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Samuel T. Douglass






Samuel Townsend Douglass (1814–1898) was a justice of the Michigan Supreme Court from 1852-1857.

The son of the Hon Benjamin Douglass and Lucy Townsend, Samuel was born in Fredonia, New York and educated at Fredonia Academy. He came to Michigan in 1837. He served as court reporter for the Michigan Supreme Court from 1845-1849.  After his term of service on the Supreme Court Douglass settled on a farm in Grosse Ile.

His early life was passed in Fredonia, New York, whither his parents had removed from Vermont. In 1837 he removed to Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, and has resided near that c1ty ever since, except the year 1838, which he spent at Ann Arbor. Since 1859 he has resided at Grosse Isle, a suburb of Detroit, in the Detroit River, a few miles below the city.

He was reporter of the Supreme Court of Michigan from 1845 to 1849, and one of the judges of the same court from January 1852, to May 1857, when he resigned, and resumed the practice of his profession as a lawyer in Detroit, in which he has since been engaged.

In April, 1856, he married EIlzabeth, daughter of Henry M. Campbell, an old resident of Detroit, and sister of the Hon. James V. Campbell, LLD, Marshall professor of law, In the University of Michigan, and for the last eighteen years one of the judges of the Supreme Court of the state.

Husband of Elizabeth Campbell - married April 1856 (In Detrolt, Wayne, Michigan?)

Father of Mary C Douglas, Benjamin Douglas and Elizabeth Campbell DouqJas




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