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Ben Ross (abt. 1790)

Ben Ross
Born about [location unknown]
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Son of and [mother unknown]
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Husband of — married 1808 in Dorchester, Maryland, United Statesmap
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Died [date unknown] in Dorchester, Maryland, USAmap
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US Black Heritage Project
Ben Ross is a part of US Black heritage.

Ben was "owned" by Anthony Thompson (who eventually married Mary Brodess). Mary Brodess was the "owner" of Harriet "Rit" Green, whom Ben married. Ben was freed from slavery at age 45, as stipulated in the will of his previous owner. He continued to work as a timber estimator and foreman for his former owners, having no other options.

Ben and Rit had nine children, including Harriet (born Araminta) Ross Tubman, famous for her work on the Underground Railroad to help fleeing slaves to safety

Slave Owner

Anthony Thompson (1762-1836)


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