Robert B. Stewart


ROBERT B. STEWART, deceased, who is remembered as one of Jefferson county's most intelligent and enterprising farmers, was born in 1816 at London, England. His father, Alexander Stewart, of Scotch descent, and a baker engaged in the flour and bakery trade, was compelled to leave England on account of the bread riots, and brought his family to Jefferson county. He first settled at Empire, and later at Steubenville and engaged in the real estate business. Robert B., being an infant at his arrival in this county, received his education here, first in the Empire school, and then at Prof. Tidball's academy at Steubenville, where he was a schoolmate of Edwin M. Stanton. After his school days were over he engaged in farming, which was his vocation during life, though he also engaged in the river trade in the fall seasons, carrying produce to New Orleans. He was a valuable citizen, taking an interest in all worthy enterprises. Though not a church member, he was an active supporter of the Presbyterian church, of which his wife is a devoted member. He was married May 16, 1850, to Amanda M., daughter of William and Maria Saunders, of Steubenville. To this union were born five children: Alexander T., William P., Ella M., Robert B. and Edward S., all of whom survive. The mother also, is still living. Robert B. Stewart died October 15, 1872.

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