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Linah Jolley (Ross)

Immediate Family:

Daughter of Benjamin Ross and Harriet Ross
Wife of Harkness Jolley
Mother of Private
Sister of Mariah Ritty Ross; Soph Ross; John Stewart (Robert Ross); Harriet Tubman; James Stewart (Ben Ross) and 3 others

Occupation: slave
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About Linah Jolley

Linah Ross

  • Birth: 1808 Dorchester, Maryland, United States
  • Parents: Benjamin Ross 1785 - 1871 &=Harriet Rit Green 1790 - 1880
  • Husband: Harkness Jolley 1800 - ? Marriage to: Harkness Jolley

Circa 1822 Dorchester County, Maryland

Linah was one of the sisters of Harriet Tubman.

When Harriet Tubman fled to freedom in the late fall of 1849, after Edward Brodess died at the age of 48, she was determined to return to the Eastern Shore of Maryland to bring away her family. It would take her over 10 years, and she would not be entirely successful. Linah, Soph and Mariah Ritty had been sold to the Deep South some years before, making their rescue impossible and their fates unknown. (1)

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  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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