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Harriet Tubman marries John Tubman. In 1844 at the age of 25, she married John Tubman, a free African American who did not share her dream.Since she was a slave, she knew there could be a chance that she could be sold and her marriage would be split apart. Harriet dreamed of traveling north. There, she would be free and would not have to worry about having her marriage split up by the slave trade. She said she would go by herself. He told her that if she ran off, he would tell her master.


While Harriet Tubman was born into slavery and abused by her masters growing up in Dorchester County, Maryland, she married a free black man by the name of John Tubman at the age of 25 from 1844 to 1851. Free people of color marrying enslaved people weren’t uncommon at the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where half the black population was free at this time. Little is known about their marriage, other than if they had any children, they would have been considered slaves since her mother's status…


In 1849 Harriet Tubman fled Maryland, leaving behind her free husband of five years, John Tubman, and her parents, sisters, and brothers. She returned to the South at least nineteen times to lead her family and hundreds of other slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad.

Harriet TubmanAraminta Ross Date Of Birth 1820 or 1821 Place Of Birth Dorchester County, Maryland Nationality American Other names Minty, Moses Occupation Slave, Civil War Nurse, Suffragist, Civil Rights activist Spouse John Tubman, Nelson Davies Cause of death Pneumonia Date Of Died March 10, 1913 Place Of Died Auburn, New York, US

Harriet Tubman Activist Harriet Tubman was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. Wikipedia Born: 1820, Dorchester County, MD Died: March 10, 1913, Auburn, NY Full name: Araminta Harriet Ross Nicknames: Minty, Moses Children: Gertie Davies Spouse: Nelson Davies (m. 1869–1888), John Tubman (m. 1844–1851)


"Still Life with Wedding Portrait", 2015 (of Harriet Tubman and her first husband, John Tubman) by Kerry James Marshall