Life of Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman's real name was Araminta "Minty" Ross. Harriet changed her name in 1849 when she was escaping. Harriet was born in 1815 the exact date is unknown. Harriet married John Tubman in 1844. Harriet Minty's mother was owned by: Joseph and Mary Pattison Brodess. Minty's father Ben Ross was the property of Anthony Thompson. Minty had 8 siblings: Linah, Mariah, Soph, Robert, Ben, Rachel, Henry, and Moses. Harriet had 4 sisters and 4 brothers. Minty was hired at age 5 and got separated from her family at age 5. A quote that Minty said when she got hit by the medal weight was: "That weight shattered my skull and cut a piece of that shawl clean off and drove it in my head. They carried me to the house all bleeding and fainting. I had no bed, no place to lie down at all, and they laid me an the seat of loom, and I stayed there all day and the next".It took months for Minty to recover. This happend : One day when Tubman was in the grocery store she spotted a slave. The slave was trying to escape but Harriet was blocking the doors. The master saw the slave escaping so he picked up a metal weight and aimed it at the slave instead it hit Minty.
This is Harriet with a slave family. Harriet is on the left holding the pan.
This is a wanted poster of Harriet Tubman when she escaped. The reward is $40,000 dollars!!!!
This is Harriets gravestone in Auburn, New York.