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CASE NO.

SURNAME
GIVEN NAME

DEATH DATE

SPOUSE SURNAME
SPOUSE GIVEN NAME

HEIRS

OTHER
O 382Baker
James C
10/04/1864
 
(Baker) Chalfant, Martha
(Baker) Pester, Elizabeth, Roxboro, PA
Baker, Oscar B , New York City?
Baker, Joseph Jr
no wife - no children Joseph Baker, Jr. exec. Joseph Baker, Sr (Racine, WI) contested will
O 331Baker
Phineas M
12/17/1863Joslin
Orvilla/Aurilla
Baker, John F, 8, Jones Co.
Baker, Horace Milo, 6, Jones Co.
Baker, Alvenia J, 3, Jones Co.
died Civil War - s/o Philemon & Aurelia (Mudge) Baker --d/o John G & Candace (Wolcott) Joslin --Orvilla/Aurilla died 1881
O 228Baldwin
Isaac
 Mabie
Susanna Sutherland
(Baldwin) Vaughn, Lydia Lois
Baldwin, Theron J
Baldwin, Marcellus Olmstead
Baldwin, Minerva
Medina Co., OH and Allegheny Co., NY
O 230Barker
Albert W
11/03/1860Dodge
Almira
Barker, Albert W JrCass Tsp. -Elisha Dodge, father-in-law - Phebe Barker of Linn Co. mentioned
O 226Barker
Alonson/Alansan
05/05/1862Dodge
Almira
 son of Asahel & Euphemia Barker - S F Benadom, Adm
O 388Barnhill
Samuel
11/09/1864(Rodman) Houser
Martha
Barnhill, Elizabeth Ann, 9, Jones Co.
Barnhill, John H, 6, Jones Co.
(Barnhill) Lyans, Sarah Jane, 3, Jones Co.
Barnhill, Catherine
died 07/17/1864 New Orleans
O 190Barr
John
08/02/1859
 
  
O 51Bartholomew
Daniel
06/07/1852Simmons
Augusta M
Bartholomew, Rosalia
Bartholomew, Persis
Bartholomew, Mitchell
Augusta marr. Alexander G Beardsley. Rosalia married Frederic F Beardsley. She died age 22 in 1857. Persis married (Frank) Lewis Ainsworth.
O 340Batchelder
Benjamin
01/19/1864
 
 Civil War -heir: His father, John Batchelder - Romantis & Stephen Batchelder mentioned
O 55Beam
Joseph
04/06/1852Fall
Barbary Ann
 Barbary remarried to Andrew Byerly - Joseph Beam had a brother Charles.
O 40Bean
Rufus L
06/18/1851
 
 died 11/17/1850. Appears to not have lived in Jones Co. Brother-in-Law, Samuel P. Alexander Adminstrator is living in Worcester, Wash. Co., VT
O 188Beatty
Thomas
06/08/1859
 
 Bro: John Beatty says Thomas died in 10/1854 on a boat that sunk on the Mississippi north of St Louis.
O 758Beck
David S
died 04/21/1872(Scheffer) Beck Wint
Sarah
Beck, Mary Alice, 9, Jones Co.
Beck, Milton E, 7, Jones Co.
Beck, Ida, 5, Jones Co.
Beck, Elizabeth "Lizzie", 3, Jones Co.
 
O 352Beers
Nehemiah/Eliza
03/07/1864
Eliza & Mehitable
(Beers) Merwin, Jennet, 47, Jones Co
(Beers) Himebaugh, Clarissa M, 45, Jones Co
Beers, H W (Rev), 43, Jamesville, MO
Beers, John L, 42, Erie Co., PALydia A, 40, Erie Co, PA?
1850 Erie Co, PA Mehitable is wife. By 1856 IA census, wife is Eliza
O 461Bell
Thompson
08/05/1857(Palmer) Collins
Nancy
(Bell) Riggs, Almira, 35, Minnesota
Bell, Barney B, 34, CA
Bell, Nicholas Murray
(Bell) Cook, Susan, 28, Delaware Co., IA
Bell, John Augustus, 25, CA
Oliver W Bell b 1835 NY listed in 1850 census but gone in 1856. Not included in probate - Emma Josephine dau. of Nich. Murray Bell in Independence, IA with mother Eliza King
O 808Bender
Thomas
08/21/1873
Barbary
Bender, Emanuel L, 45, Ogle Co., IL
(Bender) Baldwin, Laney/Lana Ann, 38, Jackson Co, IA
(Bender) McDonald, Catherine, Jones Co
(Bender) Sweeney, Savilla, 35, Ogle Co., IL
Bender, Levi T, 14, Jones Co.
 
