Harriet Tubman Timeline

 

 

 

1822

Born on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

1826

Rented out for the first time by Brodas to Mrs. James Cook.

1831

Heard her first stories of the Underground Railroad.

1834

Hit in the head by overseer.

1844

Married John Tubman.

1849

Harriet ran away from the Brodas plantation. 

Worked in a hotel in Philadelphia.

1850

December, she arranged with William Still to rescue her sister,

Brother-in-law and their two children.

1852

Made her second trip on the Underground Railroad, bringing away

her brother, also discovering her husband infidelity.

1857

Rescued her parents.

1858

Harriet met Captain John Brown, he called her General Tubman.

1859

John Browns raid on Harper's Ferry.

 

1861

This spring Harriet found herself in Troy, New York where she met Charles Nalle.  This was also the year of her last " trip" to Maryland.

1862

Headed to Port Royal on the recommendation of Governor Andrews.

1863

Harriet accompanies Colonel Montgomery in the raid up the Combahee River.

1865

End of the Civil War.  She returned to Auburn that summer.

1867

Harriet learned of the death of John Tubman.

 

1869

"Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman" by Sara Bradford was published.  

Harriet Tubman married Mr. Nelson Davis.

1886

Sara Bradford wrote another book about Harriet, titled “Harriet, the Moses of Her People”.

1888

On October 14, Nelson Davis died.

1889

Harriet was awarded a pension of twenty dollars, not for her services, but as Mr. Davis's widow.

1896

Harriet spoke at a meeting of the National Federation of Afro-American Women about the need for homes for the elderly.

1903

Harriet turned her home and land over to the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Auburn, New York.

1913

Harriet Ross Tubman died on March 10th.

 

 

 

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