Posted By:Kevin L. Messer
Subject:Court Records - Hancock County, IL
Post Date:April 19, 2000 at 08:12:51
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Forum:Hancock County, IL Genealogy Forum
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Does anyone know if Hancock County has "orphan's court" records, court records that might show estate settlements as early as the early 1840's. I'm looking for a court record that might give me a clue as to who my ggg-grm's -- Rachel E. (Sanford)Oakman -- parents may have been. Rachel was orphaned at about age 1+, in 1843, and taken in by the Uriah Thompson family. Trying to find out if court records exist that would tell who her mother and father might have been.

Any help or contact information would be greatly appreciated.