O 704Bennett
Abraham
09/19/1870
Isabella
(Bennett) Fordham, Isabella "Bella", 29, Jones Co.
Bennett, John, 27, Jones Co.
(Bennett) Green, Martha, 24Jones Co.
(Bennett) Johnson, Josephine, 22, Jones Co.
Bennett, William, 18, Jones Co.
Bennett, Francis J, 15
 
O 145Bennett
Francis
12/22/1858
 
 1850 census listed with Elizabeth Bennett b Eng but in 1856 census is listed alone. - Francis was the Adm for the Joseph Bennett estate in 1854. Abram Bennett is mentioned. Francis died 06/07/1857
O 79Bennett
Joseph
07/01/1854
 
 Owned land in Hale Tsp
O 645Bentley
John
02/16/1869(Harris) Prouty Merriman
Lydia (Ann)
(Bentley) Clark, Margaret A, Jones Co.
Bentley, Inez
(Bentley) Dick, Louisa
Bentley, Joshua, Jones Co.
(Bentley) McIntyre, Lucy
Bentley, William
Bentley, David C
Bentley, Newton
wife#1 Anna (Gundy) and wife#2 Margaret (Bell) Clark -- Inez mentioned in probate maybe Eliza Bentley who married W W Sutherland?? - Newton died in Civil War
O 355Bentley
Newton
03/08/1864
Mary J
Bentley, Artelissa Ida, 3, New Wilmington, Lawrence Co, PA
Bentley, Maggie A, 2, New Wilmington, Lawrence Co., PA
died near Chatanooga -- Bro-in-law: Samuel Hazen Clark, Admin
O 571Bently/Bentley
Joshua
06/03/1867(Clark) Bentley Southerland
Eliza
Bently, Edetha J, 13, Jones Co.
Bently, William Alcinus, 11, Jones Co.
Bently, Lucinda M, 11, Jones Co.
Bently, Frank C, 9, Jones Co.
Bently, Anna M, 6, Jones Co.
Bently, Newton C, 1, Jones Co.
Joshua died 04/02/1867 -Eliza in Liberty, Davis Co., KS in 1880
O 473Benton
Samuel Austin
12/04/1865Dockstrader
Miranda
 died 11/19/1865 Barnet, Caledonia Co., VT - Chaplain for 14th IA Infantry - Wm C & Mary (Benton) Boardman contest handling of estate - No children named but Samuel Nutting Benton b 1839 VT d 1857 & Phebe M Benton b 1846 MI known
O 66Blanchard
Ira A
07/05/1853Rutherford
Margaret
Blanchard, Dorastus, b 1827 IN
Blanchard, William
Blanchard, Thomas Alva
Blanchard, George
Blanchard, Mary , b 1842 IA
Blanchard, Seth, b 1844 IA
Blanchard, Orleans(male), b 1850 IA
Will says that spouse receives everything and if she dies interstate - his SEVEN children inherit. If Sarah Blanchard b 1825 IN is his child, that would be eight children…
O 513Bonney/Bowney
Susan
05/24/1866
 
 Susan died in 3/1866 - James L HALL, exec. Married Catherine (Bodenhofer) Hill in 1869 - Files O513, O514 & O616 are somehow tied to this probate
O 179Boon
James, Jr
12/06/1858
Francis
 bro: Sanford (dec) widow: Lucretia, children: Lorenzo, Tracy, Alonzo- bro: Hiram & Elroy, bro Richard (dec) widow: Rosanna, son: Sanford , dau. Harty Eaton, grandson: Geo Eaton - sister: Malissa Underwood, her children: Norman Underwood, Jr., Platina P Cook, Harty Underwood, Rosanna Underwood, James Underwood
O 152Boon
James, Sr
10/07/1857
 
