Adam Downing legal - 22 Dec 1918, Lima News, Lima OH
the Cross relief possible determination un- Asiatic sacrifice been between of 29 conference Brockdorff, SALE OF FARM BRINGS TO END LONG LAW SUIT The Adam L. Downing farm of 6 2-3 acres situated In Monroe township, was Bold at Sheriff's sale Saturday to K. W. Stites for $9,200. The sale was the culmination of one and one half years litigation !n which the case was tried in all the courts and was finally decided the supreme court. The action was a partition case based upon the will of William Irownlng which was probatd In Alien county in 1871. This v.-ill conveyed to Vv'llliam Downing's mother and to his two nephews, Adam L. and John R. Downing, then small children, each a life Interest in one third of his real estate. Adam L. Downing sold his interest to a man named Mitchell, who In turn sold it to Adam Lacky, who claims be bought it thinking the j land had a clear title. Adam L. Downing died in 1912, leaving an Infant son, and thus his life interest came to an end and that of WiUJam Lacky, the purchaser also. Adam L. Down'ng's son, Fremont Downing, now six years of age was the plaintiff in the suit thru his guardian, and the supreme court decided in bis fi'.vcr; ruling that the land should be disposed of and the proceed applied according to the win of William Downing. It also ruled that Adam JLackr the pre.nent incumbent of the i-roper- ty, should pay rent for the six years that he has lived on the farm since the death of Adam Downing.