Harriet Tubman was born into slavery in Dorchester County Maryland in 1820. She was called Araminta Harriet Ross she was one of the 11 children of Benjamin and Harriet Green Ross. At the age of twelve Harriet Tubman was instructed to tie up a fellow slave for a whipping. Harriet Tubman refused to tie up the slave and in Harriet’s masters rage he threw a two pound weight at Harriet’s head. Harriet Tubman was in a coma for weeks and there was a dent in her forehead for the rest of her life. This resulted in headaches and episodes of narcolepsy all throughout her life. Harriet Tubman’s mother was freed from slavery by a previous owner which in result also made Harriet free. Harriet Tubman was advised not to go to court because of how long ago the freeing of her mother was. Harriet Tubman married John Tubman a free black man who lived near the Brodas Planation on which Harriet lived in 1844. Even though she was married to a free man she still was a slave
Harriet Tubman was really named Araminta Ross, but she later adopted her mother’s first name. She was one of eleven children of Harriet Greene and Benjamin Ross. She was five when she worked on a plantation in Dorchester County, Maryland. She was first a maid, and a children’s nurse before she started working as a field hand when she was twelve. While she was thirteen, her master hit her head with a heavy weight. The hit put permanent
Harriet Tubman was a second generation slave born in the 1820s in Dorchester County, Maryland. She was born a slave. Her birth name was Aramita Ross, her nicknames were Minty, Moses, and Moses Of Her People. She was one of eleven children in her family. Her parents were Harriet Green, nicknamed “Old Rit” and Benjamin Ross. They were believed to be full blooded African Americans, Ashanti West African war people. Harriet’s owner, Edward Brodas, was a plantation owner and often rented Harriet out to neighboring families. At age 7 she was sent to take care of a baby, she tried to eat a sugar cube, but got caught, she ran and hid. After a few days hunger got the best of
Harriet lived from roughly 1820-1913; the exact year of her birth is completely unknown. She was born to Harriet Green and Benjamin Ross, under the name of Araminta “Minty” Ross, on the Thompson plantation in Dorchester County, Maryland. The plantation was owned by Edward Brodess, son of Mary Pattison Brodess, a young widow. Mary was an awful mistress, in the sense that she enjoyed her slave’s misery. She often drove the families apart, causing extreme anguish. Although it was common for masters and mistresses to hire out the man to another plantation, Mary separated the family even more by selling two of Harriet’s sisters to a plantation in Georgia.
Harriet Tubman was born in 1820 in Maryland. Her parents were born as slaves and the name they gave her when she was born was Araminta Ross. She had four brothers and three sisters. Her four brother’s name are Ben Ross, Robert Ross, Henry Ross, and Moses Ross and her two sister’s name are Mariah Ritty Ross and Linah Ross. Her early job is being a nursemaid at other households and she gets beaten up by the masters when she experienced physical violence and had permanent injuries from her abuse. She also suffered a traumatic head injury that caused dizziness, pain, and spells of hypersomnia that happened throughout her life. In 1844, She married a free black man named John Tubman, but then he was in loved with another woman and in 1849 she escaped
Harriet Tubman, a runaway slave, helped so many blacks escape to freedom that she became the ‘‘Moses’’ of her people. She was born in 1820 in Bucktown, Maryland and died in 1913 in Auburn, New York. During the civil war, she served the union army as a nurse, cook scout, and spy for four years. In 1844, Harriet married a free black man, John Tubman. She left him in 1849. She married Nelson Davis in 1870 and stayed with him.She traveled at night and day guided by the underground railroad a secret network of secret routes and safe house’s. She built the Tubman Home in 1870. She receives honor from queen Victoria for bravery (1893) Harriet Tubman is a hero because of her Determination, Sacrifice and Loyalty. Here’s why,
Harriet Tubman was born in the year of 1820 into a family of 8 children and two parents of who were all slaves. Harriet’s real name was Araminta Harriet Ross yet she later changed her name to Harriet around the time she was married to John Tubman. Harriet’s life as a slave was hard like many other slaves lives during that time. When Harriet Tubman was around 12 years old she was hit in the head by a two pound weight when she refused to hold down a runaway slave, because of this she suffered through sleeping spells and sever headaches throughout her life, this was called Narcolepsy. Harriet was married in 1844 to a free black man named John Tubman. She ran away in 1951 using the underground railroad. Once she was freed
Minty heard rumors that she and her brother were going to be sold. According to Sarah Hopkins Bradford biography of Harriet Tubman, Minty began praying that his owner changed his mind.
