Will of John Foster
[Will Book 1, page 157 (transcribed by Beverly Burton Culbreth)]

State of Tennessee
Marion County

I, John Foster of Ketchall, Tennessee being of sound mind and having faith in the mercy of Almighty God do make this my last will revoking all others heretofore made by me.

I give to my beloved mother Sarah Foster, all of my possessions both real & personal to hold and to have for her sole and separate use during her natural life, at her death (Sarah Foster) I do will that all the aforesaid possessions be equally divided between my two beloved brother (William S. Foster and James Foster). This I do for the love and affection I have for them and for services rendered.

I appoint as my executors to carry out this will my two brothers William S. Foster & James Foster.
Witness my hand & seal this Jan. 15, 1906

John Foster (his mark)

We witness the foregoing at the request and in the presents of the testator, this Jan. 15th, 1906

J. B. Kelly
W. R. Smith