Wills
Desoto Co FLGenWeb Project

Record of Wills - Book 1
This book contains 72 wills. In some cases the information concerning probate is included. 
Continue to Records of Wills - Book 2

 
SEWARD, Henry S.
pages: 1-3 
written: 03 Nov 1885 
filed: 1st in Manatee Co 
        2cd in Desoto Co on 28 Nov 1887
MacPHERSON, Jane Crawford
pages: 4-5 
written: 14 Nov 1887 
filed: Desoto Co on 16 July 1888
JOHNSON, John C.
pages: 6-8 
written: 09 Feb 1888 
filed: Desoto Co on 06 Jan 1890
SPEED, J. Smith
pages: 9-11 
written: 31 Mar 1885 
filed: 1st in Louisville, Ky 
        2cd in Desoto Co on 29 Aug 1891
CASON, Samuel B.
pages: 12-13 
written: June 1891 
filed: Desoto Co on 29 Aug 1891
CREWS, Susan E.
pages: 13 
written: 08 June 1891 
filed: Desoto Co on 08 Mar 1892
COLLIER, John Sr.
pages: 14-15 
written: 06 Jan 1892 
filed: Desoto Co on 06 Jan 1892
CREWS, Dempsey D. Sr.
pages: 16-17 
written: 04 July 1877 
filed: 1st in Manatee Co FL on 06 Sept 1882 
        2cd in Desoto Co on 18 Aug 1892
COKER, Nicy
pages: 18-19 
written: 04 Feb 1889 
filed: Desoto Co on 20 Nov 1891
McEWEN, Zachariah Francis
pages: 20-21 
written: 21 June 1892 
filed: Desoto Co on 31 Jan 1893
STEINBACH, John N.
pages: 22-23 
written: 08 Oct 1891 
filed: Desoto Co on 12 Apr 1893
WOOD, William F.
pages: 24 
written: 28 Apr 1886 
filed: 1st in Nassau Co FL on 28 Apr 1886 
        2cd in Desoto Co on 28 Aug 1893
SEAMAN, Andrew
pages: 25-26 
written: 05 Aug 1885 
filed: N/A
MacPHERSON, Daniel
pages: 26-48 
written: 04 Jan 1892 
filed: 1st in New York, NY on 04 Sept 1892 
        2cd in Desoto Co on 19 Mar 1894
THOMPSON, Ephraim W.
pages: 49-50 
written: 14 July 1894 
filed: Desoto Co on 14 July 1894
HINCKLEY, Sumner P.
pages: 51-52 
written: 28 Mar 1894 
filed: Desoto Co on 30 July 1894
SMITH, William
pages: 53 
written: 05 Feb 1895 
filed: Desoto Co on 07 May 1895
HARDING, Charles L.
pages: 54-66 
written: 19 July 1888 
filed: 1st in Middlesex Co, MASS 
        2cd in Desoto Co on 29 July 1895
CREWS, Dempsey D. Jr.
pages: 66-69 
written: 01 Oct 1890 
filed: Desoto Co on 18 June 1895
HILL, Charles B.
pages: 70-71 
written: 10 Apr 1895 
filed: Desoto Co on 10 Apr 1895
GRANGER, Frances I.
pages: 72-74 
written: 21 Aug 1895 
filed: Desoto Co on 21 Sept 1895
SHEILD, Alfred
pages: 75 
written: 12 Apr 1894 
filed: 1st in New Kent Co, VA on 12 Apr 1894 
        2cd in Desoto Co on 07 Jan 1896
HILDRETH, James H.
pages: 76-88 
written: 27 Nov 1888 
filed: 1st in Wilkes Co, PA in 1892 
        2cd in Desoto Co on 18 Apr 1896
TODD, Charles F.
pages: 88-104 
written: 27 Mar 1887 
filed: 1st in New Brunswick, CAN 
        2cd in Desoto Co on 19 May 1896
ROESCH, Otto E.
pages: 105-106 
written: 25 Aug 1894 
filed: Desoto Co on 17 June 1896
WRIGHT, Arthur P.
pages: 106-111 
written: 01 Aug 1896 
filed: 1st in Thomasville, GA in Oct 1896 
        2cd in Desoto Co on 09 Oct 1896
GATES, Howard W.
pages: 111-112 
written: 23 Oct 1896 
filed: Desoto Co on 23 Oct 1896
BOND, G. B.
pages: 112-113 
written: 10 Aug 1896 
filed: Desoto Co on 24 Mar 1897
BUCK, Dudley
pages: 113-117 
written: 24 Apr 1892 
filed: Desoto Co on 03 Dec 1896
GAUSE, George W.
pages: 118-119 
written: 30 Mar 1895 
filed: Desoto Co on 12 June 1897
WILLIAMS, Richard E.
pages: 120 
written: 20 Nov 1897 
filed: Desoto Co on 1897
BROOKS, Eva
pages: 121 
written: 15 Mar 1898 
filed: Desoto Co on 10 June 1898
GAY, Ellen
pages: 122-123 
written: 01 Feb 1899 
filed: Desoto Co on 01 Feb 1899
HARVEY, Mattie G.
pages: 124-133 
written: 27 Feb 1899 
filed: 1st in Mobile, AL 
        2cd in Desoto Co on 24 Apr 1899
HANCHEY, Wells
pages: 134-135 
written: 22 Dec 1898 
filed: Desoto Co on 27 Jan 1899
GRIFFITH, Robert S.
pages: 136-139 
written: 03 Jan 1888 
filed: Desoto Co on 10 July 1899
PLATT, Joshua Arron
