Leon: received JMA's will in good shape. thanks again for doing all of this. I'll mail the $$ to you today.
One other item...in the will, JMA mentions the children of his deceased daughter "Isabella Johnson". However, the last record I have of Isabella Alexander is the 1870 census for Shelby. I can't find any record of her marrying in any of the Mo. marriage data bases.
if you should ever run across any information regarding Isabella after 1870, please keep me in mind.