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Sam Scott was born in 1799 in Southampton County, VA! His owner was Peter Blow.
Dred Scott dies from tuberculosis!
Harriet and Dred Harriet Scott file petitions in the St. Louis County Circuit Court
Mrs. Emerson wins the case. Dred Scoot was unable to prove he was owned by Mrs Emerson.
Dred Scott is granted his freedom.
The Missouri Supreme Court reverse the previous ruling and the Scotts are returned to slavery
The case of Dred Scott comes to trial.
The US Supreme Court rules that slaves were property and had no rights.
Peter Blow moves to Missouri, a slave state.
Peter Blow dies and Dred Scott is sold to Dr. John Emerson.
Dr. John Emerson moves from Illinois to Fort Snelling in the slave-free territory of Wisconsin, taking his slaves with him.
Sam's brother dies and Sam chooses to take his brother's name Dred in remembrance.
Dred marries Harriet Robinson.
Dr. Emerson is receives orders to move to Jefferson Barracks Military Post, St. Louis, Missouri. He leaves Dred and Harriet behind.
Dr. John Emerson marries Eliza Irene Sanford and sends for his slaves to join them in Louisiana.
Dred's first daughter Eliza was born on a steamboat on the Mississippi River between the Iowa Territory and Illinois. Eliza was therefore technically born as a free person under both federal and state laws as she was born in free territory.
Dr. John Emerson dies and his widow, Eliza Irene Emerson inherits his slaves. Dred Scott attempts to purchase his freedom from Mrs. Emerson, but she refuses his request.
Eliza marries Calvin C. Chaffee. Eliza Irene Emerson Chaffee transfers ownership of the Scotts to her brother, John F. A. Sanford
Dred Scott and his family are purchased by the family of Peter Blow, the original owner of Dred Scott.
Henry Taylor Blow granted Dred Scott and his family their freedom.
Dred Scott had the courage to sue Sanford. Since he didn't win this angered a lot of people and they decided to get involved in the Abolitionist movement!
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