Boon, James Jr
(Boon) Underwood, Malissa , d 1856
Boon, Hiram?, Cortland Co, NY
 
O 536Boucher
(Margaret) Rachel (Shook)
12/03/1866Boucher
John
Boucher, Thomas
Boucher, John Vincent
(Boucher) Moore, Flora, Webster Co., IA
(Boucher) Selder, Maria J, Webster Co., IA
(Boucher) Kibbee , Lettie, Iowa Co., IA
(Boucher) West, Margaret Ann, Jones Co.
d 10/02/1866 Bowen Prairie Cem.
O 346Boucher
John "Jack"
03/07/1854?Shook
Margaret Rachel
Boucher, Thomas
Boucher, John Vincent
(Boucher) Moore, Flora, Jones Co.
(Boucher) West, Margaret A "Peggy"
(Boucher) Ribby, Lettice "Lettie"
(Boucher) Selder, Maria Jane/Jame, Jones Co.
Rachel died 10/03/1866 Bowen's Prairie Cem. Buried with John
O 519Bowen
Hugh
04/14/1868
 
(Bowen/Berryhill) Shumaker, Elizabeth , Warren Co., OH
Berryhill, Nancy, Cass Co., IL
Bowen, W Harrison , Colorado Terr
Bowen, John, IL
Berryhill, Joseph, Dubuque Co., IA
d at Pike's Pike, CO on 02/15/1865 - heirs are bros & sisters --had land in Adair, Adams, Linn, Fayette & Jones Co., IA
O 150Bower
Joseph
02/04/1862
Mary Ann
 died 07/07/1857 - Mary Ann married Thomas Monks and moved to PA - There are 4 small stones near Joseph's grave which may be children's graves
O 311Bowers
Geo H
07/06/1863Thurston
Eunice
 no children - died at Vicksburg
O 512Bowes
Robert
05/24/1866
Catharine
(Bowes) McGuire, Isabella, 39, Canada
Bowes, Thomas, 37, Canada
Bowes, James , 35, Canada
(Bowes) Neville, Ellen, 33, Jones Co.
Bowes, Robert, 30, Canada
Bowes, John, 27, Jones Co.
(Bowes) Mackin, Mary Jane, 25, Canada
died in St Jones, New Brunswick, Canada
O 72.5Boyd
Isabella
05/28/1859
John
  
O 393Boyle
John
07/03/1865
 
Quinn, Margaret , Story Co., IAdied 08/06/1864
O 522Breed
Amos Jr
08/06/1866Dye
Eliza
Breed, Amos S, 46, IL
Breed, Samuel/Lemuel H, 44, WI
Breed, Eunice Crandall, 39, NY
Breed, Elisabeth, 38, NY
Breed, Elias, 31, Canada
Breed, Ira, 29, IA
Breed, Charles W, 26, IA
Breed, Richard Johnson, 24, NV
(Breed) Chapin, Abby Jane, 20, IA
Breed, Anna Eliza, 18, IA
Breed, John R, 13, IA
wife #1: Betsy Howe wife#2: Betsey A Brown - children not listed in probate: Nathan B b1829, Glover S b1831, & Hannah M b1843
O 302Brigham
John
12/07/1863
Lydia/Ledia
Brigham, Nancy J14, Jones Co.
Brigham, Mary A, 10, Jones Co
Brigham, William H, Jones Co
Brigham, Albert Z, 5, Jones Co.
1870 census Clarence, Cedar Co., IA
O 224Brown
Daniel G
09/06/1862(Hubbard?)
Caroline M
Brown, Lizzie
Brown, Nellie/Ellen
Brown, Daniel Frank
Brown, Frederick
s/o Enos & Hannah (Griswold) Brown of Springfield, Sullivan Co., VT -died Marion, Douglas Co, KS in Mar, 1860 - Emerson E Brown,(Brother) Admin.
O 123Brown
James
03/09/1859(Rhodes) Negus
Naomi
(Brown) Osborne, Nancy Ann
Brown, Isaac Oaks
Brown, Andrew Lewis
(Brown) Armstrong, Rhoda Ann
(Brown) Robinson, Elizabeth
Brown, Ebenezer
(Brown) Scott, Maranda Jane
Brown, John James
1850 census McLean Co., IL- James born 05/20/1803 TN/KY? 1st wife: Nancy Oaks d pre 1832 IL - Billing for child's coffin in 1850 in IL
O 176Brown
Joseph B
11/01/1858(Miner?)
Lucy
 will dated 1855 leaves everything to wife. This appears to be Joseph Baldwin Brown Sr. With Joseph Baldwin Brown Jr. dying in 1867. Orvil Jesse Brown has son Joseph Baldwin Brown III
O 556Brown
Joseph Baldwin
04/01/1867Soper
Lucy
Brown, Orville Jesse, 17, Jones Co
(Brown) McClelland, Harriet A, 15, Jones Co.
Norwich Cem. - 4 dec'd children -- Julia, John, Adah, Ida
O 648Brown
Luann/Susan
03/12/1869Brown
James
 died 09/03/1866 Highland Grove Cem. - Albert A Brown b 1831 KY, admin. - no heirs listed in probate. 1860 census shows: Malinda, Lucinda, J H M, Amanda, Lewis Cass Brown
O 251Brown
Nelson
05/02/1864
Elizabeth
Brown, James Henry
Brown, Eliza A
Brown, Howard
Brown, Sarah
Truman Brown of Jackson Co. mentioned
O 370Brown
Samuel
d 06/07/1863
Sarah
Brown, John Calvin, Iowa Co.
Brown, Washington
Brown, James V, Linn Co.
Brown, Hellen M, 18, Linn Co.
Brown, Jane
Brown, Warren N, , Linn Co.
Brown, Mary LucyLinn Co.
Civil War - died St Louis, MO
O 317Brownell
Joseph S
06/08/1863Fay
Adeline
Brownell, Sanford H, 4died 2/13/1863 St Louis, MO - Civil War? - Sidney E Bills is Admin. And brother-in-law -- D B Bills mentioned and B C Brownell mentioned
O 362.5Browning
William
04/16/1864
 
