Please remember, that unfortunately not everyone made a will. The difference between a will and the abstract is that the will is the whole written document. The abstract is where basic info has been drawn from the will without any unnecessary wording.

  • Name of the Deceased
  • Wife's Name and Detailed Bequest
  • Children's Names (this is helpful in finding the married surname of females)
  • Any Bequests made to the children
  • Date of the Will
  • Date when the Will was recorded
  • In What Book and on what Page the Will is recorded
  • Name of the Executor
  • Witnesses to the Will
  • Any additional persons that bequests were made to (sometimes grandchildren or nieces/nephews