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Woolford Harrisville Road - Harriet Tubman's Eastern Shore of Maryland
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Woolford Harrisville Road Woolford Mace Cemetery Harriet Tubman was probably born nearby on Anthony Thompson’s plantation in 1822. Her father, Ben Ross, was a skilled timber foreman, married to Rit Green, who belonged to Thompson’s young stepson, Edward Brodess. Sometime after Brodessa reached adulthood, he moved Green and five of her children, including baby Araminta (Harriet Tubman) to his farm in Bucktown, but by 1840 Green was back living on Thompson’s farm (currently privately owned), where she and Ross remained until 1847. A large community of enslaved and free black families lived and worked between Harrisville and Whitemarsh Roads, creating an important social world for Tubman and her family.

Copyright: Shawn T Moore
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Taken: 26/05/2013
Uploaded: 30/06/2013
Updated: 26/11/2014
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Tags: harriet tubman; bucktown; dorchester county; maryland; underground railroad; woolford harrisville road; woolford mace cemetery; harriet tubman's eastern shore of maryland
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