 Clinton Co. - Benj. Lake?, Admins
O 48Brundige
Jesse B
10/02/1855
Philura
Brundidge, Rachel
Brundidge, Judson
Brundidge, Rhoda
married E H Evans and had 1 son. I never see E H Evans anywhere…
O 211Brush
Joseph
04/06/1860Hoy
Jane
Brush, BaptistHolmes Co., OH
O 322Bumgarner
Benjamin
09/02/1863
 
 son of David (b 1807 Franklin Co., VA) & Rebecca (Johnson) Bumgardner. His bro, Wesley, was Admin. - probate needed because of claim against Charles Clymer estate
O 21Bumgarner
John
08/29/1849Smith
Mary
SimpsonMary (Bumgarner)SimpsonLawrence ABumgarnerAlexander
BumgarnerJosephStarry, Samuel
1st wife of Lawrence A Simpson: Elizabeth Bumgarner - wife of Samuel Starry: Rhoda Bumgarner
O 173Burke
Thomas
09/28/1858
 
 died 01/01/1856 bros: Patrick & Michael in Temple Hill
O 191Burnight
Joel
07/04/1859Duggan
Mary
Burnight, Charles LewisMary died 1859
O 180Burrows
Reuben D
01/21/1859(Ackerman) Rathbone
Margaret B
Burrows, William Randolph
Burrows, Mary Adda
Burrows, Orrin T
father, Hugh Burrows, lived Wellsville Allegheny Co., NY but some sources say Reuben is buried in Delaware Co., NY - Joseph Burrows of Berks Co., PA mentioned
O 721Butterfield
Fanny Britton (White)
09/05/1871Butterfield
George Dickenson
(Butterfield) Gill, Ellen F, Jones Co.
Butterfield, George W, York Co., NE
Butterfield, Elbert A, York Co., NE
(Butterfield) Gill, Lucy J, Springfield, VT
Butterfield, Willie T, Jones Co.
Butterfield, Henry White, York Co., NE
Hannah S Tilton appears to be Fanny (White) Butterfield's sister
O 770Butterfield
George Dickenson
07/23/1872White
Fanny Britton
Butterfield, George W
Butterfield, Albert A
(Butterfield) Gill, Ellen J, Springfield, MA
Butterfield, Willie T, 17, York Co., NE
Butterfield, Henry W, 20, York Co., NE
Butterfield, Lucy J
Mark b1848 died bet. 1860 & 1870
O 107Butts
Solon Rueben
08/23/1855Woods
Rebecca
Butts, Jane M
Butts, Samuel J
Butts, Marian A (male)
1850 census St. Joseph, Sturgis Co., MI
O 295Buxton
Samuel F
d 2/21/1863Skinner
Mary Ann
Buxton, Anne C
Buxton, Nellie
Buxton, Frank William
Buxton, Adolphus
Mary Ann married Major T Parsons
O 278Byerly
Francis
06/13/1863Kramer/Creamer
Catherine
Byerly, Michael
Byerly, Jacob
Byerly, Andrew J(ackson?)
(Byerly) Benadom, Martha
Byerly, John
Byerly, Christina
Byerly, WilliamByerlyAdam
 
O 192Byers
Thomas
-1859
 
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