- Name: Harriet Tubman
- Age at Death: 93 years old
- Height: 5ft 0in (153 cm)
- Occupation: Abolitionist
- Net Worth: Pending
- Status: Deceased
Harriet Tubman was an African-American abolitionist and civil rights activist. She also served as a Union Spy during the Civil War. Tubman was born ‘Araminta Ross’ into a life of slavery on January 29, 1820. Her parents ‘Benjamin Ross’ and ‘Harriet Green’ were slaves. She had eight siblings who were also slaves. Tubman suffered a severe head injury during her adolescent years. She was plagued by seizures, headaches, and nightmares for the rest of her life.
Tubman and two of her siblings ‘Ben’ and ‘Henry’ escaped from slavery on September 17, 1849. The trio returned to the plantation after the brothers had second thoughts. Tubman escaped by herself shortly after. She utilized the Underground Railroad to travel into the free state of Pennsylvania. Tubman made several trips back and forth to rescue her family and many others from slavery. She was nicknamed “Moses” for her leadership qualities. The Fugitive Slave Act was passed in 1850 in an effort to capture and return slaves to their masters. Tubman combated this law by guiding fugitives north into Canada. She was introduced to abolitionist ‘John Brown’ in 1858. She assisted him in recruiting men for his raid on slaveholders at Harper’s Ferry in 1859.
Tubman worked for the Union Army as a nurse and cook during the Civil War. She later served as an armed scout and spy. She led the raid at Combahee Ferry which resulted in hundreds of slaves being liberated. Tubman spent her later years at her home in Auburn, New York. She was also strong supporter of women’s right to vote in elections.
Harriet Tubman died on March 10, 1913 at the age of 93. He reported cause of death was pneumonia. She was laid to rest at Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn. Tubman was married to first husband ‘John Tubman’ from 1844 to 1867, and second husband ‘Nelson Davis’ from 1869 to 1888. She had no biological children and one adopted child, Gertie Davis.
It was announced by Treasury Secretary ‘Jack Lew’ in April 2016 that Tubman will replace President Andrew Jackson on the twenty dollar bill. The new design is slated for 2020.
Harriet Tubman Age, Birthday, Married
- Birth Name: Araminta Ross
- Birthday: January 29, 1820
- Place of Birth: Dorchester County, Maryland, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 0in (153 cm)
- Occupation: Civil Rights Activist, Abolitionist
- Net Worth 2017:
- Marriage(s): John Tubman, Nelson Davis
- Death-O-Meter: Dead
- Died: March 10, 1913
- Cause of Death: Pneumonia
- Place of Death: Auburn, New York, U.S.