Catherine, as hard as it is to trace a family tree under the best of circumstance I can only imagine how hard it is to trace a former slave. Where in Mississippi were your Stewarts? IMy Stuart/Stuart family was in Neshoba/Winston Counties, came from Alabama, and did own a few slaves. I know very little about the slaves or for that matter my GG-Grandfather's parents. There was a Walker family next door in Neshoba County. I do not know if they owned any slaves or not. I have limited info on other Stewarts in other parts of the state. You are welcome to what I may have that would be of help.