Ben was "owned" by Anthony Thompson (who eventually married Mary Brodess). Mary Brodess was the "owner" of Harriet "Rit" Green, whom Ben married. Ben was freed from slavery at age 45, as stipulated in the will of his previous owner. He continued to work as a timber estimator and foreman for his former owners, having no other options.
Ben and Rit had nine children, including Harriet (born Araminta) Ross Tubman, famous for her work on the Underground Railroad to help fleeing slaves to safety
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