Michael John Neill's weekly genealogy how-to column.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Clue in the Plat Map
This is a early 20th century plat map of section 22 in Prairie Township, Hancock County, Illinois. The property owned by M. M. Fecht is discussed in issue 30 of Casefile Clues, along with some commentary on title rights, inheritance, etc. The right-of-way of the railroad is mentioned very briefly in the case--actually not germane to the issues at hand, but it might be interesting to pursue at some future point in time.
What is interesting in this case is that the plat map tells me there were some transactions that took place after the court action that is discussed in issue 30--and based upon the court action those subsequent transactions may be interesting.