John Tubman
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John Tubman (abt. 1820 - 1867)

John Tubman
Born about in Bucktown, Dorchester, Maryland, United Statesmap [uncertain]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about 1844 (to after 1851) in Maryland, United Statesmap
[children unknown]
Died at about age 46 in Cambridge, Dorchester, Maryland, United Statesmap
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John Tubman is a part of US Black heritage.

John Tubman was born free on 20 Nov 1820 in Bucktown, Dorchester County, Maryland.

He married Araminta Ross in 1844 (who changed her name to Harriet (Ross) Tubman (1822-1913) at the time of their marriage)

John married another woman, Caroline, when Harriet fled slavery in 1849. He refused to follow Harriet north when she returned for him in 1851.

John was murdered by a white neighbor in 1867.[1]

He passed away in Cambridge, Dorchester County, Maryland on 30 Sep 1867, at the age of 46, and was buried in the African-American Cemetery, Halfway, Washington County, Maryland[2]


  1. Harriet Tubman Underground National Monument Historic Resource Study (.pdf), page 14
  2. Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 18 February 2022), memorial page for John Tubman (20 Nov 1820–30 Sep 1867), Find a Grave Memorial ID 179256408, citing African-American Cemetery, Halfway, Washington County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Dolores (contributor 48947944).

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