Will of Lot Warren
[Will Book 1, page 331 (transcribed by Pam Collier)]

I, Lot Warren, of Jasper, Tennessee, being of sound mind and disposing memory do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking any and all wills by me at any former time made.

1. I will and direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be first paid by my executors.

2. I give, will and devise to my beloved wife, Nancy Warren, for and during her natural life my home place where I now live in Jasper, Tenn., being the place I bought from Mrs Ferguson which is fully described in a deed recorded in the Register’s office at Jasper, Tenn,. in Book G.G.G., page 72, together with all personal property in or around said house, and in connection therewith to maintain same as a home.

3. I give, will and devise the remainder interest in my home place above described and the fee simple interest in my other real estate, same being my old home place in Southeast Jasper, Tenn, to the following:

My Son J.T. Warren, 1/7 interest; my grandchildren, the heirs of my deceased daughter, Sallie Quarles, a 1/7 interest; Joe Warren, my Son, a 1/7 interest; Jack Warren, my Son, a 1/7 interest; Myrtle Colston, my daughter, a 1/7 interest; Jim Warren, my Son, a 1/7 interest; and my step-daughter, Sarah Holoway, a 1/7 interest.

4. It is my will and desire that such money as I may leave be held by my executors during the period in which my said wife, Nancy Warren, is applying for pension and should said pension be allowed it is my will and desire, and I so direct that my money be divided into seven parts and out to the persons and in the proportion as set out in section three above; but should said pension be denied my wife, then I direct that said money be held by my executors and paid out to my wife in a way as to give her reasonable support, my executors to judge thereof, and at her death, the remainder be divided into seven parts and paid out as above provided.

I hereby nominate and appoint my Son J.T. Warren and my Step-daughter, Sarah Holoway, the sole executors of this my last will and testament and direct that they be excused from making bond.

Signed at Jasper, Tenn., this December 2nd, 1926.

Lot Warren

Signed by the said Lot Warren as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, the undersigned attesting witnesses, who at his request saw him sign said will and testament in our presence and we witness to the same in the presence of each other, on the day and date above


W.T. Hornsby
L.R. Darr