James M. Lewis, Sr. v. State

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
James M. Lewis, Sr. v. State
Case Date: 
1876
Court Origin: 
County
Cause/Crime: 
Obstructing a Public Road/Road/Right of Way

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County:

Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
63
Notes / Description: 

A misdemeanor charge of obstruction of public road was challenged by James M. Lewis, Sr. who claimed the road was a private one. The road was built between 1843-1845 by the owner of the land James L. James. The land was next owned by Col. George Stakes who later sold it to James M. Lewis, Sr. The road obstructed by a fence built by James M. Lewis, Sr. ran from the mouth of Dr. Caster's Lane in Dist. 9 to Cumberland City via Steele's farm.