John Stewart (Robert Ross)

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John "Robert" Isaac Stewart (Ross)

Also Known As: "Robert Ross"
Death: 1893 (76-77)
Place of Burial: Auburn, Cayuga, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Benjamin Ross and Harriet Ross
Husband of Helena? Stewart; Mary Stewart and Millie Stewart
Father of Eva? Katherine Helena Harriet Stewart; John Henry Stewart; Harriet Stewart and Moses Stewart
Brother of Linah Ross; Mariah Ritty Ross; Soph Ross; Harriet Tubman; James Stewart (Ben Ross) and 3 others

Occupation: slave
Managed by: Linda Kathleen Thompson, (c)
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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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John Stewart (Robert Ross)'s Timeline

Age 77
Maryland, United States
Maryland, United States
Maryland, United States
Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, Cayuga, New York, United States