Field, Roswell Martin

Life Span
to
Full name
Roswell Martin Field
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Origins
Free State
No. of Spouses
1
Family
Martin Field (father), Esther Smith Kellogg (mother), Frances Reed (wife), Eugene Field (son)
Education
Other
Other Education
Middlebury College, VT
Occupation
Politician
Attorney or Judge
Relation to Slavery
White non-slaveholder
Government
State legislature
Local government

Roswell Martin Field (Wiley, 1917)

Reference
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 Collegeā€¦ (Middlebury, VT: Middlebury College, 1917), 63.

Roswell Martin Field (Lawson, 1914)

Reference
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.
Chicago Style Entry Link
Kaufman, Kenneth C. "Dred Scott's Advocate: A Biography of Roswell M. Field." Journal of Southern History 64, no. 1 (1998): 133-134. view record
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