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Laws of inheritance 19th Cen Louisiana

I have a Legal question relating to laws of inheritance in 19th century Louisiana. When a succession requests a family meeting consisting of the "nearest relatives" of the individual mentioned, do the order of the signatures signed by the members reflect an ordered line of descent from a common ancestor or are the order of signatures random? I'm talking about a will that occurred in 1860.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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