Michael John Neill's weekly genealogy how-to column.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Denying the Will for Unstated Reasons
This is the "back side" of the order refusing to probate the will of "Antie" Fecht, from the June 1900 term of the Hancock County, Illinois Court.
The judge makes no mention of any reason for refusal to probate the Fecht will, but I think I know why. There are several legal concepts involved here, but none are really all that complicated. It is just a matter of thinking about what things mean, locating all the records, and putting things in a chronology.