At first, In my research I couldn’t find any evidence on which exact day harriet was born but i could find that she was born around 1820’s near Dorchester County on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, near the town of Cambridge (graceproducts.com). Harriet was given the name Araminta Ross later that year she had taken on her mother's name of Harriet. When she had turned six she had been taken ten miles to live with James Cook. His wife who was a weaver was to teach her the trade of weaving. Cook had her work on the trapline to help catch wild animals. He had to work the lines while she was ill with the measles, and catching cold from wading in the water in the condition, she grew very sick. I had reasoned this out in my mind; there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty, or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other; for no man should take me alive; I should fight for my liberty as long as my strength lasted, and when the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me. --Harriet Tubman (graceproducts.com).
(Harriet Tubman was originally born Araminta Ross and then later changed her first name to Harriet, after her mother.) In 1849, Tubman ran away in fear that she, along with many other slaves on the plantation were going to be sold off. Harriet Tubman left on foot. Luckily, Tubman was given some assistance from a white woman, and was able to set off on her journey to freedom. Tubman used the North Star in order to find her direction during the night, slowly inching her way to Pennsylvania. Once Tubman had reached Pennsylvania, she found a job and began to save her money. The following year after arriving to Philadelphia, Tubman returned to Maryland and to lead her family to freedom. Among the people she took was her sister and her sister’s two children. Tubman was able to make the same dangerous trips months later back to the South to rescue her brother and two other men that her brother knew. On Tubman’s third return to the South to rescue her husband, she found that he had found another wife. Undeterred by her husband’s actions, she rescued other slaves wanting freedom and lead them Northward.
Harriet Tubman 's background heavily impacted her beliefs as an adult. Harriet Tubman was born around the year 1820 in Dorchester County, Maryland. “She was the child of Benjamin Ross, and her mother, Harriet Greene. Her master 's name at the time was Edward Brodas” (Lesson). She was born into slavery and as soon as she could talk and walk, she was put to work. She worked as a house servant when only 6 years old and started to work on the fields at the age of 13 (ELibrary). Harriet was very uneducated and never learned to read or write. She learned to be strong and independent at a very young age because of the way she was treated by her parents and owner (Social Leaders). When Harriet entered her teen years, she refused to tie up a runaway slave when her owner ordered her to. Her disobedience angered her owner and he then threw a heavy weight
The book starts by focusing on Harriet 's parents, Old Rit and Ben Ross. It discusses their life on the Brodas plantation in Maryland. In 1820, Old Rit had a baby, and she named this baby Araminta Ross. However, she planned to call the baby Minta or Minty until she got older. Then, she would be called Harriet.
Araminta Ross( Harriet Tubman) was born in Maryland to Harriet Greene and Benjamin Ross. As a child she was a slave. She would help plant tobacco. She hated her life as a slave. As she got older, she was hired out (sold) by Master Brodas to Mrs. Susan. One day while Mrs. Susan and her husband were quarreling, Minta (Araminta) stole a lump of sugar and Mrs. Susan saw her. Mr and Mrs. Susan chased Harriet for a couple minutes until they gave up. Minta hid in a pig pen fighting other pigs for food for a couple days. She soon got very hungry and had to go back. She was whipped very hard by Mr. Susan and got sent back to Master Brodas's plantation. One day when Minta went into a store she saw and oversee trying to whip up a slave. He told Minta to help him tie the slave, but she said no. Then the slave escaped. The oversee tried to through a weight at the slave, but the weight missed the slave a hit Minta in the
One year after the marriage Brodess plans to sell Harriet but he dies leaving his wife Eliza Brodess in debt. So to pay off the debt Eliza to plans to sale Harriet But this time Harriet thought she 'll take matters in her own hands On September 17, 1849 Harriet and her two brothers Ben and Henry Escaped from slavery. But the family constantly argue over directions due to the lack of knowledge of directions the brothers decided to return to the plantation which also forced Harriet to go with them. Finally ran off on her on realizing that it would be too dangerous to reveal her plans her family. She traveled at night and hid during the day. She would get food from free dock workers the willingly provided her food and shelter and guided her through hidden tunnels and pathways. She was also helped by Hannah Leverton which whose was a white women . Leverton drove Harriet to Delaware border and gave her a piece of paper with the information of Thomas Garrett, a Quaker Abolitionist whose Underground railroad station was the last stop in Delaware before the Pennsylvania boundary dividing the free and slave states. Which leads to Harriet crossing the Mason-Dixon Line finally giving her freedom.