There, she became a servant to Ebenezer Wells. Blacks were not allowed to be baptized in the 1700s. Despite the fact, Ebenezer Wells allowed Lucy to be baptized. In 1746, Lucy witnessed the Indian Massacre at the age of 16, which is now known as the “bars fight”. Despite her young age, she later wrote two poetic versions of the battle.
How old was Frederick when his mother died? (43) 3B: Frederick was only about seven years old when his mother passed away. (43) 4. WHY was a slave owner’s wife (his mistress) usually pleased when mulatto slaves were lashed? 4: A slave owner’s wife was happy when mulatto slaves were lashed because mulatto slaves were usually the sign of
She lived on the plantation with her family until she was nine, which was when she was sold to a new master because the previous one had died. Serving her new master was very difficult because she only knew Dutch with the new family spoke only English. Therefore, she received many beatings and punishments for the constant miscommunication. Then, about a year and a half later she was sold again to John Dumont of New Paltz, New York. Again, she suffered many harmful
Jesse James Criminal or “Robin hood” Jesse Woodson James was born on September 5, 1847 in Western Missouri. Jesse’s father, a Baptist minister, and his mother Zerelda Cole. Jesse had one brother Frank James and other half and step siblings. Jesse’s father died when he was a young boy and his mother remarried more than once. When Jesse was 17 he married a young girl, who was also his first cousin, named Zerelda Mimms.
Wells was the oldest daughter of James and Lizzie Wells on July 16, 1862. Thanks to the Emancipation Proclamation, the Wells family, along with the rest of the world’s slaves, slaves were freed least than a year Ida was born. Even though the family had gained there freedom they stilled faced racial prejudices and were limited by discriminatory rules and practices. Ida’s family made education a priority. Her father served on the board of trustees for Rust State College.
Harriet Tubman was born into slavery in 1820, in Dorchester county, Maryland, she was an American bondwoman who escaped from slavery in the South to become a leading abolitionist before the American Civil War. She led hundreds of bondsmen to freedom in the North along the route of the Underground Railroad an elaborate secret network of safe houses. Unbeknownst to many her birth name was Araminta, and she was called Minty until she changed her name to Harriet in her early teen years. Harriet changed her name was because she wanted to be named after her mother who was also named Harriet. Her parents, Benjamin Ross and Harriet Green, were enslaved Ashanti Africans who had eleven children, and saw many of there older children get sold into the South.
Booker T. Washington Booker Taliaferro was born a slave on April 5, 1856. Booker’s mother, Jane, worked as a cook for plantation owner James Burroughs. His father was an unknown white man, most likely from a nearby plantation. Booker and his mother lived in a one-room log cabin with a large fireplace, which also served as the plantation’s kitchen. His family gained freedom in 1865 as the Civil War ended, and his mother took them to West Virginia to join her husband.
Name: Benjamin Harrison Born: August 20, 1833, (North Bend) Died: March 13, 1901, (Indianapolis) President Number: 23 (March 4, 1889 – March 4, 1893) Republican Defeated Opponents: Political Background: Benjamin Harrison came from a family with many years of political service. His great-grandfather, Benjamin Harrison V, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and governor of Virginia. William Henry Harrison, Benjamin's grandfather, was the first governor of the Indiana Territory, congressman, senator, and the ninth president of the United States. His father, John Scott Harrison, was a representative from the State of Ohio. The Harrison family record of service to the United States government is matched by few other families throughout history.
She was one of the most important slaves ever known. Her exact birth date is a mystery since she was born into slavery and most slave owners did not take the time to record them. During the eighteenth century Harriet’s ancestors were being brought from Africa in shackles to serve as slaves. (“Women in History” 4/18/10) Her own slave years began at a very young age, as most do.
Harriet Jacobs was born into slavery in the year 1813, in Edenton, NC. Her father was a white slave and her mother died when Harriet was six years old. Her grandmother was the person who raised her. When Harriet was twelve years old, she was sold to a Dr. James Norcom (Dr. Flint in her narrative). At first she “ was accustomed to share some indulgences with the children of her mistress.” She probably played with them as any child her age would.