th, 1868 John B. Olinger
His son, William H. Hazelett (by first wife) 1/10 of property after death of Hannah Hazelett J. J. Jarman
His daughter, Rebecca J. Holden (by first wife 1/10 of property after death of Hannah Hazelett
His son, John Hazelett 1/8 of property after death of Hannah Hazelett, in consideration given to aid rendeered father during his illness
His son, Edward J. Hazelett remainder of property divided after death of Hannah Hazelett
His daughter, Hannah E. Hazelett remainder of property divided after death of Hannah Hazelett
His daughter, Sarah J. Hazelett remainder of property divided after death of Hannah Hazelett
His son, George D. Hazelett remainder of property divided after death of Hannah Hazelett


Testator
Heirs
Inheritance
Executor(s)
Date of Will
Date Recorded
Witnesses
COVERT, Elias His wife, Marie Ann Covert entire estate less amounts below not named Dec. 19th, 1863 Oct. 6th, 1868 Othenial Bacus
Mary E. Parker $1.00 David Johns
James E. Covert $1.00
Harriet E. Covert $1.00
Adaline R. Covert $1.00


Testator
Heirs
Inheritance
Executor(s)
Date of Will
Date Recorded
Witnesses
WARREN, Isaac His wife, Roseana Warren all properties, real and personal Dec. 8th, 1868 Jan. 30th, 1869 Thomas McKay
His daughter, Mary Jane Warren personal property after mother's death John Wykoff
His daughter, Margaret F. Warren personal property after mother's death
His daughter, Emily Warren personal property after mother's death
His daughter, Elvina Warren personal property after mother's death
His son, Issac R. Warren farming and timber land after mother's death
His son, James David Warren farming and timber land after mother's death


Testator
Heirs
Inheritance
Executor(s)
Date of Will
Date Recorded
Witnesses
BROYLES, Daniel His wife, Margaret Frances Broyles NE of Sec. 2, T 65, R 20 and all other property, less listed below Margaret Frances Broyles Nov. 2nd, 1865 not given Abraham Winchell
His son, Michael $1.00 R. R. Winchell
His son, Samuel $1.00
His son, Reuben $1.00
Heirs of his unnamed daughter $1.00
His son, John Cyrus Henry $1.00
His son, Daniel $1.00
His daughter, Sally $1.00
His son, Benjamin a rifle
His son, Nicholas land described above, after death of Margaret F. Broyles








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