The first African Slaves were brought to Virginia in 1619.
Harriet's Parents got Married
In 1808 Harriet's parents, Harriet Green and Benjamin Ross, got married.
Linah was Born
The first child of Harriet and Benjamin Ross, Linah was born in 1808. Linah is one of Harriet's older sisters.
The second child of Harriet and Benjamin Ross, Mariah Ritty was born in 1811. Mariah Ritty was one of Harriet's older sisters.
Soph was Bron
Soph was the third child of Harriet and Benjamin Ross, she was born in 1813. Soph was one of Harriet's older sisters.
Robert was Born
Robert was the forth child of Harriet and Benjamin Ross, he was born in 1816. Robert was harriet's only older brother.
Harriet Tubman was born a slave and her birth records were lost. Nobody is 100% percent sure when she was born, but this was the estimated date. Harriet was actually born under the name Araminta Ross, and was called Minty. After she was married she legally changed her name to Harriet.
Ben was Born
Ben was the sixth child of Harriet and Benjamin Ross, and he was born 1823. Ben was one of Harriet's younger brothers.
Rachel was Born
Rachel was the seventh child of Harriet ad Benjamin Ross, she was born in 1825. Rachel was Harriet's only younger sister.
Harriet was sold twice in 1826. She was seperated from 2 of her sibilings( Linah, Mariah Ritty, and Soph). Edward Brodess sold these three sibilings. He had also seperate then form Harriet.
Harriet was sold to Mrs. James Cook, from Brodas as a slave.
Henry was Born
Henry was the eight child of Harriet and Benjamin Ross, he was born in 1830. Henry was one of Harriet's younger brotrhers.
In 1830, Harriet was 10 years old and was ordered to quit planting, She was then sent to the fields for hard labor.
Moses was Born
Moses was the nighth child of Harriet and Benjamin Ross, he was born in 1832. Moses was one of Harriet's younger brothers.
"Broke my Skull"
In 1834, Harriet tried to hep a slave but was beaten for a pounishment. She was beaten in the head and said to the beater, "broke my skull". The beating resulting in a life changing tradgedy. Harriet had random blackouts because of the beating.
Ben was Released
Ben, Harriet's father was released from slavery in 1840.
In 1844, Harriet married a free black man named John Tubman. So aftrer she got married she changed her name from Araminta (Minty) to Harriet!
In 1840, harriet grew and ill and her value as a slave decreased. Edward, her owner, tried to sell her but failed.
In 1849, Harriet connected with the Underground Railroad, and escaped. She was successful in her flee to the North!
Working in the North
As Harriet lived in the North she got a job at a hotel in Philadelphia in 1850.
Fugitive Slave Law of 1850
The Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 was passed. This law enabled law enforcing in free states o help slaves escaped.
Harriet arranged with William Still, a member of the Underground Railroad, about helpinmg her escap her sister, brother-in-law, and their two children to the North. Harriet and the Underground Railroad were successful!
Again in 1852, Harriet used the Underground Railroad to escape her brother Moses. They were successful!
Harriet discovered that John was married to another woman. :(
By 152, Harriet was an active Underground Railroad volunteer. She helped hundreds of slaves get to freedom!
Rescued her Parents
Harriet helped her parents reach freedom sometime in 1857!
Harriet Tubman met abolitionist,John Brown in 1858.
William H. Seward sold Harriet a farm along the outskirts of Auburn, New York in 1859.
Harriet took her last mission with the Underground Railroad to Maryland in 1861. After her last mission she said to an audience-"I was conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can't say – I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger."
In 1865, Lincon was assassinated,the civil war ended, and slavery was abolished!
The 14th Amendment allowed former slaves to gain citizenship.
Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman
Sarah H. Bradford wrote a biography on the life of Harritet Tubman, and the book was published in 1869.
Harriet marries former war verteran, Nelson Davis in a Central Presbyterian Church.
The 15th Amendment was passed in 1870, this passed that no state could prohibit someone from voting because of race.
Nelson and Harriet adopt a baby girl named Gertie.