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John Isaac Stewart (Ross)

Also Known As: "Robert Ross"
Death: (Date and location unknown)
Place of Burial: Auburn, Cayuga, New York, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Benjamin Ross and Harriet Ross
Husband of Mary Stewart and Millie Stewart
Father of John Henry Stewart, Jr.; Moses Stewart and Harriet Stewart
Brother of Harriet Tubman; Rachel Ross?; Linah Ross; William Henry Stewart; Soph Ross and 3 others

Occupation: slave
Managed by: Linda Kathleen Thompson busy rem...
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About John Stewart (Robert Ross)

Robert was one of the brothers of Harriet Tubman. For 11 years Tubman returned again and again to the Eastern Shore of Maryland, rescuing some 70 slaves in 13 expeditions, including her three other brothers, Henry, Ben, and Robert, their wives and some of their children.

Robert Ross (John Stewart) married Mary Manokey, who was enslaved by Dr. Anthony Thompson. Harriet Tubman was never able to rescue Mary Manokey and her children, John Jr., Moses, and Harriet. They remained enslaved on the Eastern Shore until Maryland abolished slavery in 1864. John Jr. and Moses eventually moved to Auburn, NY to be with their father, John Stewart.  (1)


  2. Larson, Kate C. Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero. New York: Ballantine, 2004. Print.
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