ROSWELL MARTIN FIELD, son of Martin and Esther Smith (Kellogg) Field. Born in Newfane, Vt., Feb. 22, 1807. Prepared for College with Rev. Luke Whitcomb, Townshend, Vt. Studied law with Daniel Kellogg, Rockingham. Admitted to the bar, 1825. Lawyer, Windham County, Vt., 1825-1839. State's Attorney, Windham County, 1831 1832, and 1833- 1836. Represented Newfane in the Legislature, 1835 and 1836. Settled in St. Louis, 1839. Married Frances Reed, May 30, 1848. Children: Eugene ; Roswell Martin. A. B. Died in St. Louis, Mo., July 12, 1869.
Edgar J. Wiley, Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Middlebury College… (Middlebury, VT: Middlebury College, 1917), 63.
FIELD, Roswell Martin (1807-1852). Born Newfane, Vt. Graduated Middlebury College. Studied law in his native state and practised [practiced] there from 1825 for fourteen years and was a member of the legislature and State's Attorney. Removed to St. Louis in 1839. Had an exceptional matrimonial experience in 1832 which is reported in 13 Vt. 460. Was counsel in the Dred Scott case. Was father of Eugene Field, the poet.
John D. Lawson, ed., American State Trials (St. Louis: F. H. Thomas Law Book Co., 1914), 2: 207.