Will of Mary McRee Hastings
[Will Book 1, page 221 (transcribed by Beverly Burton Culbreth)]

I, Mrs. Mary McRee Hastings of South Pittsburg, Ternnessee, being of sound mind and disposing memory and realizing that my time on this earth is not long, do make and declare, this my last will and testament, as follows:

To Margaret and Katharne [sic] Stoner, my legally adopted children, I hereby devise and bequeath all of my real and personal property that I have now have or may have at my death, I also devise and bequeath to the said Margaret and Katheryn Stoner any and all equities that I now have or may have at my death.

The aforesaid Margaret and Katheryn Stoner are to and shall have equal shares in the afore said property or said interests therein. That is the said legatees and devisees shall share and share alike, making such division as may be mutually agreed upon by them.

I, Mary McRee Hastings make this will of my own free volition and will and free from duress or constraint.

Mrs. McRee Hastings

Signed by the said Mary McRee Hastings, for and as for her last will and testament in the presence of us, the undersigned, who in her sight and presence and in the presence of each other and at her request have subscribed our names hereto as attesting witnesses this the second day of October, 1914
J. P Gillen M.D.
T. J Dotson
Ella Ransom