pages: 139-142 
written: 26 May 1891 
filed: N/A
COUDON, John J.
pages: 143-145 
written: 16 Feb 1899 
filed: Desoto Co on 15 Mar 1899
HECTOR, Thomas Robert
pages: 145-147 
written: 04 Feb 1898 
filed: Desoto Co on 22 Feb 1899
JOHNSON, Emma C.
pages: 148-149 
written: 11 Jan 1900 
filed: Desoto Co on 12 Jan 1900
DAY, Andromeda
pages: 149-152 
written: 30 May 1896 
filed: 1st in Monroe Co, NY 
        2cd in Desoto Co on 10 Feb ??
DRIGGERS, Desdenianed
pages: 153 
written: 24 June 1897 
filed: N/A
GATES, Lewis N.
pages: 154 
written: 13 Aug 1900 
filed: Desoto Co on 13 Aug 1900
HANSBROUGH, J. H. (Henry)
pages: 155-157 
written: 25 Nov 1889 
filed: 1st in Louisville, KY 
        2cd in Desoto Co on 13 Feb 1901
SMITH, Robert C.
pages: 157-159 
written: 14 July 1899 
filed: Desoto Co on 07 aug 1900
STEVENS, Elisha
pages: 160-161 
written: 17 July 1899 
filed: Desoto Co on 28 Nov 1900
KING, Ziba
pages: 161-165 
written: 22 Jan 1901 
filed: Desoto Co on 25 Mar 1901
BORDERS, J. Ewell
pages: 165-168 
written: 12 Jan 1901 
filed: 1st in Barbour Co, AL 
        2cd in Desoto Co on 29 May 1901
GRANGER, Francis
pages: 169-190 
written: 01 Dec 1892 
filed: 1st in Tioga Co, NY 
        2cd in Desoto Co on 09 July 1901
GAY, J. Ellen
pages: 191-194 
written: 17 May 1901 
filed: Desoto Co on 12 June 1901
HALL, William W.
pages: 195-209 
written: 09 Apr 1901 
filed: 1st in Lucas Co, OH 
        2cd in Desoto Co on 28 May 1901
MANCHA, William H.
pages: 210-212 
written: 15 May 1901 
filed: 1st in Montgomery Co, AL 
        2cd in Desoto Co on 30 Jan 1902
WOODRUFF, James W.
pages: 213 
written: 09 Dec 1901 
filed: Desoto Co on 08 Feb 1902
GILMORE, A. T.
pages: 214-217 
written: 28 May 1883 
filed: 1st in Jefferson Co, KY 
        2cd in Desoto Co on 07 May 1902
DICKEY, James A.
pages: 218-230 
written: 25 Mar 1890 
filed: 1st in Orange Co, FL 
        2cd in Desoto Co on 15 July 1902
KNAPP, Clark D.
pages: 231 
written: 25 June 1896 
filed: Desoto Co on 08 Feb 1902
FARABEE, J. M. (James)
pages: 232-235 
written: 03 May 1886 
filed: N/A
HICKEY, James S.
pages: 236-242 
written: 08 Jan 1900 
filed: 1st in Bridgeport, CT 
        2cd in Desoto Co
DURRANCE, Frances M.
pages: 243-249 
written: 20 Oct 1902 
filed: Desoto Co on 16 Dec 1902
GLEATON, Morgan L.
pages: 250-253 
written: 27 May 1900 
filed: 1st in Orangeburg Co, SC 
        2cd in Desoto Co on 27 Jan 1903
HARRIS, Cornelia J.
pages: 254-256 
written: 08 Apr 1902 
filed: Desoto Co on 27 Jan 1903
BARTHOLOMEW, Mary H.
pages: 257-260 
written: 22 Aug 1895 
filed: 1st in Bradford, CT 
        2cd in Desoto Co on 12 May 1903
COOK, Eva
pages: 261-263 
written: 27 Dec 1902 
filed: Desoto Co on 10 Feb 1903
SKIPPER, John L.
pages: 264-267 
written: 01 Nov 1900 
filed: Desoto Co on 17 Mar 1903
WILLIAMS, W. A.
pages: 268-269 
written: 20 June 1902 
filed: Desoto Co on 12 Sept 1903
HUCKEBY, William S.
pages: 270-271 
written: 21 July 1899 
filed: Desoto Co on 27 July 1903
STEPHENS, Lucinda
pages: 272-273 
written: 30 Mar 1903 
filed: Desoto Co on 24 Nov 1903
LANIER, Roan J.
pages: 274-277 
written: 07 July 1903 
filed: Desoto Co on 14 July 1903
VERNER, Maria N.
pages: 278-282 
written: 20 Oct 1898 
filed: 1st in South Windsor, CT 
        2cd in Desoto Co on 22 Mar 1904
BOYERTON, David
pages: 283-288 
written: 10 Feb 1902 
filed: 1st in Middlesex Co, MASS 
        2cd in Desoto Co on 19 Apr 1904
DAVIES, John C.
pages: 289-290 
written: 08 Feb 1904 
filed: Desoto Co on 01 June 1904
HARLLEE, John J.
pages: 291-294 
written: 29 Jan 1902 
filed: 1st in Hillsborough Co, FL 
        2cd in Desoto Co on 09 Feb 1905 
* last entry in Record of Wills - Book 1
 
The following information was transcribed by Janine Rickner on 20 Oct 99




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