Harriet Tubman

By i_k_123
  • Harriet is born.

    Harriet is born.
    Harriet Tubman was born on January 29th, in Dorchester Maryland. The date of her birth is not decided but she was most likely born between 1820 and 1825. She was the daughter of Harriet Greene Ross and Ben Ross. She was originally named Araminta Harriet Ross but changed her name later on in life.
  • Harriets Jobs.

    Harriets Jobs.
    For her first jobs she was hired at other houses. First she was a nursemaid. She was often violently beaten when she let a baby cry. She was then hired to set muskrat traps. Because this job was so dirty she got sick and then was sent back to her plantation.
  • troubles that follow Harriet forever.

    troubles that follow Harriet forever.
    In 1833 Harriet Tubman was hit in the head by a large two pound weight when her master threw it at a runaway slave. This affected her for the rest of her life because this made her fall asleep almost everywhere, and at random times. She also started having seizures and stated that she had vivid dreams and could communicate with god.
  • Harriet Finds Love

    Harriet Finds Love
    Around 1844 Harriet Tubman married a free African American named John Tubman. When she was born her name was actually Araminta Ross. She changed her last name to Tubman when she got married and also changed her first name to Harriet because that was her mom’s name. She was still a slave when she got married. She was afraid that she was going to get sold so she ran away to freedom.
  • Harriet Escapes

    Harriet Escapes
    Harriet first escaped in 1849 because her along with many other slaves were afraid that they were going to be sold. She was led away by a nice White man, she walked through the night. She came back to the plantation to help family members and also lots of other people escape. During a ten year span she made a total of 19 trips to and from the south. She led over 300 slaves escape.
  • Leader of the Underground Railroad

    Leader of the Underground Railroad
    Harriet Tubman helped over 300 people escape from their plantations to be free on the Underground Railroad. She made nineteen trips into the south. She states that she never lost a single “passenger.” She escorted all of her family and lots of other people to freedom. She was one of the most wanted people in the country because she helped so many people escape.
  • The start of Harriets Help.

    The start of Harriets Help.
    In December 1850 Tubman received a warning that her niece Kessiah and her two young sons were going to be sold. When Kessiah was going to be sold her husband John Bowley made the winning bid for his wife. The auction was held in Baltimore. Harriet then held them make the long journey to Philadelphia. She then helped many people to freedom such as her parents, several siblings and lots others.
  • Harriet Still helps during the Civil War

    Harriet Still helps during the Civil War
    Harriet was still active during the Civil War. She began working for the union as a cook, nurse, and then quickly became an armed spy and scout. She was the first women to lead an armed expedition into the war. She also guided the Combahee River Raid, this group liberated more than 700 African American slaves into South Carolina.
  • Harriet Marries again!

    Harriet Marries again!
    In 1869 Harriet Tubman met a man named Nelson Davis. He was a slave in North Carolina and was a solder in the Civil War. Harriet and Nelson got married on March 18th 1869 at the Presbyterian Church in Auburn. (Harriet’s first husband John Tubman had died in 1867) They then adopted a girl who they named Gertie. Nelson got sick with tuberculosis and could not hold a steady job. Therefor Harriet was responsible for maintaining the house. There marriage lasted 20 years. Sadly Nelson died in 1888.
  • R.I.P. Harriet.

    R.I.P. Harriet.
    Harriet Tubman died because of the disease Pneumonia on March 10th, 1913. Pneumonia is a lounge inflammation that is caused by a bacterial infection. Harriet died when she was 93 years old. She was born a slave but died a free women with a lot of pride. She was buried with military honors. She was buried in the Auburn’s Hill Cemetery.