Will of Lou Jones
[Will Book 1, pages 123-124 (transcribed by David Johnson)]
I Lou Jones of So Pittsburg, Tenn. being of sound and disposing mind & memory do make
publish and declare this to be my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills made
by me at any time heretofore and as to my worldly estate and all the property of which I die
seized and possessed I devise bequeath and dispose thereof in the following manner. My will is
that all my just debts and funeral expenses shall by my executor hereinafter mentioned be paid
out of my personal estate as soon after my death as is convenient. and if there is any personal
property, furniture or household goods left after all my just debts are paid; it is my will that
they be equally divided between my children, namely James Jones Low Jones Jarrett Jones
and Mary White. As to my Real Estate, it is my will that it be divided in the following manner,
to wit: I desire that the piece of land owned by me be divided into lots and numbered as is
Indicated on the opposite side of this paper.
I give devise and bequeath to my son James Jones Lot No. 1 on which my residence is located
Said lot being situated in the So. East corner of my land adjoining lot owned by Jno. White and
being one-half of the So. half of my lot containing one eight of an acre.
I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Mary Jones White lot No. 2 which is just back and west
of lot No. 1 this being one-half of the So. half of my lot containing one eight of an acre.
I give and devise to my son Low Jones Lot No. 3 which is bounded on the east by the Pub. Road
leading from So Pittsburg to Jasper bounded on the So. by Lots No 1 & 2 and on the north by
Lot No. 4 and extending back to my west line containing one eight of an acre.
I give and devise to my son Jarrett Jones Lot No. 4 which is bounded on the east by the Pub. Road
on the north by my north line on the west by my west line and on the So. by Lot 2. 3 containing
one eight of an acre and all Improvements on each lot is to go with said lots. And lastly I
nominate and appoint my son Jarrett Jones to be the Executor of my last will and testament. In
witness whereof I the said Lou Jones have to this my last will and testament subscribed my name
This October 8- 1897
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Lou Jones as her last will and testament in the
presence of us who at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other subscribed
our names as witnesses hereunto
John Tate Raulston