Will of Daniel Pitman
[Will Book 1, page 302 (transcribed by Pam Collier)]
I, Daniel Pitman of Marion County, Tennessee, do make and publish this as my last will and
testament hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time made.
Item 1. I direct that all my just debts, including funeral and burial expenses of administration,
be paid by my executor out of the first money moneys that may come into his hands.
Item 2. I give, devise and bequeath to my wife, Mandy Pitman, fifty dollars in cash, horse,
buggy, cows and hogs. And my home place at Victoria, Tennessee, as long as she remains a widow
and wants to make it her home.
Item 3. I give, devise and bequeath to Ethel Layne Twenty dollars, Elva Layne Twenty dollars,
Byron – Layne twenty dollars, Eunice Layne twenty dollars being the heirs of my daughter, Ida
Item 4. I give, devise and bequeath to Ollie Bennett twenty dollars, Annie Bennett twenty
dollars,, being the heirs of my daughter Mary Bennett deceased.
Item 5. I give, devise and bequeath to Sherman Pitman twenty dollars, Lillie Pitman, twenty
dollars, being heirs of my son B. F. Pitman deceased.
Item 6. I give, devise and bequeath to Virgie Griffith twenty dollars being heirs of my daughter
Katy Griffith deceased.
Item 7. After the above bequeaths, the remainder, if any, yo [sic- to] J. W. Pitman my son. I,
also, will and bequeath to my son, J. W. Pitman my home place at Victoria, Tennessee, after my
wife Mandy Pitman’s death or in event she does not comply with the terms of this will.
Lastly; I hereby nominate and appoint F.A. Kelly sole executor of this my last will and
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this the 2nd of September 1920.
Signed by the said Daniel Pitman, as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us
the undersigned, who, at his request, and in his sight and presence, have subscribed our names
hereto as attesting witnesses, the day and date above written.
J.P. Fuller, Jr.