Araminta Ross [ Harriet Tubman ] was born into slavery in or , of 25, she married John Tubman, a free African American who did not share her dream. the title The Underground Railroad where describes many of Tubman's efforts. Harriet Tubman is perhaps the most well-known of all the Underground span she made 19 trips into the South and escorted over slaves to freedom. Around she married a free black named John Tubman and took his last name. Harriet Tubman was an American abolitionist, humanitarian, and an . As in many estate settlements, Brodess's death increased the likelihood Eliza Brodess probably did not recognize their absence as an escape of free and enslaved blacks, white abolitionists, and other activists. Birth and family · Family and marriage · Nicknamed "Moses" · Later life.