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Robert Cooper Grier (1794–1870), 2nd cousin 4x removed

Robert Cooper Grier, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1846-70

Robert Cooper Grier was an American jurist who served on the Supreme Court of the United States from 1846-1870.  Grier was one of two Northerners to side with the majority in the controversial Dred Scott decision, which denied civil rights to slaves and threatened to open the entire nation to slavery.  Grier wrote the opinion on the Prize Cases, which declared Lincoln’s blockade of Southern ports constitutional.

 

Justice Robert Cooper Grier (1794 – 1870), 2nd cousin 4x removed – Elizabeth Cooper (1762 – 1844) – Elizabeth Kearsley (1743 – 1829) – Jane Wife of Jonathan Kearsley (1720 – 1801) – Margaret Kearsley (1748 – 1828) – Robert Cooper Henderson (1784 – 1858) – Matthew Henderson (1836 – 1924) – Florence Henderson (1869 – 1956) – Florence Eugenie Watkins (1903 – 1985) – Penelope Jane Walholm (1939 – ) – Tor Martin (Majerus) Hylbom

 

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