W. C. Willis v. B. S. Plumlee

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
W. C. Willis v. B. S. Plumlee
Case Date: 
1887
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Land and Title Dispute

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County:

Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
89
Notes / Description: 

Dispute over who had right to operate ferry across Cumberland River in Celina, at point where Obed River empties into Cumberland & public highway crosses it, said highway leading from Celina to Burksville, KY. Some surrounding land owned by L.B. Peterman (who had leased land to Willis), while other surrounding land owned by Plumlee. Willis & Plumlee arguing over who had right to operate ferry ("exclusive owner & proprietor of the sail"). Hand drawn map of area