Roswell Martin Field, Sr.

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Roswell Martin Field, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Newfane, Vermont
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Martin Field and Esther Smith Kellogg
Husband of Frances Maria Reed
Father of Eugene Field, Sr.; Roswell Martin Field, Jr.; Theodore French Field; Bradley Field; Charles Kellogg Field and 1 other
Brother of Charles Kellogg Field; Mary Hubbard Field and John Fisher Field
Half brother of Augusta Jones

Occupation: Attorney
Managed by: Private User
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About Roswell Martin Field, Sr.

Roswell Martin Field was famous for his representation of Dred Scott, the slave who sued for his freedom. Field filed the complaint in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case (sometimes referred to as "the lawsuit that started the Civil War") on behalf of Scott in the federal court in St. Louis, Missouri, from whence it progressed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dred_Scott_v._Sandford

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Roswell Martin Field, Sr.'s Timeline

1807
February 22, 1807
Newfane, Vermont
1822
1822
Age 14
Graduated from Middlebury College
1839
1839
Age 31
moved to St. Louis, Missouri
1848
May 30, 1848
Age 41
St. Louis, Missouri
1849
1849
Age 41
1850
September 2, 1850
Age 43
St. Louis, Missouri
1851
September 1, 1851
Age 44
St. Louis, Missouri
1852
1852
Age 44
1854
1854
Age 46
1856
1856
Age 48