Rit was owned by Mary Pattison Brodess and later her son Edward. Ben was held by Anthony Thompson, who became Mary's second husband, and who ran a large plantation near Blackwater River in Madison, Maryland. As with many slaves in the United States, neither the exact year nor place of Araminta's birth is known, and historians differ as to the best estimate.
Rit was owned by Mary Pattison Brodess and later her son Edward.
Kate Larson records the year asbased on a midwife payment and several other historical documents, including her runaway advertisement,  while Jean Humez says "the best current evidence suggests that Tubman was born inbut it might have been a year or two later.
Edward Brodess sold three of her daughters Linah, Mariah Ritty, and Sophseparating them from the family forever. She later recounted a particular day when she was lashed five times before breakfast. She carried the scars for the rest of her life. She had to check the muskrat traps in nearby marshes, even after contracting measles.
She became so ill that Cook sent her back to Brodess, where her mother nursed her back to health.
Brodess then hired her out again. She rejected the teachings of the New Testament that urged slaves to be obedient and found guidance in the Old Testament tales of deliverance.
Tubman was devout, and when she began experiencing visions and vivid dreams, she interpreted them as revelations from God.
This religious perspective informed her actions throughout her life. Early in her life, she suffered a severe head wound when hit by a heavy metal weight. The injury caused disabling epileptic seizures, headachespowerful visions, and dream experiences, which occurred throughout her life.
There, she encountered a slave owned by another family, who had left the fields without permission. His overseer, furious, demanded that she help restrain him.
She refused, and as he ran away, the overseer threw a two-pound weight at him. He struck her instead, which she said "broke my skull.
These episodes were alarming to her family, who were unable to wake her when she fell asleep suddenly and without warning. This condition remained with her for the rest of her life; Larson suggests she may have suffered from temporal lobe epilepsy as a result of the injury.
He continued working as a timber estimator and foreman for the Thompson family, who had held him as a slave. The lawyer discovered that a former owner had issued instructions that Rit, like her husband, would be manumitted at the age of Challenging it legally was an impossible task for Tubman.
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